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Testimonials

"Judy is an amazing executive coach whose balance of superb listening skills and effective tactics make her one of the best coaches I have had the honor of working with. Her coaching makes me a better leader and a better person." ~T.H. 

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"I worked with Judy for 6 months and she was wonderful! She helped me go beyond my limited frame of coaching for just the purpose of moving up in your career and think more holistically about how my job and career are connected with larger purposes in life. Judy is funny, kind and very insightful and brings this all to her coaching style. She also has a gentle way of pushing you to think and reach beyond your comfort zone. I greatly enjoyed my time working with her!" ~J.H.R.

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"Judy is a treat to work with. She gets it, and she definitely gets me. She was able to articulate my feelings with precision and help me to understand and consider options I had not thought about. Coaching with Judy helped me to release all my thoughts without feeling judged, and helped me to better understand what I was feeling and how those emotions were impacting my life. I had many "aha" moments. I can now articulate what I want and why. I recognize that "I" matter and that "I" must focus on me and put me first to be happy. In the past, I gave a lot of myself to others and very little to me. Now, I know I am a much stronger mother, daughter, sister, friend, and companion because I understand me and what I need to be happy and joyful. I'm now on the road to honoring and valuing me; something I didn't do before. I feel like now I know what I want to do next personally. In her own gentle way, Judy challenged me. As a result, I am now actively working toward completing the goals I've set for myself. I am truly on my way!  Coaching with Judy was exactly what I needed at the very time I needed it. In the 9 months I worked with her, I learned so much and I now walk away with concrete tools that I know will aid me on the journey moving forward.  After coaching with Judy, I'm in a better place emotionally, personally and professionally - that says it all!  I am a better person now and I feel so blessed to have had this opportunity. I look forward to using all that I have learned in my coaching with Judy to be a blessing to others as I have been blessed." ~T.F.

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"I had the great pleasure of working with Judy for six months.  The experience was transformative on many levels: at home, at work, and in my community. I came to our coaching relationship eager to make changes in my life but I was "stuck". With Judy's unconditional support, positive approach, and humor I began a journey to align my life in ways that would bring me the greatest joy and fulfillment. Working with Judy helped me think about and approach life differently. Best of all, I learned that I have the capacity within myself to generate success. I highly recommend Judy to anyone who is looking for a coach." ~J.S.

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"Judy has provided invaluable executive coaching guidance. She is warm, personable, perceptive, supportive, yet tough when needed. She is very results focused, so I always have a clear measure of what I will accomplish and how we will gauge success. Judy has helped me maximize my effectiveness within my organization. I highly recommend Judy as a highly effective executive coach." ~M.G.

                                                    

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"I had the pleasure of being coached by Judy Ford as part of a year-long effective leadership fellowship program. I was extremely fortunate to have the opportunity to work with Judy because during our time together I went through a lot of professional and personal change, and I couldn't have navigated it all as successfully without her coaching sessions. Judy has an amazing talent of being able to help you figure out what your authentic goals and intentions are, how to reach them (and not be fearful to do so), and what to do when you hit inevitable roadblocks along the way. She will give you wonderful life-long tools that will center and inspire you, and her energetic, warm personality will give you the motivation you need to get past whatever crossroads you’ve reached to realize your goals (and feel good about them!)."  ~E.G.

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"I worked with Judy to receive career coaching during a critical time for me of both geographic and professional transition.  Coaching with Judy gave me the job search, interview and networking process tools that helped me focus on the positive things I wanted to convey to people about myself and my skills. This enabled me to shift my thinking on how to approach an interview and also helped me expand my horizon as far as the types of professional opportunities I was applying for. Throughout the coaching I felt empowered. Working with Judy helped my confidence and improved my ability to articulate my strong suits. I felt more confident in my ability to articulate my strengths and explore a wider array of jobs and opportunities that I was qualified for.Coaching with Judy helped me to know myself better and prioritize taking care of myself.  I approach relationships, both personal and professional, with a newfound sense of confidence and know-how about myself, my key strengths and I approach my life with a more positive and optimistic attitude. The thing that stands out the most in my work with Judy is the positive approach and energy that she brought to the coaching that made me feel supported and empowered to make whatever decision I felt was best for me and to handle difficult relationships with an improved self awareness. The way that Judy coaches, the energy, positivity and skill that she brings, brings to my mind that of a healer. Coaching with Judy helped me tremendously during this time of transition. I am grateful for the opportunity to have worked with her!"  ~A.D.

