COO & Leader
Julie Shipp is the Partner and Integrator/COO of Thriveal. She leads all strategic initiatives, and teaches and develops the educational content of Thriveal with Jason. After attending Auburn University and receiving a Bachelors in Accounting, she worked in large corporations’ accounting departments early in her career. Then she transitioned into being deeply immersed in caring for her family, educating kids, and learning more through that process than she could imagine, and certainly learning more than she was ever teaching anyone else. This has been true also for the past 10 years as she has learned more than she ever thought possible while building and growing the Blumer firm and the Thriveal CPA Network.
Lover of her People
As our team will attest, she is a deep lover of her people, Thriveal, and the members we serve. She leads the daily operations, team building, and overall movement of the company. She leads the HR and Finance divisions of Thriveal while teaching, coaching, and consulting with Jason.
She is a sacrificial leader, and makes sure everyone’s life is improved and made better where she is involved. She vets all visions and purpose leadership with Jason, along with the development of the Thriveal’s Intellectual Property, courses, and events.
Her love and challenge is one in the same: building and growing Thriveal, while developing team in an ever changing world and economy. She has an innate view of the market winds of change in the profession, and makes sure the Thriveal brand is placed appropriately to change firm owner’s lives.
She lives in Greenville, SC with her husband. Though their family has lived a lot of places over the years, Greenville has become HOME in the post-kid era. Julie loves the journey she is on, the One who created it, and the people and relationships that are in it. You’ll find her traveling, cooking, seeing the fam, and reading many books on many topics to aid her in personal growth, leadership, and the deep care of those around her. She is best described as sensitivity matched with strength and resilience, insatiable in her quest for knowledge of the mind, body, and most importantly, the soul.
Her morning coffee is most enjoyed when super fresh and super hot. While a glass of evening wine is a citrusy NZ, sauvignon blanc. Her tastes in movies and music are broadly eclectic (but any movie with Tom Hanks will do!). She can best enjoy her favorite wine with her ‘dream meal’ of fresh steamed lobster and veggies, and she loves decorating with ‘punkin babies’ in the fall, her favs season.
Favorite band: impossible to choose