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Ep 061 A Harvard Law Graduate’s Pivot Point with Julie Schechter

Apr 14, 2020

Julie Schechter is a Harvard law graduate and relationship wellness expert focusing on loneliness, millennial isolation, and how we can foster strong long-distance connections with our networks. 

She is also the founder and CEO of Small Packages, a curated care package company that sends love when you cannot be there in person. Small Packages are organized by 16 different life-event themes, from birthday celebrations, to breakups, to simply saying “Thank You”.

Choose what kind of love you want to send to someone special in just 5 minutes at

Julie’s work and opinions have been featured in numerous international publications, including The Everygirl, Elite Daily, and she was recently awarded a Visionary Women Grant by Shark Tank’s Barbara Corcoran.


What you will hear in this podcast:

  • The pivotal points that happen in life that change everything
  • Julie graduated from Harvard Law School and after a short time in a prestigious law office she realized it was not the right place for her to be
  • Hear about the misalignment she felt that she felt could be almost dangerous
  • When you are in a situation that feels a little off, you change small things, but when the misalignment is so big, I knew I had to leave
  • What to do if you are in a life that is misaligned
  • What it was about the moment that told her this is not for me
  • The warning signs and the physical feeling that makes the change unavoidable
  • What scared her the most about making this decision?
  • The two things that are crucial for getting through changes like this without fear
  • How important it is to love and support people and not have an agenda
  • The importance of cultivating your own personal board of directors tht you identify and listen to.
  • Growing up with a dad who is a documentary film maker and the rhythm of an entrepreneur
  • Hear about the common thread of those pivot moments where something just happens and you know it is time to change
  • Comparison to others, age and the feeling of not being where I am supposed to be
  • If you are worried about wasting time, the worst waste of time would be living a life you are not supposed to live
  • What would you say to someone who is asking I wonder if it is time for me to make a pivot
  • If people are scared would small changes do anything?
  • Building a business that could reach more people and give a sense of connection- the beginning of
  • The inspiration behind building a business that answers a need and how to make it easy to give people the sense that they are there when they cannot be physically there
  • What would be one thing people could do right now today to help the world feel more like the one we want to leave to future generations. Hear Julie’s response.

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