Julia Richter grew up in Kenosha, WI. She attended the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater where she majored in Elementary Education and minored in Dance. After 7 years of teaching 4th grade in inner city Kenosha, WI, she went on to receive her Masters degree; “Integrating the Arts in Education” from Lesley University and taught 11 years as a teaching artist for a nonprofit where she taught arts-based programming into the inner city elementary schools of Milwaukee, WI to help cultivate strong, authentic, working relationships between students and staff, and build levels of love, trust, integrity, respect, and confidence through art and dance.
Julia became a certified Growth Coach through Lifeforming Leadership Coaching and received her certification in Mindfulness & Social Emotional Learning and Positive Intelligence. She learned so much about herself and how to better manage stress and pain through mindfulness practices and social emotional learning, and so it became part of her calling and mission to help coach these essential practices and strategies with school leaders and educators, so they can fill their buckets to turn around and better serve the needs of their students, while being proactive in providing tools and skills to manage emotions, to be resilient in the face of adversity, to make positive choices, and to have meaningful relationships with fellow co-workers and students.
Julia took her experiences of teaching, coaching and social emotional learning to create the “CARES” Coaching Program for Schools. In “Cultivating Authentic Relationships in Education System,” Julia coaches creative strategies and social emotional learning practices to unite and empower ALL school staff AND students in becoming the best versions of themselves, and to cultivate strong, loving, healthy connections that will help build morale and positive, successful school cultures. Julia is ecstatic to join forces with the amazing Choose Love Movement to help our schools flourish to become the absolute best, safe, loving, nurturing, positive, successful learning environments they can possibly be.