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Judy Helm Wright - Artichoke Press LLC. Missoula, MT, US

Judy Helm Wright Judy Helm Wright

Author and Speaker | Artichoke Press LLC

Missoula, MT, UNITED STATES

Enthusiastic keynote and conference speaker on RESILIENCE and being a Bounce-Back person. Brings scientific study and life examples of the p

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Biography

_"Visiting with Judy is like having a cup of tea with a loving auntie"_

Judy is a life educator, family coach, and keynote speaker who has written
more than 20 books, hundreds of articles and speaks internationally on family,
parenting and relationship issues, including communication, encouragement, and
end of life. She also focuses on personal issues like anxiety, depression,
confidence and self-esteem and works with many small and large organizations--
from Head Start to child care resource centers.

Artichoke Press is not Judy's only self-starter project. Judy has owned and
managed numerous small businesses, and her entrepreneurial experiences as a
mother of six and a stay-at-home-mom is what prompted the National Association
of Home-Based Moms (NAHBM) invite her to join their expert advisory council.

The symbol of the artichoke has great meaning for Judy in her teaching and
writing. As she works with families, she sees that frequently only the outer
edges are exposed, which can be prickly and sometimes bitter to the taste.
But, as you expose the artichoke and people to warmth, caring, and time,
gradually the leaves begin to open and expose the real treasure--the heart.

The artichoke also became a teaching lesson when Judy, as a young military
mother, moved her family into military housing in California to find a
surprising collection of artichokes planted in their yard. Knowing it takes
two years for the vegetable to grow, Judy realized the original gardener never
saw the fruits of their labor, but planted the artichokes anyway. Judy was
reminded by this experience that many times in life our actions toward others
are felt by people we will never meet, but we plant the seeds of kindness
anyway.

You will enjoy Judy's approachable manner, wonderful storytelling and common-
sense solutions gleaned from working with hundreds of families and
organizations just like yours. Your encounter with Judy will leave you feeling
inspired, entertained, and especially motivated.

Industry Expertise (10)

Health and Wellness Military Elder Care Publishing Women Professional Training and Coaching Media - Broadcast Childcare Social Services Education/Learning

Areas of Expertise (5)

Resiliency - Bounce Back Person Power of Encouraging Words Motivational Respect Responsibility & Resiliency Broke But Not Broken

Accomplishments (2)

Author of over 20 books (professional)

I have had the honor and pleasure of writing over 20 books and many, many articles on many topics. Some of my books are available at Amazon, Kindle, Smashwords as well as http://www.ArtichokePress.com

Radio Talk Show Host (professional)

Weekly radio talk show found at www.blogtalkradio.com/auntieartichoke interviewing experts in self-development and other guests.

Education (2)

BTDT (Been There Done That): FABW (Found a Better Way) WWW (Wise Witty Woman), Life Long Learning 2011

Yes, I have been to college. Yes, I have letters and certificates. But most of all I have gained a lifetime of wisdom by sharing with people all over the world. My experiences, triumphs and tragedies have given me a foundation of caring and a deep respect for all I come in contact with. What I bring to your table was not learned in a classroom, but rather on a journey with fellow travelers. Thank you, Judy H. Wright

Utah State University, University of Montana: Life Long Learner, English and Social Work

I have both credentials and character. Character is more important. As an author of over 20 books I do research and in-depth interviews with some of the smartest people in the world. My divine gift is to be able to take information and distill it in such a way that resonates with an audience.

I am a wise woman with a global message of Respect, Resilience and Responsibility. May I have the opportunity to share this lifetime of wisdom with your organization or group?

Thank you, Judy H. Wright

Affiliations (6)

  • National Speakers Association, Women Who Dare, MBN
  • Association of Personal Historians, Montana StoryKeepers, Boomer Women
  • www.theWINonline.com
  • Missoula Business Women's Network
  • Missoula Business Women's Network
  • Women Speaker's Association-Founding Member

Testimonials (2)

Frances Flahtery, Past President, Board Member | Missoula Business Women's Network

Judy has spoken several times at functions for the Missoula Business Women's Network. She is an excellent speaker and is very knowledgeable in many areas. She is witty and able to get the audience thinking and laughing. I highly recommend Judy as a speaker or a writer.

Judy Gilman, Self Employed Nurse and Diabetes Specialist, | Bios LIFE & LIV-a-betes (where we do our best to take the 'di' out of diabetes),

Community Involvement—Judy has been a tireless contributor to the Missoula community. She has been on many advisory boards including Opportunity Resources, Montana Story Keepers, Partners in Home Health, Hospice House of St. Patrick Hospital and the Women’s Auxiliary of the VFW. She also volunteers time writing end-of-life stories for Hospice.

Event Appearances (4)

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Life Long learning Center  Missoula, MT

2011-10-24

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National Speakers Association, Mountain West Chapter  Missoula, MT

2011-10-18

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Mutual of Omaha Aha Moment  Missoula, MT

2011-09-14

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Radio Interviews  online- twice a week

2011-01-01

Sample Talks (5)

Who Owns the Problem? Teaching Responsibility, Respect, & Resiliency

Responsibility in children - or anyone - is much more than just remembering to feed the dog and take out the trash. Assuming personal responsibility also means an inner awareness of how your actions affect others, especially in the arena of feelings and emotions. It is also the ability to understand why rules and kept promises are important in a civilized world. In this workshop, we talk about the other 3 R's of: Responsibility, Respect and Resiliency.

