My Journey

My journey isn’t special. My journey has very little to do with the fact that I went to Johns Hopkins and once worked on WallStreet. It’s not about being a coach or about finding your purpose. I’ve done all those things but that’s not my journey.

My journey is the journey of so many women – women who live the life they think they’re supposed to live until they wake up one day and have the courage to do something differently.

My journey (and maybe yours too) has been about weeding through the noise of life so I can finally hear myself.

That is my real story. That’s what it means to discover your Truth. It’s a radical journey because it can shake the very core of who we think we are. It’s a path for the brave. It’s a journey of learning to be so fearlessly honest with ourselves that we cannot turn away from the Truth.

My transformative body of work is designed to help you remember your Truth.

Take a look:

My path hasn’t been a linear road from Point A to Point B. It’s been quite the opposite – filled with twists and turns, stopping and starting over, discovering and rediscovering.


My path is a combination of:

a southern belle from lousiana

a former wall street trader

a bleeding heart missionary

a deeply spiritual soul


A Few Interesting Details:

my journey collage

  • I was born and raised in Louisiana. Both sides of my family have their roots in Lebanon.
  • I’ve been to 41 countries and have studied in Cuba, Spain, Costa Rica, Argentina, Bali and India for extended periods of time.
  • I graduated with honors from The Johns Hopkins University.
  • I was a Vice President at Citigroup, working on Wall Street for most of my 20s  (not to mention I held my own as the lone women in a sea of men!).
  • I’m a Certified Holistic Health Coach from The Institute for Integrative Nutrition.
  • I’m a Certified Life Coach through The Transformational Coaching Method.
  • I’m a Certified Vinyasa Flow & Kundalini Yoga Teacher through Yoga Alliance.
  • I spent a year volunteering with kids in an incredibly poor neighborhood in Argentina, an experience that profoundly changed my life. You can read more about that here if you’d like!
  • I love South America so much that I married a Brazilian. He’s also absurdly smart, a fire fighter and an incredible human being. He inspires me daily.
  • I had one of the most touching experiences of my life after hiking Machu Picchu that still influences who I am today.
  • I buy a homeless person lunch at least once a week. You don’t have to have a lot to give a little.
  • I fell madly in love with Frida Khalo, Pablo Neruda & Khalil Gibran well before I could drive.
  • I love chai tea more than any other drink in the world.
  •  You’ll usually find me in the sunshine, with a book, on a blanket.
  • I’ve been collecting quotes since I was 10.

Here’s What Got Me Here:

I spent most of my life chasing something on the outside, waiting for the inside to fall into place.  From the time I was a kid: If I get this award, make these grades, go to this college, join this group.  All the way through my 20s: If I lose the weight, make lots of money, get that job, suck it up a little longer.  Even into my 30s: If I buy that house, when my relationship is perfect, when I have more time.

I was constantly trying to hold the outside together, hoping that the inside would click.

Until, one day, I realized that I had it all backwards.

So I got to work on the inside.  

My journey has been amazing, inspirational, messy, intense, beautiful, real, raw and beyond belief.

I’ve faced darkness and moments when I wanted to quit and walk away.  I’ve been scared, down to my last penny, confused and lost.  I’ve doubted, worried, lost friends, and made new ones.  I cannot count the number of times I’ve gotten down on my knees and surrendered.

I believe that change is possible, but we must be devoted to our own growth.

I believe that when we’re left up to our own patterns, beliefs, and old ways of living – we will always find excuses to stay safe.  When we’re aware of our own stuff, we start consciously choosing how we want to live our lives rather than just letting life happen to us.

We create our own reality, so we must have teachers, mentors, and guides to help us get out of our own way to ensure we’re creating the life we want.

We can’t do it alone.

We simply are unable to see what we are incapable of seeing.  I bow to my teachers for holding the lantern so high and initiating me onto this path with such love.

I believe that the world rises to meet us when we devote ourselves to becoming the BEST possible version of who we were born to be.

And becoming the best possible version of yourself takes commitment and support.

I do this work because I know the power of having someone who supports you, stretches you, and guides you to become your best self.

I have finally found a happiness and peace that I never imagined possible. I feel deep gratitude and humility for this path every day. I am honored to guide women on a journey of finding their truth so they never feel lost again.  I am committed to living in a world where women know who they are, own their power and shine their light.

(click here to read the “longer”, more personal version of my journey)


Official Bio:

Julie Santiago is a former Wall Street Trader turned writer, speaker, and guide for women who are longing to follow their hearts, live their Truth, and trust their nature.

Julie graduated from The John Hopkins University and is a Transformational Master Life Coach and Certified Kundalini Yoga Teacher. Drawing from her personal experience and years of deep soul initiation, Julie is a spiritual catalyst for women longing for something “more” in their lives.  She guides women to embrace the breakdown in order to break-through.

She has led thousands of women through her virtual communities, private coaching, and in-person transformational retreats.

Julie believes that one thing that connects us all as women is our ever-changing nature and as we embrace our own transformation, we come to fear less and love more. Her clients say that working with Julie is a revolution for your soul and a life-changing journey.

Interested in Working Together?

With me as your guide, you will learn how to dance to the magic of life.  You stop controlling things. You start trusting that there is another way and that it’s safe to walk this new path. You know that you don’t have to walk it alone.  Together, we open doors.

I have a super organized, linear, corporate brain mixed with spot on, feminine intuition sprinkled with some deeply inspiring spirituality.

You will know exactly what to do to move forward in your life, in your relationships, and in your self.  You will remember who you are again.

No more fear. No more wondering or waiting.

Just you and the truth of who you are. Safe. Loved. Protected. Inspired.  Free. Here for something important.

 Together, we uncover what that is. 

Read how to work with me here >>>