I'm Julia Neiman, the Youth Entrepreneurship Coach. I'm your go-to resource for transforming teens into profitable business owners over a few short months.
TOGETHER - We Can End Youth Unemployment Worldwide
HOW WE DO IT...
We are an international network of coaches, life skills professionals, and educators that train leaders and teens.
As you train teens and leaders, you will also develop your own profitable business delivering these skills and resources to others.
For 20 years I served teens in foster care as a social worker.
As we trained together on life skills and financial literacy, I realized that my students and I had a lot more in common than I realized!
Even though I grew up with both parents, my family still carried and taught a negative attitude toward money.
After building my skills and doing my own "inner work," I was able to move from a stressful job into a business with teammates and partners who expanded the work I was doing with teens to a much larger audience.
THE MOMENT THAT CHANGED EVERYTHING
As a social worker, it watched my clients struggle to find work and maintain a job almost daily.
With growing skills and experience, I knew it was time to do something about it.
I launched a pilot program focused on sharing entrepreneurial skills training to high-risk teens.
Instead of focusing on the typical "fast food" or janitorial jobs, the training offered space for ideas to grow, strategies to emerge, and creativity to blossom.
As an example, one of these students had a dream of becoming a professional skateboarder.
As he progressed through the training and with support, he drew designs for customized skateboards and silkscreen tees.
Although he didn't become a professional skateboarder, he was able to stay connected to the sport he loved while creating a business directly related to the industry.
This pilot program became The Monetize Your Passion Blueprint: Empowering Young Entrepreneurs Program (MYPB).
The program trains coaches and life skills educators to empower teens to start their own businesses.
The added bonus is that program leaders have also built their own lucrative businesses while passionately working with teenagers and young adults.
THE GLOBAL MISSION
The Global Mission to End Youth Unemployment via the Monetize Your Passion Blueprint empowers young entrepreneurs worldwide.
Starting with my dream and belief in the power of dreams - the effort has expanded to a big ripple of many leaders, experts, trainers, and teachers joining to impact the future of youth worldwide.
WHY MY TEAM AND I ARE QUALIFIED TO OVERSEE THIS MISSION
I have a unique "superpower" of conjuring up great ideas and organizing large projects.
I hold degrees in psychology and social work, and has post-graduate work in public administration.
In 2001 I formed Group Home Consultants (GHC), a 501 (c)(3) California Corporation (EIN: 95-4857955) to create programs for foster care service providers and consult with providers regarding compliance with Los Angeles county and California state regulations and laws.
In 2003, I founded and chaired the Antelope Valley Transitional Partners Coalition, a group of social service agencies that provide services to at-risk and foster teens in the areas of life skills, health and well-being, employment, education and housing.
This group was tasked with increasing awareness of and access to existing services and creating new services for teens. Julia brought together agencies and people that had previously refused to come to the table to be part of a coalition.
GHC also worked with the City of Palmdale, California to create affordable housing for low income families and was instrumental in creating housing for youth emancipating from care that had no rental history or credit.
I am a certified foster parent pre-service and continuing education trainer, a vendor with the County of Los Angeles to provide training and served as an active member of the Mentor Program Design Group with Los Angeles County tasked with creating a mentorship program for youth in foster care.
I was also involved with the Los Angeles Housing Authority’s Bring L.A. Home Project to end homelessness in the county. For several years I served as the Outreach Chair of her local neighborhood council, creating a bi-monthly newsletter engaging more people in her community than had ever been active before.
I am a graduate of Epic Coach Academy, a certified Law of Attraction Basic Practitioner through The Global Sciences Foundation.
I serve as a Global Presence Ambassador for Parenting 2.0, an international consciousness movement that facilitates positive change in every avenue of human interaction by nurturing a more proactive Life Skills educational process, as well as serving on the board of directors of their nonprofit organization, Global Presence.
I have written two books, the first is 31 Powerful Lessons Empowering Teens and Young Adults to Develop an Entrepreneur Mindset which teaches core values and habits of entrepreneurs and the second book is Pick from the Passion Tree: Empowering Young Entrepreneurs to Start a Business. That book discusses the various aspects of starting a small business.
Currently our nonprofit is the lead organization representing her local community in a national Disaster Resiliency Pilot Project being conducted in Los Angeles County. Funded by the Rand Corporation, the project goals is to create a disaster recovery plan that can be replicated by similar communities nationwide. I also serve as the Vice President of her local Chamber of Commerce.
AN AWARD WINNING COACH
I am so excited about this award as it’s from my community. I live in a fabulous town with great people and am proud to serve on the Agua Dulce Disaster Planning committee as well as be a part of the Acton-Agua Dulce Disaster Resiliency Coalition.