Julie Ferlisi B.Ed., B.A.


In every career I have had there has been one constant – helping people. I taught elementary school children for three years, brought teams together to write business proposals in competitive corporate environments for ten years, and I have been operating a writing consulting business since December 2015.
Helping people recognize and document their best qualities has been a passion of mine for many years. I studied English at the University of Waterloo and Education at the University of Western Ontario. Before I started writing professionally, I assisted friends, family, and community members with their resumes, cover letters, as well as grant and schooling applications.

I am focused on providing clients with the documents they need to achieve their career goals. I became affiliated with CareerCycles in 2017 as a helping professional because I admire their sincere dedication to guide people to make fulfilling, inspiring choices in their lives.

Julie’s Career Statement

Desires iconMy Desires, which are what I’m wanting and what’s important to me include:

  • helping people identify and use their gifts and talents
  • variety in my work – resumes, LinkedIn profiles, editing, website content, blogging, and being open to additional opportunities
  • collaborating with other entrepreneurs to share best practices and facilitate each other’s growth and development
  • giving my time and talents to organizations in my local community

Natural Interests iconI’m Naturally Interested in:

  • reading – from Simon’s Sinek’s Start with Why to The Great Gatsy to almost everything in between
  • networking with other business owners and professionals – pushing the boundaries of my introverted nature to share and learn from others
  • figure skating – originally as a skater and a coach, but it’s now for fun, fitness, and inspiration
  • do-it-yourself projects – can I make that wreath or a Halloween costume for my daughter?

Strengths iconThe Strengths I want to use are:

  • listening– storylistening has made a positive impact on how I approach creating documents—and plans of action— for clients
  • motivation – I have been told that I can make people believe they can set and achieve a goal, and—more importantly—believe in their abilities
  • empathy – clients have told me that I create a safe, trusting environment for them to share professional (and personal) information with me

Assets iconMy credibility and impact come from my Assets of:

  • Bachelor of Arts – English (applied to professional writing)
  • Bachelor of Education (applied to connecting with people of all ages and stages of their career journey)
  • Ten years of experience in a very competitive corporate environment
  • Eight project-related awards from Honeywell for teamwork, collaboration, and winning proposals; I use the skills I have learned in my business

Personal Qualities iconMy Personal Qualities and how others describe me include:

  • caring – I like people to feel supported and safe when they work with me
  • flexible – I will use various tools and styles of communication to connect with others
  • optimism – I believe that we all have positive contributions to make to this world

Other People iconOther People who influence me include:

  • entrepreneurs I meet and build relationships with at BNI Business Elite
  • my business coach, Samantha
  • my Honeywell family who encouraged me to pursue my dreams
  • Shellie – a colleague, fellow entrepreneur and friend
  • Carm and Laura – my family, my foundation
  • the team at CareerCycles that I am beginning to get to know and learn from

Possibilities iconI’m most curious about exploring the Possibilities of:

  • attending a conference for career professionals
  • focusing more intently on writing applications for graduate students
  • taking a course focused on blogging and SEO to upgrade and expand my knowledge
  • experiencing and showing my daughter different cultures around the world through international travel