Julie Holmes

Julie Holmes

Meet Julie Holmes: your friendly neighborhood nerd. Julie’s an inventor, tech founder, AI expert, and innovation superstar. Plus, she’s even smarter than her smartphone! With over 25 years of experience in enterprise technology and startups, she’s a master of how to upgrade business.

An award-winning, hall of fame speaker, Julie has guided tens of thousands of people in why, what, when, and how to leverage AI and technology effectively. Her wicked smarts, extreme enthusiasm, and cheeky humor on (and off) stage spur audiences to not only sit up and listen but also to make notes, compare phones and take immediate action.

Of course, Julie doesn’t just talk about innovation and technology; she delivers it. As a 7-figure founder of two innovation companies, Julie has designed and delivered tech tools that are helping businesses grow their brands in over 60 countries and counting. Whether she's guiding executives to craft their AI strategy, helping leaders to build tech-ready teams or showing sales pros how to sell smarter with top AI tools, Julie doesn't just talk tech; she makes it relatable, practical, and downright exciting.

It’s easy to be overwhelmed right now by all the jargon, new AI tools, and mixed messages. AI can feel like a freight train - you’ve either got to hop on board or be left behind. Julie’s here to make sure you’re not only on the train, but ready to drive it. And yes, you get to blow the whistle!

Most Requested Programs

Becoming AI-Empowered: Embrace AI to sell smarter, serve better, and save time

Dive into the world of AI, where 90% of front-runners invest to stay ahead, yet only 14% feel ready to harness its power. This session is your bridge over that gap, offering:

* Insights into AI’s transformative role in business.
* Strategies to select AI tools that elevate your operations.
* Techniques for blending human insight with machine efficiency.
* A toolkit of AI applications to streamline tasks and enhance outcomes.

Upgrade Your Teams: Build an AI-empowered organization

With 57% of leaders pivoting their companies towards an AI-driven horizon, it’s time to navigate your team through this change, not just to adapt but to lead and excel using AI.

This keynote unpacks:
* The UPGRADE Framework: A seven-step strategy to integrate AI seamlessly into daily workflows.
* Insights on leveraging AI to supercharge problem-solving, productivity, and creativity within your team.
* A concrete action plan for embedding AI into your team’s ethos, ensuring you’re at the forefront of innovation.

Get Your AI Shift Together: Defining Your AI Strategy Playbook

Despite over 90% of organizations acknowledging AI’s critical role in securing a competitive edge and fostering innovation, fewer than 10% have an AI playbook.

This program provides:
* Techniques for developing a unique AI playbook that resonates with your objectives and sets you apart.
* Guidance on simplifying AI for strategic use and achieving real business results.
* Steps for embedding AI in your operations, addressing obstacles and ethical questions.
* Julie’s expert tools and insights for practical AI strategy implementation.

Kissing Customers for Love & Money: Innovate and improve your service and sales to make hearts go pitter-patter

In a competitive landscape, this program introduces transformative strategies, enhanced by AI, to make your business irresistibly appealing to clients through impactful interactions.
Key takeaways include:
* Strategies to forge deeper client connections, setting your business apart as a trusted, standout choice.
* Techniques to turn your team into creative powerhouses, with AI enriching each client interaction for greater brand impact.
* Access to Julie’s Customer Journey Map™, utilizing AI for deeper insights and customized customer experiences.
* Tips for cultivating loyal, enthusiastic clients who champion your brand.

Think Like an Inventor: Deliver big results in 100s of little ways

In a world where innovation is crucial but seldom realized, this program combines AI with inventive strategies for everyday breakthroughs:

* Leverage ‘Little Big Bangs’—small innovations, amplified by AI, for significant impact.
* Hear success stories of minor tweaks leading to major wins, inspiring a culture of innovation.
* Spot and grow daily innovation opportunities to improve processes and satisfaction.
* Empower your team to turn ‘what ifs’ into real results, fostering creativity and impact.


"We selected Julie to speak at our National Sales Conference. She delivered humor, energy, and highly practical advice. She engages with the audience and gets them up on their feet and involved. She commands the audience, connects, and teaches. Julie is a top-class speaker who really ticks all the boxes that event organizers like me are looking for. A fantastic speaker you simply must have at your event." - National Sales Conference

"Excellent! Many talks give you the concepts but don't tell you clearly how to actually use them. Julie makes it applicable and actionable!" - Ernst & Young

"Having seen her speak online, I brought Julie in to speak to our first post-pandemic leadership conference. She was BRILLIANT! The session was every bit as well organized, professional and full of positive energy as I’d hoped. Best of all, my leadership team went away with practical, transferable new techniques that are already helping improve our clients’ experience working with us!" - Computeam

"Julie presented to my organization today and all I have to say is “Wow!” This was my second time seeing her on separate topics and she was charismatic, endearing, brilliant and insightful. I highly recommend Julie as a speaker to any organization. She made good on her promise of what we would gain from the event. I came away with practical, application “to do’s” that I’m implementing." - Franklin Pierce University

"Julie Holmes is a dynamic and knowledgeable speaker with a remarkable ability to make complex topics like AI accessible and engaging. Her presentation style is captivating, drawing in the audience with compelling examples and real-world applications of AI in business. Julie's deep understanding of the industry shines through in her content, as she effortlessly navigates through the intricacies of AI and its transformative potential. Her insights are highly relevant to today's business landscape, offering actionable strategies for improving operational efficiency and gaining a competitive advantage. Overall, Julie's content delivers immense value, providing audiences with practical insights and inspiration to drive innovation and growth in their organizations." - Extronic