An early belief that we are all one in this wondrous world has been deepened by many travels and a perspective often spoken by my slightly frustrated father, “You can’t tell Judy anything!” He sure got that right! And I still want to discover as much as I can…to see and feel the realities for myself. For me this is the meaning of life and the joys and wonder always fly far higher than anything on the bottom side of the life spectrum.
This We are the World recording never fails to confirm my faith in our future as human beings. And to move me to tears…probably because these were the professionals who sang the songs of my Baby Boom era. What would we have been without their wondrous energy?
My Professional Credentials:
Early years: banking, academic management and start-up entrepreneurial ventures emphasizing employee respect, honesty and exceptional customer service. Raised by parents who faced the persistent hard work and unique challenges of small business start-ups for almost 50 years, I have them to thank for my own willingness to go out on so many new routes to learn what life has to offer.
Received my Bachelor of Arts, English Literature, Western, London, Ontario at the age of 36. So – before and after that –
For ten years, administrative assistant to the chairmen of scientific and social science departments, Western, London, Ontario.
Twenty-five years teaching experience at Canadian colleges: Georgian College (Barrie); George Brown (Toronto) beginning in 1991…
Written and verbal communications; interpersonal skills; group dynamics; core team building skills; media and public relations. Departments of Justice and Public Safety, Law and Security, Nursing, Hotel and Hospitality, Automotive Marketing.
Training Skills: Creation and delivery of over 150 corporate and government training workshops: Writing for Success; Technical Writing; Organizational Management; Coaching and Developing People; Team Building.
Specialized Core Training: The Ontario Fire College and OPP Civilian 911 Call Takers.
Other Professional Experience:
* Founder, Executive Director, Teen Towns Canada Youth Centres, not-for-profit, Barrie, 1997-2000.
* Instructor and campus administrator for three months, College for ESL studies, Tehran, Iran, summer 2001.
* Vice-President, Corporate Communications, VerXdirect, Barrie, 2007
*Founder/Manager, “Oh you Know – That Healing Place”, Mind, Body, Spirit Natural Healing Hub, Wasaga Beach, Ontario. April-December 2015.
* Editor/writer, BodyTalk Central, Whole Healthcare, Barrie, Ontario, 2003-current.
Author Tactical Interpersonal Communications: Skills for Justice Studies and Emergency Services Training, published by Thomson Nelson, Toronto, 2005.
At the age of nine I began singing in a Junior Choir in Ontario and took some voice lessons. From then on I was a frequent soloist for weddings and church services, special school and social events. In my early teens my family felt the call to move to California for eighteen months where I was unprepared but thrilled to receive the grade nine music award. Since then, I have always felt deeply blessed to be invited to be a soloist, blending my soprano voice in countless chorus productions. My heartfelt love of music included three productions with the Gilbert and Sullivan Society and a Purple Patches production of West Side Story at Western in London in the 1970′s, and The Sweet Adelines Chorus for three years. I also founded George’N'Company in the mid-1990′s shortly after I began teaching at Georgian College in Barrie. I performed for eight years with the Ontario Provincial Police Chorus headquartered in Orillia and have many cherished memories of our busy schedule each year. In particular? Each September the view from the Parliamentary steps in Ottawa where Canadians gather to honour officers lost in the line of duty across Canada.
My home and workshop area – That Healing Place – 2015.
When you turn on your heart light, dark tunnels of fear disappear.