Judy Steele, MTP is a life coach, counselor, healer, and teacher, with
over 30 years of professional experience, and also an unusually wide range of
personal life experience. She uses leading-edge energy psychology and
transpersonal psychology techniques to help you release old blockages and
create the life you want.
Now based in Minneapolis, she was previously in the
Washington DC area. For a number of years, she led a nationally-known
training and development business, providing products and services for Fortune
100 corporations and government organizations, and she was also a national
leader in professional organizations. Then she changed fields,
establishing a private counseling practice with alternative medicine
specialty. She co-founded the Cosmos Center, an alternative center for
health and healing, in Frederick, Maryland, and she also practiced at Catoctin
Counseling Center in Thurmont, Maryland. Her practice is now located at
the Spring Forest Healing Center in St. Louis Park (Minneapolis) MN.
She received her Master of Transpersonal Psychology
degree in 1994, from the Institute of
Palo Alto. In 1995 she received the
prestigious national research award from Common
Boundary magazine for an article based on her masterís thesis: a new
conceptualization of dissociation/association in eleven dimensions of human
life, with an associated new view of mental health, rooted in experience
with a highly dissociated client.
She is a student of
Huna, a very ancient spiritual and practical tradition
and has been ordained as an Alaka'i (leader) in that tradition. Her intensive
training was on Kauai (Hawaii) with Serge Kahili King, PhD. In
is a member of Helios, a group founded by Dan Benor, MD, for the study of
the interface between psychotherapy and spirituality, and also a member of ISSSEEM (International Society for the Study of Subtle Energies and Energy
Medicine), founded by Elmer Green, PhD, of Menninger, and ACEP (Association
for Comprehensive Energy Psychology).
She began studying
and teaching brain/mind and alternative medicine developments in the
early 1970ís, concurrent with her corporate work. Since then, she has
taken intensive training in Satir Family Systems,
Neuro-Linguistic Programming (to the Trainer level), Edu-Kinesthetics
(Advanced level), Healing Touch (to IIB level); also Integrated Awareness
(IA), Reiki (level 3), ARCHģ Healing (Master level), Tapas Acupressure Technique (TAT),
and several variants
of Thought Field Therapy including Emotional Freeedom Technique (EFT).
She began working with
flower essences (a form of
energy medicine; not aromatherapy) in the 1990ís.
After attending the 2nd Annual International Flower Essence
Conference in 1993 (Victoria, BC), she studied flower essence theory and
practice intensively with Flower Essence Services (Richard Katz and Patricia
Kaminski, 1996, Nevada City, CA), Hummingbird Remedies (Ouapiti Robintree,
1996, San Francisco and Mendocino, CA), Alaskan Flower Essence Project
(Steve Johnson & Jane Bell, 1998, Homer, AK), and Korte Essences (Andreas
Korte, Portland, OR 1998). She is co-creator, with Nature, of the
Middle Mountain line of flower and environmental essences.
She has a Diploma
(DIHom, 1995) from the British Institute of
Homeopathy, plus additional
intensive training from the National Center for Homeopathy. She
founded and led a local Homeopathy Study Group in Frederick, MD. She
is registered as a Naturopath in the District of Columbia.
Prior to entering into her
coaching, counseling and alternative-mental-health career, she was active nationally in the
training and development field. She has owned or co-owned, and managed or
co-managed, ten successful small businesses in five different fields, most
having to do with improving human performance, health, and happiness.
The largest and most successful of these, the Athena Corporation, was
nationally known for close to a decade. She has edited two
professional research books, managed the development of over 400 custom
training programs for Fortune 100 corporations, co-developed four
proprietary NLP-based leadership, management, and sales training programs,
and conducted scores of management-development training programs.
She served as
President of the National Society for Performance and Instruction (NSPI),
First Vice President of the National Association of Women Business Owners
and a Board member of the American Society for Training and Development (ASTD).
She also held many other elected positions in NSPI (now ISPI, the
International Society for Performance Improvement), and managed a
national conference in New Orleans. She was awarded that societyís highest honor:
Member for Life.
She served as team-building consultant to a
Japanese/American management team in Chicago; taught an international
management team in Switzerland and a management development program in Sweden;
was member of a trade mission to Europe (primarily Germany and England)
sponsored by the Small Business Administration; attended the European Womenís
Management Development (EWMD) conference in Stockholm; and has made private
visits to France, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Korea, New Zealand, as well as
Canada and Mexico. She has studied the French, Latin, and Russian
languages; was once fairly fluent in French. She worked as
administrator/editor in the Far Eastern Law Division of Library of Congress,
helping to translate the Communist Chinese Code of Law into English.
She has been a nun (briefly), co-owner of a laundry
equipment/supplies company, a pianist and organist, a college English teacher,
an administrative assistant, an editor, a project manager, a training
materials developer, owner/manager of several training-related
businesses, a national professional association leader, a management
consultant and trainer, a wife, mother, single parent, grandmother, eldest
daughter of an aging mother, and life coach/counselor with energy
psychology/transpersonal psychology specialty.
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