If you could give your past self some advice, what would you tell you?
Listen Julie, trust your instinct, continue to be bold – live with passion because you have one life to live! There will be hard times and happy times, what is important is to keep moving forward always! Never let anyone’s opinion slow you down; you got this!
When you first started your career, how did you know you were ready and what made you start?
I felt confident in my skills, I had a vision and felt a fire and excitement in me. Hours invested “at work” were not daunting but exciting! Then I saw that I was a good influence with people around me; helping them to achieve their goals!
What or who has been your greatest influence in business?
My late father Victor Drapeau and my husband Matthew James. My father was a talented speaker with a lot of charisma. Very humble he had that “je ne sais quoi” that made people wanted to be with him. He is the one that “pushed” me early in age to learn English and never be “satisfied” with my results. While for some it might sound “demanding”, it certainly created my strong will to achieve and conquer! As for my husband, his great patience in anything that he wants to achieve as well as his growth mindset impresses me and made me a better leader.
What is your number one business goal to accomplish this year?
My number one goal this year at Purity Life Health products is to grow our Quebec business, where I am originally from. On the human side, I want to continue to empower women and show them that anything is possible when you put your mind to it!
What do you have going on that you’d like to share?
I am always looking for continual improvements and once I achieve one objective, I am looking for the next one – I am working towards participating in my first bodybuilding competition!