Julie Lancaster knows that being a leader takes guts.

Before being the founder of Lancaster Leadership, Julie walked the talk.  Julie first found her calling decades ago as a rock-climbing instructor. She helped thousands to look challenge in the face, to be vulnerable, to enthusiastically strive for tall goals, and to celebrate hard work together. Through finding her calling, she found her true voice. Today, as the president of Lancaster Leadership, she now supports others to delight in their successes and overcome their challenges. Now with decades of leadership in the U.S. and beyond, her experience guides her practice. She is honored to train and coach outstanding clients.

Together with her clients, she is results oriented, future-focused, and is a positive advocate for success. In the public, non-profit, and private sectors, Julie serves as a leadership coach, consultant and trainer. Her topics range from strategic planning to increasing accountability: any topics that influence workplace success. She provides:

  • trainings, leadership academies, strategic advances, retreats, and team building events for teams
  • strategic planning & facilitation
  • leadership & career coaching
  • a women’s summit in Arizona
  • an online leadership development course
  • keynotes


Julie commits to working with groups and individuals who are up for the adventure of leadership* and believe in creating real change.
*Leadership is a mindset, not a position.

Julie’s clients range from aspiring leaders to CEO’s. Although she works with 80 teams each year, she specializes in working with higher education institutions, local and federal government, health care, technical organizations, women leaders, values-driven teams and organizations in transition.

Julie holds an M.A. in Education and is a certified as a group coach, Myers-Briggs practitioner, Change Style Indicator and Change Style Navigator facilitator. Julie has been awarded Adjunct Instructor of the Year and lives in Flagstaff, AZ. She travels around the country working with teams who aspire to flourish.

Previous roles she has embraced include:

  • Rock Climbing Instructor
  • Outdoor Education Director
  • School Garden Director
  • African Extension Agent
  • Professor
  • Director of Career Services
  • Dean of Education

On the side, she  loves to dig in the dirt and has authored the Flagstaff & Tucson Planting Guides.


  • Entrepreneur of the Month, Cornerstone Brand Coaching, July 2019
  • Leadership at 7000, Flagstaff Chamber of Commerce cover story 2018
  • Business Woman of the Month, Flagstaff Business News, October 2018
  • Coconino Community College Scholarship awarding member 2018, 2019
  • FLP leadership, ethics & education committee member 2018
  • Flagstaff Leadership Program graduate (FLP) 2017
  • Athena Award Nominee 2017
  • Partners in Productivity: Companies that Care.  Coconino County Career Center 2016, 2017
  • CollegeAmerica, Adjunct Instructor of the Year
  • Flagstaff Arts Council member
  • Grand Canyon Conservancy member

The Team
Additionally, the Lancaster Leadership team is engaged, experienced, and exceptional at facilitating events for our clients.

Lauree Battice, Executive Assistant

Lauree has served with Mountain Line, the transit agency in Northern Arizona, since August 2015. She has worked in business and financial management since earning her Bachelor of Science in Accountancy-Managerial from Northern Arizona University in 2000. Lauree enjoys hiking, reading and watching movies in her free time.





Elizabeth Vogler, Summit Manager

Elizabeth Vogler is a leader in non profit management in Flagstaff. She is currently working with the Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra as the Office and Operations Manager. Prior to this position, she has served in nonprofit management for the last decade in our community, developing a wealth of valuable knowledge and experience in the field.
Elizabeth has called Flagstaff home for the last 15 years, after graduating with a degree in Sociology from Ithaca College in New York. In Flagstaff she continued her studies at Northern Arizona University, earning her Masters Degree in Cultural Anthropology in 2007. Establishing a career in the non-profit sector, Elizabeth served as the Assistant Director at the Arboretum at Flagstaff, and then as Deputy Director of the Flagstaff Arts Council from 2013-2019. She has developed and produced numerous programs in the arts, including exhibitions and visual displays, theater and performing arts events, concerts, festivals, and fundraisers.
Outside of her career in non-profit management, she teaches daily fitness classes at local gyms, competes in triathlons, and walks her three dogs as often as they pull out their leashes.


Training Methodology
In the role of facilitator and trainer, Lancaster Leadership fosters an environment of

  • engagement
  • reflection
  • skill-building
  • practical application

And all of this is done through participatory learning.

Every training we provide focuses on the specialized needs of the group. The programs are created for practical and immediate implementation in the workplace, creating pertinence to the participants’ daily work life.

Our training modalities focus on serving all types of learners (visual, auditory, kinesthetic, interpersonal, and intrapersonal). For eager learners, you will experience maximum growth and development.

The training design and curriculum include current research, pertinent examples, experimentation, and abstract conceptualization.

We work to create a supportive environment for questioning and growth. We draw from and build upon your prior knowledge and experience.

As a pervasive theme, Lancaster Leadership provides enthusiastic optimism, respect, results orientation, future-focus, and is undeniably a positive advocate for your professional success.

A Sampling of Julie’s Recent Speaking/Training Events

  • Northern Arizona University’s Student Leadership Conference – Keynote: “Building Resilience”
  • Women Leading Government Conference – Session: “Your Leadership Presence”
  • Arizona City and County Managers Association Conference – Keynote: “Navigating Technology and Change in the Workplace”
  • Meeting Professionals International Conference – Keynote: “Efficiency & Effectiveness”
  • Northern Arizona Public Employees Benefit Trust Annual Celebration – Keynote: “What We Focus on Expands”
  • College and University Professional Association for Human Resources Conference – Keynote: “Navigating Change at Work”
  • Arizona Community College Leadership Conference: – Keynote: “Your Leadership Presence”
  • Arizona Tax Conference – Keynote: “Attention Management:  Managing Priorities, Energy, and Morale”
  • Arizona Women in Higher Education Conference – Session: “Influence”
  • Toastmasters International Conference – Session: “The Role of Risk Taking in Leadership”
  • Northern Arizona Human Resource Association – Session: “Stress Management to Avoid Burnout”
  • Arizona Law Enforcement Records Management Association Conference – Session: “Leadership Presence & Career Trajectory”
  • Arizona Association of Counties – Session: “Next Generation Workforce: Getting the Young to Stay”
  • National Park Service, Workshops – Sessions: Stress Management, Mindfulness, Trust, and Team Building
  • Grand Canyon Association Leadership Academy
  • Coconino County Executive Leadership Academy
  • North Country HealthCare Leadership Academy
  • Community Empowerment for Regional Success Leadership Academy
  • Northern Arizona Council of Governments Excellence in Leadership