Julie Benezet has devoted her professional life to building companies, real estate and careers. She currently works as an executive consultant, coach and teacher, following 25 years in business and law. She taught leadership to executives at Harvard for 10 years and founded The Journey of Not Knowing®, a leadership development program that teaches its executives how to navigate the new. She speaks and writes extensively on leadership.
Her book, The Journey of Not Knowing: How 21st Century Leaders Can Chart a Course Where There Is None, received a 2017 Benjamin Franklin Gold Medal from the Independent Book Publishers Association and the 2016 Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Silver Medal for Business & Economics. The audio book will be released on October 31, 2017.
Benezet spent four years as a member of the Amazon.com leadership team that brought the company from the early steep ramp-up phase to its emergence as an established business. As its Vice President, Corporate Resources and Director of Global Real Estate, she is credited with leading the delivery of over 7,000,000 square feet worldwide with the supporting corporate infrastructure in just two years. Before joining Amazon.com, she built and raised capital for businesses and real estate representing a broad range of industries of diverse sizes, from Fortune 100 companies to start-ups. Benezet practiced law in New York and Seattle.