Julie Arts (Belgium) is an economist, working internationally as a Theory U practitioner, designing and hosting multi-stakeholder transition processes and leadership programs. She’s is fascinated by the complex challenges in our society, and she believes that these require a shift in how we approach our way of living and working together. Her work explores those new ways of navigating in this paradigm of interconnectedness.
Julie’s career started in communication & strategy, which led her to becoming a facilitator of creativity and innovation processes in multinational corporations and large institutions like Unilever, TNO and Lekkerland. She later worked for the University of Leuven (Belgium), where she participated in a transition process for Food & Agriculture and offered a leadership development program at IRRI in the Philippines
Her recent work has focused on improving quality of life for people with disabilities in Belgium, developing innovative solutions for water quality (residue of medicine in our water) in The Netherlands, an OD change process for Trager International and a 1-year Climate Change Leadership program in Burundi, Africa.
Julie is also a co-facilitator of the MOOC, “U.Lab: Transforming Business, Society and Self”, supporting and cultivating the emerging network and movement.
Her role in the core team is –next to coordination- mainly focused on supporting and connecting hubs.
The purpose of all of her Work is to raise eco-awareness by creating prototypes that contribute to a more sustainable future for all.