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About Coach Judy

Judy Feld is an executive coach with a highly regarded reputation worldwide. Her professional credentials and leadership place her at the top of this rapidly growing profession.

Professional Summary

Judy Feld is an  ICF Master Certified Coach since 1998--one of the first 20 coaches to receive that designation. She has been working with professionals since 1995 to support them in creating strategies to achieve their goals and maintain an optimal work/life balance. Judy coaches executives, entrepreneurs, managers, and business teams all over the world, with extensive experience in career, change, leadership and communications coaching for professionals at all levels. She is a pioneer in the development of group and team coaching. She is also a skilled and generous mentor to other coaches.

Corporate Career
In her more than twenty years of business experience prior to her coaching career, she has held corporate management positions in marketing, consulting, business development, research and software design while remaining actively involved in training and speaking. As former vice-president of AMR Information Services (American Airlines), Judy led a team that helped to envision future uses of technology and deliver it to a global markets. She was instrumental in the formulation of a joint venture with the French National Railroad (SNCF) which was an early example of a well-performing international virtual alliance.

Prior to her tenure at AMR, Judy held management positions with UCCEL Corporation, STSC, CompuServe, and Texas Instruments. 


In 2017 Judy Feld received the first Distinguished Service Award from the ICF-North Texas chapter—"in recognition of distinguished service to the chapter and the coaching profession.” In 2018 she was inducted into the inaugural ICF Global Circle of Distinction.


Coaching Organizations
Judy was Director of Distance Learning for the Authentic Happiness Coaching Program which educated 1000 professionals from 2003 to 2005 with master classes by  Dr. Martin Seligman, regarded as a founder of the Positive Psychology movement.

She was a founding board member of the Graduate School Alliance for Executive Coaching (GSAEC) and delivered yearly workshops for  the Columbia University Coaching Program. Judy was an instructor at CoachU in the mid-90s and created the CyberSkills program and the first CoachU website and individual coaches’ websites.


B.A., Mathematics-- Douglass College of Rutgers University, 
Ranked 1st in Graduating Class; Phi Beta Kappa

M.S., Mathematics-- Southern Methodist University

M.A.S., Operations Research-- Southern Methodist University, National Science Foundation Fellowship.


Judy publishes a monthly E-newsletter, the CoachNet Strategy Letter, with articles and news items of interest to a wide variety of businesses and professions (delivered directly to you via e-mail). Topics cover strategies, balance, career, trends, innovation, negotiation — and much more.

Judy was co-founder and served as ACTP Training Director of the award-winning Executive and Professional Coaching Program at the University of Texas at Dallas from 2005 to 2014. She was the founding editor/publisher of the UTD Coaching News. She was a founding  coach  for UTD's Executive MBA Program (since 2004) and also coached leaders in the UTD Research Department.  Judy served on the board of the UTD Retiree Association for four years.


Judy served as the 2003 President of the International Coach Federation (ICF).  She served on the ICF Board of Directors from  1997 to 2004. She founded the first ICF chapter (ICF-North Texas), formed in 1996 from the North Texas Coaches' Association. Judy was an ICF Credential Assessor for 10+ years and a speaker at five ICF Global Conference and two ICF Midwest Regional Conferences.



She is the co-author of the ground-breaking book "SmartMatch Alliances", released September, 2002 and was partner in Coaching Success™, a pioneer in pre-Zoom global distance learning by telephone, using a state-of-the-art conference call system for interactive and dynamic TeleForums.

A business meeting


Corporations, Organization and Educational Institutions:

  • SmartMatch Alliances

  • Enhance Your Career Management Resiliency

  • Coaching in the Four-Generation Workplace

  • Negotiation Strategies in Tough Times

  • Effective Communication in a Four Generation Workplace

  • CAPSTONE Process for Career Resiliency

  • Boomers, Escape From Your Bubble!

  • Train Your Brain…and refuse to lose

  • It's All About Style--Communication is a Science

In the mid-90s Judy created a program for the Center for the 21st Century (University of North Texas) on the Virtual Corporation and co-authored a diversity seminar entitled Faces of the Future...Dealing Successfully with Tomorrows Workforce...Today.


Judy is a  graduate of Leadership America and a founder of OPTIC, a discussion group on current issues. She is a 25-year member of the Dallas Network of Executive Women.


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