Julie Neale is a life and leadership coach, facilitator and founder of her for-purpose venture, Mother's Quest. She's also a community builder, dedicated to creating understanding and connections across differences. After a 20-year career as a leader in youth-serving non-profit organizations, Julie turned her focus to coaching, training at the Coaches Training Institute, and facilitating a group process known as “reflection” for youth development professionals. She founded Mother’s Quest, in September 2016, to provide inspiration, coaching and community for herself and other mothers who want to live what she calls an E.P.I.C. life. She writes about the transformative experience of parenting at mothersquest.com and hosts the Mother’s Quest Podcast, which launched in December. In the fall of 2017, she launched the Women Podcasters in Solidarity Initiative to raise awareness and dollars for social justice issues through the power of podcasting. Julie received her Masters in City Planning, Community Development from UC Berkeley and a BA in Communication Studies from UCLA, where she met her husband. She currently lives with her husband and two boys in the San Francisco Bay Area.