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Judy Nelson

Judy Nelson

Executive Coach

Judy Nelson Executive Coaching

Judy Nelson is an executive coach serving c-suite professionals and teams in the nonprofit realm. Having been a nonprofit CEO herself, Judy knows exactly how to help you lead intentionally. Judy has been published in Forbes and recently released her first book, "Intentional Leadership." Follow her on social media for ...


Judy Nelson Executive Coaching


Having hung up her hat as an executive in the nonprofit world, Judy took up her encore career as an executive coach in 2006. Judy has always been a "people person" with a knack for helping people identify and tighten up their leadership style for the best cohesion among team members and a successful business.

"When I refer to my philosophy of Intentional Leadership, people often get a puzzled look on their faces and ask, 'So, what's the opposite of Intentional Leadership?' My response: ineffective leadership" -Judy Nelson, Intentional Leadership

Intentional Leadership


Judy Nelson released her book, "Intentional Leadership" to share all the experiences that made her the phenomenal executive coach she is today, from her days fresh out of college as a bright-eyed young professional to her time as an executive to anecdotes from her personal life. An engaging, personal, and highly relatable account of a life lead with intention, "Intentional Leadership" is a must-read.

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Forbes Coaches Council

Certified Council Member

As an executive coach of high repute and skill, Judy was accepted to Forbes Coaches Council for her insight, writing, and experience. Judy has contributed to their monthly newsletter and has also published four independent articles pertaining to leadership style, sabbaticals, interpersonal communication, and more.

"When you are unintentional in your words and actions, you are likely to get unintentional consequences"

Nonprofit Specialty

In her first career, Judy was a respected and accomplished executive of various nonprofit organizations, including Hollygrove, a home for abused and neglected children and youth. Nonprofits are notoriously mismanaged and are known to put their mission before their ability to run a good business. Judy knows that nonprofits need strong leaders and can help you get there.

Presentation Preparedness

If you have an interview, important presentation, speech, or address coming up in the near future, you can't afford not to call Judy! Among her other specialties, Judy Nelson can help you analyze your speech patterns, body language, and overall presence when you're in front of a group of people. Whether in-person or via video, Judy will help you realize how you sound and how you can adjust the way you move and the words you choose to pack the biggest punch possible


Workplace Big 5 Administrator

Judy Nelson is certified to offer the Workplace Big 5 assessment, which helps participants identify their communication styles, peeves, and ideal work environments. When given to teams, the test helps individuals discover how to better communicate with each other effectively and in ways that resonate with the listener.

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Thought Leadership Blogger

In addition tho the published work she's done, Judy Nelson is also a prolific writer and blogger on her own website and LinkedIn account. Commenting on all things from performance reviews to sabbaticals to personality clashes, Judy's thought leadership prowess comes from her years of experience as an executive and her desire to impart wisdom to her followers.