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Julia Sweeney is a Managing Director in Ferguson Partners’ Leadership Consulting Practice and is based in the Chicago office. Julia advises clients on matters of talent strategy aligned to business strategy. She has earned a reputation for providing her clients with pragmatic insight toward talent decision-making and development. She is particularly astute at aligning motivations and goals toward behavioral outcomes.
With over two decades of executive coaching experience, Julia works with C-Suite and senior partners. She carries credentials in the most contemporary tools as well as coaching methodologies. Meeting clients where they are, while personally insisting on quality, innovation, and results, she brings out the best in leaders and teams through a construct of accountability and alignment.
Prior to joining Ferguson Partners, Julia spent three years with Lee Hecht Harrison where she led a talent advisory business and five years with Korn Ferry serving global clients across industries in both the Assessment and Succession and Leadership Development practices. Earlier in her career, she spent four years at ABN AMRO Bank, built technology-based products, and drove culture projects.
Ms. Sweeney holds a Bachelor’s degree from Purdue University and a Master of Science in Organizational Development from Loyola University Chicago.