Judith Germain

Judith Germain

Summary

Welcome | Reputational Leadership™ | Who am I? | Book | Maverick! | How? | The what | Contact us | Paypal Welcome, it is good to see you here. I have always thought that the essence of true leadership is about trusted influence. This is a leadership style that enables others to follow you because they trust you. They trust that you will lead them to the right place, at the right time and with the right intent. This Reputational Leadership™ (which I define as leading through influence) is not easy to master, and leaders that want to move from good to great often need a guide. This is usually because the social dynamics of this Century demands a level of openness, transparency, integrity and character that can be truly breath taking. I believe that at the heart of every successful leader and organisation is wilful independence (which is a common feature with mavericks). In today's competitive world, extraordinary results will not come from being ordinary. If you really want to stand out you need to first look towards your reputation, and then discover how to effectively leverage it and ensure that you are building credibility by demonstrating your expertise. This remains true, whether you are a large corporate company, a small business owner or a micro business of one (for example a consultant). Increasingly the power of your reputation is what will decide whether you will get paid or not.

It is a sign that your reputation is small and sinking; if your own tongue must praise you - Matthew Hale
Welcome | Reputational Leadership™ | Who am I? | Book | Maverick! | How? | The what | Contact us | Paypal Why do I care about Reputational Leadership™? I believe that every individual role models behaviour, often without realising that they are doing so - and every action has a consequence. These consequences can be positive or negative - either way our actions inform our reputation and ability to influence. Companies are not immune because they are made up of individuals - and how those individuals behave will impact the company's reputation. This causal link has a direct impact on the return on investment that you have made. I am concerned on the Return on Reputation that you can attain if you as an individual, or collection of individuals (company) can truly lead yourself (become an effective role model that inspires the desire to follow). If by doing so you can inspire and motivate others, then you will be truly unstoppable. This is one of the reasons why the film 'It's a Wonderful Life' resonates with me because we don't often understand how our actions and lives can have a positive impact on others - especially when we are doing what we think are small things. Frank Capra said of his film 'It's about the importance of the individual' and 'no man is a failure who has friends'. I'm passionate in helping others make a return on reputation as it can have a substantial ripple effect on those around them.
How many people live on the reputation of the reputation they might have made! - Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr
Welcome | Reputational Leadership™ | Who am I? | Book | Maverick! | How? | The what | Contact us | Paypal Who am I? Laughter is the best medicine and I ensure that I find the joy in each moment and the challenge in each opportunity. My belief is that life is fun and should not be played with sweaty palms. Life is what you intend to happen - change behaviour if you want to change actions. This is why I enjoy my work as a Reputation Catalyst. Having a wide circle of friends has enabled me to keep laughing. I am a true extrovert in the sense that I enjoy being around people. I seek, first to understand, before I try to be understood. Recognised as an expert in Reputational Leadership™ I have been published in over 100 leading publications including leading Industry Press and National Broadsheets. I'm also a respected speaker on Reputation, Leadership and Mavericks, which I combine with my work as a consultant to businesses (regardless of their size!) Often I use my skills as a Digital Reputation Consultant to good use to help established businesses build a reputation and wield influence in a way that increases sales and converts customers.
I have met with Jude on a few occasions now. Each time I have been impressed with the depth of knowledge she has displayed. Her principles of dealing with 'Mavericks' are well documented, however I would strongly recommend you meet with Jude to experience the full benefit of her offering. Integrity, Professionalism, Trust, Honesty, are all values that are focussed on in leverging one's reputation and credibility and are clearly principles that Jude practices in her business dealings. I whole heartedly recommend her and look forward to the next opportunity to tap into her wealth of experience - Matt Barnett, Acre Solutions (MD)
Welcome | Reputational Leadership™ | Who am I? | Book | Maverick! | How? | The what | Contact us | Paypal I co authored the Amazon No 2 Best Seller BusinessWise. BusinessWise is a collaboration amongst over 20 business experts, this book looks at the whole process of setting up a new business with success in mind. My chapter 'When the doors close' we meet Keith, who has just left corporate life and can't understand why, even though he has a good network, work is just not coming in. He discovers the need to build his reputation and credibility (online and offline) is the only way that he will survive. Additionally he learns to build advocates through good content in blogs and through focused networking, which means Keith's story ends positively. Too many people in Keith's situation will find that their story ends negatively unless they make the effort to be seen by the right people and in the right way.
Jude's chapter in this book reveals another side of her expertise. Entitled "When the doors close" it should be compulsory reading for anyone moving from the corporate world to a new life of entrepreneurship or self-employment. Jude uses a simple case study to emphasise the importance of building, maintaining and growing your reputation AND how to avoid some of the most common mistakes - Mark Lee, The Tax Advice Network (Chairman) If you would like a free copy of the Reputation and Credibility chapter please contact me and I will email it to you.
I am currently authoring my book on mavericks.
She has a talent for identifying people character and an ability to help build a personal profile. She recognised that I was of a maverick personality and could help with my career. I attended several development sessions with Judith initially identifying my N-Code®, which enabled me to identify the value I can add in the Business to Business relationships and my expertise. This enabled me to reposition my value within the company and build on my expertise and value add to the business & our customers. It was a joy to work with Judith and have recommended her to others and will remain in contact with a new found friend - Dave Sibley, BT (Global Principal Engineer)
Welcome | Reputational Leadership™ | Who am I? | Book | Maverick! | How? | The what | Contact us | Paypal It is also true that I'm a socialised maverick with a quirky sense of humour! I enjoy helping people with strong maverick tendencies to channel this independent streak to accelerate their success through others. I enable talented mavericks to build their reputation as leaders. I lead the Mavericks in Training! - Maverick Community. The purpose of this club is to enable and support mavericks build and do better business rather than becoming an outlet for maverick behaviour! Maverick's and those that hire me for Maverick Mentoring often refer to me as the Maverick Mentor. Mavericks are amazing people. I define mavericks as wilfully independent people. That's right wilfully independent! Mavericks are talented, truthful to the point of bluntness, visionary with an uncanny ability to exactly see the hole in the argument that is being presented to them, and how to fix it. Mavericks break rules, not out of spite but because the rules don't work. They are highly goal orientated, charismatic (if they choose to be), and will question anything and everything.
