Employee Spotlight – Julia Kilduff

Employee Spotlight – Julia Kilduff

Interview with Julia

Tell us about yourself

I am an Arizona native and the only girl in a family full of amazing brothers. I would describe myself as an old soul at heart. I enjoy sitting down to watch a great black and white movie or musical and getting to sleep before 9 pm haha. My most favorite thing in the world is to laugh. It’s good for the soul! If you have a favorite joke, please share it with me!

Why did you become a Speech Therapist?

I’ve always loved working with children of all ages. I was inspired to become a speech-language pathologist while working as a respite care provider for young children during my high school/early college days. I had the opportunity to sit in on speech therapy sessions every week and see the amazing things that the speech therapist was able to do. I immediately applied for classes and the rest is history!

Why do you think your coworkers nominated you for being Genuine?

My hope is that they nominated me because they can feel the genuine love and care that I have for each one of them. I am part of the most amazing TEAM around and I truly consider them to be my family.

What do you love most about working with TEAM 4 Kids?

I have the opportunity to work alongside the absolute best coworkers and we have the most wonderful clients and families that allow us to be part of their lives. TEAM 4 Kids is truly a special place and I feel blessed to be a part of it!

If you had one wish, what would it be?

If I had one wish it would be to give everyone the chance to have a voice and to feel loved just as they are.

 

Nominations for Julia:

I don’t get the opportunity to work at the same location as Julia anymore, but she is the first person that came to my mind for genuine. She is always kind, approachable, and honest. She truly cares about her job, co-workers, and clients and she shows that with the way she carries herself.”

Julia is one of the sweetest people I have ever met. Whatever she says comes from the heart and she is always honest and speaks kindly to others.”

She is always kind and you can tell she means it.”

She is always genuinely kind and isn’t afraid to be herself.”

Julia is the kindest and most approachable person I have ever met! She is just so true to herself and every interaction with her feels sincere. Whether it’s at work, at an event, or outside of work at the gym or at lunch, she acts exactly the same and has a very welcoming and fun presence. You can really tell she cares about what you have to say and has tons of her own relatable stories to tell.”