In this motivating and impactful keynote, Julie inspires audiences of all ages to discover their own hero and greatness within by taking them on a journey straight into the heart of her own Unsung Hero—her dad, sharing timeless life lessons all of us can relate to and apply in our day-to-day lives. Julie’s dad gave her the greatest gift a daughter could ask for before he died—a piece of his heart. Just a few years prior, her dad—a disabled Purple Heart Army Veteran—started opening up to her, sharing his incredibly personal and touching experiences of his time in the Vietnam War, stories he’d never shared with anyone in over 40 years since the war, including being critically wounded and fighting for his life in one of the cruelest battles in U.S. history—Hamburger Hill. Julie’s heart-to-heart conversations with her dad—which have now become cherished memories since his passing last year—are what inspired her to write her second book: Inspirational Coffee Breaks with Dad: Lessons from the Heart of My Unsung Hero. (To be released in 2018.) His stories are nothing short of amazing and inspire others to want to be a better person. Her dad’s stories and life wisdom now live on as gift and guide to us all and Julie feels honored to get to share them with audiences to inspire and encourage them to find their own hero within by living each day with more courage, confidence, resilience, optimism, hope, gratitude, kindness and compassion. Audience members will leave feeling more empowered to live with the heart of a hero including, making positive changes to live their best life, rising up to challenges, not letting fear hold them back and leaving a lasting impact on the heart of others. She lovingly dedicates this speech to her dad and all who selflessly serve our country.