Director of Training
Julie Laperouse is an expert trainer and facilitator with an impressive track record of training high-performing professionals. In her role as Emergent Method’s director of training, Julie leads the firm’s training and development services, particularly those involving leadership development, supervisory skills, soft skills, team building and operational improvements.
Julie joined Emergent Method in 2015 after serving as director of talent development for the Baton Rouge Area Chamber (BRAC), where she oversaw the creation and growth of the organization’s highly successful program focused on the retention and attraction of human capital to meet the needs of Baton Rouge area businesses. Prior to joining BRAC, she operated Bancroft Paper Company in Jackson, Mississippi, where she oversaw the transition of the company’s prior ownership and helped realize a more than 200 percent increase in sales over the course of a two-year period.
Julie is also founder of Screaming Peacock, a motivational speaking firm, and is author of the book “Are you a Screaming Peacock?” which complements her public speaking engagements that she conducts across the Gulf Coast and beyond. Julie’s prior consulting experience includes her work with organizations ranging from Nissan North America and the American Society of Association Executives to various non-profits and volunteer organizations, challenging clients through customized training courses to focus on specific, fundamental business concepts such as leadership, customer service, public speaking, team building and more.
She is involved in a number of community initiatives and not-for-profits, including TEDxLSU, where she served as a community advisory board member. In 2014, Julie was named to the Baton Rouge Business Report’s “Forty Under 40” list, which recognizes outstanding men and women under 40 in the greater Baton Rouge area who are influencing decisions, capturing the entrepreneurial spirit and balancing bottom-line results with involvement in community and charitable activities.
Julie is a native of Jennings, Louisiana, and received her bachelor’s degree from Louisiana State University’s Manship School of Mass Communication with a minor in theater while serving as a member of the prestigious Leadership LSU program.