The common question posed by a maverick is 'Why?'.
Mavericks do not compromise their standards to fit in, and therefore cannot be managed conventionally. Despite the fact that they often do not utilise their talents effectively, mavericks tend to be the top performers in companies and within business. Common traits of low boredom and impatience means that mavericks often have trouble articulating effectively what they want or what they mean. This can cause high staff turnover, low morale and poor business performance within companies. If the maverick runs their own business they can depress their company's performance, by not focusing on their business (too busy working in it!), have a poor networking strategy and by not building sufficient reputation and credibility to grow advocates and gain referrals. What's holding maverick business owners back? article here
To learn more about Mavericks browse the Maverick Mastery site (here) or the Developing Leadership site (here).
I view Judith as someone who should be standing at every Maverick's side or any professionals side for that matter. Well, after years of shrugging off/ignoring the obvious I decided my career deserved me to take charge and recently each day has become a learning experience. Judith was quick to point out that I view my achievements as "just something I do," but they are far from something most people would begin to tackle much less be successful at - still the same is hard to convey outside of "this is just what I do." Judith has been guiding me here and her help is a true asset. If you assembled all the stereotypical tendencies of a "Maverick" the question may not be do I have some or all, but have I mastered all and which ones I have yet to master. And, all of this is where Judith comes in as essential - she offers solid advice and strategy to follow on how to manage all. I will be the first to acknowledge Judith as a true asset standing by my side to offer her mastery and advice - John M. Mereness, Contract Negotiator - Attorney
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You are one of the most inspirational leaders of business I have ever met. You do make a difference in business. You do help and harness talent. Every major Corporation globally should listen to this young lady regarding her approach and ethos concerning managing success - Christine Cowen, Royal Mail (Business Development Manager)
Welcome | Reputational Leadership™ | Who am I? | Book | Maverick! | How? | The what | Contact us | Paypal How do you do what you do? We have worked with three main types of clients:
  • The Business Owner/Consultant
  • The larger organisation
  • The maverick - or their manager
Through activating our 5 stage process, we enable individuals and businesses to build they reputation DAILy:
Discover how to be a role model (leader) enAble TRUST Influence and nurture reputation Leverage reputation y? to achieve a good return on reputation
This typically means:
  • The business owner/consultant receives a defined and well articulated proposition aligned to their business - within a clear niche. An ability to extend their influence and attract clients to significantly increase their revenue. Those that join the Reputational Leadership™ programme often have their products designed or redesigned as part of the process.
  • The larger organisation improves employee's productivity, eradicate silo mentalities, increases employee engagement and have real leaders and influencers within the organisation
  • The maverick learns how to have the reputation that works for them and their manager learns how to harness their talent.
Jude has delivered 2 expert sessions within the UK subsidiary of our global Branded group focused on providing tools to improve employees' performance - the first for our Directors/senior team and the 2nd for our operational management team. All desired outcomes, ie to facilitate cohesion in the senior team, team building, leadership skills and understand methods for working with and getting results from Troublesome Talent® were achieved. From the outset, Jude becomes part of the group and was quickly able to challenge the norms, enable skills development, facilitate leadership feedback in a constructive manner and analyse and adjust her style in line with individual and group needs. Jude is the most perceptive leadership expert I have come across and I would recommend her if you want a true partner to work with you on 'live' issues in your business and deliver results - Kate Gould, Welspun UK Ltd (HR Executive)
Welcome | Reputational Leadership™ | Who am I? | Book | Maverick! | How? | The what | Contact us | Paypal What do you do? We have enabled organisations to significantly improve the leadership performance and reputation of the business and the individuals within it. At the heart of leadership and influence is reputation. My Leadership dRive™ model enables individuals and the companies they work for/with, have and wield the right level of trusted influence (leadership) and reputation to get the results that they need, ethically and with authenticity. We have helped to answer the questions like these:
  • How do I/we lead through influence?
  • How do I get my management team working together - strategically?
  • How do I increase my revenue?
  • Why aren't people buying from us?
  • What do I need to do to turn my business around?
  • Are my products or services the right ones?
  • How do I manage my maverick (or maverick behaviour)?
  • How to I improve my employee's performance?
We have enabled companies to develop mastery in their leaders and in the company's strategic ability. Judith understands that businesses want to be able to have a workforce that questions, challenges and refuses to accept a status quo which is damaging or disadvantageous to the company. It is only this acceptance of difference that can enable a company to grow and outstrip their competitors.
Morgan Law have been looking at new and effective ways to continue to add value to their clients by providing interactive master classes on a variety of HR topics which are relevant and useful. Judith kindly worked with us as an acknowledged expert on Talent Management and Leadership to run a seminar that detailed her own Leadership dRive™ Model and how to implement a Talent Management Strategy to a group of our clients in the NHS as they wanted to know more about how they could Manage Leadership in the NHS to their best advantage. The audience (largely made up of HR Directors) received the presentation very well and actively participated in the interactive session to discuss current methods and processes they were working on as well as looking at new ideas, which allowed them to take away effective tools to look at implementing moving forward within their individual trusts. Judith's style was relaxed, professional and she was very good at getting everyone involved in interactive discussions around the subject matter. Overall feedback from the clients that attended was very positive and they felt they could take a number of useful tools away from the session. We would definitely recommend and are already in talks with Judith about our next event later in the year - Sarah McKee-Harris, Morgan Law
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Penny Power

