Tributes

What Clients Say

Miki Jordan President & CEO, Junior Blind of America

“Judy is the most naturally gifted coach I have worked with in my 20 years in leadership of non-profit organizations. She has the ability to identify the most important issues in any situation, and to ask all the right questions — and to get you asking them too. Judy has been the most influential mentor in my professional life, and has inspired me to become the leader I always hoped I could be.”

Shelley Hoss

MBA, President, Orange County Community Foundation

Martine Singer, MBA, President & CEO Children’s Institute, Inc.

“Judy Nelson’s coaching style is direct, focused and compassionate. She helps one identify and develop strengths, hopes and dreams.”

Martine Singer, MBA

President & CEO, Children’s Institute, Inc.

Miki Jordan President & CEO, Junior Blind of America

“Judy’s coaching has been the most influential factor in my career growth. Finding, building and harnessing one’s creative thinking, critical thinking, personal networks, values, strategic planning, leadership, candid communication, partnering with civic leaders/directors, and staff development are just some of her great lessons.”

Alex Morales, MSW

President & CEO, Children’s Bureau

“Judy is incredibly insightful as a coach. She has an amazing ability to pinpoint issues and challenge me in such a way that not only prompts me to reflect, but make critical adjustments to my approach and strategies… all of which made me a more effective COO.”

Jay Allen, MA

Chief Operating Officer, Junior Blind Foundation

“Judy is one of those individuals possessing a rare combination of keen analytic skills required of seasoned managers … and a heart of gold required of those who truly make a difference in the world.”

Sharon Osborne, MBA

President and CEO, Children's Home Society of Washington

“If you are looking to make a change in your company or in your life, you should consider Judy Nelson’s extensive experience, talents and skills. A quiet leader who is both inspirational and instructive, Judy’s heart and her head seem always to be in sync. Her commitment to meeting individual needs is impressive. I experienced real “break-throughs” with my senior management team after only a few sessions.”

Steven Elson, Ph.D

CEO, Casa Pacifica

“Judy’s years of experience in the nonprofit sector, her exceptionable professional qualifications and her thought provoking insights positions her like no other to skillfully coach a leader through often uncharted waters successfully.”

Joe Costa

President and CEO, Hillsides

Teri Kelsall, MA, Vice President Goodwill Southern California

“This has been one of the most valuable experiences I have had. I highly recommend Judy for the professional who is interested in taking their career a step further on the road to success.”

Teri Kelsall, MA

Co-Founder, The Jonas Project

 Allison Maxim, Regional Director Seneca Orange County

“The Big 5 Assessment and coaching allowed me to take my management and leadership skills to the next level. It gave me very specific tools I could utilize daily and generalize to any challenge I was facing in the workplace. I can’t recommend it highly enough!”

Allison Maxim, Regional Director

Seneca Orange County

Linda LiBrizzi, LCSW Family Finding Specialist

“Through her guidance and support, I have been able to identify my passion and have figured out how to do what I love.”

Linda LiBrizzi, LCSW

Family Finding Specialist