In addition to being an executive coach and consultant with IWL, Judith is CEO of Brains at Work: a design, development and consulting company with Fortune 500 and governmental agency clients. Her background – ten years in human resources, five years in corporate finance and with NGOs – developed her extensive skills in analysis, assessment, and performance improvement.
Judith brings to the Institute for Women’s Leadership a deep interest in talent development, inclusion and diversity, especially for IWL’s Gender Partnerships initiatives.
Her professional history also testifies to her wide interests and innovative mind. Her proudest creative accomplishments include:
- Developed the first national curriculum for Environmental Justice* for the Environmental Protection Agency. This course resulted in cultural and behavioral change over many years’ time for federal employees, states, local governments, tribes, neighborhoods, activists and industry.
- Served as Executive Director of Oakland-Sharing the Vision, a community-based strategic-planning project involving 2,000 volunteers from neighborhoods, government, and business. The innovations of the plan proved significant, and in 1993, Oakland won the All-America City award, the oldest community-recognition program in the nation.
- Was an early adopter and practitioner of blending media, meetings, workshops, writing, collaboration, and creative problem-solving as a means of effecting broad-reaching organizational change. She also developed templates for aiding engagement and intrinsic motivation across communication channels by tapping each participant’s natural abilities to process information.
- Designed and deployed global quality program for Bobcat Ingersoll Rand using principles of Accelerated Learning for Team Optimized Process Strategies.
- Presenter and author in talent development and management forums.
- Coach and mentor for hundreds of managers, developing leaders, change agents, facilitators and trainers.
- Human Resources Manager for Africa USA, providing wild animal actors for Hollywood.
- Co-founder and lead singer for the first women’s rock band, Raw Honey.
* Environmental Justice is “the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people regardless of race, color, national origin, or income with respect to the development, implementation, and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, and policies.”