"I have known Jude for about 4 years. I very special lady who is determined to help people make a success of themselves. Her theme has always been about 'your reputation' and what it means to you and others. our years ago this was interesting and important, now is is critical! Reputations are helping people to continue to grow their businesses against many adverse conditions of competition and reduced spending. 'What people say about you' is your great asset. part of your 'Social Capital'. If you are not sure about how you come across and how to build a reputation that shows your values and your skills the contact Jude. She is an open networker, a passionate lady and a very good person to know."

Julia Pitkin

"Jude Germain, I run website platform called Artisans in the Hills and work as a Social Media Digital Message Coach. I enrolled on Jude Germain's 1-2-1 Business Accelerator Programme to help me integrate these two elements of my business. Together we explored my business and personal goals, the type of relationship I had with my existing clients. Jude articulated so precisely the services I was offering and saw the synergies between them and the benefits to my clients. I came away with a proposition, clearly defined services with client benefits, new complimentary services that increase my portfolio, with a price for each service. I can really move ahead with a clear direction and a focus. Jude was friendly, adaptable, a quick thinker, visionary. I am delighted to know her. Julia Pitkin"

Benn Abdy-Collins

"Being a new BlackStar, I get to call Judith to say "Hi" as part of my intro to the group. And, Wow! have I been lucky to meet her. We've had two 1-2-1s on the phone; she patently cares that I am developed and considered for who and where I am in life and the why I am in business and in the group. Judith has the art of unpicking my story and stuff and of gently challenging me to deliver my best and unpack my own understanding, so that I am clear to me, and to the world. I am honoured to have such a clearly talented coach. Thank you for being you and for being there with/for me!"

Vicki (The Property Mermaid) Wusche

"Thanks for your time last week Judith - in just 30 minutes you started to bring real clarity to my business - can't wait to talk further. I know if I want to build my business online - I need a clear proposition and to build my reputation - you are definitely the person to help me. thank you :)"

Jon Majeika

"I've just had a very long and very interesting conversation with Jude about building my online reputation. Jude certainly knows her subject and has given me some fantastic advice and ideas... and a whole lot that I need to think about. Thank you Jude, I really appreciate your help. Best wishes, Jon "

Shelley Fishel

"I first met Jude at the London Boardroom where she gave of her advice freely. Jude asks insightful questions getting to the heart of the matter quickly. I have now worked with Jude on a Business Discovery Session. WOW! It was fab. In spite of my feeling absolutley rubbish due to Sinusitis, I had a wonderful two hours with Jude and we discovered together what my real business proposition is. I can now write several stories to use when talking to prospective clients about what I and my company does and we uncovered some unique areas that I can focus on. Thank you Jude for helping so much and being very supportive. Your excitement rubs off on those around you! Hope to work with you again soon. Shelley"

Annabel Kaye

"I met Jude at the Croydon networking event where she talked on Leveraging your Reputation and your Expertise. I already'knew' her on line via twiter and her blog and was fascinated by the Maverick concept. Having heard her speak, I made a point of attending a seminar run by her last Monday. It is not often someone makes me sit back and think and then smile Jude has done all those things and I am looking forward to working more closely with her over time"

Demos Flouri

"What can I write for Jude...... Jude is an amazing person with a big heart, she has helped me so much from day one and I would like nothing more than to help her in return in any way I can. Thank you Jude and here is to a long and successful future in each others network. Demos "

David Shirley

"Judith knows her stuff - I attended a talk she gave last week on the subject of "How to leverage your reputation and demonstrate your expertise to gain more business" - it was run in a structured fashion but with a very light touch - the information I picked up over just a couple of hours has already found it's way into how I operate - if you get the opportunity to listen to Judith you should definitely take it."

