Julie LaCroix, M.A. Ed. is a career counselor in private practice in Southern California serving adults of all ages, with a specialty focus on helping college grads and young adults who are struggling to establish their career paths and launch their adult lives.
With a decade long business background in sales and trading for Merrill Lynch and Bloomberg, Julie launched a boutique recruiting firm to expand the emerging niche of electronic trading. After several years of success, she discovered that her own sense of purpose was firmly grounded in helping people find the type of work they were really meant to do.
She graduated from UC Irvine with a B.A. in Psychology, earned an M.A. in Educational Counseling from Azusa Pacific University, is a Board Certified Coach with the CCE, and holds the highest designation in the field, Master Career Counselor from the National Career Development Association.
Julie obtained 6,000 hours of extensive advanced training beyond her Masters degree by securing both career and adult development emeritus scholars to train her on the complexities of integrating career choice with life happiness across the stages of adulthood.
She is the ongoing keynote speaker for Business 101 at Camp Pendleton, where she provides in-depth training for veteran and senior officers on career paths, entrepreneurship, and labor market research to facilitate their successful transition into the world of free enterprise.
Julie is a subject matter expert for the USC Institute for Creative Technologies to further the development of their virtual reality interview training experience. She is a a national speaker to the NCDA on a variety of career topics, is published in a global academic career journal, presents to professional associations and Boards of Education on career development topics, and provides specialized corporate consulting services focused on onboarding and training Millennial workers.
She absolutely loves her career.