Marie-Jeanne Juilland

Executive Presence | Mindfulness

Marie-Jeanne Juilland brings to her coaching 25-plus years of business experience working with and advising international executives in Silicon Valley. She leverages past leadership roles in fast-growth environments, in executive communications and marketing, and a decade as a recognized national business journalist.

Marie-Jeanne specializes in developing leaders’ communication skills and executive presence. Her approach blends the latest in neuroscience and secular mindfulness practices with hands-on behavioral skills training. The outcome for leaders: powerful authentic leadership – built on the “inside” and delivered on “outside.”

She coaches technically strong rising stars needing to rapidly build leadership skills, leaders wanting to improve how they "show up" – including presentations/speeches, as well as founders and senior leaders exploring legacy and career transition. She also works with intact teams or cohorts of peer leaders to build greater competence, trust, impact; and with leadership groups seeking high-output – yet fun – strategic meeting and retreats.

As a coach, Marie-Jeanne is known for her direct yet compassionate style, and her ability to quickly identify core issues. As a former journalist, she has interviewed hundreds of leaders, asking powerful questions to elicit critical business answers. Her experience in the C-Suite adds understanding of the need for practical coaching and measurable business outcomes. She helps leaders find the “space to breath,” lifting them out of the day-to-day and into the strategic bigger picture.

Some of Marie-Jeanne’s leadership roles have encompassed signature initiatives at TriNet HR as VP of Marketing, including 100% growth and an IPO run; at Robert Half International as head of Corporate Communications; as Bureau Chief for Venture Magazine, where she directed media coverage on venture capital and emerging growth companies. Her consulting and trusted advisor coaching to leaders has covered multiple industry sectors, including life sciences, medical device, industrial design, finance, venture capital, technology, professional services, media, higher education, non-profit, and foreign governments.

Marie-Jeanne graduated from Stanford University and has completed additional study at UC Berkeley In HR, Training and Development. She is an ICF certified coach trained at New Ventures West. Marie-Jeanne was one of 100 consultants selected worldwide for a rigorous year-long training at the renowned Search Inside Yourself Leadership Program. The program was developed at Google in conjunction with leading neuroscientists. Marie-Jeanne’s writing has been published in business school textbooks, and she is known for her dynamic keynotes.

Marie-Jeanne brings a diverse and inclusive sensibility to her work. She came to this country as an immigrant, speaks two languages, holds dual citizenships, and with her husband is raising biracial children. Her pro-bono contributions include longtime service as a YMCA board member, and teaching mindfulness to youth and to caregivers of the elderly. Marie-Jeanne loves hiking, nature, dancing and dark chocolate, and finds her best teachers in her immediate family – two teens, her husband and her elderly parents – all affectionately known as her in-house "Zen Masters."

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