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Julie Noonan: The Last Of The Boomers - What Will We Keep and What Will We Change?

Episode 74

About Julie Noonan: She is an executive coach, transformational change leader, speaker, consultant, and futurist. She spent her career working with companies of all sizes helping people, as she says, “ride the waves of change.” Julie believes in unapologetic authenticity, candor, integrity, and humor, she will tell the truth, even if it stings. Her superpower is seeing the connections and patterns of behavior between people working in organizational systems and anticipating the ripple effects of a leader's action or inaction during change. Her career has included leadership positions and training and development change management, executive coaching, human capital strategy, and management consulting. And she's learned from some of the best thought leaders in the leadership development and executive coaching disciplines.


In this episode, Jordan and Julie discuss:

  • Challenges for Boomers caused by the speed of culture and technology change

  • Staying relevant as you get closer to retirement.

  • Differences between Boomers and Millennials

  • Saying the truth without sugarcoating. Getting your feedback across

  • How to be an effective sponsor of change.

Key Takeaways

  • As you approach retirement, think about your legacy: What do you want to leave behind when you’re gone?

  • It’s not fair to sugarcoat feedback. People deserve better. First, take the time to build a relationship of trust.

  • The boomers who create great team engagement, regardless of their generation, can rally their team around a goal.

  • A military background gives you the knowledge that there is a whole team behind your back. We have lost that in our corporate culture.

  • If you don’t understand something, don’t be afraid to ask for someone to guide you and teach you.

“If on the back of that feedback, there's a true desire for them to succeed, and you're there to help them succeed, it makes that medicine a whole lot easier to go down.” — Julie Noonan

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Jordan Goldrich

Your host, Jordan Goldrich, grew up in a loud New York family and once lost an executive position because of his style. He is co-author of the Amazon Best Seller, Workplace Warrior®: People Skills For The No-Bulls**t Executive, Chief Operations Officer, Master Corporate Executive Coach, and Licensed Clinical Social Worker. His guests are part of his international network of Workplace Warrior® executives, master corporate executive coaches, and thought leaders. Each guest will engage you in conversation about their successes, mistakes, and solutions. You will get strategies for being completely authentic, while you fulfill your commitment to your organization, build positive relationships, and take performance to an even higher level.

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