Huw Williams

"Judith came to Croydon Ecademy last night to give us a talk on leveraging your reputation and demonstrating expertise - and as I expected it was a brilliant evening. Rather than just lecture us, Judith got us all to go through a worksheet getting us to think about how others see us, being clear about our proposition and developing stories and netwrking strategies to support it. She got us all thoroughtly engaged and we learnt a great deal in a short time. All done with such a light and humourous touch so what could have felt lije soul-searching was fun and entertaining. If you get a chance to hear Judith speak, or to work with her, make sure you grab it with both hands ! Thanks Jude, Huw"

Rupert Honywood

"Since writing my original testimonial about 15 months ago I thought it was time to update it. Jude has been with me from the beginning when I first joined Ecademy 18 months ago. I decided to join Blackstar in December 09 and I have to say that I have been delighted with the support and encouragement I have have received and also from Thomas and William. Jude has also been a real inspiration to me - she takes a lot of trouble to get to know you and is genuinely interested in how she can help. I have also seen Jude run an open event and also a very lively Boardroom event. She got the best out of people and in a charming way. I have no hesitation recommending Jude to any client! Best regards, Rupert"

Jenna Gould

"For over a year I was a client of Dynamic Transitions on their Business Owner Mentoring Programme. I bought this service because I recognised a need to develop and grow my business and to have a trusted advisor who could help me achieve the challenging business goals that I had set myself. I needed someone who was able to provide solid business advice and steps that I could take to change my business in the way that I wanted. I also wanted a programme that could be tailored to my needs. During the time I was a client of Judith's I restructured my business and grew the business to include an additional 3 full time employees. I discovered the core essence of our agency and exactly what made it unique in the marketplace and how to articulate this to potential clients. Judith was an excellent advisor and consultant on a multitude of things whether it was on how to develop the business, what markets to pursue, product development, employee issues or on the detail of how to design new contracts. Working with Judith impacted positively on my bottom line, for example I can attribute over £25k of revenue from one single piece of advice. I enjoyed working with Judith because she really took time to understand me and my business and I trusted her advice and guidance implicitly. This helped me to really get to the crux of issues in the business which needed improving and having someone who wasn't directly involved in the business as a sounding board and trusted advisor was the perfect solution for a sole business owner like myself. I can't thank Judith enough for what she has done for me as a business owner and for my business as a whole and I will certainly work with Judith again."

David Food

"Judith has been a great mentor in to the blackstar world, a passionate networker, with a willingness to engage, a clarity of thought and a freshness of thinking. She is worthwhile connecting with just to help you to understand the how to's of branding and value. I highly recommend her! "

Sadie Murray

"Judith Germain - nonconformist, and a one-of-a-kind leader and friend. Jude has a way of standing back from the noise, getting to the issue and then suggests solid-as-a-rock solutions! She doesn't seek the glory; she does what she feels and knows to be right. Jude supports without fanfare; she listens, she is a coach and I am honored to have her as a friend across the Pond. You are a true Mavrick and I appreciate you! Oh by the way Jude "GREAT job" as host/moderator for the BlackStar Global Conference at end of August!! Well done."

Sue Richardson

"For anyone who hasn't met Jude yet, get on and do it now! Jude is one of those people who lifts your heart when you meet her. She is warm and funny and big-hearted. Alongside her big personality you find an incisive mind and a knack of 'telling it like it is' but with a huge amount of charm. I've never really had a chance to spend a long time with her, but just the short moments I've had with her have been joyous. I hope to put this right soon Jude and sit down for a good long chat one day! Sue x"

Muchina Thuo

" Caught in distraction....? Judith through her well mastered pieces, reminded me of a certain British spokesman who summed digression....."If you find yourself in a hole, stop digging".....Thanks very much Judith."

Penny Power

"I had such a wonderful 121 with Jude yesterday at the BlackStar day in London, we talked about diverse things from family to business, health and being an entrepreneur, life as a small business and many more... throughout the whole time it is very exciting and clear to see that Jude cares deeply about helping people have a good reputation and helping them achieve it, thank you Jude, a lovely morning with you."

