WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
"Julie is not only an awesome human, but also a great coach. Coming from a background in sports, that is what I needed in order to learn, understand, and grow. I need someone to help put into words that which I cannot, someone to call me out on the “stories” I tell myself and the false beliefs I’ve built over time, and someone who can recommend practical ways through which I can learn and make positive change happen. In every session, she has helped me do just that! For anyone who is going through a tough time, feels stuck and doesn’t know where to begin – I recommend Julie. She will not only help you “see” what it is you need to work on, but also help you resolve and grow from it."
– Demi Radeva
"Before I met Julie, my life was all over the place. I was busy from the time I woke up to the time I went to bed, and yet I accomplished nothing. She helped me regain my energy, see things with more clarity, and, most importantly, helped me get back on the path to success and following my purpose. Julie, you're the BEST!"
– Douglas Zamora
"Working with Julie has changed the way I view my life and how I handle myself. Working with her, I was able to learn who I am, and what I love about myself. Also I learned to express emotions and to channel negative thoughts into faith that the universe will do its part. I was able to explore the perceptions and emotions that I had been hanging onto since childhood, and move past things in my adult life to become a better version of myself.
I highly recommend Julie as a life coach. She is direct, honest and she teaches you how to get curious and explore what’s possible."
– Erick Palacios
"This week offered the unique experience of providing a setting to both relax and engage in introspective work. Julie did a great job organizing all the details of the retreat, taking the stress out of planning, and facilitating group discussions to bring out elements of creating our own authentic life."
– Shoma Hokanson, Retreat Participant May 2021
"This retreat was exactly what I needed to unwind from a hectic life and make myself a priority. The excursions were exhilarating, the discussions were inspiring, and the time for introspection was much needed. Julie was super accommodating about my food sensitivities to make my experience as good as possible."
– Sharon, Retreat Participant February 2020
"My coaching sessions with Julie have gone beyond my expectations! As a person transitioning to a new stage of life, Julie has challenged me to rethink many aspects of my life. I have learned so much about myself, things that I didn’t even realize I needed to know. Julie’s challenging but fun and non-threatening style has given me the tools I need to thrive in all circumstances. Thank you, Julie!!"
– Linda Goodno
"Luna Azul Retreats is a fantastic way to intertwine personal growth and adventure while experiencing a new country and culture."
– Beth Barbosa, Retreat Participant February 2020
"Life has always been a struggle for me; I never had any plan for the future. I was adrift and had no one else to help me. Julie's coaching shifted my mental habits from lifelong negativity into a positive direction. Her professional method also prevented me from backsliding. I honestly don't know what would have happened if I had not worked with Julie. Thank you, Julie!"
– David Belote
"Julie has helped me to find the positive when it feels like there is none. Her honest, open way of communication helped me to open up, and look at things from a new perspective. She's not judgmental, she's understanding and genuinely wants you to live your best life, being your best self. Every time I get off the phone with her I feel better. I have a more positive outlook on things, and new tools to help me get to where I want to be. I always feel like I have a better sense of self after coaching with Julie. She has helped me work through a lot of things, and helped me shed what I didn't need to keep hanging on to. Julie is always helping me to improve. She clearly loves her work, and is always finding new, inventive ways to help her clients."
– Jessica Bell
"Saying yes to a retreat in Costa Rica, going by myself with people I didn’t know was both scary and the best decision I’ve made in a long time. The Adventure Retreat allowed me to step out of my comfort zone, meet new friends and most importantly was the beginning of my journey to learn about myself, the way I communicate and to discover how to experience life with joy and gratitude. Julie made me feel like she was a life long friend from the very beginning. I urge anyone looking for a beautiful adventure —don’t hesitate to experience this life changing retreat!"
– Linda Goodno, Retreat Participant February 2020
"This is my second testimonial for Julie’s services and abilities in organizing and now I have experienced her coaching. She is knowledgeable, intelligent, and always prepared. At the same time Julie is caring and supportive. She helped me think through issues and then offered possible solutions. I have learned that I have the power and ability to make changes in my life without waiting for years to be successful. I appreciate Julie’s style and view of the world. Take the leap to a positive energy by working with Julie as your coach."
– Sue Marshall
"Julie is one of the most compassionate and knowledgeable women I've had the pleasure of working with. Her ideas and optimistic attitude are outstanding. She gives great guidance and has outstanding organizational skills. She really encourages thinking outside the box, which is needed if you want to make changes in your life regarding organization and personal growth."
