J. Alexander Group, Advisors, is composed of a diverse group of professionals from a variety of backgrounds and industries. A business strategist and executive coach, Julius Adewunmi is fondly referred to as the “CEO Whisperer” for his compassionate approach in guiding executives and trailblazers to explore new ways of thinking and facing challenges, both personally and professionally.
A graduate of Saint Louis University and an entrepreneur who has owned multiple businesses in his 38 years as a St. Louis resident – including, a full service insurance agency, several convenience stores, real estate holdings, and a mortgage business that continues to thrive – Julius is passionate about empowering leaders. “Imagine having a fresh set of eyes to help you see things you can’t and ask questions you haven’t considered; someone who can help you take control of the direction of your entrepreneurial business, to support you in effectively managing change, injecting new ideas into your business, and creating long-term sustainable growth,” said Julius, founder, and CEO of J. Alexander Group Advisors LLC. “That’s where I come in. I will help you plan and facilitate, and coach you and other stakeholders in your organization to support conversion of change ideas into business results. We will work together to help you unlock your higher purpose and stay connected with family while still making an impact in the community.”
Julius specializes in helping organizations create a culture and process that enables managers and creates leaders to convert ideas into strategies, plans, actions, and results. Julius directs business and organizational strategies as it relates to their people, process, and product. These strategies include leadership, emotional and cultural intelligence, executive engagement, and communication skills. Organizations like Centene, Eaton Corporation PLC, Sunnen, St. Louis Community College, St. Louis University, St. Louis Bank, Gazelle Media, Urban Future, Toastmaster International, West Community Credit Union, and Butler’s Pantry have tapped into Julius’ multicultural influence as a Nigerian-born US citizen who has lived in Africa and Europe, to deliver inspiring messages to their employees in times of change. He has covered topics that range from diversity equity and inclusion to organizational readiness and change management.
Julius is an internationally certified John Maxwell speaker, trainer, and business/executive coach. He is also known for his work with thought leaders to help them formulate an impactful message for their audience. His clients have taken the stage at events like the renowned TED talks, TEDx program.
This CEO whisperer has also served on the board of the YMCA for more than 10 years, coached youth soccer for nonprofit programs, and served on various nonprofit committees like Linda Vista Catholic School, Blessed Ann Catherine Emmerick Foundation, St. Alban Roe Catholic Church, and The Knights of Columbus Fraternal Organization. His latest book, Speak Now: An Introduction to Presentation Skills and Collection of Speeches is available on amazon.com. He is a husband and father of three.