N Bhashyam

"Thanks for sharing such a power packed recipe which can effectively force multiply the network. N Bhashyam "

Sajith Vijayan

" It is a great pleasure to have Jude as one of my contacts in my network. Jude focuses on developing leadership talent and improving social intelligence amongst leaders, business owners and mavericks. I rated her Good. Wishing you a lot of success :) Kind Regards, Sajith Vijayan .............................................................................. Sajith Vijayan | Consultant - Marketing & Business Development SBL (Sai BPO Services Limited) Email: sajith@sblinfo.com Skype: marketing1_sbl Web: www.sblinfo.com "

Sadie Murray

"I met Jude In September 2008 when she reached out to say hello and share some valuable information, expressed a genuine interest in learning more about me; what I did and how she could help me achieve my objectives. However, it wasn't until January 09, after I became a Blackstar that I would take her up on that offer! I had read her Blog "How to have the right reputation for your business" (highly recommended! and immediately set up an appointment to talk by telephone! That conversation was the beginning of my true appreciation for this Ecademy "Maverick" leader! Thank you for being my Ecademy mentor and friend. I value both. I especially appreciate your direct, yet gentle, coaching style and your high-spirited personality! "

Maria del Pilar Diez Calderon

"Judith networks at the Ecademy events where we meet. Judith is a friendly, approachable, understanding, empathetic woman. Being next to her is relaxing and comforting"

Antonio Farruggia-Bochnak

"Hi Judith, Its great knowing you and thanks for letting me show your video on my blog - click >>> here to watch it... I feel proud to be in your network :) All the best and please keep in touch, Antonio Magico"

Ismael Kaaya

"Hi! It's very nice to be connected with you on ecademy. Let us build a mutual business relationship in our businesses. Best Regards, Ismael Samuel. www.tours2eastafrica.com. "

deanne kandidshots

"Hello Judith Your insight, knowledge, professionalism, passion is quite striking,refreshing and humbling reading your profile. It is said nothing is by chance, well after a phone call I received this morning at 09.51am; today of all days you were just what I needed. Thank You for being the confirmation!!!. I know meeting you in person is going to be awesome. Great to be connected to your network. Know it will be to our mutual benefits. Continue To Be Grace Filled Favourably. Deanne"

Dominic Verbruggen

"Judith, I sincerely think you are a valuable asset to any network! That's why I would like to invite you to join me on my website http://theopennetworkersforum.ning.com/ . That is, if you haven't already of course ;-)."

David Shirley

"I only met Jude on joining Ecademy late last year. In that short time, she has been of tremendous help to me in using the site and also with the various sessions she has run at London based events. I am hoping that we will work together as time progresses and I can repay the debt. I strongly suggest you get to know Jude."

Kenneth Payne

"Dear Explorer, It is true that Jude imbues love and trust as a magical life force - helping many by her presence alone. Empowering the firey mavericks of change by E-Steam to locomote their purpose in social condone. Come back home to rest your bones by her fire take your shoes off and feel your soul with Jude's joy. In our joyous game of life very rare comes a Queen in deed, many a pioneer she has steered to cowboy. A mother of pearl in the Steam of Ecademy, Jude's home spun wisdom serves you up to home on the range. Shine up your engines and toot your own horn, jingle your spur coinage turning to pounds isn't strange. Tis no accident you read this for she attracts your secret true, your reading about her loyalty is indeed true blue. The real question dear explorer comes along with your track do you deserve to win - if so be it - then ask her to. Ask her to do what, asks the seeker reading this vibrational trust wave? Ask Jude to help you - help save the day. If you are chicken or simplly a surface guest tis still no accident that this reading is only for the best - so I say! Don't trust your self enough to request the best no worries mate its your game, its not Jude you need - albeit the same. Change on top or the bottom, agent of the deal you are dealing - keep looking deeper to win you'll find Jude is the name. Jude knows that no man is a failure unless they give up on themselves - call Jude right now you maker of rain. How do I know that from faith in her I self trust, for Jude serves a big maverick client whose name is Ken Payne. Godspeed! Ken"

Mindy Gibbins-Klein

"I have known Jude for nearly four years, ever since she joined BlackStar. We've been friends, worked on a book together, have had our fair share of good laughs. She's helped me out of a bind before by recommending good people to provide various business services, and just recently I asked her to be my business mentor. It's something we've spoken about in the past but never started until now. Yesterday was our first meeting and the experience has totally exceeded my expectations (which were very high already!). I love Jude's direct style and her ability to pull out the real issues and pick up on seemingly innocent facts and remarks which can actually have a big impact on progress. In our half day together, I managed to fill 10 pages with notes and some amazing ideas. The number of actions that I've agreed to complete is daunting and yet exhilarating. I woke up this morning feeling like I'd been run over by a Mack truck, but in a good way. I'm so excited about the months ahead and so glad I asked Jude to partner with me on this journey. If you want your butt kicked, help clearing a path to your future and a light that shines brightly to illuminate your progress down that path, then you absolutely MUST talk to Jude."

