ACES Evolve 2023

Self-Care Workshop | Julie Wilkes

Prioritizing wellness can increase productivity, lower stress, and improve overall health. Join Julie Wilkes, published author and wellness expert, for a custom-designed, interactive wellness session based on ACES Evolve registrant feedback. 

Based on survey data, Julie will share wellness skills and tools catered to session attendees to evolve their well-being and wellness. A survey will be sent to ACES Evolve registrants before the conference.

Intermediate Level, All editors, Health & Wellness


A heart disease survivor, Julie Wilkes believes she was given a second chance at life. She believes that when she is helping others to live their healthiest life, she is paying forward on that gift. 

Julie owns Seven Studios ( and is the North American Wellbeing, Resiliency & Disability Lead for Accenture, a Global Fortune 500 Company. She is currently a Ph.D. student in Industrial and Organizational Psychology and has a Master's Degree in Education - Exercise Physiology from The Ohio State University, and a Bachelor's Degree in International Business from Marietta College. She has her Registered Yoga Teacher Training 200-hour certification with Yoga Alliance and fitness and pilates certifications from ACE, AFAA, ACSM, and Fitour. She also has a life coach certification from WellCoaches.

Julie has won many awards for her work including a congressional well-being award from Congresswoman Joyce Beatty and the Top Health Leader in the US from the Employee Benefit News. Julie is also a published author, motivational speaker, and entrepreneur (owning several yoga/fitness studios/retail lines) where her entire focus is within health, well-being, mindfulness, and culture. Julie is a faculty presenter for a variety of well-being modules authored by Stanford University, Thrive Global, Potential Project, and Accenture. 

Julie appears monthly as the healthy lifestyle expert for Good Day Columbus and has been featured on The Carol Alt Show with Fox News, The Marilu Henner Show, and several other national newscasts. Julie has spoken and presented across the globe, including at the Tower of London, the White House, the US Chamber of Commerce, TED Talks, Solutions at Work Live, various national health conferences, the National Business Group on Heath, International Women's Day, and the US Department of Defense. She was recently selected as one of "25 Remarkable Women" from Role Model Magazine and one of 12 'Women You Should Know' in Central Ohio by the Women for Economic and Leadership Development (WELD) organization. Julie has been featured in numerous magazines including: FITNESS Magazine, Columbus CEO, Weight Watchers Magazine, Fit Columbus Magazine, and others. Julie was selected as one of FITNESS MAGAZINE' S Top 10 Champions of Health and Wellness, was named a 40 Under 40 award winner, TechColumbus Innovation Award Finalist, one of 100 Buckeyes You Should Know. Julie has also authored a well-being program to help the incarcerated reroute their life and has been rolling this concept out to jails and prisons for 5+ years.

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