noun. One who facilitates leadership experiences for Ariel. synonyms; thought leader, guide, guru.

Judy Walsh

Judy Walsh


Judy’s consulting, executive coaching, and training projects have routinely taken her around the globe, immersed in a variety of industries, and now around her Zoom screen guiding others in how to be virtual superstars.

A product of the Pacific Northwest and a San Francisco Bay sailor and racer, she is at her best out of doors.  That’s why she co-founded the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy and now helps them, The Presidio Trust, and the National Park Service give beautiful meaning to Urban Parks.  She also had stints inside the United States Senate, the San Francisco Mayor’s Office, and the San Francisco Board of Supervisors.

Judy Walsh is a deeply sensible advisor to executives.  She is an innovative consultant and coach with a deep understanding of what it takes to enable even the highest performing leaders to learn and change rapidly.

Her personal mission is to transform the communication experience by applying her expertise in the following areas:

  • Executive Coaching
  • Conflict Management
  • Communication Consulting
  • Leadership Development

Clients around the world have enhanced leadership, ignited opportunity, and significantly grown revenue because of her coaching and programs.

She brings experience from over twenty years in the field, as well as certifications from The Harvard Negotiation Project, The Coaching Leaders, ECHO Listening Assessment, Crucial Conversations, and Strength Deployment Inventory (SDI).

Judy has served thousands of leaders in a variety of industries including finance, technology, manufacturing, healthcare, energy, the federal government, and nonprofits.


Executive Coaching

As a certified executive coach, she helps leaders work toward goals that result in improved effectiveness.

Coached executives and board members presenting at global sales conferences, investor days, R&D presentations, competing before executive governing boards, and participating in high-stakes sales bake-offs.
Provided executive coaching for nonprofit and for-profit boards of directors, including, the Masco Corporation, ExxonMobil, Oracle, Service Now, Fidelity Investment, San Francisco Ballet, Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, Presidio Trust.

Conflict Management

Skilled at creating collaborative processes to help disputing parties address and resolve contentious issues.

Enabled financial reporting organization to retain highly valued CFO by analyzing strengths, areas needing attention, creating an improvement program, and transforming board and staff relations.
Guided U.S. federal agencies to resolve environmental disputes.
Facilitated two competing hospitals through mergers, alliances, and the creation of an effective partnership.
Mitigated personnel dispute between two executives which resulted in the creation of a revenue-producing cancer center.

Communication Consulting

Prepared leadership teams and boards of directors to achieve strategic objectives by improving communications virtually and face-to-face resulting in higher-performing teams, improved decision making and increased revenue.

Coached professionals and executives around the world to be skilled and confident collaborators, listener-centered communicators, and trusted partners.
Coached and trained senior management to be mentors.

Leadership Development

Designed and delivered training geared to the specific needs of clients.

Managed and coached Action Learning Forums, high-potential leadership programs for leadership directors.
Designed and implemented Silo Busters, a highly rated cross-functional training program for breaking down barriers to effectiveness.
Designed and delivered LEADERSHIP EXCELLENCE, a program that enabled leaders to successfully address a long-awaited cultural change.


Fidelity Investments, Bank of America

Cisco, Microsoft, Autodesk, Hewlett Packard, IBM, Service Now, Citrix, Oracle

Masco Corporation, TRW, Molson Coors, Delta Faucet

Health Care:
Dignity Health, Sutter, Norris Cancer Center, USC, University of San Francisco Medical Center

Oil & Gas:
Chevron, Haliburton, Frac Shack, ExxonMobil