Meet Julia Neiman, The Youth Entrepreneurship Coach
I’m Julia Neiman, The Youth Entrepreneurship Coach. I am considered the go-to resource for transforming teens from disenfranchised to profitable business owners in a few short months. I am now building and training a network of coaches and life skills professionals around the world to do the same thing and build their own lucrative business working with teens. My global mission to end youth unemployment worldwide by training teenagers to develop entrepreneurial skills and start a business is now in four countries and expanding.
How I came to be on this path
For 20 years I was a social worker for teens in foster care. I found there were so many ways that I could relate to their situation even though I grew up with both parents. It was when trying to teach them financial literacy that I realized that no one taught this to me growing up and as a result of all the negativity around money in my house, I had developed some strong limiting beliefs. It was those beliefs that kept me locked in a stressful job and from having money for most of my life.After this realization, I did the inner work I needed to do. This allowed me to be more helpful to my clients.
A pivotal moment that led me here
A pivotal moment in my life happened when one of my clients told me he quit his job because he didn’t like the way the manager spoke to him. It broke my heart to see my clients struggle to find work, and the difficulty they had trying to maintain a job. That’s when I realized that I had to do something about it. I started working with them to create small, entrepreneurial opportunities in order to show them they had options to working fast food or janitorial jobs.One young man wanted to be a professional skateboarder however it was clear that he didn’t have the necessary skills. He was good at art though and with some encouragement and a little training, he drew some designs for customized skateboards and for silkscreen tees. While he didn’t become a professional skateboarder, he did stay connected to the sport he loves and is able to support himself nicely with this business.This led me to create The Monetize Your Passion Blueprint: Empowering Young Entrepreneurs Program (MYPB) to train coaches and life skills educators to empower teens to start their own businesses. An added bonus is that you get to build your lucrative business while working with teenagers and young adults.
My Global Mission
I’m a dreamer. I recognize the power and potential of dreams and help young people embrace their aspirations and take action to bring those dreams to life. To that end I created The Global Mission to End Youth Unemployment using MYPB as the foundation to create a worldwide network of trainers to empower young entrepreneurs. Small actions create big ripples and my dream is to impact the future of youth worldwide by sharing the entrepreneurial dream.
What qualifies me to create and oversee such a big mission
Julia’s superpowers are conjuring up great ideas and organizing large projects. She holds degrees in psychology and social work, and has post-graduate work in public administration.In 2001 Julia 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 Julia 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.She is 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. Julia was also involved with the Los Angeles Housing Authority’s Bring L.A. Home Project to end homelessness in the county.For several years Julia 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.She is a graduate of Epic Coach Academy, a certified Law of Attraction Basic Practitioner through The Global Sciences Foundation. Julia serves 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.Julia has 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 her 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. She also serves as the Vice President of her local Chamber of Commerce.