– Stephanie Hein
"Life coaching is fun and uncomfortable. It's fun to learn more about and develop yourself, but it's also quite uncomfortable. I love that Julie always pauses to celebrate growth, victories, and "ah has!" But her greatest value, to me, is her no-nonsense communication style. She excels at cutting through the crap to quickly help identify areas I'm stuck, resisting, or avoiding. Because of her encouragement and "straight talk" I'm moving in a much more productive direction!"
– Jamie Flora
"Julie takes the time to investigate and understand why something isn't working for you, and in turn is able to develop a more successful solution with you to overcome your challenges."
– Alicia Coles
"We received excellent support from Simply Neat. Julie and her team were positive in what was a very overwhelming scenario for us. They brought a calming, steady influence to our home and helped me get my arms around decision making with ease. She also helped me save money by utilizing what I already owned rather than purchasing new items to help organize and taught me skills I draw on years later than the project we worked on. I highly recommend Simply Neat, Julie and her team."
– Sarah Wold
"Julie is fun to work with. She brought a calming energy to the project and an optimistic "we can do this" attitude."
– Wendy Werpetinski
"Julie helped me make sensible choices in reorganizing various cupboards and closets and helped me get rid of clutter that had been bothering me for years. She has a gentle, but firm approach, and she's fun to work with!"
– Sherri H.
"Julie is an amazing, strong positive light. She helps you work through things, from moving, to taking steps to improve your daily life, to finding a better understanding of your self, to making your home more functional. She truly brings so much to the table as a life coach, and through Simply Neat."
– Jessica Bell
"I've worked with Julie on a few things. I did an intensive with Julie and it was definitely worth it. I walked away with awareness of some unhealthy negative mindsets that were making me stuck in a lot of areas. I had epiphanies that I really couldn't have gotten to on my own. I'd recommend Julie for each of the services she's worked with me in, Coaching, group coaching, and organizing coaching. It really does propel you farther in the process and quicker than doing it all on your own and spinning your wheels.
Julie Loomis is a very strategic and talented professional organizer. My husband and I moved from a very large home to one half the size and I found myself completely overwhelmed. The moving company basically filled the entire downstairs and a couple of other rooms with boxes up to the ceiling. And I no longer have walk-in closets or built-in shelves to keep everything, so I quickly decided I needed an ‘expert’ who could help me with my ‘ultimate’ downsizing project. I was lucky to find Julie’s website among the many. I chose her because I liked what I read and especially her philosophy of “why spend time with things when there are so many other activities in our lives that have meaning that deserve our time” (paraphrased, of course). So I called her, we met and decided it was a good match. The rest of my story is very exciting.
Over the past couple of months, she helped me purge, arrange, re-think how I use things and how to organize my life (and my husband’s). She suggested, and I embraced, systems that make sense to ME, not to some preset plan with 5 steps and you’re done. She thinks outside the box, she analyzes the layout and the purpose of each room and item. I have truly changed how I view the material things in my space and my life. I gave away much of what I had sitting all those boxes stacked to the ceiling and I realize that has made me much happier.
Our home is now comfortable, organized, and clean. I feel calm and ready to settle into a place that I am proud to bring my children, grandchildren, friends and family over for a visit. We can relax and have fun. Thank you, Julie, for your talents and wisdom and for the fun we have had."
– Sue Marshall
"My belief in being able to attain goals has dramatically increased. I have more understanding into behaviors and beliefs that were getting in the way and where those came from in my past."
– Nikki, Retreat Participant Summer 2018
"Julie intuitively knew I needed to get started while I had the urge to make progress and she came to meet me the same day I inquired. I had good intentions and made lots of progress in organizing but it was simply too much for me to do on my own. Julie is very positive and not judgmental. She comes on time and is prepared to do whatever it takes to get the job done. Show her your mess and she'll dig right in with you (or without you) to get your stuff put away so you can finish up then maintain it on your own. Spend the money. Your sanity is worth every penny!"
– Amy S.
"This retreat has been a verdant green pasture for me, repose and revitalization for my body, mind, and soul. This retreat provided the opportunity for me to reconnect with my real self and connect with other retreat participants. My focus has become clearer. I've begun to schedule/plan actionable steps to improvements I'd like to make in my life. I feel confident and serene."
