The FWCC is honored and proud to announce Julie Gaver as our Emcee!

About Julie Gaver

Well known for her high energy presentation style, Julie Gaver has been professionally speaking nationwide for the past twenty eight years. Her self-deprecating humor and ability to connect with audiences help to make training programs, conferences, and retreats dynamic and memorable. A master storyteller, Julie uses a unique blend of experience and theatrics to bring her presentations to life.

Julie’s training organization, Julie Gaver Training & Development, LLC recently celebrated 20 years of helping organizations grow better leaders and improve employee engagement and workplace culture. Prior to starting her training company, she was a popular instructor for Dale Carnegie Systems, an international training organization, where she consistently earned highest marks for excellence in training.

Julie is the author of the three-part book series Must Love Shoes which challenge the reader to see the meaning, lesson, and humor in life. Her books stimulated such interest that Julie created a niche market for women which encompasses personal and professional development opportunities, domestic and international retreats, book club discussions, and unique social events designed to bring women together for fun and camaraderie.  Her recent move to 80 acres at Meadow Branch Farm will provide exciting day retreat and training opportunities for individuals and organizations in the future.

She is most proud that her annual garden charity event “Soles of Love in the Garden” was recently awarded 501(c)3 status. Now approaching its eighth year, the project is already responsible for the distribution of approximately 4,500 new shoes and winter boots to local children in need.

This year, Julie was recognized as one of Maryland’s Top 100 Women, an honor recognizing women who have achieved much success in their careers and made significant contributions to their respective communities.

For additional information on Julie, visit her websites and