I’m Julie Gillis and an Oregon based coach and facilitator who specializes in community building and holding space for your story to be told. Think of me as a midwife to get your idea, campaign, or project into the world where it can make a difference.

I’ve produced transformational storytelling, community, and fundraising events for over 20 years. I also coach people and groups with vulnerability, compassion and humor as they forge the most impactful narrative in their work. I’ve worked in film, theater, and with a variety of non-profits on topics ranging from death and dying, sexuality and gender, anti-racism and human rights.

As a co-founder and producer of BedPost Confessions, Texas’s singular monthly storytelling series on sexuality, gender, and relationships. I’ve curated over seven years of community storytelling events in Austin, Dallas, Washington DC, San Francisco, Boulder, Edmonton Alberta, and Saskatoon Saskatchewan. I produced the only women’s comedy festival in Texas, Ladies Are Funny Festival for six years and was a founding steering committee member of 14/48 Austin: The Worlds Quickest Theater Festival.

I’ve consulted with and supported non-profit organizations such as Lotus Rising Project, Ashland New Plays Festival, Ashland Children’s Theatre, Twin Heroes Productions, Collaborative Theatre Project, The Rogue Valley Messenger, Salvage Vanguard Theater, The Vortex Rep, The Woodhull Foundation, Lilith Fund, NARAL Pro Choice Texas, New Leaders Council Austin, Shift Stigma, the UT Gender and Sexuality Center, Queerbomb and the Day of the Dead Race.

In addition, I’ve provided fundraising consulting with the following film and theater projects Let Go And Love Tour, Tightly Wound, Windows, Duels, The Territory, and The Reluctant Radical. Finally, I’ve worked with companies doing truly cutting edge and innovative work such as Zeal, Tilton River Films, The Renaissance Project, and Velvet Swing.

As a speaker, I’ve presented talks on storytelling, activism, and creativity at SXSW Interactive, HATCH, and TEDx Great Hills, The Woodhull Foundation, MomentumCon, and NerdNite, BedPost Confessions Austin, BedPost Confessions Ashland, Testify, The Hearth, and The Lantern.

My mission is to help get your story out of you, into the world, with a community to help it thrive.

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