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meet Julie Zaruba Fountaine

Hi there! I’m Julie Zaruba Fountaine, a Well-being specialist and the Founder of EMPOWER Possible, LLC.  Drawing on over a decade of experience, my unwavering dedication is focused on empowering individuals, teams, and organizations to unleash their maximum potential and create thriving well-being programs and policies.

I started this business out of personal experience, having faced burnout and witnessing the lack of support for employees in many organizations. I saw a gap in my community and wanted to make a difference by addressing well-being and organization development together. With my unique background, including a Master’s degree in Health, Nutrition, and Exercise Science, an MBA in Change and Leadership, and extensive community involvement, I have the expertise to serve my clients distinctively.


Why Empower?

What sets me apart is my ability to develop and achieve strategic goals while engaging employees and leaders. My work has been nationally recognized, including receiving the Campus Prevention Network Seal of Prevention Award and leading COVID-19 prevention efforts for a regional liberal arts college. I even partnered with the Minnesota Department of Health to develop a program plan for mitigating COVID-19 at higher education institutions.

At EMPOWER Possible, we take a holistic approach to self-development and change, focusing on the three empowerments: the self, social networks, and the systems that shape our lives. By discovering their interconnectedness and developing these areas, we can renew our skills and build our capacities. As a certified change management specialist, I have supported the well-being and development of thousands of individuals, living out the mission of EMPOWER Possible.

Let’s work together to unlock your potential and create a brighter future. Contact me today and let’s embark on this transformative journey together.

The Story of EMPOWER Possible, LLC.

EMPOWER Possible: Ignite Your Potential, Transform Your Life!

Tired of feeling stuck in a cycle of disappointment, frustration, and self-doubt? At EMPOWER Possible, I understand because I’ve been there too. That’s why I’m here to help you break free and create the life you were always meant to live.

In October 2021, I took the leap and founded EMPOWER Possible, LLC, with a mission to empower individuals like you through transformative retreats, workshops, presentations, coaching, and consulting services. My simple yet powerful process will unlock your full potential, helping you become a proficient, creative thinker ready to implement change and reach new heights.

With over a decade of experience as a certified change practitioner, leading teams, and mentoring individuals, I have developed a unique approach to self-development and change management. By partnering with EMPOWER Possible, you’ll gain the tools and support you need to overcome obstacles, unleash your true potential, and create a ripple effect of positive change that transcends ethnic and economic circumstances.

Don’t let discouragement hold you back any longer. Now is the time to join forces with EMPOWER Possible and embark on a transformative journey toward living the life you were always meant to live. Let’s make it happen together!

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My mission is to empower individuals and organizations to enhance their well-being and contribute to a better world. Together, we’ll enhance our self-awareness, build strong connections with others, and make positive changes in our lives and in our communities. Through our collective efforts, we can create a world where all can thrive.

Core Principles:

Growth Oriented-Joyful Success-E.M.P.O.W.E.R.

Engage-Meaning-People-Organization-Wellbeing- Empathy- Regenerate 

Core Values

Growth Oriented
Joyful Success
& E.M.P.O.W.E.R.

(Engage, Meaning, People, Organization, Well-being, Empathy, Regenerate)

Growth Oriented:

It does not matter how many months, years, or decades you’ve been trying to change…the time is right. YOU are here for a reason, YOU are in the right place at the right time – right now is the time to take the steps towards meaningful transformation! 

Joyful Success:

With EMPOWER Possible you will build a foundational set of skills that sets you up for success.


(Engage, Meaning, People, Organization, Well-being, Empathy, Regenerate)

Unlock the power within yourself and your organization to transform not only your own well-being but also the world around you. Together, we’ll delve into the depths of self-awareness, forge unbreakable connections, and ignite positive change in our lives and communities. Let us embark on a journey of collective effort, weaving a tapestry of prosperity and boundless possibilities for all to flourish in this extraordinary world we co-create.

'A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step'

-Tao Te Ching

Take your first step and ask me about:

Industry Knowledge:

  • Strategic Planning
  • Change Management
  • Higher Education
  • Nonprofits
  • Health and Well-being

Interpersonal Skills:

  • Coaching
  • Training
  • Team Building
  • Leadership
  • Staff Development
  • Organizational Effectiveness
  • Personal Development
  • Workshop Facilitation

Interested in hosting a workshop or in personal development?

root / rut / (verb)

to establish deeply and firmly, to lay a solid foundation

flour•ish / fləriSH / (verb)

to grow luxuriantly, to thrive in growth


The Foundation of EMPOWER Possible is the 3 Empowerments

EMPOWER Possible programs develop the practitioner skills and capacities necessary to facilitate regenerative responses to global issues impacting our local communities and organizations with   3 EMPOWERMENTS.

EMPOWERMENT 1 – Engage your true SELF

EMPOWERMENT 2 – Catalyze your SOCIAL networks

EMPOWERMENT 3 – Activate your SYSTEMS awareness

I am committed to providing quality products and services as well as supporting organizations with similar goals. That is why a percentage of the proceeds from EMPOWER Possible supports the Twin Ports Women’s Foundation. More information about the foundation can be found on their website

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