– Julie Sonnek, Retreat Participant Summer 2018
"I've worked with Julie on a few things. I did an intensive with Julie and it was definitely worth it. I walked away with awareness of some unhealthy negative mindsets that were making me stuck in a lot of areas. I had epiphanies that I really couldn't have gotten to on my own. I'd recommend Julie for each of the services she's worked with me in, Coaching, group coaching, and organizing coaching. It really does propel you farther in the process and quicker than doing it all on your own and spinning your wheels."
– Martrice J.
"Julie worked on my disheveled home office by helping me put in place a plan to efficiently and easily use my space. Julie took the time to listen to me and learn about my lifestyle which helped her design a plan I have been able to maintain for over a year. I have had Julie back to help with other areas in my home and at my business too. Thank you!"
– Amy Wakem
"I worked with Julie in organizing the staging part of my real estate business. She did a fabulous job in every sense of the word. She re-structured my entire work space and helped me coordinate items so I can work efficiently. Thanks, Julie."
– Laurie T.
"I was a bit hesitant to show Julie my kitchen. I was concerned that she would say what others had said, “What a mess!” I had piles of things to deal with and children’s artwork I didn’t know what to do with. When we discussed what causes me the most stress, she was able to pinpoint that it was really more of an issue with my children’s artwork (piles in multiple rooms!) than with my to-do piles on the kitchen counter.
She gave me great ideas on how to display the artwork and even involved my 5 year old daughter by empowering her to decide what to display and what has to come down. That made my daughter feel very important and took the pressure and guilt off of me. I feel much more calm having a system in place now to manage that once ominous pile of art! As for my to-do piles, she realized it is a process that works for me so the only change made was that now I make sure it stays in one section of counter top. And because I feel more in control of my kitchen, it is now easier to keep other areas in my house clean! Thank you, Julie!"
– Maria B.
"I consider myself a fairly organized person, but there were a few things in my life that I just could never seem to get organized.... like that paper stack that would keep coming back. My office was a place that was "OK" to work - but I didn't "Love it".... all that changed when I hired Julie Loomis.
She first came for a free consultation. I was a little embarrassed about some of the mess I had going on when I showed her around. She asked me a ton of questions and I didn't feel judged at all! Then Julie thought about recommendations for me - systems that would work for me and how I operate and came to me with some options. I was so excited to get my office organized I had her come over and help me -- ALL DAY!
When she left we had cleared out stuff I was ready to get rid of, we had organized all my office supplies, files and my work area, and she came up with some creative solutions for work flow that pertains to my jewelry business & communication with my clients. All of it felt so good and my office was ready for me to work in immediately when she left. My office looks and feels so much better -- I now "LOVE" working in there! I know where everything is, where everything goes, and I feel so much more organized.
I have been able to keep everything organized and am more productive as a result. I highly recommend Julie Loomis with Simply Neat to help you get organized in areas of your home, office, garage --- especially the areas you feel embarrassed about.... that is when you need Julie the most. She will help you work through it!"
– Julie J.
"The Luna Azul retreat gave me the opportunity to give up control, be present and to take a look at my routines at home."
– Kristen Suckow, Retreat Participant February 2020
"I was able to dedicate time to focusing on making changes in my life that are greatly needed."
– Alicia, Retreat Participant Summer 2018
"I am recharged, re-energized, re-encouraged to run my business."
– Maria, Retreat Participant Summer 2018
"By the time the trip was over, I came back not only rejuvenated, but having a different perspective on my life, motivation, and direction I wanted my life to go. If the retreat taught me anything, it’s that understanding you, who you want to be, and where you want to go in life is freedom. It’s an experience I’ll never forget, and recommend it to anyone who not only feels lost, but also wants to improve themselves."
– Michael Ruiz, Retreat Participant July 2016
"Finding YOU in Costa Rica is a perfect balance of exercise, activities, and personal growth in a safe environment. One of the beauties of the experience was exploring, sharing, and realizing what holds you back from goals with like-minded people.
Julie has created a workbook that is an excellent resource for this journey and will keep you on track when returning to your daily living at home."
– Celicia Thomas, Retreat Participant January 2017
"It’s never too early to push self-exploration. This trip taught me to question my ways and be open to new, challenging thought processes that will only benefit me in my future."
– Bailey, Retreat Participant January 2017
"The retreat was an eye opening experience. I highly recommend it for anyone who needs to get away from a mundane schedule and who is interested in finding themselves. Julie took care of all the details and made it very easy to make time for everything. From this experience I walk away with life-long friendships and experiences. I am grateful."
– Participant, Retreat Participant January 2017