Julie Rosenberg is a physician executive who works in the pharmaceutical industry where she oversees a multi-million-dollar global drug development program. In addition, Julie has devoted the last 15 years to the in-depth study and practice of yoga. She received her advanced teaching certification from Down Under Yoga in Boston in 2015, under the tutelage of Natasha Rizopoulos. In 2017, she was selected by Number 1 executive coach and leadership thinker Marshall Goldsmith from among 16,000 applicants as one of the MG 100 coaches. Enthusiastic and passionate about helping people ensure good health for life and quality of survival, Julie has become a highly sought-after keynote speaker for corporations, patient groups, and premier resorts and health spas. She lives in Connecticut and Florida. Beyond the Mat is her first book.
The millennia-old physical, mental, and spiritual discipline of yoga has made it possible for me to enhance my ability to handle stress and anxiety and to build my resilience, agility, and stamina. This has not only helped me by supporting my health and well-being, but it has also strengthened my leadership capacity and capability in a large corporate environment. Yoga has been so effective in improving my own life—both at work and at home—that I decided to become certified as an instructor so I could share this passion with others. My goals are to teach people to embrace the principles and practice of yoga beyond the mat and to support their journey toward health and wellness.
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Beyond the Mat Synopsis
Practicing yoga is an extremely popular way to get fit, but its underlying philosophy can offer so much more to focus the mind, build resilience, and help you to discover untapped personal power. In Beyond the Mat, business leader, physician, and certified yoga instructor Julie Rosenberg shows you how to bring yoga out of the studio and into your personal and professional life. She shares how yoga is more than just poses (though those do help with backs tired from slumping in front of computers all day), with a clear explanation of the underlying principles, real-life examples, and anecdotes from her own life and professional career. Yoga’s philosophical principles extend far beyond the mat and form a framework to support your overall health and well-being, achieve success, and become a more effective leader.
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Julie Rosenberg, MD is the author of Beyond the Mat: Achieve Focus, Presence, and Enlightened Leadership through the Principles and Practice of Yoga. For more information, see www.julierosenbergmd.com.
Julie Rosenberg, MD is a physician executive as well as a certified yoga instructor. She is the author of Beyond the Mat: Achieve Focus, Presence, and Enlightened Leadership through the Principles and Practice of Yoga. For more information, see www.julierosenbergmd.com.
Julie Rosenberg, MD is a physician executive who has worked in a variety of leadership roles in academic medicine and in the pharmaceutical industry. She has actively practiced yoga for more than fifteen years, and has completed both 200hr and 300hr teacher trainings. In 2017, she was selected by Number 1 executive coach and leadership thinker Marshall Goldsmith from among 16,000 applicants as one of the MG 100 coaches. Dr. Rosenberg teaches yoga primarily “beyond the mat,” helping individuals and groups to apply the principles and practice of yoga to their daily lives and to support their overall health and well-being, to achieve success, and to become more effective leaders. She lives in Connecticut and Florida. For more information, see www.julierosenbergmd.com.
I wanted to be a physician as far back as I can remember. As a child, I was deeply curious about the workings of the body, and later wondered about the impact of serious or chronic illness on our lives. I knew that I wanted a career in which I could be of service. I was fortunate to be very focused throughout my education, and graduated from medical school at 24. I immediately began a residency in pediatrics followed by a fellowship in hematology/oncology. I found nothing more rewarding than working with children with cancer and their families, facilitating not only cure of disease, but also quality of survival.
After my fellowship, I joined the faculty of a major university as an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, where I was one of the youngest faculty members. The work was challenging but very fulfilling; I felt privileged during my six-year tenure to have the capability and capacity to serve children with life-threatening and life-limiting diseases, as well as to engage in research and medical student education.
As time went on, I realized that I wanted more opportunity for public and global interface, as well as leadership in medicine. I returned to the university to develop broader skills in marketing and management, and then gradually transitioned my career to drug development in the pharmaceutical industry. This led me to where I am today. I have held positions of increasing responsibility at four major companies. I now oversee a key global drug development program for a large pharmaceutical company, with extended teams of over fifty individuals and broad international reach, including to underserved nations.
What I have found in the past 11 years of corporate service is that there is nothing more critical to my success than effective leadership. The need for outstanding skills among corporate leaders far supersedes content expertise. While I always believed in my skills and talent, I somehow thought that I would be an effective leader because I had these aspects of professional life mastered. I was totally wrong. I learned through failure, hard work, and introspection that effective leadership is not intuitive. It requires significant study and practice. I currently spend about 20% of my work day focused on leadership: discussion, active listening, coaching, mentoring, team-building, introspection, self-reflection and more.
I have been involved in yoga training for over fifteen years, am certified as an instructor, and have taught yoga since 2012, primarily “beyond the mat,” speaking to groups about applying the practice and philosophy of yoga to their daily lives to enhance health and wellness and, more recently, to improve leadership skills. I have completed my 300-hour advanced teacher certification under the supervision of Natasha Rizopoulos at Down Under Yoga in Boston, voted best yoga studio in Boston in 2017 by Boston Magazine. I have found a remarkable intersection between the foundational principles and practice of yoga and effective leadership, and I am passionate about showing others the same connection.Download Julie’s Biographies