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 and professional life experience. She uses leading-edge energy psychology and transpersonal psychology techniques to help clients release old blockages and create the life they want. After a career as a corporate consultant, followed by working with individual clients for years in Frederick, MD, she is now located in St Louis Park (Minneapolis) MN, where she has been helping people with their lives since 2003.
She received her Master of Transpersonal Psychology degree in 1994 from the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, Palo Alto. Transpersonal psychology addresses the full range of human experience, from body-related through emotional, mental and spiritual aspects. In 1995 she received a prestigious national research award from Common Boundary magazine for an article based on her master's thesis: a new conceptualization of dissociation/association in eleven dimensions of human life that suggests a more expansive model of mental health. This work was rooted in her long-term experience with a highly dissociated client.
She is a student of Huna, a very ancient spiritual and practical tradition from Hawaii, and has been ordained as an Alaka'i (leader) in that tradition. Her intensive Huna training was on Kauai (Hawaii) with Serge Kahili King, PhD. She has been a member of Helios, a group founded by Dan Benor, MD, for the study of the interface between psychotherapy and spirituality; and also 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 1970's, concurrent with her corporate work. 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), ARCH® Healing (Master level), Tapas Acupressure Technique (TAT®), and several variants of Thought Field Therapy including Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT). She has completed the first two levels of Matrix Energetics training with Richard Bartlett and also uses that understanding in her work.
She began working with flower essences (a form of energy medicine; not aromatherapy) in the 1990's. She attended the 2nd Annual International Flower Essence Conference in Victoria, BC. Then she went on to study intensively with Richard Katz and Patricia Kaminski (Flower Essence Services, California), Ouapiti Robintree (Hummingbird Remedies, California), Steve Johnson and Jane Bell (Alaskan Flower Essence Project, Homer, Alaska), Andreas Korte (Korte Essences), and Don Dennis (Living Tree Orchid Essences, Isle of Gigha, Scotland). She is co-creator, with Nature, of the Middle Mountain line of flower and environmental essences.
She has studied Sound Healing intensively with Tom Kenyon (2006), and now uses it with groups and individual clients in addition to her other modalities.
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.
Corporate/business/professional association background
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 50 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 (NAWBO), 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 society's 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 Women's 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 the Library of Congress, working with a Chinese law specialist to translate the Communist Chinese Code of Law into English.
- Life coaching and counseling
- Teaching holistic approaches to personal and professional growth
- Professional coaching and leadership development