“Judy has an innate gift for identifying leadership qualities that have been underutilized or deeply imbedded and bringing them out to the forefront. I love her ability to get me to see things from a different perspective and new light, which helps me create the appropriate path for myself.
“Judy is very sincere and upfront and keeps you honest with your thoughts and ideas. She genuinely cares about you as a person, and provides the positive direction you need to take in managing a business.
“For the length of time that I have known Judy, the quality and effort put into her work is outstanding. She is a born leader and a very effective educator. Her interaction with her clients is very personable, encouraging and motivational and certainly far exceeded my expectations.”
Manager, Enthusiast Services
Harley Owners Group of Canada Ltd.
“I have known Judy MacKenzie for the past four years in the capacity of a professional corporate coach. She listens and understands the issues at hand and is able provide guidance and clarity. Her manner is friendly and gentle but candid. She assisted in creating development plans that I continue to use many years later.
“Judy is a skilled and proficient coach, and I would highly recommend her.”
Sr. Manager, Marketing Services and Communications
Deeley Harley-Davidson® Canada
“Judy’s terrific. We worked together in Vancouver for about three years and since then, I’ve hired her as a consultant to work with my team in my role as Marketing Director at Harley-Davidson Canada.
“Judy has helped our company in two significant ways: via the introduction of the Lominger Competency tools and through her coaching.
“The Competencies have been a great tool for better managing the human capital in our company and on my team. We started using the program for our marketing team and then rolled it out to the rest of the company. We’ve used it to facilitate hiring as well as with associate development. It’s a great tool to help people succeed. My team has embraced it, and we all use it now, partly because of Judy’s knowledge and enthusiasm.
“Judy is a great coach. She’s empathetic; she knows how to listen and challenge; and she won’t let people rest on their laurels. She’s very good at helping people recognize the areas they need to improve, to embrace those areas and put a plan into place for improvement. She has successfully aided high performers as well as those who are struggling.
“Judy is authentic, genuine and easy to work with. She is a great listener and knows her stuff. Specifically, here’s how she has helped our team…
“After initially going through the Competencies and developing plans for everyone, Judy helped counsel people through the areas they needed to work on. While we used the same process with all associates, it’s tougher with those who need the most help—those who are reluctant to acknowledge their own weaknesses and embrace change. It’s with them that Judy really shines. She helps them open their eyes, understand what’s needed and to really embrace change. Judy knows how to challenge people in a way that they will embrace her guidance.
“I recommend her for any team that strives to strengthen their success.”
Dom Bovalino, Senior Marketing Executive
Deeley Harley Davidson, Canada
“Judy is a pleasure to work with. She is a collaborative, responsive professional. She exudes positive synergy in all her dealings with people. She is able to quickly understand the existing problems that managers and employees are experiencing. Judy can take this information and build creative, useful workshops that take into account the existing strengths of the teams to further build on these. Her ability to customize workshops is a true asset to the services that she provides.
“Employees who attend Judy’s workshops are better equipped to do their jobs, have new or improved skill sets, positive attitudes and a desire to learn more. Participants feel empowered to be better performers at work, and managers feel confident that their workforce is better skilled to handle their workplace.
“Judy’s knowledge is deep, and her words resonate with people. Workshop attendees come away with new insights, confidence and enthusiasm to try out the skills she has helped them develop.”
Sharyn Pountney, Human Resources Advisor
Vancouver Coastal Health Authority
(one of the largest health care providers in BC)
“I had the pleasure of working with Judy in an executive coaching relationship for over three years. To say that our professional relationship was a success is a huge understatement. Judy assisted me in many challenging management situations that always ended more successfully than either of us could have anticipated.
“Judy is a clear communicator unafraid to ask the hard questions and address the underlying issues blocking success with kindness and humour.”
Noreen Murphy, Nonprofit Executive Director
(position at the time they worked together)
“Judy has been able two look at our business from an outsider’s point of view and give us great templates and support around understanding our strengths and weaknesses. Using this assessment we were better able to develop core processes to improve our accountability and productivity. Judy was instrumental in solving our accountability issues, which has been so helpful in increasing our business and therefore revenue. We are continuing to work with Judy as she makes everything seem so attainable and easy.”
Owner, Blitz Auto Spa
If you are interested in coaching with Judy, or if you’d like to make arrangements for her to lead a presentation or training program for your organization, contact Judy today.