“Justine is a brilliant 'creative whisperer'. Working with her as I switched paths and started my company, brought me clarity, confidence and most importantly, sanity. Her process is based on logical and actionable steps and her reassuring calm and fun demeanor gave me the confidence I needed. She was instrumental in helping me create a clear plan for building a successful business. And it doesn’t hurt that she has deep well of contacts to call on to help with the myriad of details in building one’s business. I have sent many grateful friends to her and two years in, she remains a valued and trusted counsel.”
Alex Bates, Flint & Kent
“At Freelancers Union events, our members have high standards; they want clear, usable guidance, presented creatively and un-stuffily. Justine exceeded even that high benchmark - she did an exceptional job of hosting our Freelance 360 workshop. She engaged every single person in the room, giving them a wide range of effective tools and tips to promote themselves"
“Justine is helping me turn 25 years of professional experience inside PR agencies into a fresh new brand of my own. She zeros in on the capabilities that distinguish you, then guides you as you groom them into a marketable proposition. I leave every session with her clear-headed, confident and inspired. I cannot imagine being able to make this transition without her.”
Nancy Weltchek, Weltchek Writes
“Thank you for an amazing presentation. The students were engaged by your materials, inspired by your presentation, and gained both the motivation and practical next steps to move their freelance careers forward.”
Rhonda Schaller, Former Assistant Director of Career Development at School of Visual Arts, NYC.
“Justine is an amazingly valuable resource to the creative community. She provides laser sharp insights and spot on knowledge of the creative world, and is uniquely skilled at working with creative people one-on-one to help navigate your professional journey. I highly recommend Justine and Pitch Perfect to anyone who is at a crossroads and figuring out the next chapter of their career. In clear, actionable steps, she will help guide you to uncover what it is that you truly want in your career, and how to achieve it. Justine is not only incredibly wise and perceptive, she is also a genuinely wonderful person who creates a "safe space" to discuss your life and career choices.”
Stacey Lieberman, Creative Director, SpotCo.
“After 18 years of art directing, I realized I needed to define myself and learn how to talk about my specific strenghts and experiences when seeking clients and jobs. Working with Justine gave me the clear insight I needed to effectively edit my skills and really narrow in on the things that make me, me. It was a truly valuable experience that ultimately led me to a dream job. Thank you!!"
Amy Demas, Creative Director, White House | Black Market
“I love to listen to Justine! Her workshops and talks are fun, engaging and full of practical ideas. Her advice has mande an instant impact on my career"
Evi Abeler, food, product and interior photographer
“I've taken several networking and marketing workshops over the years, but none as helpful as Justine's. Many presenters have a 'Just do it' cheerleader approach that left me feeling like I had a problem I had to get over instead of empowered and excited.
Justine is intelligent, positive and grounded, and she makes you realize that you have far more resources and abilities than you thought you had. She understands that self-promotion and speaking to strangers is awkward for most of us and normalizes it. She is a warm and clear teacher who shares great anecdotes about herself as well as helpful case studies. By the time we left, my best friend and I walked out with actionable skills, feeling great, and started meeting once a week to support each other in building our businesses."
Ann Husaini, Film and Television editor