Core Health Partners | Optimal Health and Well-being Through Sustainable Lifestyle Change

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Our Founder

julie alexander nurse practitioner and health coachJulie Alexander's extensive healthcare career has centered on her commitment to improving the health of North Carolinians.  Having grown up in western North Carolina, she developed a special commitment to improving the health of people in rural areas and spent the first half of her career focused on improving access to health care. In addition to her clinical work as a Nurse Practitioner, she was privileged to consult with numerous non-profit and governmental organization on projects that shared this vision.

In 2007, Julie and her family had the opportunity to go to Brazil as volunteer service workers.  There, Julie undertook a public health project with middle and high school students.  Three years later, Julie returned with a new perspective and began the next phase of her career.

Her years abroad highlighted for Julie the unique health challenges that people living in the U.S. face.  She saw that even when people have healthy intentions, our fast-paced culture can easily pull us off track.  She also saw that our current health care system was in crisis, and that the pressures on health care providers discouraged them from spending much time or energy on health promotion.  She came to believe that access to health care was only part of the solution.  With sky-rocketing rates of preventable chronic disease, Julie refocused her work on improving access to self-care.  She honed her coaching skills with further training at Duke Integrative Medicine and pursued additional clinical training in lifestyle-based approaches to promoting health and preventing and treating chronic disease.  In 2011, she founded Core Health Partners with a mission of helping people bring more life to their years

Julie received her undergraduate nursing training at University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and her master's in nursing at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  She is a retired Family Nurse Practitioner and currently holds a national certification as a Nurse Coach through the American Holistic Nurses Credentialing Center.  She is also certified by Duke Integrative Medicine as an Integrative Health Coach.

After more than 25 years in nursing and healthcare consulting, Julie is delighted to be pursuing her passion -- helping people flourish.  When she isn't working, she enjoys music, dance, hiking, and travel. Julie lives in Cornelius, NC with her husband, two vivacious daughters, two cats and one patient dog.


QuestionsGet your questions answered...

Julie is delighted to answer questions about her wellness programs and services!  Here are some of the ways you can get in touch with her:

For simple questions, please contact us and Julie will get back to you within a business day.

If you'd like to get to know Julie and explore whether her services could support your wellness goals, please schedule a complimentary clarity session.


Julie also lead community wellness programs in collaboration with area partners.

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What Others Say...

Individualized Approach

"Julie is a skilled professional, a great listener, and a great human being. She sees each person as a unique individual with unique questions, dreams and goals. She does not presume she understands by providing space for discovery and clarification of a person's goals. Julie assesses, mentors, monitors and encourages -- meeting the individual in their space, time and need."

Peter J. Morris MD, MPH, MDiv
Executive Director
Urban Ministries of Wake County

Sustainable Alterations

"Julie really helped me to critically analyze my existing habits and make sustainable alterations in pursuit of my weight loss goal. I have lost 62 lbs in the 9 months since we worked together and I am very close to reaching and maintaining my overall health goal. I can't thank Julie enough for the difference her work has made in my life."

Jenn B.
Raleigh, NC

Expectations Exceeded

"I exceeded even my own expectations for the progress that I would make during this coaching. I learned a lot about myself, about my inspiration about what drives me, about what behavior modifications work for me and about how to stick with it."

Corporate Client
Cary, NC
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"I highly recommend Julie as a coach! She is fully present and totally committed to helping me envision, focus on, and create what I want in my life! Her insights and reflections are so 'spot on' and she draws from her own self-lived honor and respect for the unique journeys we each are on in our lives, and the inspiration we give one another to live our whole 'wild and precious lives'"

Chapel Hill, NC

A Skilled Partner

"Julie and I worked together to create, implement and evaluate an onsite health coaching pilot program. Her project management and organizational skills are terrific complements to her strong skills as a health coach."

Gale Adcock, FNP
Chief Health Officer
SAS Institute Inc.

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