Emil Pop

"Hi Judith, I am a maverick, was born so, and I am proud of it. I have a Maverick and I am not afraid to use it. He's 14 years old and I'm proud of him, my son Sever. So I can understand what it takes to coach a maverick. Have fun, I think you are very good so I just rated you good! I am honoured to be connected to your network. I look forward to our closer friendship and mutual business relationship. Don't forget to drop by in Plaxo and http://sta.rtup.biz, at my profile to have a glimpse of the things I do, as pictured in the photos I placed in the albums. Drop me a line at: popemil@libero.it after you scouted on my plaxo profile. If you are not in Plaxo yet let me know, I'll invite you, let's connect. Enjoy life, Emil. "

Anthony Moell

"Dear Judith, Thank you for connecting with me and reading my profile. I have rated you 'Good' for a friendship/business relationship with hopes that our connection will benefits us both. Cheers! Your EcademyPartner, Anthony Moell apmoell@gmail.com"

George Joseph

"Dear Judith, Today is a remarkable day, made possible by ecademy and YOU. YOU have helped me achieve the dream of networking with a thousand ecademicians from all over the world! Thank you for helping me along the way... While thanking you for your help, I invite you to visit our project in Palamaner. Or if you wish to know more about our work, please visit: http://www.csatrust.com. Wishing you a meaningful Lenten season and with Gods abundant blessings. George "

Jennifer Bloom

"I'm pleased to count Judith as one of my contacts here on Ecademy. Changing Lives, Jennifer "

Vipul Tank

"Hi, Thanks for your interest. Glad to connect to fine people like you seem to be ! Great net worker, trustfully, friendly & wonderful person. It's a pleasure to stay in touch and to be friend. Have a great day and thanks again ! Keep in touch... Take Care.......... Thanks…!!! Have a Good Day…..!!! With Best Regards, VIPUL K. TANK Document Controller "

Naison Sebastian

"Thanks for the welcome and contact Judy.You have an excellent website. Best wishes, Naison"

Alyne Dawson-Washington

"Judith, it's good to be in your network. All the Best! Alyne http://www.sendoutcards.com/6008 "

Tord Sand

"Hi my friend, i´m so proud and honored to have you in my network here and wish now to invite you to my private facebook and hope to see you there soon also! Pls add me here: http://www.facebook.com/people/Tord-Sand/1424330447 Warm regards Tord c",) "

sarah strudwick

"Hi Judith Thankyou for the warm welcome and add. kind regards Sarah www.youtube.com/user/noordinarylife7 www.noordinarylife.biz"

Muhammad Siddique

"Glad to be connected and that you are part of my circle of friends. You are a valuable part of my network, and thank you for being part of ecademy. Sincerely, Siddique Writer at TRCB.com http://www.trcb.com/author/siddique.htm"

Pratyush Agarwal

"Judith mentoring skills keep us focussed with high posivte energy that is most important in today tough environment. Well wishes. Pratyush "

Julie Williams

"Judith your Ecademy stats is impressive: 9960 network, 36 global, 4 UK Maverick lady is firing on all cylinders, go for it. "

Russell Henley

"Having met Judith in person (and being a Maverick myself!) I'm impressed by her knowledge and capability. I'm looking forward to learning more about how she can help me tame my Maverick tendencies!"

A Andrea Turcsanyi HELPS!

"Dear Judith, Let me tell you my honest congratulation to yr job here on Ecademy and really appreciate! I rated you good! I'm proud of being in yr network! I'll try to do my best to be good enough here like you! Welcome to Budapest! Don't forget to ask for my help, and that you have a friend in Budapest! Come as a VIP, simple or dental tourist as you like it. I wish you good health and very prosperous happpppppppppppppy new year! Best regards, Andrea Turcsányi http://www.flythensmile.com http://www.twinstravel.info "

Anita Bradshaw

"Hi Jude, It was a fab. network meeting today. Thanks for the invite. You are good at what you do and, the other attendees were great. I hope we meet up soon. Anita."

Martin Rosenberg

"Your understanding of a maverick is so spot on it was scary. Apart from the ability to network, which I am quite good at, I have all the other traits you mention. WOW! Nobody has ever summed it up and put it to me so well before."

Ivo Romer

"Judith was very helpful for my first steps as a black star. She supported me in a very professional way."

Toby Hickman

"My first meeting was with Judith was very useful and I look forward to her working with us the New Year, as we are mverick company or I am the maverick.. She is very knowledgable and professional."

Eileen Paat

"Judith, I am privileged to be in your network. I like your maverick teachings and hope to exchange stories or even work on something in the future with you. Till then and keep doing what you are good at best -- developing the maverick in all of us!"

