Client teams are drawn to Julie Williams’ organized, fun and integrity-driven approach for strategic planning and training retreats to guide their teamwork and creative collaboration.

Julie’s body of work includes communications projects and facilitation* with:

  • AARP
  • Caldera*
  • Cinnafilm
  • Clackamas River Basin Council
  • Concordia University
  • Construct Foundation
  • Context Partners
  • Edelman
  • Elemental Technologies
  • Fuel Yoga & Bootcapmps*
  • Gray Family Foundation
  • GridWorks*
  • Grounded Solutions Network
  • Ignite*
  • Legacy Health Systems
  • Meriwether Group
  • Nike
  • Pacific Northwest College of Art
  • Portland Community College*
  • Portland State University*
  • Startup Weekend Education*
  • University of Oregon*
  • Willamette University*
  • Wildfang
  • Young Women Social Entrepreneurs*

*Training & retreat facilitation and/or presentations

Pro bono marketing support and consultation provided to:

  • Friends of Outdoor School
  • Hatch Innovation
  • Leaven Community
  • Powerful Puppetry – Kids on the Block Awareness Program (now a program of Impact NW)
  • Public Relations Society of America Oregon Chapter
  • Sacred Fire Community
  • Startup Weekend
  • and more

Praise from clients and colleagues:

The 54-hour strategy retreat was gratifying on so many levels. The intention that was put into generating a space for creativity created a really fun, really good experience for us as business owners and as human beings. I can’t think of last time I’ve been asked to play in a different role than normal and outside my comfort zone, and had so much delight from it. Everybody on our team had a different experience, but the outcome was similar. It was invaluable. I would recommend this experience to anybody and I will remember that weekend forever. – Holly Vetrone, Founder at Fuel Yoga and Bootcamps LLC

Julie and Versatile Creative brought positive energy to refining a marketing plan for the Clackamas River Basin Council. Thank you for your preparation and involvement throughout the entire marketing planning process, including presenting to our Board of Directors. My intent with the marketing consulting opportunity was not only to refine communication for our Council and the Shade Our Streams program, but also for staff development. I appreciate Julie and Jenny’s professional approach and the insights you both quickly gained about our Council and individuals on our team.  – Cheryl McGinnis, Executive Director at Clackamas River Basin Council

Julie is a thoughtful and organized communicator who led the charge to reconfigure the PRSA Portland Metro Chapter’s professional development team. She developed a strategic plan for the team, worked to put the right people in the right roles and included other board members in the process. No easy task – and she did it all with the grace and confidence of a true professional. – Russell Yost,  Associate Vice President, University Communications at Willamette University

I am lucky to have Julie as a regular guest speaker in the Managing & Leading People class I teach in the UO Strategic Communications Program. Her thorough preparation, deep expertise, positive attitude, and excellent public speaking skills create an outstanding learning experience for all of us. I highly recommend Julie as an accomplished marketer, an integrated marketing communications expert, a gifted writer, and as a public speaker. – Brian McCarthy, Executive Coach at McCarthy Coaching and Instructor at Portland State University & University of Oregon