Julie A. Morton, PhD, is the President of Conscious Legacy Coaching (CLC).

 CLC specializes in Circumstance & Performance Coaching, which holds as its premise that high performance individuals (business/financial families, executives, athletes and boards):

  1. Regularly face changing circumstance within which they must quickly adapt and excel. 
  2. Should learn to leverage their strengths in different ways.
  3. Must learn to avoid some of the pitfalls that come with success.
  4. Are able to quantify the impact of qualitative change (i.e. communication & trust).
  5. Can systematically learn to rebuild fractured or broken trust and move forward with productive and satisfying relationships.

Circumstance Coaching is a natural outgrowth, and refinement, of the Family Business & Leadership Coaching that CLC was founded upon. Through coaching, we help our clients challenge their status quo, create new mindsets, new skill sets, new behaviors and improved relationships so that their elite performance is not disrupted or sidetracked by circumstance.

Julie has spent 18 years consulting, speaking and teaching in the field of communication with private individuals and public companies like Royal Bank of Canada, Scotiatrust, Telus, KPMG, Postmedia Network, Orion, La Cie McCormick, Symcor, E.I. DuPont, Morneau-Shepell, Cara Foods, Newport Private Wealth, and Knightsbridge Human Capital. (Privately owned business client list is confidential.)

Credentials include: A PhD. from Michigan State University (MSU) in Communication with a sub-specialty in Creative Problem Resolution; Specialized training in small group dynamics, organizational change, and interpersonal and organizational communication, MSU; Director’s Education Program, Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD.D) (in progress); Advanced training in Conflict Management and Mediation from the Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies, Conrad Grebel University College, Waterloo, Ontario; Adler trained coach, certified from the Adler School of Professional Coaching, University of Toronto/OISE, and the International Coaching Federation; Certificate in Team Coaching from the Living Systems Team Approach to Coaching; Certificate in Advanced Coach Training from The School of Shadow Coaching; Certificate in Process Mapping, Eli Broad College of Business, MSU; Certificate in Advanced Facilitator Training from the Creative Problem Solving Group, Buffalo; Certificate in Innovative TeamWorkshop, Synectics Inc.; Certificate in Facilitating Group Creativity, Synectic Inc.; Certified 21/64 Consultant at the Andrea and Charles Bronfman Foundation; and training from ExperienceChange. Julie taught at the Schulich School of Business (York University) in Toronto (Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurial Studies) from 2008-2015.

Guilty pleasures: Cheetos corn chips, the tensile feel of my muscles after pull-ups, the Good Fight television show, putting on a fire and hanging with my husband, 4 sons, and the dogs. 

Now that you appreciate Julie’s expertise, why not learn how she can help you continue to excel… Consciously live the legacy you want to leave. 


We have strategic partners that we work with in the following areas:


  • Family office and wealth management
  • Family meetings
  • Family trust
  • Family communication
  • Family philanthropy
  • Family governance
  • Money manager


  • Success coaching – individual, relationship, communication
  • Fitness
  • Nutrition
  • Physiotherapy
  • Brand development and deployment
  • Player development
  • Biomechanics
  • Sport scientist


  • Coaching
  • Heir preparedness
  • Tax specialist
  • Bookkeeping
  • Philanthropy
  • Governance policies
  • Conflict resolution