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  • Julia Bennett , PhD

    Julia Pachoud Bennett is a communicator and an inspirer. With over two decades in higher education as an educator and administrator and nearly three decades of experience as a professional speaker, performer and coach, Dr. Bennett is passionate about the power of communication to impact change and to improve outcomes. She has taught, coached, performed and consulted in settings ranging from the boardroom to the stage, the health system to small business. Her background as a trained performer, improvisor, director and communication consultant serve her well in helping others learn to build bridges, to see around communication obstacles, to creatively problem solve and to reimagine goals.

    Moving from a two decade career in the private liberal arts to healthcare education, Dr. Bennett brings her depth of creative experience as well as a range of innovative tools for teaching tomorrow's healthcare practitioners. She understands the benefit of creativity and collaboration in improving patient outcomes and has a passion for outcomes based education. Whether coaching strong teachers, building academic leaders or helping learners to succeed, her focus is on quality education. Her commitment to interprofessional education springs from lessons gleaned while working in the arts and her belief that effective and creative collaboration can change the face of healthcare, education and industry.


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