Benita Vermeulen

"Hi Judith, Great to be connected to another passionate person. I hope we could meet soon! Warm regards Benita Vermeulen www.ctnf.org.za"

Mona Youssef

"Hello Judith, Thank you for requesting to connect with me. Your profile looks very impressive. I look forward to to communicate effectively. Happy holidays Mona Youssef Canadian fine artist"

Edmon Sy

"Dear Judith, Thanks for connecting with me. keep in touch. Regards, Edmon"

Geary Jaco

"Hello Judith. I appreciate your request to connect. You have quite the diverse group of interests. You must be very interesting!! I look forward to networking with you. Geary Jaco"

Marzena Melby Twin Cities Homes

"Hello Judith, Thanks for connecting. I am happy to be part of your network. Have a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year. Marzena Melby"

Fatma Kaya

"I am pleased to be able to rank you among my contacts. Kind regards, Fatma Kaya"

Zahir shamsery

"Thank you very much for adding me in your contact list. It is an honor. You can reach to me through: shamsery@yahoo.com May I wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Regards, Zahir shamsery "

Don Olise

"Judith, Delighted to be connected to you. I look forward to networking with you. Don www.helpfundourcause.org"

David Gardner

"Judith, thanks for the connection, good to be networked with a proactive, progressive, personal person like you."

elena mitrache

"Most welcome, Greetings from Roumania........ Thank you for add... Sincerely wish you success in what you are doing ! Best Regards, Elena "

Gregor P. Lehmann

"Hello Judith, Pleasure to get connected with you by ecademy. Welcome to the network. All the best. Gregor P. Lehmann "

Ronald L. Taylor

"It is an honour to be connected with you on Ecademy. I look forward to our networks being of mutual benefit to one another."

John Rawlinson

"In the very brief time I have known Judith I have found her to be encouraging, very positive and forward thinking. I'm looking forward to having a 1-2-1 with Judith very soon."

Patrick Nelson

"Rarely does someone get under your skin and make you sooo glad you've met them and that they are not only a valuable networking contact, but a good friend too. I've only known Judith for a short while and have only worked with her during one BlackStar event, but I cannot recommend this amazing woman enough! Connect with her. Now!"

Tord Sand

"Proactive, progressive, forward moving."

Danish Thanvi

"I'm very happy to be connected with Judith on Ecademy and look forward to being of mutual benefit to one another."

Mick Say

"Having spent 2 hours on the telephone with Jude, I found her to be both inspirational and (importantly) motivational. Jude's insight into networking is immense, her patience and professionalism is awesome and to top that lot off she's got a big personality. I highly recommend Jude as a network partner and as a mentor. I am sure that I will become a client of Jude's in the very near future. Mick Say "

Paul Brugger

"I have spoken Jude to a couple of times over the last few weeks, and each time she has been very giving of her time and knowledge. Thanks for everything you have done for me so far, I look forward to being of assistance to you in the future. Good luck for Friday! Paul"

Merold Mueller

"I rated her good, because she is a great networker!"

Jeremy Nicholas

"Judith is a terrific teacher. She has a wealth of knowledge and is very good at passing it on. Best of all, she tells it like it is. You won't get any BS from this BlackStar! Jem "

Stuart Kerslake

"Hi Jude - this is a much overdue thank you for being you. Every time I'm in your company, I gain insight and awareness - a rare gift. I'd highly recommend connecting with Judith, especially if you're a "willfully independent" business person - she loves you guys ;) Thanks Jude Stuart"

George Emsden

"After Joining Blackstar last March, I finally got round to a 1:1 with Judith today - on the telephone. Main reason for the delay was throat cancer and it is now a year since the RT stopped and I have my energy and voice back. Initially, I wondered if a long phone call would work as I prefer face to face meetings. Such a meeting though would have meant considerable travel time - more than the time we actually talked - 75 minutes I know I am not really a maverick (as far as I can judge) but the time on how use the facilities on Blackstar properly for example, and network more effectively was definitely worthwhile. Unsurprisingly perhaps, I had overlooked some rather elementary things and this alone made the time very useful. I am very happy to recommend Judith as a mentor and coach."

Phillip Khan-Panni - Wordsmith

"I attended Judith's session on establishing expertise in Black Star, and found it both useful and enjoyable. She has a skill I particularly admire -- insight. It means she quickly gets to the heart of the matter, and understands the potential better than most. It's one of her 'compelling differences'. PKP"

Dan "The Last Baby Boomer" Stepel

"Judith not only understands Mavericks and the tension they leave in their wake she has the unique ability to harness this raw material and turn it into clean efficient burning energy ready for mass consumption. Judith turns problems into powerhouses. Fancy yourself a Maverick? Well then you'll do well to connect with Judith ASAP. "

Jim Ziegler

"Bright, versatile, intelligent....many Pms and one conversation with her confirms she is someone I needed to know. She challenges you to reach for higher more lofty goals. I love speaking with her because winners create electricity and motivation in the lives of others they touch. She is uplifting and positive. I do not easily allow everyone to my 'inner circle' and; when I met Jude, I opened the door wide and threw out the 'welcome mat'. JIM"

Bob Nicoll

"I met Judith on our BlackStar training call. What a treat. She is a dynamic trainer of a group called Mavericks. Judith,"I really appreciate your passion for working with us mavericks." Our training call was quite helpful. Thank you for your insights. It was a great being on the call with Dan and Jim. Congratulations on your new son to be!!! Best regards, Bob"

Michael Omansky

"A high energy. informative lady. Thanks!"

