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May 1, 2023

Stories That Inspire Us with Julie Zaruba Fountaine - 05.01.23

Stories That Inspire Us with Julie Zaruba Fountaine - 05.01.23
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Stories That Inspire Us

Stories That Inspire Us welcomed to today’s podcast, Monday, May 1, 2023, Julie Zaruba Foutaine.  Julie is the Founder of EMPOWER Possible, LLC, adjunct faculty at the University of Mary in Bismarck North Dakota, and a Well-Being Specialist at Essentia Health a regional healthcare system in the Midwest. Her philosophy is to be data-informed, deliberately collaborative, and strategically results-oriented so that she can deliver superior health and wellness initiatives, programs, and events that result in improved morale, increased well-being, and a positive financial outcome. Over the past decade, Julie worked with individuals to empower themselves and reach their full potential, teams to develop their strengths, and organizations to build well-being programs and policies.

Julie is very passionate about her work.  Her work unites many disciplines that support the promotion of health and well-being.  More specifically, her MBA coursework in Change and Leadership, American Council on Exercise Certifications in personal training and health coaching, and her Master’s of Science in Health, Nutrition, and Exercise Science have influenced her ability to provide hundreds of programs and develop strategic priorities for the many organizations she consults with. 

This is “truly” phenomenal and of course, she is known for her ability to develop and attain strategic goals while engaging employees and leaders.  She obviously has an ability to connect with others and shares her experiences from a place of passion.

Julie incorporates the wisdom of experience and theoretical frameworks and fosters innovation to build a culture of well-being where all have the opportunity to thrive. Through her work as the Founder of EMPOWER Possible, she offers courses, coaching, and consulting services with capacity-building opportunities for self-development, social engagement, systems awareness, and action learning. EMPOWER Possible’s mission is to build the capacities of change-makers by learning about engagement, meaning, well-being, empathy, and regenerative practices.

Our conversation on empowerment, reframing, and engaging in our own well being has the potential to harmonize our lives in ways that we did not anticipate.  The true test for some (for this podcast host at times) is when to say “No”.

NO is a complete sentence and needs no further explanation; however, if you need to, you should say YES in reaching out to Julie!

To connect with Julie further, please check out her website and various social media platforms:








Let me know what you thought of today’s episode.  Also, do you have a story you want to share?  If you are interested in sharing your story, please go to my website and “register as a guest”.


Thank you Julie - “Truly” these are the Stories That Inspire Us!!

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