Here are a just a few testimonials that we'd love to share with you.
As a Healer
"I was suicidally depressed when I first came to Judy. She was unafraid, and could reach me at an energetic level that would in time, really turn things around for me. Her skill is born of a natural gift for healing, and considerable training in specific modalities. It is also birthed on the anvil of her own difficult experiences. Together we were able to bring me back to who I am, unfettered by the terrible weight of a depression that I had been sure I would not survive.
I'm so grateful to Judy for what she was able to do, and yes, I did also work with doctors, psychiatrists, drugs, therapists, acupuncturists, and other attempts at addressing my depression. Some of these certainly helped as well, but it was my work with Judy that really set a tone that was not verbal, not chemical, and not common. It was the tone and color of my eventual recovery. Thank you Judy!"
As a Coach
"Judy’s style of coaching extends beyond problem-solving and action plans. Together, she and I have tackled some deep-seated belief systems that were holding me back, despite my ability to put into action what I wished. She listens not just to the words, but to the unspoken conversations happening behind the words, and when she brings this into conscious awareness, we are able to focus in and change what really needs to be changed. She has a great set of “tools” in her “toolbox,” as well as the ability to be creative and suggest new ideas on the spot. I have researched many personal coaches, talked to a few, hired one before Judy, and Judy is by far the best one I have encountered! I highly recommend Judy for coaching anyone who wishes to embrace honest change in whatever area(s) in your lives!"
Rebecca Nancy Schoenewolf Foley,
Holistic LMHC, Reiki Master/Teacher
As a Speaker
"We were so fortunate to have Judy from Ben Speaks meet with our kids at Jeff’s Place, all of whom have a meaningful death loss. She connected with them at such visceral level and spoke with such honesty.
Our tag line at Jeff’s Place is Hope Grows Here. Ben Speaks is Grow You. The key in both is growing… We might not know what our kids took away from her talk that night, but we know they left with more than they came. Our hope is that in their dark moments… her words, her story, and her tools will resonate and empower… and allow each kid to continue to have hope and to grow."
- Melissa Kennedy, Program Director at Jeff's Place
"I had the pleasure of attending a Ben Speaks workshop with Judy last week when she spoke to our kids at Jeff's Place. Many of these pre-teens and teenagers struggle with bullying as they also grieve the loss of special people in their lives. Judy's presentation was accessible, relatable, supportive and literally spoke to the exact issues some of these kids are facing. Her candor with her own story gave her credibility, but it was her warm yet upbeat personality and approach that spoke to each person in the room, regardless of their circumstances. She shared useful tools that everyone could take with them, and the kids seemed to feel empowered by her message."
-Marca Katz, Volunteer Facilitator at Jeff's Place