I help athletes translate their existing skills into high-paying and in-demand careers.

At a certain point, basic career advice will only get you so far...

Let me tell you a story…

I had spent years helping others get their professional polish while climbing my own corporate ladder, and had reached a point in my career where I was helping with recruiting and influencing hiring decisions.

This meant representing my company at job fairs and meeting hundreds of job seekers hungry for the next step of their future to fall into place. 

Now, most candidates had the basics down: workwear, cover letter, resume.

But consistently, I kept noticing the same thing:

Some candidates were really standing out! But others weren’t getting called back and couldn’t seem to figure out why.

It's time to hone your competitive edge. Your future depends on it.

Even at job fairs with Fortune 100 companies, I kept seeing the same mistakes in struggling candidates , from simple typos to not knowing exactly what to say.

And I get it.

Navigating your career, EVEN if you’re a seasoned professional, is hard. And for every call back you don’t get, it gets harder. Self-doubt creeps in.

But so many people follow basic career advice and get nowhere because without the insight of someone who’s been on the other side of the interview table, they have no idea what they’re up against. And how to really compete in today’s job market.

I started noticing what the standout candidates consistently had in common:

They knew what they wanted and had been positioned, packaged, and prepared for their next opportunity.

Many learned from having parents or mentors who were professionals. Their resumes sold their value. They seemed to know exactly what to say. It wasn’t uncommon for them to do the rare things that showed that they were willing to go the extra mile.

It was exactly the kind of training that wasn’t always readily available in my community or people who looked like me.

That's why I founded Rock Career Development.

To help Black and POC athletes find success beyond sports.

Our Process

Experience The Rock Career Development Difference

No matter where you are in your career, we offer the career mentorship that’s been missing 
by getting you positioned, packaged, and prepped for your next opportunity.


No more guesswork. We help you define your career path and goals by identifying your most marketable skills. You'll get a roadmap of the path leading straight towards your success, including how to stand out in a crowd.


The best resumes SELL, not tell. You'll get an optimized resume, cover letter, and LinkedIn profile that show you to your best advantage. And you'll get a customized job search strategy designed to fast-track your results.


From mock interviews to salary negotiations, we give you the practice, feedback, and polish shown you need to stand out and succeed in every aspect of your career from your job search to workplace leadership.

Our Clients Win.

The coaching that I received from Rock Career Development helped me to secure my dream role within a Fortune 100 company! I reached out to Julia as I was exiting my MBA program to assist in securing a role, as I was falling completely flat with the companies that I was interviewing with. Through her focused approach she quickly identified my key interviewing weaknesses, and utilized her proven methods to coach me and provide me with invaluable feedback. I'd urge anyone who is struggling on the job hunt to trust the services at Rock Career Development to help you get to the next level!
John D.
The advice Julia offered during my interview coaching sessions brought me better results than I ever would have anticipated, and far better than I could have achieved on my own.

She absolutely delivers on her promise because she has a wealth of knowledge and cares about your success. I recommend her without reservations to anyone looking for unmatched career guidance.
Chevonne A.

Hi, I'm Julia Rock!

Founder and CEO of Rock Career Development. I started my boutique career services firm in Houston, Texas in 2013 after seeing the need in my community for career mentorship.

I’ve been working in Finance and helping others achieve their career goals since 2007 and I’m passionate about increasing Black and POC leadership in the workforce. Especially since Black people are 12% of the US population but only 3.2% of senior leadership roles in corporations. And this is NOT because we are less skilled or talented.

I’m no HR professional. I’m someone who has climbed the corporate ladder, been in in recruiting, made hiring decisions, and I’ve seen what works before AND after you get the job. 

In my career, I’ve seen too many talented people be blocked from their success simply because they were kept ignorant and lacked support.

I want to give you and your organization the knowledge and tools needed to truly succeed.


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