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Julie Riga        

Leadership & Team Development Coach, TEDx Speaker, Trainer & Consultant at Stay On Course LLC

Julie Riga is a certified ICF coach, trainer, speaker, and author with over 20 years of experience in the Pharma Industry. Riga’s education is vast with studies that include business, communications, training, and executive coaching.

She specializes in the fields of leadership, team dynamics, and organizational development. She has deep expertise working with matrix organizations in highly regulated industries.

Riga is valued for authentic connections with people and orchestrating diverse resources into coherent, high-functioning teams that consistently deliver breakthrough results on time and under budget. She is an enthusiastic lifelong learner, and Novartis TEDx Speaker.

Other areas of expertise include executive development, strategy, and stakeholder management. Riga’s diversified leadership background provides deep experience and insights into building critical stakeholder relationships, team culture and communication.

Riga is the author and podcast host of the program: "Stay on Course." The purpose of "Stay on Course" is to evolve the existing story of professionals wasting their lives on careers they hate to one where they joyfully give themselves permission to have a career that allows them to follow passion, purpose and live authentically.

Riga holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communications and a Master’s Degree in Business.

Speech Topics

Stay on Course Experience: Becoming the Self-Authored Leader for the Future

Discover Yourself

My Purpose

  • Who am I?
  • What is my Purpose?
  • What is my Legacy?

My Personality

  • What is my personality type and how do I operate?
  • What are my strengths?
  • What do I need to develop?

Disciplined Delivery

My Targets

  • How can I operationalize my mission statement?
  • What are my targets?

My Time

  • How do I get things done?
  • How do I manage my time?

My Stay on Course Plan

  • How do I keep this practice?
  • How do I stay on course when I get knocked down?

Develop & Refine

My Communication Skills

  • Presentation Skills
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Mindful Messages

My Work

  • Basic Strategy Creation
  • Project Management 101
  • Operational Playbooks
  • Stakeholder Management

My Presence

  • How am I showing up?
  • Leader as Facilitator and Coach
  • My Leadership Operating


  • Discover your Personal Truth and Personality
  • MBTI Essentials
  • Discover your Purpose and Stay on Course


  • Intelligence of the Moment
  • Mindfulness


  • Mindful Messages
  • My Listening Habit
  • INFLUENCE: Negotiation Skills
  • RESOLVE: Conflict Management
  • Humor at Work

Story Telling

  • What is your gift?
  • Lessons from A TEDx Speaker
  • Speaker Training
  • Master Facilitation


Leadership keynotes can cover:

  • Leader as Coach
  • Leader as Facilitator
  • Managing Change
  • Resilience
  • Enterprise Mindset
  • Leader as Communicator
  • Resilience
  • Basic Strategy Creation
  • Project Management 101
  • Operational Playbooks
  • Stakeholder Management

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