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Julie Staggs

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EdD, 2020

Julie Staggs is the founder & managing principal of Beyond Theory to Practice. Julie helps individuals and institutions create and sustain impact. Currently she is working with several R1 Institutions as executive coach to senior leaders, providing leadership assessments for deans, and leading both a Provost’s office restructuring project and an institutional strategic planning process.

As the Managing Principal for Beyond Theory to  Practice, Dr. Staggs works with organizations to  define and implement organizational strategy, leadership development strategies, assessment, coaching, DEI initiatives, and programs across the organization from vital many to senior leaders.

Previously, she consulted for Fortune 100  companies and top Universities during her work as a client partner for Korn Ferry Advisory. Her consulting at Corporate Executive Board focused  on innovation and strategic partnering in addition to  teaching in the Corporate Leadership Council’s  (CLC) Leadership Academies.

Senior executive and high potential assessment  and coaching is a key component of her work helping organizations deliver on their mission and  strategic goals through their individual talent. Her  coaching helps organizations and individuals  through change initiatives and in delivering superior  and sustained outcomes.

Dr. Staggs’ combination of higher education, non-profit, and corporate experience provides a broad perspective for each project. These combined areas of expertise  enable her to develop and deliver differentiating solutions for organizations. She is certified in a variety of assessment tools and often trains leaders in several useful models and tools.

Earlier in Dr. Staggs’ career she worked with Adecco as a placement specialist in Washington, DC, with a focus  on placing recent college graduates.

Over time she has partnered with various universities  and organizations in strategic planning; culture/org design; competency modeling; inclusion strategy; leadership development programs; assessments; new program planning, development, and launch; marketing strategy; and evaluation. She has directed all project phases, including research, planning, hiring, training, implementation, and evaluation.

She is a lecturer at the Terry College of Business at  University of Georgia in the Professional MBA program. Currently she serves on the Board of Trustees for Converse College, the Board for LEADership, Business and Development (LEAD), National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS), and as chairman of the Board for Global Health Action.

Staggs received her Bachelor of Arts from Converse College and her Executive MBA, with a concentration in leadership, from the University of Georgia.

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