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BERKELEY MBA FOR EXECUTIVES PROGRAM

Julia Felts

Julia Felts
EMBA 15

Vice President, Operations Fluxx San Francisco, California

Often, a start-up’s success hinges on its ability to transition from having a million things to do and too few people to do them, into a larger, more structured enterprise. As a leader from Berkeley, Julia Felts is perfectly suited to making that turn by making it a habit to “ask myself every day the question Dean Lyons used to ask: ‘Is there a better way to do this?’”

PREVIOUS DEGREE

BS, Biological Sciences California State University, Sacramento

PREVIOUS POSITION

Managing Director The Sourcery San Francisco, California

APPLIED LEARNING

“Techniques like the ideation and diverge/converge discussions we practiced in Sara Beckman’s Applied Innovation course, are now part of how I work every day.”

I broadened my network in unexpected directions.

“The collaborative environment at Berkeley-Haas was the perfect preparation for working with a small leadership team, where influence is often your most valuable approach.”

“At Fluxx, we want to build a culture that inspires, that thrives on creativity. That is exactly what I lived and learned at Berkeley-Haas.”

“When coworkers come to me for guidance, it gives me the opportunity to leverage what I learned in the Berkeley EMBA program, whether that is referring them to a specific resource or offering a new slant on a situation.”

“I love process more than product, so I’m industry agnostic when it comes to my career. That’s why having classmates in so many industries excited me. I broadened my network in unexpected directions.”

My classmates are a melting pot of the most intelligent people.

“The value of an employee engagement survey as a leadership tool is something I learned in Professor Jenny Chatman’s Leadership class. It’s also been a way for me to be a Student Always as I learn more about Fluxx from the people who will move the company from startup to success.”

“Techniques like the ideation and diverge/converge discussions we practiced in Sara Beckman’s Applied Innovation course are now part of how I work everyday.”

“My classmates are a melting pot of the most intelligent people. We share the important values of honesty, integrity, transparency, and kindness.”

Best decision of my life.

“People really listen to each other in classroom discussions, instead of planning what they want to say next. Students and professors both challenge each other, but in a way that builds you up instead of tearing you down.”

“The first time I met with Luke Kreinberg in the Career Management Group, his first question was, ‘How are you staying healthy under the combined demands of work and school?’ He was really concerned about me holistically, about my well-being.”

“During a break in my very first MBA class—Microeconomics taught by Professor Greg LaBlanc—I texted my mother: ‘Best decision of my life.’ I already knew that I was on a wild 19-month ride that would take me to places I had never imagined.”