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Episode 1002: Judy Feld – Two Decades as a Coach – Twenty Tips, Tools, and (not so secret) Revelations

January 30, 2019

Guest: Judy Feld

Judy Feld is an executive coach with a highly regarded reputation worldwide. She is an  ICF Master Certified Coach since 1998–one of the first 20 coaches to receive that designation. She has been working with professionals since 1995 to support them in creating strategies to achieve their goals and maintain an optimal work/life balance. She coaches executives, entrepreneurs, managers, and business teams all over the world, with extensive experience in career, change, leadership and communications coaching for professionals at all levels. She is also a skilled and generous mentor to other coaches, and an educator as well.

Judy was co-founder and served as ACTP Training Director of the award-winning Executive and Professional Coaching Programat the University of Texas at Dallas from 2005 to 2014. She was the founding editor/publisher of the UTD Coaching News. She was a founding coach  for UTD’s Executive MBA Program(since 2004) and also coached leaders in the UTD Research Department.  Judyis on the board of the UTD Retiree Association.

Judy served as the 2003 President of the International Coach Federation (ICF).  She served on the ICF Board of Directors from 1997 to 2004. She founded the first ICF chapter (ICF-North Texas), formed in 1996 from the North Texas Coaches’ Association.

Judy was an ICF Credential Assessor for 10+ years and a speaker at five ICF Global Conference and two ICF Midwest Regional Conferences.

On November 10, 2017 Judy Feld received the first Distinguished Service Awardfrom the ICF-North Texas chapter—”in recognition of distinguished service to the chapter and the coaching profession.” In 2018 she was inducted into the inaugural ICF Global Circle of Distinction.

Coaching Organizations
Judy was Director of Distance Learning for the Authentic Happiness Coaching Programwhich educated 1000 professionals from 2003 to 2005 with master classes by  Dr. Martin Seligman, regarded as a founder of the Positive Psychology movement.

She was a founding board member of the Graduate School Alliance for Executive Coaching (GSAEC) and delivered yearly workshops for  the Columbia UniversityCoaching Program. Judy was an instructor at CoachU in the mid-90s and created the CyberSkills program and the first CoachU website and individual coaches’ websites.

Corporate Career
In her more than twenty years of business experience prior to her coaching career, she has held corporate management positions in marketing, consulting, business development, research and software design while remaining actively involved in training and speaking. As former vice-president of AMR Information Services (American Airlines), Judy led a team that helped to envision future uses of technology and deliver it to a global markets. She was instrumental in the formulation of a joint venture with the French National Railroad (SNCF) which was an early example of a well-performing international virtual alliance.

Prior to her tenure at AMR, Judy held management positions with UCCEL Corporation, STSC, CompuServe, and Texas Instruments. Judy publishes an E–newsletter, CoachNet Strategy Letter, a monthly broadcast of news and articles containing timeless principles with an executive coach’s contemporary point of view. Topics include strategies, balance, career, trends, innovation, negotiation.

Presentations and Workshops to Corporations, Organization and Educational Institutions:

  • SmartMatch Alliances
  • Enhance Your Career Management, Resiliency
  • Coaching in the Four-Generation Workplace
  • Negotiation Strategies in Tough Times
  • Effective Communication in a Four Generation Workplace
  • CAPSTONE Process for Career Resiliency
  • Boomers, Escape From Your Bubble!
  • Train Your Brain…and refuse to lose
  • It’s All About Style–Communication is a Science

In the mid-90s Judy created a program for the Center for the 21st Century(University of North Texas) on the Virtual Corporation and co-authored a diversity seminar entitled Faces of the Future…Dealing Successfully with Tomorrows Workforce…Today.She is a 1993 graduate of Leadership Americaand a founder of OPTIC, a discussion group on current issues. She is a 25-year member of the Dallas Network of Executive Women and on the board of the UTD Retiree Association.



B.A., Mathematics– Douglass College of Rutgers University,  Ranked 1st in Graduating Class; Phi Beta Kappa

M.S., Mathematics– Southern Methodist University

M.A.S., Operations Research– Southern Methodist University, National Science Foundation Fellowship.

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