Jude Olson is an accredited, professional coach providing leadership and transition coaching to individuals, teams and organizations—building on strengths for accelerated development. She is certified by the International Coaching Federation and qualified in assessments including Appreciative Coaching, Voices®360°, via EDGE™ and MBTI Step II. A special focus is helping adults to positively navigate mid-life reinvention.
She currently serves on the faculty of University of Dallas, Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business, teaching “Emotional Intelligence for Effective Leadership” and “Managing Complex Organizations.” She coaches in the Texas Christian University EMBA program. As Head Coach for Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company, in Fort Worth, TX, she was recognized for innovation in coaching and change consulting.
Jude also spent six years with Drake Beam Morin, Inc., an international consulting firm specializing in career transition and corporate restructuring activities. As a Senior Vice President and Regional Consulting Partner, she led the Fort Worth office where she marketed, managed and consulted on change projects within a variety of industries. She has been an organization development consultant for Mervyn’s corporate headquarters in California and an independent consultant in Texas.
A native of Pennsylvania, she earned a B.S. in Journalism and M.Ed in Counseling Psychology from Temple University; and a Ph.D. in Human and Organization Systems from Fielding Graduate University. She published in the Elsevier book on Complex Collaboration (2004) and “Inventing the Joint Strike Fighter—Applying Appreciative Inquiry to Collaborative Startups” in the OD Network Journal and as an E-Book (2013).