Who are you and what do you do
I'm Julia Cawte, and I transform people's relationship with public speaking, helping them to get over their fears and to shine when they deliver a presentation or speech. I work with individuals, groups and teams, and my goal is, ultimately, to enable them to enjoy speaking in front of others.
What makes you different?
I use an integrated approach in my work, so I help my clients to explore and develop many aspects of themselves - mindset, body, voice and energy. I work intuitively from the heart, creating a safe and supportive space so that everyone feels nourished and able to be the best they can be.
I'm trained in drama, so I use a lot of techniques from that to help people to build a strong connection with the audience and to speak with impact and gravitas. I mix these with Qi Gong relaxation techniques - which ground you, and reduce the adrenaline response, and I also work with clients to help them build an empowering mindset. By exploring all of these areas, people are able to walk confidently into any public speaking situation.
If you could visit any time and place in history where/when would you go?
Rather than go back in time I would go into the future, where women are stepping into their own divine female power. This will be beautifully balanced with male energy so it will be a truly egalitarian society.
What's your superpower?
I am a Ninja Warrior; small in height, but big in power and presence. I encourage people to step up into their own power, to love the audience and to allow the audience to love them back.
What's the best piece of advice you have been given?
A good friend once told me to remember that life is a journey. You just move forward and get on with it - you don't have to have it all figured out in advance.
What book would you recommend and why?
The Purple Cow by Seth Godwin. It's all about being remarkable and using that to transform your business. It's something we all need to think about these days, what with social media and the ever increasing pace of life - how are we going to stand out from the crowd? It's a very optimistic book really, and I love it for that. The idea is that you really can succeed and compete with the giants, as long as you start with a great idea and carry it out creatively.
Having said that, I think it's easy to spend too much time with your nose inside a book. It doesn't really compare to learning from experience.