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Education, Honors & Awards
Indiana Business College
Julie Bohnert worked at a Fortune 500 coal company for 22 years before venturing out on her own with a partner into the development of training modules. A few of her responsibilities of a Safety Manager of an underground coal facility were providing support to the management team in compliance, ventilation controls, roof control, training, and record keeping. This was after she had spent approximately 11 years learning the underground mining systems including inspections, equipment operation, and how to correct hazards in the workplace. She also assisted in rolling out a new safety program and facilitated the training for a large number of hourly and salaried employees in one region. This program helped reduce the incident rate at the company to a record low over a time period of approximately 7 years during this time the company experienced growth with hiring of inexperienced miners and numerous new supervisors. Julie Bohnert then went into the full time training arena for the same company and had numerous responsibilities. She was responsible for scheduling and delivery of targeted training programs, courses, and tools that supported the compliance training, learning and development of approximately 3,000 employees annually. She provided customization to address business-specific needs of equipment and other requested training. Delivered content in classrooms as well as simulator based; used improved facilitation skills to lead interactive discussions and draw experiences from participants, used mining experience to provide real-life context, and provide real-time coaching in the classroom. Also managed compliance programs or course logistics, with participants and business partners. She also developed, designed or revised courses as business needs changed. The most rewarding aspect of Julie's career is watching the individuals she has trained in the past to grow within the Industry and become great managers. The highlight of Julie's career, in regards to achievements, has been having her 2 sons follow in her footsteps. They have both gone into the coal mining & metal industry despite the hard work and struggling industry. Julie Bohnert when not working she enjoys spending time with her family. She most enjoys the time that her and her husband spend golfing and fishing. If she has time after that she enjoys reading and repurposing old pieces of furniture.