Judy Friend, consultant, motivator, and trainer supports companies and employees by helping them to realize their full potential, through consultative workshops, training and strategic design. Her unique approach helps ignite the WOW within each individual and teaches them how to use that passion to create significant success in their work, their personal lives and their community.

 

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Judy Friend — Vision Alignment Expert

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Judy Friend

Consultant and professional trainer Judy Friend specializes in corporate vision alignment and has a passion for developing employee skills and helping them to unlock their true potential.

Her unique approach and ability to connect with her audience has made her a popular trainer with many companies. Judy uses real life simplistic stories to bring her audience to an inner place of understanding, higher values and ultimate behavioral change. Her friendly demeanor, wit and humor have earned her consistent exceptional rankings in individual and company feedback, and her philosophy of having fun while learning brings excitement to the classroom.

 

A Potential Client Interviews Judy

Prospective Client: Judy, what makes you different from other consultants?

JF:  Different from other consultants who tell you what you should do, I work as a “navigator” with you, guiding you to solutions for the challenges you are facing. It is my belief that then and ONLY then will you and your team really achieve those AHA moments bringing us to lasting changes that create sustainable success. 

"...you and your team
really achieve those
"AHA" moments, bringing
us to lasting changes
that create
sustainable success."

I ONLY work with companies who are ready to get down and maybe dirty to uncage their vision statement and help their team to “live in” that vision. Although my nickname given to me by my Dad is “Jack”, I am not a Jack (or Jill) of all trades. Areas that are not within my realm of expertise, I will refer to other consultants. What that means to you however, is that I am very focused on anything and everything that works to help bring your corporate vision into alignment. Because my focus is very narrow, what you get with me is no-nonsense, undiluted expertise on what works for companies whom strive for a team sport lifestyle with their employees.

Working in the corporate world for 25+ years, I saw the struggle of executive vs. employee vision and have dedicated my career to helping narrow the gap between the two. Because I personally experienced the same challenges you currently face, I’m also able to bring personal stories, a lot of empathy, a good dose of humor and consistent encouragement along the journey and into the future.

PC: Judy, what type company do you work best with and what is expected of us if we work with you?

JF: The Corporate Unique System and all my workshops were created and designed for people who are dead serious about helping their employees get clarity about the corporate mission and vision and then support your employees to live “in” that vision.

"...high achieving
go-getters..."

They were created for you and I to work together to accomplish a mutual purpose instead of being handed a band-aide solution that will fall off in a few months, only to uncover original wounds over time.

Being a high achieving go-getter myself, I’m known to work best with other high achieving go-getters who are super-ready to get going and want someone to help navigate them to aim and hit the bull’s eye target, dead on!

Consider what you’ll do with me to make this a result driven learning experience. You will be expected to take serious and consistent action. No excuses anymore, just a very different way of thinking and full support while you achieve this incredibly exciting goal: vision alignment and team sport lifestyle.

PC: Judy, what exactly is The Corporate Unique System™ and what does it include?

JF: Corporate clarity that results in employees living and breathing in that vision daily begins with understanding who, not necessarily what you are. What makes you unique from ten thousand other? Who are you to the customers, the community? How do they see you today? The Corporate Unique System helps “you” create a blueprint for organizational renewal.

Here’s what the System navigates you through:

  1. Corporate Concept  We will help answer some tough questions such as what can your business do different than your competitors?
  2. Developing Your Vision Pyramid  We will examine exactly what your current vision is. Why is it this? We look into where you are positioned in the marketplace, what will motivate employees to work not for you, but with you, what makes your services unique, who your competitors are, what makes you different from them. Then we will work on how to fully articulate your vision to the team, to your customers and to the community.
  3. Delivering Vision Daily  What does the vision mean to the life of your team?  How do we enlist employees to create a team sport lifestyle that is centered on the vision?  What systems do we need to develop and implement for consistent action and results? These questions and many more will be answered as you become more masterful at casting vision. Once your Corporate Unique System is in place, you never have to worry about employee buy-in and commitment again. 

