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Julie R. Beck

Personal Mission Statement

Julie R. Beck and her infectious laugh is well-known throughout the world, literally. She has traveled to all 50 U.S. states, all 7 continents and 89 countries which explains her personal mantra, “Adventure On!” She is a public speaker, motivator, storyteller, writer and adventurer. She has flown on a Blue Angel Jet, served as the guest dancer on “Live with Kelly & Michael,” been featured on the six o’clock news in Tyumen, Siberia, bungee jumped in New Zealand with a member of the British Royal Family, met the President of Malta and took a selfie with a cheetah in the African tundra. Julie’s personality draws you in, making you want to know more.  Her life’s purpose is to teach, share and learn from others. Most importantly, she wants to inspire and engage others to follow their heart so they, too, can achieve their goals and dreams.

My Story


Julie Beck’s 25- year career as a higher education professional includes serving as a resident advisor, student activities director, student leadership advisor and adjunct faculty member. She also serves as a chamber of commerce executive where she works with business professionals, tourism directors, civic leaders, elected officials and military personnel. Through her interactions with students and professionals, she has gained valuable leadership skills including effective communication, decision-making, motivation, creativity and positivity.


Her experience as a student activities director led her to become involved in event planning. She has served as the chairperson of the North Carolina Pickle Festival for twenty-four years. Her event planning expertise is enhanced from 15 years of serving on the three state-organized festival board of directors.

Throughout her professional career, she has worked with non-profit organizations, educational institutions and media organizations. She loves encouraging others to try new things, meet new people, overcome challenges and have fun in life. She shares her stories through presentations, keynote speeches and travel columns.

My Experiences


Education & Certifications

Masters of Parks, Recreation & Tourism Management-Tourism Management

North Carolina State University-Raleigh, North Carolina 


Bachelor of Arts-English Literature

Mount Olive College-Mount Olive, North Carolina


Bachelor of Arts-Interpersonal & Public Communication

Bowling Green State University-Bowling Green, Ohio


Areas of Expertise

Leadership Development

Creativity and Thinking Outside of the Box

Event & Program Planning

Trip Planning & Traveling on a Shoestring Budget






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