Julie Kortens

Julie Kortens


Julie Kortens has been providing people-orientated leadership and direction at a senior level in corporate real estate, business and the media for decades.

She also served as the twelve Chairman of BIFM, before stepping down in December 2016, and has experience as a non-executive director and a pension trustee.

Julie’s experience spans many areas, including leading a multi-million pound refurbishment project to transform Channel 4’s headquarters in central London from a technical transmission centre to a multi-functional, creative and collaborative hub.

She has also overseen the downsizing of property portfolios, reducing budgets and leading strategic staff engagement projects in order to implement cultural change, led initiatives to outsource business critical services, including the associated impact on staff and stakeholders across the business, and project managed business-wide procurement initiatives with significant cost savings and improve governance and SRM.

Julie left the corporate world in 2016 to establish her own business, Konnected People, which focuses on professional mentoring, coaching and facilitation, offering support to teams, executive boards and individuals. She is also a founding director of the Mentoring Business.

Julie holds an MA in Employment Strategy and is a qualified Executive Coach and Mentor with an ILM Level 7 Diploma. She is also a Chartered Fellow of the CIPD as well as a qualified Myers Briggs (MBTI) and Clarity 4D practitioner.

Session: The Workplace Advantage

Too often businesses focus on workplace performance by considering cost per square foot rather than revenue per square foot. And UK employees can tell.

Only one in two agrees their workplace helps them to work productively. We can’t afford to ignore them.

The Workplace Advantage report was published in December 2016, an output from The Stoddart Review, and focuses on how the workplace can be used as a performance lever in business.

Launched at last year’s ThinkFM, The Stoddart Review was a cross-industry collaboration, and at this year’s conference the team will share their story with you.

“The facilities management profession brings together people, place and process to enable business, and in this new smarter, leaner, faster world, skills in this area will be a source of competitive advantage. However, as the demand rises so too does the need for the profession to ensure it is upskilled and ready to help transform business productivity.” – Julie Kortens