The majority of my professional experience was gained at a plaintiff-side legal marketing firm, where I held a wide variety of roles. Helping to grow the company from a small regional operation to a truly national law firm will remain the highlight of my career. I recall those 12–14-hour workdays as though they were a dream come true. That's because I believed in what we were doing with all my heart.
I started Julie A Rivers Consulting while still in business school. After “clearing my calendar” for three years to become a caregiver to my dear mom, I began to realize how precious time is. I also came to see how a flexible schedule – no matter how bad the circumstances are that created it – can become a pursuit of happiness if you let it.
I did some soul-searching while absorbing the subject matter of my MBA coursework and decided against pursuing a managerial role in the private sector, which was my original intent. Instead, I wanted to help small businesses work through the many obstacles that come along with scarce resources and limited budgets. My own business being the first on that list!
With COVID-19 derailing the plans of so many businesses, I remain committed to helping small business owners on a pro-bono basis, if even informally, while I finally take my own leap into the world of freelance writing.
Writing has been my greatest passion in life from as far back as I can remember. I am thrilled to make my dream of doing it for a living become my official second act!
Isenberg School of Management, University of Massachusetts Amherst, MBA; 4.0 GPA (2020)
Syracuse University, BA, Spanish Language & Literature (1998)
Instituto Internacional de España, Madrid, Study Abroad
Professional Affiliations and Volunteer Work:
The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi
The Alzheimer’s Association MA/NH Chapter
Julie A Rivers Consulting (2019 – Present)
Sokolove Family Office (2013 – 2015)
Sokolove Law (2002 – 2013)