Judi Gilbert is a business owner, entrepreneur, leadership coach, and speaker who is unwavering in her belief that building capability in people and teams will help organizations thrive and allow people to triumph.
Judi is also the author of The Next Shift, A Guide to Identify Your Transferrable Skills and Successfully Transition from Sports. She has combined her passion for sport and her desire to help athletes recognize their skills beyond the rink, field, court, pool, or pitch. From an early age Judi excelled at multiple sports including ice hockey. She knew hockey was not only Canada’s game, but it was hers too. It didn’t hurt being part of a legacy of successful hockey enthusiasts-her uncles are NHL stars Bobby & Dennis Hull and she is certain her hereditary past plays a part in her love for the game. By the time she was 13 years old multiple schools had begun recruiting her to join their hockey programs.
Judi has extensive experience working in both the public and private sector, and works effectively with Board of Governors, organizational leaders, and frontline staff. In addition to working with United Way, Hastings & Prince Edward, in a leadership role, Judi spent five years in healthcare as a facilitator and trainer. She worked extensively with internal stakeholders on team building, process review and change management. She also has experience working on behalf of an international manufacturer in the areas of marketing and communications.
Currently, Judi spends much of her time sharing her 30 years of management experience with her clients that allows her to guide individuals and teams through critical conversations and help them create practical and achievable goals. As a facilitator she has lead organizations and teams in the areas of Strategic Planning, Board Governance, Crisis Communication, Policy Development, Risk Management, and Respectful Behaviour & Assertive Communication to name a few. Judi grew up in Belleville, ON., studied Communications at York University and played varsity ice hockey. Following graduation, she worked for an iconic greeting card company in marketing and corporate training. Missing her roots, let’s be honest, she was missing her 6-month-old niece (now 28!), Judi returned to Belleville. Much to her delight four more nieces followed and 28 years later she has never looked back.