This Event Planner Is a Real ‘Jem’ In Caerusnet!

As I’ve gotten to know Julie Palmer, I realized that she has an unmistakably unique presence, anchored by personal warmth, enthusiasm and creativity.  She’s following her passion in Caerusnet, expanding her network and helping Members and their referrals plan their next amazing events.  She’s the driving force behind ReferralTopia, Caerusnet’s annual Michigan Member extravaganza (scheduled for Sept 17th this year in Ann Arbor).  If you’re a Caerusnet Member and you don’t have a trusted event Member on your team ready to handle personal and corporate events,  please consider passing Julie a referral (using the button at the bottom of this Member Success Story).

How long have you been in your profession? 3.5 years.

How did you get into this field? I’ve always loved planning events. It all started in high school when I was tapped to plan the school’s homecoming celebration. Still, it took 25 years in the “corporate” world to decide to follow my true bliss and start my own business.

What is the best thing about your business/career? The best thing is doing what I love, every single day. Even my most challenging day with JEM Events is better than the best day in my corporate job.

How are you different and/or what’s your niche? I am different because I choose not to carve a narrow niche for myself. I love the variety. I also focus on the experience, both that of my client’s as well as their guests/attendees. I love to challenge myself to create an experience that sets my events apart from other, similar events.

What is it about the Caerusnet model that you like most? I love the connections that go beyond business to become friendships. I love the trust we share and the heart & soul of our generous Facilitator.


Share a success story about why giving referrals/bringing visitors are beneficial to you. I’m delighted that I’ve been able to bless others with referrals that turn into customers. I’ve also been blessed with guests showing up to my meeting and referring me. I’m proud of the experience visitors have when they spend an hour with my team. A significant portion of my current work is because of Caerusnet and the referrals I’ve received.

Any tips on learning how to find situations where you can create a referral or invite a visitor? I suggest people approach it as they would tuning a radio. Tune your mind to being curious about how you can serve the person you meet. Listen with that curiosity and ask questions that encourage others to speak openly. One never knows when that perfect moment appears. If you’re not tuned in, you won’t recognize it.

What is your strategy with your Member minute and your spotlight presentation? I want to be a positive blessing to others. For me, it’s about speaking from my heart and not my ego. I love celebrating the wins and I’m certainly proud to have my team celebrate my wins. I see what I do as a service to help others experience joy, connection and community. The more I convey these three elements, the more I know that my authenticity shines through. 

What is your approach to positioning yourself as a resource in the community? I often tell others that I love blessing my friends & loved ones through the work I do. I also know that the more I do work for other Caerusnet Members, the greater our collective success story is. 

Tips on how to be successful in Caerusnet? Show up, share and give! The model truly works when we come from a space of giving first in order to receive. Be authentic and trust the process. Invest the time to connect deeply with your team Members. The resulting trust is beautiful. Have fun! Yes, this matters. Make the time you share with your team joyful.

Share how your Caerusnet Members have positively influenced you or your business besides passing referrals.  Oh my goodness. This is the icing on the Caerusnet cake! Or for me, it’s the whipped cream on top. I love whipped cream even more. This yumminess includes the life-long friendships I’ve already formed. These are the people who care if I’m OK. The hugs we share are authentic and I trust their hearts. I also know that unlike many of my family and friends, Caerusnet Members get it, completely. We share the entrepreneurial bug. We know what it takes and what each deals with. Together we’ve created a home. It’s safe and warm and we laugh a lot.

Want to connect with Julie Palmer?  You can find her listing on the GODDESSES OF OPPORTUNITY team listing or by using the Member Search Engine!

Want to pass Julie a referral? Click button below!