I offer a unique form of business coaching for executives from large or small companies. I provide a psychological approach to finding what works for you. I can help you look inside yourself and find a clarity of purpose and new vision, rekindle your passion for who you are and what you do, bring together your head and your heart so that you can do what you love and love what you do.
The professional is personal. We bring different styles of relating and a personal approach to all that we do. We may have deep insight into who we are and how we operate, but most of us have blind spots that are outside our awareness. Some decisions and actions we take effortlessly, others may provoke indecision and and anxiety.
Unconscious processes and forgotten early decisions can block our ability to align our strengths with what we want and want to develop. Through a process of enquiry, reflection, challenge and support, you can learn about your inner strengths and discover ways to release you creativity, passion and uniqueness. You can develop more confidence about your life and work choices, understand yourself and others better and motivate and inspire your people and yourself.
Business coaches: I can also work with you to enable your clients to utilise fully the proven programmes you offer when progress halts.
I’m quite a lucky person having got pretty much everything I want in life. But for some reason, I felt like there was still something missing: I liked everything, but couldn’t fall in love with anything. Getting what I want is not the difficult part, but to know who I really am, what can make me truly happy is a totally different matter. At this time, one of my friends recommended Judi to me, saying “she is very good at helping you to find out more about yourself”. So I decided to give it a try. After a couple of sessions, I realized Judi actually has a whole system to help you, from recovery from the loss of loved one, learning to let go of things, to look deeply into yourself… Long story short, 2 months later, I got my passion back, found a new career I love, started the journey to reach my dream, and best of all, began to fall in love with everything in life! I have to say, there’s nothing more beautiful than this! Thank you Judi!
Management and Leadership Development Consultant Director of High Performance Leadership Programme Cranfield Business School
My passion and my entire career have been centred on helping individuals, teams and organisations reach their fullest potential. I have learned that you cannot create balance, clarity, inspiration, flexibility, commitment or connectedness in others if it does not exist in you. As one of Britain’s top psychotherapists Judi Leward has enabled me to access and sustain these capacities within myself so that I can work with others. As an individual leader Judi will be of inestimable help to you too, ensuring that you are able to perform to your own full potential emotionally, creatively, mentally, ethically and interpersonally. I also know that there is no such thing as a self-implementing business strategy, change programme or merger process. These are all achieved through, with, and by people. The true gold in any business lies in accessing and releasing the ‘discreationary effort’ of its people. To achieve this entails building trust, empathy, cooperation, resilience and creativity. This in turn requires a deep understanding of the inner world of the individual, and the complex dynamics of team relationships. Then there is the wisdom of knowing how to unlock the limiting patterns and nurture the emergence of new capacities and initiatives. Judi’s background in working with groups, and her experience in organisations across many sectors of business make her one of the most talented practitioners of this most subtle art. She has been of immense help to me, and I know she can be of immense help to you and your organisation too. I cannot recommend her highly enough.
Having observed Judi Ledward’s facilitation skills, I was keen to commission her to work with our top level clients from the private, public and n.g.o. sectors. Judi was quick to gain and retain the credibility of such executives because of a rare ability on her part to open people’s eyes to the real issues. As a coach, her skills go far beyond technique, enabling clients to realise that they can see their choices, discern the appropriate one and appreciate that they have the personal capability to take action. Judi’s gifted psychotherapeutic skills have brought so much to our work together. Her uncanny pacing, her respect for the individual, her ability to identify with every circumstance a client may broach culminated in work of the highest order. In short, Judi Ledward is someone quite special whom I would heartily recommend to executives interested in their personal effectiveness at work and in the whole of their lives.
Managing Director of FSquared and Chief Executive of the FSquared Foundation
With Judy’s help, I have been able to re-connect my ‘business self’ with my ‘real self’. She has enabled me to understand fully what I want to achieve and why, and she has allowed me to pursue that vision with a degree of clarity and determination which I could never have attained without her. Most importantly, my sessions with her constitute an oasis of reflection and support in the working week, which means that I can remain emotionally and mentally healthy, whatever the challenges, and can benefit those around me with the calmness and resilience which her coaching promotes.
I wish I’d found her earlier in my career, because I’ve learnt so much about myself in our time together, assimilated the learning from some difficult experiences, and established a healthy balance in my relationship with work. Judy has become someone whose role in my life I treasure, and I won’t be letting go of her any time soon!