Welcome to Episode 34 of Building My Legacy.

In this podcast Julie Beckerman talks about relationships – their importance in building a legacy and the challenges they present. Julie specializes in helping people redefine their relationships as they navigate divorce and co-parenting. That’s so important today as so many people deal with divorce and adapt to their new, blended families. But her experience can also help all of us as we balance a family and career and encounter individuals with high-conflict personalities in all aspects of life.

It isn’t easy to sustain a relationship, and it’s even more difficult to rebuild one. When you are building a career and developing leadership capabilities, there’s never enough time for everything, and the challenges can be overwhelming. It’s not unusual to wake up one day and ask, “What is happening to my relationships?” Julie’s life story, her insights and her experience working with clients going through the divorce process will be helpful to all of us who are re-evaluating what matters in life as we build our legacy.

So if you want to know:

  • Why it’s critical to differentiate between judgment and facts
  • How to navigate the “emotional overwhelm” that’s part of life
  • The importance of deciding where to direct your energy
  • How to find the language to deal with high-conflict situations


Additional Resources from Julie

4 Things to teach your kids if you are Coparenting with an Impossible Ex

Coparenting with an Impossible Ex How to Effectively Write and Respond to Messages


About Julie Beckerman

Julie Beckerman is a certified professional coach from the Institute of Professional Excellence in Coaching and a certified career development counselor from New York University.  She helps people navigate divorce and redefine their relationship in the new environment of co-parenting. To accomplish this, Julie developed a process that helps individuals disengage from codependency and deal with high-conflict personalities.

She studied Industrial Organizational Psychology at Teachers College of Columbia University and has experience in a number of areas and fields within psychology.

About Lois Sonstegard, PhD

Working with business leaders for more than 30 years, Lois has learned that successful leaders have a passion to leave a meaningful legacy.  Leaders often ask: When does one begin to think about legacy?  Is there a “best” approach?  Is there a process or steps one should follow?

Lois is dedicated not only to developing leaders but to helping them build a meaningful legacy. Learn more about how Lois can help your organization with Leadership Consulting and Executive Coaching:



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Mike Saunders, MBA

Mike Saunders is theAuthority Positioning Coach at Marketing Huddle, the author of Amazon Bestselling book Authority Selling™, Adjunct Marketing Professor at several Universities, contributor to The Huffington Post, and member of the Forbes Coaches Council – an invitation-only community for the World’s Most Influential Business Coaches.

Lois Sonstegard, PhD

Working with business leaders for more than 30 years, Lois has learned the passion successful leaders have to leave a meaningful legacy. Lois is dedicated not only to developing leaders but to help them build a meaningful legacy.