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About Julie Stroud & Bright Brand

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From there she segued into a part-time direct sales business to balance work with parenting. Not satisfied doing the minimum, Julie was a consistent achiever. She recruited and trained a team, and performed in the top 3%-10% of the industry. 

In 2011, she enrolled in coaching school. She launched Aspire Coaching & Education to serve direct sales leaders with coaching and training programs.  

As the business was taking off, her husband’s health was failing. Two years after beginning, she shuttered the business to focus on family. He passed away in 2014.

A pause for healing resulted in an opportunity to design a new, ideal business. 

Enter StoryBrand. 

A lifelong love of entrepreneurism, business, selling, teaching, leading, coaching, and writing was rolled into a boutique coaching and marketing agency. This was perfect for Julie’s next act and final career.

The rest is history – in the making. Let’s make history with your bright brand.

Fun Facts About Julie


Mom of three young adult sons


Office mascot is Daisy the dog


Lifelong Midwesterner


Choir singer and trail hiker

The Team

Julia DePasquale

Julia DePasquale

Content Coordinator

Julia is a graduate of Southern Methodist University with degrees in Journalism and Fashion Media and minors in Advertising and Photography.  She is also a certified specialist of Content Marketing, Direct-Response Copywriting and Community Management.  Julia brings all of this together to create compelling content for our retainer clients.

Chris Shull

Chris Shull

Digital Marketing Strategist

With 25 years of sales and marketing experience, and eight years’ experience guiding small business digital marketing, Chris brings depth and technical expertise to the projects we roll out.  She creates powerful marketing strategies that are just right for small business.  Chris has been a Certified StoryBrand Guide since 2019.

Nick Swetnam

Nick Swetnam

Designer & Developer

Nick has worked in media arts and graphic design since 2002 and has been a Certified StoryBrand Guide since 2017.  His stunning visuals weave in story and push the boundaries of design.  Nick captures a brand image and carries out the vision in all its digital formats including websites, lead generators, and video.

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