Promote Possibilities

Julie Winkle Giulioni is a champion for workplace growth and development. She believes that everyone deserves the opportunity to reach their potential. And she supports organizations and leaders who want to make that happen with keynote speeches, consulting and training.

Julie is the author of Promotions Are So Yesterday: Redefine Career Development. Help Employees Thrive and the co-author of the international bestseller, Help Them Grow or Watch Them Go: Career Conversations Organizations Need and Employees Want, translated into seven languages.

She is a regular columnist for Training Industry Magazine and SmartBrief and contributes articles on leadership, career development, and workplace trends to numerous publications including The Economist.

Named by Inc. Magazine as a Top 100 Leadership Speaker, Julie’s in-person and virtual keynotes and presentations offer fresh, inspiring, yet actionable strategies for leaders who are interested in their own growth as well as supporting the growth of others.

Her firm, DesignArounds, creates and offers training to organizations worldwide and has earned praise and awards from Human Resource Executive Magazine’s Top Ten Training Products, New York Film Festival, Brandon Hall, and Global HR Excellence Council.

Julie lives in her 100+ year-old house in South Pasadena, California with her husband, daughter, and rescue pooch, Pixel.

You can keep up with Julie through her blog, LinkedIn and Twitter.

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Promote Possibilities: 7 Ways to Help Employees Grow & Thrive (When You Can’t Offer Them a Promotion)

Julie Winkle Giulioni

You’ve likely noticed that the time-honored tradition of defining career development in terms of promotions, moves, and/or title changes is dying or altogether dead. Yet we continue to measure success against that artificial (and illusive) yardstick. It’s time to stop the madness.

This interactive session offers an expanded definition of career development that allows people to grow anytime and anywhere. Based upon 20 years of field and quantitative research, you’ll learn why possibilities are the new promotion and how to help employees recognize, seize, and take advantage of the development opportunities that are present and available in every organization.


  • Explain the dangers associated with allowing promotions to remain an employee’s default definition of career development.
  • Define career development with seven additional dimension that are completely within your control, and evaluate your own personal interest in each dimension.
  • Leverage strategies for powerful and meaningful in-role development, and use tools to help employees evaluate their interest in each dimension.

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