- Creates groundbreaking programs that change lives
- Facilitates discussions that change the world
- Inspires individuals and organizations to thrive through strengths
- Works and studies with Global Leaders in Positive Psychology, Education, Health and Well-Being
- Uses her expertise with people like YOU!
Mary Judd specializes in positive communications and program development. Her most recent creation, with longtime friend, Darden Smith is called SongwritingWith:Soldiers. Mary draws from her vast experience working with clients such as The VIA Institute; MentorCoach; The HAPPY Movie; NYS Dept. of Economic Development (I LOVE NY); Discovery Retreats; American Farmland Trust, and many educational institutions of all levels. She has worked with several of the world’s leading Positive Psychology researchers* and served as a discussion facilitator in the 2012 United Nations High Level Meeting on Happiness & Well-being. A sought after consultant, writer and educator, Mary was tapped by the India Association of Health Research and Welfare to write a forward for India’s first text on the subject Positive Psychology: In Light of Indian Tradition. She serves on the Editorial Board of the India Journal of Positive Psychology, and was asked and helped launch India’s PsyInsight magazine and Physique magazine in Uganda. John Hendricks, founder of the Discovery Channel, asked Mary to write the copy for his first book: The Canyons of Gateway.
Passionate about building strengths awareness in people of all ages, Mary is especially proud of her work with veterans and children. Along with her work on SongwritingWith:Soldiers, she serves on the advisory board of a new initiative to “Reach Those Who Served: Recruiting and Preparing Military Veterans for Careers in Librarianship”.
For K-12 students, Mary co-developed The Thriving Classroom curriculum for The Mayerson Academy – a multi-level strengths-based program; co-wrote curriculum guides for The Happy Movie; authored The Stowaway Star, strengths-based stories for kids of all ages, and co-founded The Barn School, an award-winning sustainable agriculture camp for kids that raises funds for farms and Heifer International®.
She also LOVES to paint and play outdoors.
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** Mary’s photo by the talented Matt Lankes.