Julie M. Slowiak, PhD, BCBA, Pn1 – Health, Behavior, and Performance Coach
Julie is full-time college professor at the University of Minnesota Duluth and a part-time coach/consultant. She is trained as a behavioral psychologist, and her research, teaching, and applied (coaching) work focus on designing physical and social environments that support individual and organizational health, performance, and wellbeing.
As a health behavior and performance coach, Julie guides individuals toward their goals as they develop core skills related to self-awareness; mindfulness of breath, thoughts, emotions, sensations, and urges; values clarification; and goal-setting and achievement. Julie’s ultimate goal is to help clients create environments that promote flexible, adaptable, and resilient behavior. It is her belief that the ability to both keep putting one foot in front of the other during times of struggle and inevitable change increases our ability to survive and thrive in both work and life.
Julie is a self-described nerd. She holds a B.A. in Psychology and Organizational Communication, M.A. in Industrial and Organizational Psychology, and Ph.D. in Applied Behavior Analysis. She is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) and is certified as a sport and exercise nutrition coach through Precision Nutrition. She enjoys reading and staying up-to-date on the latest research in nutritional science and acceptance and commitment training.
Julie is passionate about helping others live an authentic and values-aligned life and challenges herself and others to step outside their comfort zone. Her sense of adventure has led her to experience life through skydiving, competing in a figure competition, and traveling. She is a member of the Wikiwiki Ohana amateur competitive dragon boat team and lives on the tip of Lake Superior in Duluth, MN, with her dog, Hurricane.