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"It has been a true pleasure working with Judy as my executive/leadership coach. I started out as a person already aware of my leadership role in the office. However, I did not have a lot of clarity on how I wanted to organize myself so that I could strengthen my leadership and also create better leaders of the people on my team. I was overwhelmed with how my work had changed from just being a staff attorney to having more of a management role. I did not know how to create the proper work-life balance and I hesitated to ask for more help from the people that I work with.  Through regular coaching, I was able to decide for myself what direction I wanted to take my leadership and the way that I practiced my profession. I learned to better articulate what I want to both myself and the people around me. One of the valuable lessons I learned during coaching with Judy was to allow myself to find my own answers by not bogging myself down with all the questions first.  I realized how too much introspection or hesitation could get in my way.  Judy helped me edit my work and personal life so I could prioritize what was most important to me. At the same time, her coaching pushed me to engage in new things so that I could remain sharp as an attorney and as a supervisor to my team.  Judy also helped me through the path of “co-powering” by mentoring my peers, which was very important to me. I became more comfortable in handing over the reins to others. Not only did this help me find my balance but it also gave my peers more confidence and ownership over their own work. I am very happy about the growth that I have experienced through coaching with Judy.  My goal now is to use the skills I learned from Judy to continue coaching myself and the people I value." ~B.P.

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"Judy has a natural ability to put you at ease, to draw you out immediately and to always maintain a supportive but subtly challenging perspective. I really appreciated all the resources (books/links/exercises/quotes/etc.) that she provided to help put the language around what we were tackling on each call. I also really appreciated the homework assignments for each call as that really gave me something concrete to work on. I always felt very listened to on each call; and Judy’s way of hearing how I felt about certain choices through the way I talked about them was very helpful for me to see my own emotions more clearly. I appreciated that the coaching dealt flexibly with what came up for me at each call even if it wasn’t specific to my goals. I always felt more motivated and optimistic after my calls. And I loved having the call recordings!." I have thoroughly enjoyed working with Judy as my coach. As my first coaching experience, it was extremely positive and many of the benefits were unexpected. ."It was really helpful to have someone put language around the personal and professional transition experience I was going through, which made me more confident to stand in what my choices were and to help me to value all the different facets of my transition period. It was very helpful to know that every 2 weeks or so I would be making purposeful space that I couldn’t put to the side, or delay, to reflect on my progress and how my transition was going. That first call was so valuable and really propelled all my future changes. In that first call, Judy helped me to understand what it really was I was looking and longing for and I was able to explain this to others in a confident way that felt authentic to me. I believe the coaching not only built my confidence, but it also has allowed me to continue in my transition space without ‘freaking out.’ I’m more confident in knowing that what is right for others is not necessarily right for me. I feel like I’ve been given an opening to question beliefs about my life that I’ve had and to feel more comfortable with the answers that feel right for me. In addition to her natural ability, Judy has a great calmness about her and I always left our calls feeling like things were ok and that everything was as it should be. I can tell this is what Judy was meant to do – her passion for this work is palpable. Judy is an incredible listener and has asked some great questions over the course of our work together. I would definitely work with Judy again as a coach and would recommend Judy as a coach to others. I feel like Judy’s holistic approach that looks at all areas of your life is one that drew me to her. She has a natural ability to get at the core of what you’re saying or feeling during the course of a session. Working with Judy during a time of personal and career transition was like having a wise friend by my side to help me navigate incredibly unchartered and uncertain territory. Coaching with Judy has helped me move towards my truer self. I just wish our coaching wasn’t over!  ~L.S.