Who should attend?
Parents, grandparents, and others who care about youth
Teachers, administrators and school counselors
PTA officers and members
Child care providers
Clergy
Youth judicial systems
Those who work with youth in crisis
Managers who want to create a better workplace

Participants will learn about:
How to model the 3 R's
How to teach with natural consequences
How to teach with logical consequences
How to let kids fix their own mistakes
When and when not to be an enabler

Seminar length can be one to three hours. As always, workshops and speeches are custom-designed to fit the needs of your organization and the individuals who attend.

Who Nurtures the Nurturer? Who Cares For the Caregiver?

You can't get drinks from an empty well! By practicing strategies and techniques taught in this workshop, caregivers and nurturers can learn to forestall compassionate burn-out and practice self-care without feeling guilty. Compassion fatigue is another form of heart disease.

Those who are in the business of being caregivers, whether that position is paid, volunteer, or drafted, frequently neglect to recharge their own batteries. By practicing the strategies and techniques taught in this workshop, caregivers can learn to ration energy and forestall burnout.

This workshop or in-service is perfect for those who are charged with helping others:

Counselors
Nurses
Doctors
Social Workers
Teachers
Parents
Managers
Assistants to developmentally or physically disabled
Anyone who is in a position of helping others




Participants will learn how to:

Ask for and accept help
Ration energy
Take one-minute breathers
Recognize their own needs
Speak up assertively if they are being taken advantage of
Replenish their stores of patience
Acknowledge daily successes
Give and receive TLC






Seminar length can be one to three hours. As always, workshops and speeches are custom-designed to fit the needs of your organization and the individuals who attend.

Bounce Back From Anything - A Balanced Life

Are you struggling to balance the different areas of your life?
Do you wish you could overcome the adversity and experience emotional freedom?
Learn to become a resilient Bounce Back Person with Empowerment Coach, Judy H. Wright.

This inspiring seminar, based on Judy's latest book "Out of Balance – Be a Bounce Back Person", will allow audience members to achieve new methods:

To see every challenge as an opportunity
To see your everyday struggles as stepping stones
Master your fear and find new strengths
Gain techniques to find resiliency and rhythm in your life
To experience emotional freedom from doubt, discouragement and despair
Master setting boundaries and being consistent in keeping them
Ask for what you want in life

The audience will gain information and enlightenment about:

The six areas of life – Family, Social, Financial, Spiritual, Emotional and Physical Health
How belief systems are formed
Why money isn’t real
The difference between feelings and emotions
Overcoming social anxiety
How to make friends and build community
Trusting your intuition
How an extra $200 a month can keep you from bankruptcy
Why you cannot smile and be depressed at the same time
And – - – 101 encouraging words and phrases

Seminar length can be one to three hours. As always, workshops and speeches are custom-designed to fit the needs of your organization and the individuals who attend.

Smart Cookies Don't Crumble

This is a very interesting time to be alive. Many people are paralyzed with fear and see circumstances and events all around them to be concerned about. They become stuck in an negative rut and assume that a temporary situation will never change.

Many others are energized with excitement and opportunities to grow and develop in new ways and new directions. They re-frame the situation into a learning experience and rebound from adversity.

We are all shifting from what was to what is and to what will become.
Although life circumstances can be difficult, the life-skill of resiliency can be learned and modeled.

Your organization, and you, can control how disappointment, discouragement can be turned into positive experiences.

Taught by author Judy H. Wright whose latest book- Out of Balance? Be a Bounce Back Person is available on Amazon, Kindle and http://www.bouncebackfromanything.com

She is also a radio host and international speaker who knows how to involve the audience in this hands-on keynote and conference topic.

Expect to gain:
1. Techniques to learn optimism and re-frame problems
2. Solid research on why resiliency is important
3. Problem-solving and goal-setting skills
4. Methods of encouragement for discouraged employees or family
5. Why it is important to be resilient in all six areas of life
Who Should Attend?
1. Law enforcement
2. Social services
3. Those dealing with grief and loss
4. Those who are facing financial crisis
5. College and Vo Tech students and staff
6. Non-profits
7. Churches and Synagogues
8. Military spouses and support groups
9. Anyone who has had adversity in their lives (oh yeah, that would be all of us.)

Who Nurtures the Nurturer? Who Cares For the Caregiver?

You can't get drinks from an empty well! By practicing the techniques taught in this workshop, caregivers and nurturers can learn to forestall compassion burn-out and practice self-care without feeling guilty. Compassion fatigue is another form of heart disease.

Those who are in the business of being caregivers, whether that position is paid, volunteer, or drafted, frequently neglect to recharge their own batteries. By practicing the strategies and techniques taught in this workshop, caregivers can learn to ration energy and forestall burnout.

This workshop or in-service is perfect for those who are charged with helping others:
Counselors
Nurses
Doctors
Social Workers
Teachers
Parents
Managers
Assistants to developmentally or physically disabled
Anyone who is in a position of helping others

Participants will learn how to:
Ask for and accept help
Ration energy
Take one-minute breathers
Recognize their own needs
Speak up assertively if they are being taken advantage of
Replenish their stores of patience
Acknowledge daily successes
Give and receive TLC

"There is a connection between self-nurturing and self-respect." ~ Sarah Ban Breathnach

Seminar length can be one to three hours. As always, workshops and speeches are custom-designed to fit the needs of your organization and the individuals who attend.

Style

Availability

  • Keynote
  • Moderator
  • Panelist
  • Workshop Leader
  • Host/MC
  • Author Appearance

Fees

7500 to 10000 *Will consider certain engagements for no fee
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