With several brands and business ventures under her belt, Juli Rathke is an experienced leader with a talent for storytelling, communication, and motivating people to drive results in business, philanthropy and in life. Throughout her career, she has had extraordinary success turning ideas and concepts into fully developed, profitable organizations. Using her business, financial, and people acumen, Juli knows how to build business and teams from the ground up.
As a natural storyteller, a large part of Juli’s personal brand is her ability to successfully convey and communicate large ideas. She coaches new business owners on executive leadership, how to scale, and sustainability. When working with organizations, she expertly handles internal/external communications with clients, media, and other stakeholders. She excels at crisis management and public relations, ensuring that her clients have a positive impact on the local community through personally designed programs and initiatives.
Juli’s passion for human connection can be traced back to when she worked in media production. As a television personality for Outside Television, Resort Sports Network with lifestyle spots on CNN Headline News, Weather Channel, and Altitude Sports Network, she conducted interviews with prolific musicians, athletes, actors, and business owners. She has hosted many live events for charity with celebrities. Influencing people through service, stories and authentic communications has become part of her purpose in life. When she wasn’t in front of the camera, Juli was and still is heavily involved in production and behind-the-scenes work. <<More production information here>>
Another passion of Juli’s is health and well-being. She has been teaching yoga and wellness for over 25 years, and with her education and experience in the LOHAS Industry (Lifestyles of Health and Sustainability), this naturally led to entrepreneurial ventures in this space. Juli helped found the first yoga studio and school in Breckenridge, Colorado. From Meta Yoga Studios sprung GOYO Adventures/Travel: an international yoga retreat service that offered amazing experiences abroad. With her expertise gained in the editing and publishing of Rocky Mountain Bride® for twelve years, Juli also was the founder, CEO, and Editor-in-Chief of YOGA + Life® Magazine and brand: a company that she grew to over three markets in addition to nationally trademarking and scaling it for national distribution.
Juli has also served as a executive advisor working directly with CEO's, leading authentic communications and driving brand-elevating initiatives that positively impact employees, community and key stakeholders. Using her extraordinary storytelling capabilities, she conveys purpose and vision across companies and to the public. Juli has conceptualized and implemented "whole employee" programs, including reducing stigma of mental health in the workplace among other successful projects. She has also produced executive level corporate events with keynotes from around the globe enhancing the overall experience with key thought-provoking takeaways for leaders.
With a robust leadership skill set and a natural talent to connect with people, Juli has a proven track record as a skilled executive with business and financial acumen. Because of her extensive achievements, she has received the "Women Who Rock" entrepreneurship award, been featured in ORIGIN. magazine as a "Top Influencing Female", and been hailed on Twitter as one of "50 Female Influencers" to follow. She has given multiple keynote addresses and has spoken on entrepreneurship, marketing, leadership, motivation, resiliency and other significant topics. Juli has also sat on the board of directors for multiple nonprofit community organizations including the Colorado Avalanche Alumni Association and other business entities to provide support on matters of business development, strategy, marketing and fundraising.
Juli lives in Breckenridge, Colorado with her family and works remotely all over the country. She still teaches yoga regularly and leads an occasional retreat abroad and provides leadership production for YPO and other private corporate groups.