Private Coaching

It’s never too late to discover who you are.

Rewire your thoughts, shed guilt, and live life on your own terms with the support of an experienced coach.

Animal care professionals carry a burden of responsibility that no person can sustain.

Internal pressures compounded by unrealistic societal and patriarchal conditioning can cause women in veterinary medicine and animal welfare to lose themselves in an effort to meet all the needs around them. But it doesn’t have to be this way.

Love yourself. Love your life.

My 1:1 coaching packages give you a safe place to develop the tools you need to discover yourself, own your truth, celebrate your passions, and live the life of your dreams.

You deserve your own kindness.

I work specifically with veterinarians, veterinary professionals and animal workers who suffer from compassion fatigue and burnout despite feeling called to their work. In my 25+ years of experience in veterinary medicine, I’ve seen how women in this field give endlessly without ever turning their compassion inward. Inside my 1:1 coaching packages, I’ll teach you cognitive skills to reverse compassion fatigue and burnout, break free from unrealistic internal and societal expectations, and reclaim your life.

Hi! I’m Julie.

I’m a Compassion Fatigue Specialist and Certified Life Coach with over 25 years of experience in veterinary medicine. I know firsthand the joy and heaviness that’s unique to this industry, and the impact that compassion fatigue, burnout, and moral stress have on mental health. I equip veterinarians, animal welfare professionals, lab animal advocates and other animal workers with cognitive tools to feel better, create healthy boundaries, stop the cycle of guilt and burnout, and reclaim their lives.

1:1 Coaching may be right for you if you:

feel stuck in your career, life, or both

feel emotionally drained

know there’s more for you, but don’t know how to access it

haven’t gotten the results you want by doing it all on your own

believe (or want to believe) that transformation is possible

are willing to be real and honest with yourself

want to feel more joy

believe (or want to believe) that you can have the life you desire

Coaching Packages at a Glance

Zoom or phone coaching calls
Between-session email support
Weekly, bi-weekly or monthly calls
Customized to fit your goals

What We’ll Dive Into

Vet med is a big part of your identity, but it’s not all of you. Living a Life You Love rebuilds your life in and outside of your work.  Here are some of the topics we’ll explore.

Compassion Fatigue and burnout

Challenging relationships

Negative and self-critical thought patterns


Imposter Syndrome

Patriarchal conditioning that leads to burnout

Invisible Mental Load



Mindfulness and Thought Reframing

What You’ll Learn:

I’ll give you cognitive tools that empower you to:

Break free from the cycle of guilt and self-sacrifice

Say “no” without guilt and anxiety

Release unrealistic expectations of yourself

Re-discover who you are outside of work

Celebrate your wants, needs, and interests

Recover from chronic compassion fatigue

Practice mindfulness and cognitive reframing

Break up with patriarchal expectations that burn you out

Feel more empowered and fulfilled

Build a strong sense of self-worth

how it works

Book a free discovery call.

Once you fill out my online interest form, I’ll reach out to schedule a free 30-minute discovery call to meet you and answer all of your questions.

Choose the right coaching package.

We’ll work together to design a custom coaching package that works for you.

Work regularly with me.

Meet with me either weekly, biweekly or monthly for private video or phone coaching sessions, with in-between email support.

Discover more freedom in your life.

Integrate evidence-based cognitive tools to transform your life from the inside out.


I’m not a veterinarian. Is this still the right program for me?

My private coaching is for anyone who works with or for animals. So whether you work in veterinary medicine, animal welfare, or the lab animal or non-profit sector, I can help you rediscover all the parts of you that complement your passion for animals.

How long will I work with you?

I offer packages of 12 sessions, which you can use as frequently as you like, as long as they’re used within one year of purchase. Most of my clients like to meet biweekly for the best results.

Is everything virtual?

Yep! My coaching is entirely virtual to keep it accessible and flexible for your busy life.

I saw that you offer group coaching too. What’s the difference?

My private coaching is perfect if you want an entirely 1:1 program customized to meet your unique challenges, needs, and desires. My Living a Life You Love group coaching program is best if you’re a veterinarian and crave some 1:1 support that’s complemented with a structured program and a community of fellow veterinarians.

Ready to reclaim your life?