Are you a creative entrepreneur looking for clarity and accountability so you can make a massive difference being bold, brave and brilliant?

I'm Julie-Anne Black. I find "the thing" that's keeping you from being brilliant and then unlock it so you can see how it works, how it has worked and understand what you need to do to ultimately release it. Are you ready to be brilliant now?

How Can I Serve You?

Julie-Anne Black having a laugh with her audience at NAB Bank


Internationally renowned. Leading motivational speaker. Unique presentations. Unforgettable messages. Practical success strategies.

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There is no need to keep being your own best kept secret, feeling stressed and anxious on a regular basis. You'll love how easy it is to be brilliant now and I'll show you how.


With a focus on personal power and leadership, Julie-Anne helps you produce a life more compelling to live than a hit  TV show is to watch. 

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BBN Facebook Group is for emerging leaders and creative entrepreneurs who want to make a difference sharing their best work in the world. 

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Be brilliant now with Julie-Anne Black

WHO IS Julie-Anne Black

If your life was a TV show would you watch it?

My mission is to show you how to escape Groundhog Day, direct your future and be the star of your life. So you can make a massive difference, sharing your best work in the world and Be Brilliant Now.

Self-sabotage and the imposter syndrome are the biggest catalyst for our clients to stand in the wings rather than taking centre stage.

I believe the most spectacular results in people occur when your confidence, creativity and performance intersect and when you unleash these aspects remarkable things happen – your attitude shifts from dull to brilliant!

Are you ready to be brilliant now?

Producing a brilliant life is a lot like producing a hit TV show, you'll be a ratings success or flop depending on how you connect, engage and communicate with your audience.

~ Julie-Anne Black


Kate Harris
Emerging Leader

When I first met Juls I was feeling unhappy with my life as a whole. Everything seemed dull on a day to day basis. I knew I wanted passion, colour, connection and meaning but I didn’t know how to articulate that - let alone manifest it. When I saw the short course on body language Juls offered at CAE I felt drawn to it as it offered insight into understanding why we behave the way we do. Investing in time with Juls to get crystal clear on what is important to me, and what type of life I ultimately want, was one of the most important decisions I've made. The support and advice that Juls gave me was invaluable! She has a unique ability to understand what I wanted to say when I couldn’t find the words and in helping to verbalise these deep and complicated thoughts, she helped me to have some big realisations. By getting clear on what I wanted, and most importantly why it had to happen, I have been able to manifest my dream of living in Mexico with my amazing partner and of living a balanced life of adventure yet comfort. I can now use what I learnt with Juls whenever I reach a cross roads and want to make a decision that feels right to me.Thank you Juls! You rock!!

Julie-Anne Black from Be Brilliant Now with the divine Fiona J Lindsay.
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The Networking Formula

Thank you SO, SO, SO MUCH for everything you have done for me, put up with and worked through with me. I’ve been trying to get this stuff sorted for the better part of 10 years and just never really found the right person. I knew right from the moment I met you that you were it.  I don’t think I have ever felt this light before in my life. I don’t feel so panicked and chaotic in my head and being which is an amazing relief that I am just not able to put into words. The very fact that I’ve attracted two of my largest paying clients to me in the time we have worked together is pure testimony to the work we’ve done. This process isn’t for the faint-hearted and you really do have to be willing to confront the demons you may have buried for a very long time, but the end result is SO worth it. Don’t live one more day of feeling like crap.  A loving, colourful, crazy-ass soul is waiting to navigate the path with you and it’s not as scary as you might think.  Cannot thank you enough Jewells – you are amazing more than words or actions could ever communicate.  MWAH!

what we believe in


Be creative in your thinking, your style, your life.


Reflect, review and celebrate. Count your blessings every day.

Make a difference

Care about the impact you have on the people you meet.

Set Intentions

Be conscious about the direction your life goes.


The world needs more people who smile just because

believe in magic

Share your goodness and sprinkle it everywhere you go.

Be curious

Travel outside your comfort zone and into the unknown.

Have fun

Live passionately, love fully and be wickedly brilliant.

Goodness to read

Create a calm state of mind

By JulieAnne | February 25, 2018

  When it comes to creating a calm state of mind, do you know what to do? This technique teaches you how you can focus your energy whilst creating a still, alert, calm and peaceful state of being. Being in a relaxed, receptive, focused and calm state is the best state to facilitate learning and action…

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Are you being as influential as you could be?

By JulieAnne | January 25, 2018

If there’s anything that you need, or want to achieve, you must become influential because you’ll probably need someone’s help accomplishing it.   Oprah, Richard Branson, James Cameron, Helen Mirren, Roger Federer, Sheryl Sandberg, Brene Brown, Mark Zuckerberg and Lady Gaga have all needed help to be great in business so they can successfully achieve…

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Learn how to receive a compliment with ease and grace

By JulieAnne | January 10, 2018

Do you ever get embarrassed when someone says something nice to you or gives you a compliment?   They may compliment you on: a job well done or the way you handled a situation or your recent successes or how healthy you look or your outfit or just because you’re awesome or anything nice   And what…

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Create your own manifesto

By JulieAnne | December 25, 2017

  This is our manifesto. It’s what makes us tick. Why we do what we do and how we keep on track. A manifesto is a personal declaration of your core values, wisdom that inspires you and goals you want to achieve. It’s a philosophy you can always turn to especially when things seem a little…

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Living with self-doubt

By JulieAnne | December 10, 2017

5 minute read   What is this…   It’s destructive, ball breaking and a total passion and creativity killer, it can swing your mood from brilliant to victim within a matter of seconds if you let it. It’s created externally but driven internally. It can make you feel like a drug addict with high highs and…

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Lessons Learnt – our top 20 A-Ha moments

By JulieAnne | November 25, 2017

A look back at some lessons learnt and my most cherished A-Ha Moments.   How often do you sit back and take the time to review your lessons learnt? Chances are your answer is not often because we’re living in a world where things are moving so fast. Always thinking WHAT”S NEXT! That’s why in…

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Recipe to be brilliant now

By JulieAnne | November 10, 2017

2 minute read   My recipe to be brilliant now might be a little different from the norm.   How are you in the kitchen? I love cooking. For me, it’s playtime in the kitchen where I can be as creative and experimental as I choose. Sometimes things can turn out a bit bland and…

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How NLP can help you take charge of your success and happiness

By JulieAnne | October 25, 2017

What if I told you there was a manual to running your own mind? Would you jump at the opportunity to know it? NLP or Neuro-Linguistic Programming is one of the most advanced and profound technologies for creating human change.   NLP is one of the most effective modalities available for taking control of your…

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