As a published author, award winning trainer, multi-certified coach, and business owner, Jude is passionate about helping people reinvent and re-brand themselves and their businesses inside and out at any age while guiding and inspiring them through a successful course of change. Self-employed for most of her adult life, Jude has successfully transitioned her career and lifestyle across countries and diverse professions, always for the better. From the arts (film, television and stage) to professional image and personal branding development, to producing fundraising events & working as a volunteer for an animal rescue group, to serving on boards, to creating internationally renowned seminars for NYU, FIT, and Baruch College. She has also acted as a mentor, small business advisor, and facilitator of professional mastermind groups.
Jude was an executive board member during 2016 for the Vancouver Chapter of Fair Vote Canada , is an active Ambassador for the Mental Health Commission of Canada, and a volunteer advocate for several issues while continuing her studies into urban planning. She brought her seminars to the West End of Vancouver for the Fall/Winter sessions, 2016-2017 and recently held a seminar on Emotional Intelligence for teachers in Bogota, Columbia.
She has spoken professionally for over 20 years for a variety of business, academic, and not-for-profit venues and has been interviewed & quoted on radio & TV including in several publications, such as Real Simple magazine and the Daily News NYC. Over many years, her articles have appeared online internationally in digital magazines and an essay on her life, 'An Awfully Big Adventure', was included in a recently published book. (Jude's eBooks can be viewed on the Books page.)
Jude has worked with hundreds of people over the years; self-employed individuals, small to mid-sized businesses, not-for-profits, executives, performers, sales professionals, and many others. While based in NYC, she was at the forefront of providing affordable health care and other insurance benefits for a decade to businesses, associations, and individuals as an independent broker, consultant, and advocate along with her other consulting and coaching work.
As the founder of Clout Et Cetera in April of 2001, she provides years of first-hand experience & wisdom along with guidance, great tips, and reinvention tools including a blog and eBooks. Her first-in-a-series eBook, The Fundamentals of Clout: Powerful First Impressions with Personal Style Basics, was joined by a second volume, The Fundamentals of Clout: Communication Tips For A New World…Unplug, Turn-0ff, & Tune In available for sale on Amazon and other eBook sites worldwide. Her first published handbook, The Power of Personal Style, was used for her clients and also her students at NYU & FIT. It had also been discovered by Evergreen Productions in L.A. and subsequently pitched to the Style Channel network as a possible series with Jude as a co-producer and on camera presenter.
Jude has been dubbed by many clients, students, and associates over the years as 'the source' for ... "getting some clout to get anything done! … a highly motivating and inspiring speaker...she has a contagious energy and enthusiasm!"