Julie Kosey, MS, MCC, CMT-P, NBC-HWC, RYT

J. Kosey

Instructor, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Program, Master Certified Coach

Julie Kosey is a certified mindfulness teacher and a master certified coach who has been guiding others toward professional success and personal well-being for over 30 years.  Early in her career, she served as the Executive Director of the Wellness Council of NC supporting organizations’ wellness programs state-wide.   She trained with Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn and Saki Santorelli and began teaching MBSR in 1996 subsequently teaching mindfulness for research studies through Duke and UNC.  She worked with eMindful, Inc. for 10 years teaching mindfulness to leaders and organizations.  She has been providing coaching to individuals and organizations since 2004, with a special interest in leadership, group and organizational systems coaching.  She has a deep history with Duke, most recently teaching mindful leadership in the Duke Executive Certificate for Nonprofit Leadership program.  She played a key role in the development of Duke’s original Integrative Health Coach Professional Training, managed Duke Integrative Medicine’s coaching services, evolved the Mindful Eating program, co-taught the Mindfulness Training for Professionals with Jeff Brantley, MD and then supported the emergence of Mindfulness Mentoring for Professionals.  More recently, she served as Director of Human Performance Coaching with Adventist Health, coaching and training leaders and teams as well as creating innovative coaching groups focused on mindfulness and emotional intelligence for associates.  In addition, she has taught and mentored coaches through Duke, Vanderbilt, the Veterans Administration, and Maryland University of Integrative Health’s graduate academic program.  She served as a coach for many different research studies (including NIH-funded).  When she’s not working, you will find her enjoying the outdoors in a myriad of ways including hiking, kayaking, cycling and capturing nature’s beauty through a camera lens.  Her nature photography promotes healing in Duke’s patient rooms.


  • BA in Psychology
  • MS in Wellness Management with minors in Counseling & Business
  • Graduate Certificate in Alternative Health and Healing

Mindfulness Teacher Certifications

  • Certified Mindfulness Teacher, International Mindfulness Teachers Association
  • Certification in Mindfulness Facilitation, UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior
  • MBSR 7-Day Training for Healthcare Professionals with Jon Kabat-Zinn, Omega 1995

Leadership Coaching Certifications

  • Master Certified Coach, International Coaching Federation
  • Co-Active Leadership Year-Long Training, Coaches Training Institute
  • Organizational and Relationship Systems Coaching Trained, CRR Global
  • Certified Professional Co-Active Coach, Coaches Training Institute
  • Certified in Emotional Intelligence Assessments EQ-I 2.0 and EQ 360

Health & Well-Being Coaching Certifications

  • National Board-Certified Health and Wellness Coach
  • Certified Integrative Health Coach, Duke Integrative Medicine
  • Certified Lifestyle Medicine Coach, American College of Lifestyle Medicine

Health & Well-Being Teaching Certifications

  • Certified Kripalu Yoga Teacher, Registered with Yoga Alliance
  • Teacher Certification for Somatic & Healthcare Educators, Body Therapy Institute
  • Certification in Health Cost Management, National Wellness Institute
  • Health Education Certifications to teach Stress Management, Weight Management, Smoking Cessation, Self-Esteem & Positive Performance, CPR, First Aid, and Breast Cancer Awareness, and also to provide Fitness Assessments and Wellness Screenings
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