Often in business, we don’t see the results of our decisions for many years. My experience applying this process as I work with executive teams demonstrates conclusively and measurably to better collaboration, more meaningful professional relationships, more reasons to get out of bed and come to work in the morning – and a more profitable and successful business.
Judy helped us think deeper before we act
How to get a newly-formed leadership team to perform at its best potential? With Dr. Judy Kennedy’s guidance, we learned to have a dialogue to avoid jumping into solution mode; we practiced understand each other’s opinion to mitigate and resolve conflicts; we revisited the team’s purposes frequently to ensure we focus on what we can influence. Judy helped us think deeper before we act, and the resulting new viewpoint often led us to the necessary next step. Working with Judy this past year brought our team closer while meeting several performance milestones. Her approach is not the typical leadership workshops with a heavy dose of information; she is a partner who can help you evolve to a better leader and a better person from within, if you are willing.
She models and thereby teaches mindfulness
“I was blessed to work with Judy Kennedy for about a year as part of a leadership development group at KPFF Consulting Engineers. To be honest, I went into it with skepticism, wondering how half days in a “Dialogue” setting could be a good use of time. Judy is very special—she models and thereby teaches mindfulness—in work, relationships, and in our lives. All the things I thought I knew about effectiveness turned out to be the thinnest layer of paint compared to the deeper lessons Judy taught. I remain deeply thankful for having had the chance to work with her.”
I have become a better leader
“Working with Judy, I have learned how my personality shapes and affects my management style. With this knowledge, I have become a better leader by building upon my strengths and improving on my weaknesses. I am a much better leader and manager and my staff is happier as a result of working with Judy.”
You have helped me be a better advisor and leader.
“You have been so helpful to us in all aspects of our lives! I want you to know that your imprint on our business and our family and on me will last a lifetime and generations. You are one of those people that I know has made a huge impact on who I am and how I have grown and will grow. In particular you supported our decision to start our own wealth management business and follow my passion and dream, our ability to hire good people, to help us raise good kids, grow our business from 0 to over 60 clients, reduce my perfectionism, learn to savor our success. In short you have helped me be a better advisor and leader.”
It is remarkable to witness her work with teams
“Medical organizations are in a particular time of stress, and in my experience, have not spent much productive time in reflecting on how that stress manifests and how it can be managed. Working with Judy enables an ongoing dialogue which can change how things get done. It is these things, especially, in complex and technical environments that can make a critical difference. Her insight, perception, and willingness to listen and engage, allows her to work with companies, boards, leaders in a way that opens them to new possibilities, new ways of thinking, new ways of working that develops new levels of energy and performance. It is remarkable to witness her work with teams to enable them to discover their commons strengths, understand their vulnerabilities, and find working solutions to the dynamics of humans engaged in common enterprise”
Thank you, Judy, for helping make the Firm a wonderful place to work.
“Judy was referred to us to help solve a partner conflict issue that could have blown the partnership apart. After a few meetings, she suggested that we might want to work on changing the Firm’s culture as well as resolving the partner conflicts. She was extremely helpful in accomplishing both. As much as 10 years after we finished, and even after I retired, I get emails and comments from employees and former employees about how the Firm changed their lives and what a wonderful place it was to work. Thank you, Judy, for helping make the Firm a wonderful place to work.”