In addition to these 3 categories, you will learn hundreds and hundreds of things to manage employees more easily, to make your time work for YOU, to help employees close the sale without feeling like they’re selling, to work smarter and sometimes harder but to be fulfilled doing it knowing they are doing something really special for their company, their customers. 

PC: Does this really work?

JF:  Yes! The result of our work together approach to vision casting, over time and with your dedication, works to help re-align and renew your organization.

PC: What results can I expect?

JF:  When following the system, you can expect to:

  • Learn how to step out of the “best practices” syndrome and discover/resurrect your uniqueness
  • Affirm Vision and gain “clarity” for all employees
  • Strengthen current leadership and create a roadmap for future leaders.
  • Gain an understanding that people can’t be pushed into the “corporate light”. They must “see” the light themselves.
  • Prepare for a team sport lifestyle
  • Articulate the vision in a clear, unified method
  • Deliver vision “DAILY”

PC: Can I contact some of your former clients to see what it’s like to work with you?

JF:  Of course, I encourage you to! Please go to the Kudos from Clients Page and read all of them. If you’d like to contact them directly, please contact my office and we’ll be happy to give you the email address(s).

PC: Judy, based on everything I’ve read and heard about you, I know you’re the one to “navigate” us through these waters. What are my options for getting started with you?

JF:  Congratulations on making a decision for success. I’m really happy to work with you to achieve your business goals!

For nearly 4 years I worked with clients offering “off the shelf” training and coaching products. Although these programs were exceedingly successful, I always felt there was something missing and that as educational and fun the training programs may have been I saw little changes in behaviors that lasted longer than 6-9 months. I have since dedicated my business to helping companies go deeper to a place that will help them bridge the gaps that exist between executive team, share holders, employees and customers. I am now offering more intense programs to create even better results, FASTER.

To get started with a renewed perspective on vision, here are the different programs and products I’ve created for you:

  • We highly recommend that you start with the Corporate Unique System. It contains absolutely ALL the basics to help you make vision reorientation and renewal a priority and help you get clear on your positioning in the marketplace. This is a Must-Have!  You get me as a personal navigator  through the system as you learn  step-by-step exactly what to start doing—and stop doing—in your recruiting, strategic planning, managing, training, business development, etc.
  • Once you’ve worked through the Corporate Unique System and enjoyed the accountability, resources and support of Crestar Consulting, leapfrog your employees to the next level by including them in our Learning Workshops such as:
    For Managers and Supervisors:
  • Conscious Leadership
  • From Boot Camp to Active Duty
  • Communication – Who Am I? Who Are They?
    For All Staff:
  • Communication Guides WOW Service
  • Generating Organizational Pride
  • Change – A Little Dab Will Do You
  • Teams – Without the “I”
  • Creative Thinking
  • Igniting the WOW Power with Customers
  • Handling “Myself” with Difficult People

 

PC: For what type of companies do your programs NOT work?

JF:  Please know I’m very selective in who I work with. It is not fair to you, a client to begin a process of discovery and change if you are not yet ready for the process the Corporate Unique System or the Learning Workshops will take you through. You would not get the results you contracted for.

"...NOT for those
looking for a quick fix."

The Corporate Unique System and Learning Workshops are NOT for those who are looking for a quick fix. It’s been my experience that companies who hire a consultant, expecting them to come in and recommend change, but are not really ready to move in a direction of discovery and then change, never really see lasting results. The process is hard work and takes a commitment from the top down, really taking a deep look “in”. I help navigate that journey to “the road in”.

To see if we working together would be a fit for you, please consider the following:

  1. Are the employees satisfied; is the morale at a consistent high; do your customers compliment you more than complain?
  2. Is where you are today in full alignment with your mission and vision statement?
  3. What is the BIG picture?
  4. Is there a difference between what the executives see and desire for your company and what the employees see and desire?

Answering these questions first will help get you closer to a place where change can occur.

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