Julie Rosenberg, MD


Julie Rosenberg, MD


Julie Rosenberg, M.D., is a pharmaceutical executive and global healthcare leader. Dr. Rosenberg is also an executive coach who helps successful leaders get even better by developing themselves and their people to embrace more conscious living. Julie has devoted the last 16 years to the in-depth study and practice of yoga and meditation. Her work demonstrates that the millennia-old physical, mental, and spiritual discipline of yoga not only supports good health and well-being, but also helps to strengthen one’s personal and professional leadership skills. More: MG 100 Member | Author | Mission | Why

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In 2017, Julie was selected from among 16,000 applicants by Number 1 Executive Coach and Leadership Thinker Dr. Marshall Goldsmith as one of the MG 100, a group of over 100 leading coaches, thinkers and senior business leaders, each of whom is committed to paying it forward.


Beyond the Mat - bookHer first book, Beyond the Mat: Achieve Focus, Presence and Enlightened Leadership Through the Principles and Practice of Yoga (Da Capo Press) has been endorsed by health and wellness, yoga, and leadership experts including Kripalu CEO Barbara Vacarr, Harvard University Senior Fellow Thomas DeLong, Aetna CEO Mark Bertolini, bestselling author and organizational psychologist Tasha Eurich, author and yoga instructor Elena Brower, and many more. Julie Rosenberg, M.D. shows you how to bring yoga out of the studio and into your personal and professional life. She shares how yoga is more than just poses (though those do help with backs tired from slumping in front of computers all day), with a clear explanation of the underlying principles, real-life examples, and anecdotes from her own life and professional career.


We live in a world in which the model of medicine relates to treatment of disease. We view doctors as individuals who treat our ailments and help to keep us well. However, each of us has the potential through enhanced self-care and wellness practices to avoid or limit disease, to slow the aging process, and to achieve a higher state of overall well-being. My mission is to help people to take ownership of their health by teaching them skills-based learnings derived from the ancient wisdom of yoga that will lead to a high-level of well-being and empower them to achieve sustainable success.

Why Wellness and Effective Leadership Is So Important to Julie Rosenberg, M.D.

I wanted to be a physician as far back as I can remember. As a child, I was deeply curious. I asked questions relentlessly. At a young age, I wondered about the workings of the body and mind. My maternal grandparents both died of chronic illnesses by the time I was 6, and I began to wonder about the impact of serious disease on our lives. I was fortunate to be focused and disciplined through the years of my formal education. I knew that I wanted a career in which I could be of service to people and chose medicine. After graduating from medical school at 24, I began a residency in pediatrics followed by a fellowship in hematology/oncology. I found nothing more rewarding than working with children with cancer and their families. After my fellowship, I joined the staff at a major university where I was one of the youngest faculty members. The work was challenging but very fulfilling; I felt privileged during my six-year tenure to have the capability and capacity to serve children with life-threatening diseases, as well as to engage in research and medical student education. As time went on, I realized that I wanted more opportunity for public interface and leadership in medicine. I did not feel particularly well-equipped to take on a broader leadership role, so I returned to the university to develop management skills and then gradually transitioned my career to drug development in the pharmaceutical industry. I have held positions of increasing responsibility at four major companies. This led me to where I am today – I oversee large global drug development programs in service to patients with cancer. My teams are diverse and my programs wide-ranging, with broad international reach, including to under-served nations. What I have found in the past 12 years of corporate service is that there is nothing more critical to my success than effective leadership. The need for outstanding leadership skills among corporate executives far supersedes content expertise. While I always believed in my skills and talent, I somehow thought that I would be an effective leader because I had these aspects of professional life mastered. I was totally wrong. I learned through failure, hard work, and lots of introspection that effective leadership is not intuitive. It requires significant study and practice. I currently spend about 15- 20% of my work day focused on leadership: discussion, active listening, coaching, mentoring, team-building, introspection, self-reflection and more. I have been practicing yoga for over sixteen years, am certified as an instructor, and have taught yoga since 2012, primarily “beyond the mat.” What does that mean? I help people to apply the practice and philosophy of yoga to their daily lives to enhance health and wellness and to develop personal leadership skills. I’ve found a remarkable intersection between the foundational principles and practice of yoga and highly effective leadership. I am passionate about sharing my work with others to help them live a life of wellness and support them in their journey as leaders. My first book, Beyond the Mat: Achieve Focus, Presence and Enlightened Leadership Through the Principles and Practice of Yoga (Da Capo Press; Hachette Book Group) was written with these goals in mind. I hope my book will inspire you to embrace a path of healthy living and leading that brings you joy!