Employee Spotlight – Julia Kilduff

by | Feb 17, 2021 | Avondale, Peoria, Speech, Surprise

Interview with Julia

Tell us about yourself

I am truly an old soul at heart. I love sitting down to watch a good classic 1940’s or 1950’s movie. I also really appreciate a good joke! Laughing is my favorite.

Why did you become an 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 having kindness?

First of all, I love all of my co-workers! When you work in an incredibly supportive and caring environment like TEAM 4 Kids, it’s easy to spread the kindness every day.

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 a voice. Everyone deserves a chance to be heard!

Nominations for Julia:

She exhibits this trait with no effort! She is kind and patient with her fellow co-workers, clients, and families. Even when giving redirections, she speaks in a kind tone and is always respectful of others.”

Julia is such a light to her coworkers as well as the families she works with. Her friendliness is genuine and her sweet, gentle spirit brings warmth to the environment around her and everyone in it.”

Julia is the kindest person that I have met in a long time. She is always so thoughtful. I had the great pleasure of supervising her through her CF experience and felt nothing but joy and gratitude during each interaction that I had with her. On top of all that, her kindness is witnessed in her therapy sessions from a super shy little guy to a preteen boy, Julia’s kindness is clear. The entire speech team has been touched by her kindness and willingness to help a team member in need. Julia demonstrates patience and kindness that is felt by all those around her.”

Julia is extremely kind and welcoming to all! She is always willing to help out and extend a helping hand to others when needed.”

Julia is always willing to help wherever she is needed. Julia will clear use any of her free time to do what is best for the team. She makes a wonderful hype-girl and has nothing but kind words to say to brighten everyone’s day. She has such a great attitude and it really shines when working with kids, families, and coworkers.”

She says hi to everyone and always says thank you! They are always happy around people and kind.”

Julia is friendly and kind and one of the nicest people I have ever met!”

Julia has a very sweet, kind personality. She is very caring and her clients love her. She always sees the positive and is always willing to help others.”

Anytime I interact with Julia or see her interact with parents and patients, she just makes everyone feel her kindness.  She is always caring and patient as well”