I love what happens when the mind liberates
from its own traps, blinders and impersonations.
I've seen chronic patterns of suffering dissolve that I really believed were a permanent part of who I was. I live now with so much less angst, self-consciousness and struggle–when things go my way and when they don't. A creative current always carries me, sometimes through rapids, sometimes meandering slowly. I am the whole river, source to sea. I see you that way, too.
My idea of a good time: to facilitate people's lived experience of getting out of their own way. To witness as they find their own insight, fulfillment and ease, already here. To celebrate the unfolding freedom of the creative mind as it expresses through our always-unique human-messy brilliance.
What clients say about working with Jude
"Jude is a pathfinder. She got me to the finish line with my book. I always knew what to try next at the end of a call, and I'd be eager to get to it. I could always count on her support--it's unwavering and unsentimental. It gave me a stable platform to explore from. She had a respect and confidence in my work that elicited the same from me. I couldn't hide behind my fears of not being worthy.
Recently, I worked with Jude again when I needed to get straight with myself. I was hearing a call to something new that I wanted to respond to, but I couldn't be open to it while in the grip of negative self-talk. I'm suspicious of quick catharsis, but in one session, it felt like the conflict from uncomfortable voices was resolved, not just released. I felt peaceful, optimistic, calm and very steady."
--Molly Gordon, Master Certified Coach
Certified Facilitator, The Work of Byron Katie
"Jude has an uncanny way of knowing exactly what questions to ask with no judgment or expectations. I have received more from my practice with Jude, individually and in groups, than I have in years of therapy. She's a remarkable and gifted facilitator. "
--Mariah Williams, Integrative Healing Arts Practitioner
"I brought an issue to the session that I really did not expect to resolve, a question that has kept me spinning my wheels for a while now.
The Innocence Trip blew me away! I experienced a new feeling of confidence in myself and in my direction afterward. In fact, I credit our session with helping me find the courage and clarity to leave a job that was no longer a good fit and to launch my website without breaking into a cold sweat.
I felt able and willing to speak my truth, which is huge because I have often struggled with the inner censor who tries to say what others want to hear. I recommend this process to anyone serious about lightening up."
"I love working with Jude. She approaches each conversation with authenticity, wisdom and an appreciation of uniqueness. Her steady presence and compassionate support brings out the absolute best in me on every call.
Deep listening is an important characteristic of artful coaching. Jude has the ability to listen and absorb on so many levels. She hears ideas and concepts that I am unaware I am expressing. Once they are in my conscious mind, I can incorporate these insights into my writing and my work.
In every interaction with Jude, I have the unusual experience of feeling both seen and heard. I believe that Jude has the capacity to help anyone who is serious about their writing and their personal development, to succeed."
--Adria A. Trowhill, Master Certified Coach,
Dean and Director of Coaching Certificate Programs, Adler International Learning Inc.,
Principal, Posi-TRAK Coaching and Consulting Inc. www.positrakcoaching.com
"I came to Jude at a time of need as I was pursuing a new career and felt conflicted. Jude gently guided me, with her years of experience, to work through my own maze of thoughts and feelings. Jude's patience, understanding and her ability to quell the anxiety that can arise when one is making a change was the gift I was giving myself. I thoroughly enjoyed my work with Jude and am more confident in my personal path and where it will take me."
--Nancy J. Falvey, Massage Therapist
"It may sound corny, but instead of giving me a fish, Jude teaches me how to fish for myself. She has shown me time and again how I can support and empower myself not just in my creative life but in every aspect of being human. Jude is insightful and honest in a way that feels non-judgmental, respectful, and loving. She has been the perfect teacher for me at this stage of my life, and I feel there is nothing which I could not talk to her about. Jude truly holds one of life's great mirrors of transformation for whomever finds themselves in her care, and I am grateful the benevolent Universe saw fit to bring her into my life."
--Marilyn Wolf, Spiritual Development Counselor, Enneagram Teacher and Writer
"I felt a powerful shift in my energy after a session with Jude, and had a greater sense of peace and ease moving through the rest of my day. I think this is a wonderful process that could really be such a blessing to many hard-working people who are at war with themselves."
--Isabel Parlett, The Soundbite Shaman
"Working with Jude has been one of the best gifts I have ever given to myself. It has allowed for breakthroughs that I truly did not think possible for me. I continue to be amazed at how beautifully it works! I feel empowered and very excited about my life's path.
Jude is especially intuitive and compassionate. She walked me through to the place of truly knowing it is a friendly universe.
I started coaching with Jude to address blockages I had regarding art making and soon realized that art making and life making were one and the same. With each new wondrous breakthrough life gets brighter, richer and more peaceful. "
--Susan Mills, Artist, Teacher, Curator
When I started working with Jude, I was just plain tired of suffering. I'd done so much work on myself and I felt dismayed that I still wasn't getting it. Since the deep work we did together and the paths I pursued that came out of that work, I live in congruence with my beliefs. I'm loving and forgiving and at peace without having to try to figure it all out.
I came back to Jude recently in torment over an important business decision. I was so conflicted about the right course to take that I was just spinning my wheels. After our session, the most fascinating thing happened. I've never had an issue fall away in such a clean, complete way. I looked up a few days later and noticed that the whole thing was gone. I had simply known what I wanted to do and had done it. I never had to look back at that decision again.
I love Jude's clarity and simple, deep, grounded wisdom. She has a gift for walking someone through the contents of their mind, helping them see what they're doing in there, and giving them a compassionate hand out. Her intuitive ability to pluck out the relevant thought that's tripping me up is truly brilliant.
--Jayalalita, The Trust Coach,
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