A pioneer in the field of coaching, Judy Irving is a relationship builder specializing in executive and leadership coaching with a sub-specialty in working with abrasive leaders. She has a way about her that is both gentle and challenging, working comfortably with all levels of the corporate structure from Manager to C-Suite. Prior to coaching, Judy had many careers all demanding people skills and a high level of emotional intelligence: corporate training, owning and operating retail and manufacturing businesses, and instructing military pilots. Judy is passionate about her work, which coupled with a sense of humor and a deep appreciation for humanity makes for a winning combination. She believes that people don’t know what they don’t know and when given perspective, support, tools and knowledge they most often rise to the occasion. She lives by the philosophy that results matter but people matter more.
Judy coaches her clients, whether executives, managers or business leaders, to take responsibility for their success and the success of the company. If good is the enemy of great as author, Jim Collins has stated, then greatness is a choice. A change in perspective will lead to different choices which lead to different results. Irving describes her process as transformative coaching; working with clients to clarify their greatness, their potential, their skills and their strengths. Then together coach and client strategize on how to combine these with job responsibilities and expectations of upper management or stakeholders to transform this greatness into opportunity and results. Irving often uses 360, DISC and Emotional Intelligence assessments to offer perspective and feedback to clients.
She holds the highest coaching certification to date by the International Coaching Federation that of Master Certified Coach (MCC), with over 3000 hours. As such, she is in the top 2% of coaches worldwide. She is also a senior faculty member and Professional Mentor Coach of CoachInc mentoring coaches-in-training to tap into their greatness as a coach.
Her clients are international and include such diverse corporations as Cirque du Soliel, MGM Resorts, Coca Cola, Weyerhaeuser, CAEL, YWS International, FOX, Cox Communications, National Public Radio, Kiewit International, the City of Las Vegas and Smith Barney. Regardless of the organization, Irving's audience seeks to improve their effectiveness in relating, producing, managing, and leading. They desire to 'show up' in their greatness in a way that inspires others and increases the bottom line.
Irving is the past president of the Nevada Professional Coaches Association, served as Economic Development Chair of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) of Southern Nevada, served on the board of the Las Vegas Foundation for an Independent Tomorrow (FIT) and was in the 2004 Las Vegas Chamber's Leadership Las Vegas Program. She was also a finalist in the 2008 Women of Distinction Awards sponsored by NAWBO Southern Nevada.
Irving is committed to her own 'greatness' through life-long learning; whether its continuing education in her field, attending trainings and conferences or reading 40-50 books per year (half of which are professional).Her latest passion is studying the new research by Dr. David Rock and how the brain functions in regard to prioritizing, decision making, and dealing with change and fear. Judy knows how important it is in this rapidly-changing world to keep stay ahead of the curve.
"Judy Irving is not only a thought partner and a successful business owner. She is a resilient woman; having firsthand knowledge that life is what you make it. She assists her clients to shift perspectives, get out of their own way and create amazing outcomes." Courtney Murphy, 6C Public Relations
Mission Statement: My mission is to assist people in transforming the way they look at life and provide them with the tools to make it happen.