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Judy Mann

Communication, transformation and change are opportunities to foster relationships and bring people and brands together.

Judy Mann has been delivering marketing, communications and public relations services for more than 20 years. She is a highly skilled consultant and advisor with Judy Mann Communications, helping clients increase their communications and relationship capabilities as part of their personal development and business goals. The combination of her marketing communications experience, leadership experience and passion for her work gives Judy the capacity to cut through the clutter and deliver high quality, engaging work. Judy believes that skill development and continuous learning are synonymous with leadership at all levels and that communicating with meaning and authority is a skill that is learned. A former adjunct professor and instructor in public speaking and interpersonal communications, Judy knows that after 20 plus years, she is the leader, coach and mentor, as well as the student.
You Are The Sum Of Your

You Are The Sum Of Your Experiences

I am proud of where I am today and who I have become. I am the result of all of my experiences -- the good, the bad, and the not so good. And, I wouldn't go back and change a thing. So, to those that I have worked with, worked for, and known throughout that almost 40 years of workplace experience, thank you. You are part of my whole.
05/04/2016 04:03 EDT
Decide Now Who Will Delete Your Digital Ghost When You

Decide Now Who Will Delete Your Digital Ghost When You Die

I lost someone very special to me to cancer. It was a short battle -- it ended just four months after her diagnosis and just slightly more than six months after she was off sick from work. Then, a few months later a notification popped up on my LinkedIn.
04/20/2016 04:31 EDT
Are You Asking The Right

Are You Asking The Right Questions?

When you need information or want to build a relationship with a client, colleague, team member, manager or stakeholder, it is really all about the questions you ask, how much you let the other person talk and how you listen.
04/12/2016 02:29 EDT
Your First Impression Starts On Social

Your First Impression Starts On Social Media

Not that many years ago the first time you were seen by other professionals and colleagues was in an interview, the first day on a new job or in a social setting. Now, it is common for people to Google you or find you on LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram or Facebook to gather up a first impression of who you are before job interviews, as your new position in a company has been announced, or after hearing about you from someone.
04/04/2016 03:12 EDT
Stop Avoiding The Post-Mortem: It's All Down To 3 Simple

Stop Avoiding The Post-Mortem: It's All Down To 3 Simple Questions

You've already taken the time to plan and execute the activity and it's over, so why bother? Whether it's a major project or event, a product launch or an announcement, a digital media campaign or an issues management plan, a post-mortem is important to demonstrate success as well as learning.
03/22/2016 12:01 EDT
How To Receive Feedback That Empowers You At

How To Receive Feedback That Empowers You At Work

Wherever it comes from, whomever it comes from, we have to believe that the feedback is coming from a good place to help us be the best that we can be. Even in times of challenging, difficult-to-hear feedback, there are messages that need to be heard and understood.
03/14/2016 03:24 EDT
How To Give Feedback That Delivers

How To Give Feedback That Delivers Results

Feedback should be regular, meaningful and authentic. It should help employees, co-workers and mentees grow in their roles; as leaders, as team members, as service providers. It should not be something that's only attached to performance management, feedback and reprimand.
03/07/2016 10:23 EST
Are You Building A Team Of Oompa-Loompas, Minions Or

Are You Building A Team Of Oompa-Loompas, Minions Or Gladiators?

Do you truly understand your leadership capability and culpability to know how your hiring trends and how your leadership style impacts your team? To illustrate what I'm talking about, we simply need to look at Willy Wonka, Gru and Olivia Pope and their teams to see how teams are built with leadership trends and leadership styles.
02/29/2016 04:56 EST
You Can Defeat Generational Stereotypes In The

You Can Defeat Generational Stereotypes In The Workplace

I think that there are times where there is too much chatter, assumption and stereotyping against Millennials, Gen X and Baby Boomers. Rarely have I seen psychographics, infographics or descriptions that say "likely to," "can" or "may be predispositioned to" when it comes to behaviours. Instead, they are often written as facts and absolutes.
02/26/2016 12:44 EST