Our mentors are the backbone of EDGE, providing the support and guidance that young leaders need to fuel their personal, professional, and spiritual growth. Meet EDGE mentor Julie Weisenbach!
Tell us a little bit about yourself.
I explored different majors in college (nursing, social work, criminal justice) and realized I wanted to work in a field that was helping people but was tied with a business component. A career counselor recommended I look into Human Resources and I found my niche! My first 5 years was spent in HR but with a heavy recruiting focus in healthcare. Then I moved into foodservice, real estate, back to healthcare and now I am in the technology industry as a Director of Recruiting with Paylocity.
One of the things I most enjoy about being in Talent Acquisition is the ability to make a huge impact in the business. People are the greatest asset to a business, and organizations that focus on their people will continue to be successful with their clients driving business growth.
I have led TA teams for the last 5 years and truly enjoy mentoring and developing others. Recruiting is a difficult space today but I enjoy the innovation and constant challenge of the recruiting puzzle! Personally, I have been married to my husband Gary for 19 years. We have 2 children that are both active in sports so you will typically find us on the soccer field or watching a baseball tournament! In my spare time, I love to bike, read, any form of exercise and travel!
What brought you to EDGE?
I was introduced to EDGE while working at a previous company. A few of our leaders were involved and I had an opportunity to plan a tour and host an onsite event. I love the mission of EDGE – the Christian focus and the ability to support and mentor young adults.
How has being a mentor helped you grow personally, professionally or spiritually?
I have a group of seven mentees spread out across the country, and these women are truly amazing. I have learned more from them than I am sure they are learning from me. We all have similar situations and challenges no matter what industry or role we are in. It has been great to share my personal experience but also help them in navigating their careers and successes.
What is the biggest lesson you’ve learned from a mentor of your own?
Be true to yourself. Integrity is one of my highest priorities no matter what situation I am involved in. Working in the recruiting industry, we encounter many difficult situations and my number one priority is for myself and my team to represent the company in a positive way.
What advice would you give to the next generation of leaders?
One of the last sessions with my mentees was going through our “why.” Figure out your why, figure out what is important to you and be willing to share it with others.