While the focus of psychotherapy is on the causes and treatment related to mental health and issues from the past, coaching is focused on making lifestyle changes in the present and goal setting for the future.  My clients are generally healthy people (of ALL ages) who want to make changes in their lives and want the support of their own personal coach to help them achieve more in less time.

Some examples of the types of things coaching clients work on include:

  • Developing strategies to build a healthier and bigger brain

  • Improving their memory and cognitive function

  • Strengthening the brain after an injury or stroke

  • Finding a healthier work-life balance

  • Building and maintaining healthy relationships

  • Getting unstuck physically and emotionally

  • Making an important life transition or achieving short-term objectives

  • Creating a more fulfilling and meaningful life

  • Implementing a plan that serves long-term health

  • Building more play, fun, and adventure into their lives


First we assess where you are and where you want to be.  Then I provide you with a roadmap, positive support, feedback, tools, and encouragement. Your autonomy is always respected, while challenging you to think differently or suggest that you try a different or even more radical approach than you normally would. It’s never my job try to control a client’s thoughts, actions or life, only help guide, encourage and support your best efforts.


Coaching typically works best with a weekly in person, via skype or phone so clients have time to integrate new ways of thinking and behaving in between sessions. After the initial session, you can expect sessions last between 30 to 45 minutes. These will provide you with new learning, challenges and encouragement to continue growing your brain.



Brain growth series 12 weeks

Personalized brain growth program for individuals struggling with memory concerns, cognitive decline or desiring a stronger and bigger brain. This program is a deep dive into what YOUR brain needs do now to be sharper, healthier and think clearer.


Brain booster crash course - 4 weeks

This is an overall brain growth program for those who want to boost their overall general brain function without specializing in certain regions.  This is a great way to learn about the brain, what grows and shrinks the brain along with tips, exercises and accountability.


Executive Brain Growth Series - 6 weeks

Personalized brain growth program for your executive team/leadership that gives them individualized and personal ways to grow their brain, increase brain function and build brain reserve.  This is tailored to help your executive team think better, smarter and create new neural pathways.


Corporate Brain Boosting - 4 week group learning experience.

Does your team need a boost?  Julie provides a group learning experience for groups and teams to build their brains, learn new tools and tricks and improve brain function.  This is a fun and interactive class that gives your team the tools to build a bigger brain.

Julie Otte M.A.

Certified Health Educational Specialist

The Alignment Principle

1324 Lake Dr. SE Grand Rapids, MI 49506

Tel: 616.340.5407

Email: julieannotte@gmail.com