HRLS-West-Speaker Julie-Kothlow

Julie Kothlow

Director, Strategy & Operations, People & Change Services, KPMG in Canada

Julie is a Director in the Vancouver office KPMG in the Strategy & Operations practice with a focus on People and Change. She has worked with visionaries, game changers and innovation leaders who defy outdated ways of thinking and doing business. With over 20 year’s experience working in industry, through independent consulting and working with the big 4 firms, Julie has developed a deep understanding of business and how to bring the best thinking, methods and tools to affect positive change.

Julie’s career started out in the technology industry where quick thinking and agility were key. She has applied that same sense of urgency to her clients in evolving new strategies, designing new business models or disrupting old ones. Key to any transformation effort is enabling and motivating people to move in new directions. Julie has led large scale transformation efforts, building leadership capabilities and influence strategies to affect change.

Based in Vancouver, Julie has worked in a wide variety of industries including technology, real estate development, tourism & resort management, higher education, finance, utilities and health industries. She has strong capabilities in strategic planning, business transformation, change management, customer relationship management and business process improvement. She has a track record of helping businesses achieve tangible business results and has worked with VanCity, BC Hydro, Intrawest, UBC, Alberta Innovates and the City of Vancouver to name of a few.

She is a certified change management professional and a certified trainer for Influencer and Crucial Conversations and serves on several non-profit Boards.