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Fear Is My Homeboy™

Keynote Speaker

The world accelerating at such a rapid pace has people more on edge than ever.  The world you live and work in has never been more crowded or noisy.

And now, more than ever, you have to find a way to rise above that noise.  To stand out.  To stay relevant. And to be the one we can’t live without.

The real challenge in today’s society is simply getting the attention of the people that can buy from you, hire you, promote you and/or recommend you.   Sales Teams, Marketers and Leaders at all levels are desperately trying to capture attention and resonate with clients, prospects and colleagues who all expect more.

Is there a secret weapon?  Yes.  Your authentic brand.  Your vulnerability.  Your vibe.

The problem? “Personal Branding” has been made to seem trendy and fluffy.  Yet, there could not be one single more important investment you could make in life … the investment in you!  The investment in your mind, energy and wellness.

Every day we are missing critical opportunities to connect in powerful and profitable ways because we lack the confidence to do so.



My personal branding and fear keynotes have been presented to audiences of hospitality and sales professionals all over the United States to help them with this essential skill for success in a world of constant change and acceleration.

Far from boring, Judi’s approach to fear management and personal branding is relevant and immediately actionable. The result: Using Judi’s framework, participants will leave empowered and ready to close more sales, increase productivity and embrace fear by leveraging the irresistible power of their authentic personal brand.

Most Requested Topics

"I don’t just "speak", I design a customized speech that becomes a motivational experience."

Why should you listen to me?



I design a customized speech that becomes a motivational experience with relevant, actionable and interactive take-a-way’s.

I believe your personal brand is the largest asset you own and that there is no greater investment you can make than investing in yourself.  My work helps participants embrace fear so they can amplify their personal brand and thrive in times of change.

As a professional improviser and Second City Alumni … improv inspires everything I do.  I consider it Tai Chi for your personal development and believe the core fundamentals taught in improv can change your life when applied … both personally and professionally.

The framework I teach will help your participants use the secrets of Improv Theatre to start taking action, personally and professionally!  It’s personal branding … improvised!

With all the change in today’s world … your personal brand has never been more important.  Are you protecting the greatest asset you own?


Hospitality Professionals
Emerging Leaders
Sales Professionals

Most Requested Topics

I customize each presentation to meet your organization’s specific needs.
My #1 goal is to give you the outcome YOU want! (Keep in mind that I can present these as a keynote, a breakout or in a training workshop.)

The Art of Being Unexpected: How to Blow Minds and Stay Relevant

Just imagine how you would feel if …

  • You had more patience at work and at home
  • You could earn more
  • You felt more productive and less overwhelmed
  • You had the guts to dance with your fear
  • You felt confident to ask for what you want

Through personal stories, Improv games and with over 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry, this interactive keynote session will help participants understand how to harness the power of their unique personal brand to build confidence and manage fear.

The qualities of a good improviser can be learned.  Just like it’s common knowledge that eating well and working out will help you lose weight … practicing and using the fundamentals of Improv is like Yoga for your professional development!   It’s a mental workout that will improve your emotional IQ, help you get out of uncomfortable spaces, allow you to think on your feet, and become a more collaborative leader along the way.

Participants will learn how to use Judi’s Personal Branding Portfolio and will take-a-way the following:  

  • How to promote yourself internally and externally
  • What a personal brand is and what it is not
  • How to embrace change and land better professional opportunities
  • Tools to provide more focus and productivity
  • How to increase your “luck” factor
  • Strategies that will help you expand the reach of your network
  • A personalized personal branding statement you can use immediately
  • An understanding of how to overcome and embrace your fear
  • How to use improv theatre fundamentals in real life situations
  • Attention CMP’s:  This session is CEU Certified and earns 1.25 CEU’s.

Fear Is My Homeboy™: How to Get Brave and Start Taking Action

How would you feel if …

  • You could thrive in times of extreme change
  • You had less emotional reactivity in stressful situations
  • You could easily separate things you can control from those you cant
  • You felt more organized and less overwhelmed
  • You weren’t burdened by a fear of failure

This interactive session uses the fundamentals of improv theatre to help participants fight fear and get brave, so they can avoid self destruction and have less emotional reactivity in stressful situations.

Each participant will receive their very own workbook and will walk step by step through a fear setting exercise that will help them begin to put a plan in place personally and/or professionally to start advancing a dream or goal they have.

Participants will take-a-way the following:  

  • An understanding of fear’s greatest hits
  • How to survive (and thrive!) in times of change
  • A 5-Step fear setting framework that will help you take action
  • An understanding of how to overcome and embrace your fear
  • Questions to spark self-reflection
  • A look inside Judi’s personal toolbox for her favorite fear fighting tools
  • A must read book list to build self-confidence and stay motivated
  • How to not be burdened by a fear of failure
  • A sneak peak into the world of improv theatre!

Are you Googleicious? How To Rock Your Digital First Impression

In this session, Judi will help attendees master the art of self promotion. Judi will teach attendees how to stand out online in a way that is ethical, strategic and productive. Judi will share tools and resources to help attendees build a platform and a brand that gets them noticed.

Participants will take-a-way the following:  

  • The basics of Blogging
  • The do’s and don’ts of posting on each social media platform
  • A marketing calendar template
  • A list of self-promotion ideas to get you started
  • Books to read that will take you on a deeper dive
  • Tech Tools and App’s to help you stay organized

7 Habits That Are Killing Your Productivity and How To Overcome Them

Being busy is making us sick.  It’s robbing us of new opportunities to thrive.  It’s stealing our joy.  This session will teach you how to get rid of the energy sucking tasks draining your life so you can start living with intention and focus.  You’ll learn the secret weapon to winning at work and at life:  Getting “busy by design”!

I believe decluttering and focus are actual super powers.  And now more than ever we are craving this sort of disconnection because we have never been more connected than ever.  And by the way … We are also living in a historic pace of acceleration. Which means we are constantly out of breath, trying to keep up, catch up and the second we do … it all changes.

So many times we are last on our own list.  Because of this, you end up feeling irritable and frustrated.  You never seem to catch up.  You are always busy but never feel productive.  You are constantly overwhelmed and have lost your joy in the journey.  There is a better way!  It is possible to go from being “crazy busy” to being “busy by design”.  And it’s not only possible, it can save your life!   By pursuing less you can actually achieve more!   This session will show you how.

Participants will take-a-way the following:  

  • The 7 Deadly Habits of Productivity
  • How to effectively manage your time
  • Why multi-tasking doesn’t work
  • Productivity tools and tips you can start using right now to declutter your personal and professional life
  • Why access is your #1 deadly sin
  • Learn about the VOLT planning system to help you 3x your productivity
  • How to use the “big 3” idea to finally make progress on your task list
  • How to work less and achieve more!
"Improv is a mindset that can change your life."
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