Finance Monthly - August 2023

Finance Monthly. Business 45 Welcome to this insightful interview with a distinguished expert in leadership and team development, Judy Knight, the founder of Thumbprint Coaching. With years of experience in the field, Judy has dedicated her career to creating more humane workplaces and helping individuals reach their full potential. An Interview With JUDY KNIGHT Founder of Thumbprint Coaching, Inc. Could you start by giving us a brief overview of your journey in establishing Thumbprint Coaching? I worked for a training, coaching and consulting company in the UK for four years when I lived there, and I really loved the work. I had come from years of working in technology companies in sales, marketing and leading customer training departments, and some of those environments were not as supportive of me being my authentic self as I would have liked. This was many years before psychological safety became a known vital element of employee and team success. At the UK company, I felt appreciated for who I was and what I had to offer from a personal and skills perspective. When my husband and I moved to the US, I decided I didn’t want to return to working in large corporate entities. So, I went through formal coaching training and set up my own practice. My purpose has always been to make workplaces more humane, and that is why I have focused most of my work on leadership development.

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