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Julie Chan

Advisor Greater New York City Area, US

Founder, Being My Purpose; Former Assistant Vice President, NYC Economic Development Corp.; Yale & MIT grad; Intuitive life purpose coach

Founder, Being My Purpose; Former Assistant Vice President, NYC Economic Development Corp.; Yale & MIT grad; Intuitive life purpose coach

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Involved In


Being My Purpose
Crosby Street Gallery, LLC


Founder & CEO Being My Purpose September 2015 - present
Assistant Director & Assistant Vice President New York City Economic Development Corporation July 2011 - November 2015
NYC Fellow Revive the Dream Institute Fellow, NYC 2015 September 2015 - June 2016
Coro Leadership NY Participant Coro New York Leadership Center September 2013 - May 2014
Singer Volunteer, Artist September 1995 - present
Research Assistant, MIT Leveraging Investments in Creativity June 2010 - August 2010
Graduate Student, Master in City Planning Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) 2009 - 2011
Co-Founder Crosby Street Gallery, LLC 2009 - 2012
Communications/Marketing Manager Downtown Brooklyn Partnership January 2008 - August 2009
Analyst HR&A Advisors, Inc. July 2005 - December 2007
Public Relations Intern Burson-Marsteller 2004 - 2004
Marketing Intern Scholastic 2003 - 2003


Massachusetts Institute of Technology Housing, Community, and Economic Development 2009 - 2011
Yale University Economics and American Studies; Received Honors with Distinction in American Studies. 2001 - 2005
Hunter College High School

Interested In

Advisor With
  • • Policy
  • • Professional development
  • • Business Development
  • • Marketing Communications
  • • Personal marketing
  • • Purposeful Program Development
  • • Stakeholder management
  • • Team Building
  • • Purpose
  • • self development
  • • Life coaching
Markets of Interest
  • • Commerce
  • • Data & Analytics
  • • Education
  • • Green
  • • Local
  • • Media
  • • Mobile
  • • Music
  • • Photos
  • • Productivity Tools
  • • Real Estate
  • • Recruiting
  • • Small Businesses
  • • Social Impact
  • • Travel
  • • Lifelong Learning (outside of school)
  • • Youth Leadership
  • • Content

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Non-profit • Public relations • Marketing Communications • Economic Development • proposal writing

Key Accomplishments

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Kristy Sundjaja
We worked together  •  Global Head of People, LivePerson. University of Pennsylvania grad. Wharton grad.
She is intuitive and has good instinct about how things should be done. She is not afraid of taking risk - quitting her stable job to pursu ... e her purpose in life. She is persuasive and selfless and is able to make people trust her and do business with her.
Judy Tam
We worked together
Julie has a curious mind and the courage to take action toward finding the knowledge or answer to her questions. She has a unique approach b ... lending her talent and skills that she aquired from many classes, books, and coaching experience. With her determination, respect, and honesty toward life, I'm confident that she'd be a great entrepreneur.
Eleni D. Janis
We worked together  •  Vice President, Business Development and Partnerships, New York City Economic Development Corporation. NYU grad.
Julie is intelligent and patient enough to solve through problems while Keeping her eyes on the prize. Julie is not an optimist. She is a re ... alist who knows to separate noise from potential. Further, she has a varied skillset and experience in a variety of sectors. She has been an intrapreneur and created new Vision and projects even when in the most adverse or non innovative environments. And when she believes in the value of her proposition, she is passionate as well as patient to advance her mission, to sell her proposition.