WHAT IS UNLEASH YOUR PRESENCE?
I’m Julia Wojnar, the Founder of Unleash Your Presence. From a young age I found public speaking to be thrilling. What led me to training business owners in public speaking? In short, I’ve been speaking and performing on stages my whole life. My love for the stage began at just 8 years old when I performed in my first musical - The Wiz. I played The Wicked Witch of the West - and yes, I did get to have water poured all over me while I pretended to melt onstage.
From that moment on, I was hooked. Being on stage was a thrilling experience - one of the few places where I could truly let go of everything else and be fully present.
For the next 15 years, I continued to perform in plays and musicals. My formal communication training started in high school where I presented research in orated essays for Syracuse University's Public Speaking course and taught Leadership and Communication skills to middle school students. At Ithaca College, as a Communication Management and Design major, I further honed my speaking skills through studying and delivering presentations on a regular basis.
Fast Forward a few years and I found myself working in what I thought was my dream job - planning events for a trendy agency in downtown New York City. When I started, I never imagined that it would all come crashing down just three months later. But that experience of being fired took me down a different path. For the first time, I started to reflect on my life and what I truly wanted. And I realized that I had been living a script - out of alignment with one of my core values for freedom, and that to truly achieve the freedom I was seeking, I needed to work for myself.
At that point, I didn’t know what that looked like but I promptly hired my first business coach to help me figure it out. She took me through a process that helped me to identify that speaking and communications was the common thread throughout my life and the area where I had the most to contribute to others.
With that, Unleash Your Presence was born. And the rest, as they say, is history.
Today, I help professionals develop strong speaking & communication skills so they can express their ideas clearly and confidently.