Ogo Ogbata: Creative Consultant

"I have had the pleasure of speaking with Judith and I found her genuinely interested in my business, encouraging and 'switched on'. Thanks Judith for your referral and look forward to meeting you soon."

Ian Hornblow

"Judith Germain - Simply the best, I am convinced I will work with, or seek out this ladies advice at some time in the future. An expert in her field and one of the brightest stars I have met within the ecademy talent pool. Not only that, soon to become a "yummy mummy" so congratulations, a genuine pleasure to be connected. Best wishes Ian "

Christine Cowen

"Jude, You are one of the most inspirational leaders of business I have ever met. You do make a difference in business. You do help and harness talent. Every major Corporation globally should listen to this young lady regarding her approach and ethos concerning managing success. Jude ... you have the keys to the world of making change happen with winning minds. I'm so glad that I have joined the Maverick community and met you !!! God Bless, Love from Christine."

J William (Bill) Moore, HFTC

"I have found Judith Gemain to be one of the most energetic and friendly people you could ever want to meet. I hope to be a part of her world in some way well into the future. I would be sure that you link up with Judith and meet her in person... the positive you will gain will be priceless! Good Job Jude! Smiles and best wishes, Bill"

Sylvester La-Tunje

"Jude's induction course was very helpful... I found her to be down-to-earth, professional and focused... Great communicator!..and I would certainly recommend her... Sylvester"

Donald Duck

"Recommended by William Buist, Judith has proved to be a great find. If you are in a rut and need a mentor call Judith."

Snéha Khilay

"Attended Jude's session on Monday as a new Black Star member. I found the session to be incredibly useful. Jude has a lovely manner, enabling me to ask questions and she answered so beautifully. Thanks Jude for the warm welcome. Regards Sneha"

Cenap Pembegul

"Judith is caring, knowledgeable, good fun, a great communicator and an accomplished businesswoman with a kind soul. I'm glad to have connected with her and look forward to meeting her in the future. Regards Cenap"

Don Cooke

"Well done for putting together one of the most interesting and challenging forums on Ecademy"

Mariéme Jamme

"A very intelligent, inspirational, honest, knowledgeable woman; Judith with out a doubt is the kind of individual I will put in front of my clients and know that she will deliver professionally. She is passionate and humble. I am delighted to have Judith in my network and looking forward in working with her. Marieme Jamme "

Tina Jonasen

"I find that I really dont have words to describe this fantastic Socialized, Strong, Sweet and highly Professional Maverick of a Networker !! So I can only urge anyone to connect with Jude - and if you are so lucky as to meet her in person; breath in deeply - as everthing that comes from her is worth its weight in gold !!! "

Radka Kozielova Counselling Service

"Judith is very nice, warm welcoming, helpful and understanding person She makes me feel safe I am glad I met her and being her friend Radka "

Carl Willy Carlsson

"I think Judith is a person with interesting ideas who presents interesting facts and I will recommend anyone to look at what she has to offer. CWC"

Jan Mulder

"Dear Judith, we had the opportunity to spend two days together, full of joy, laughter, energy, good company and the haka. Thanks for this and getting to know you better. Keep up the good work and proud to be connected. Jan "

Claude Bonte

"Judith is a Maverick's Maverick. She's obviously learned a lot about the essence of human performance along the way. She's tough, yet comes across as being supportive and sincere. If you want to tame your lions, I mean (Mavericks) make Judith your fist call. "

Jo Lunn

"Part the BlackStar Orientation day given by Jude, is her introduction of new members to the BlackStar Community. Along with giving a synopsis of each member she also gives introductions to other members to connect with. The introductions that she suggests aren't necessarily obvious, and include ones that give an opportunity for business development at a new tangent. One person she suggested I contact was Sue Berry. This I thought was a rather odd as our businesses are vastly different. But since we've been in contact, we've realised that there is potential to work together through our own networks of contacts. Until this point I'd never appreciated the time and effort it takes Jude to do all this for each and every new member. Her skill to think of introductions is amazing and of great value to all involved. Jude's efforts on our behalf is a wonderful introduction to the spirit that makes the BlackStar community. Jude, I just want to say thank you for your time and commitment in helping us all."

Allison McSparron-Edwards

"Judith provides professional, enjoyable and well run workshops. I recommend her services to others."

Johan Taft

"Power to you Jude for having created the Maverick network! I thoroughly enjoyed the lunch gathering today and had three engaging conversations with powerful people I had not met before. You have attracted these people, brought them together and created a very productive and pleasant setting for us to network and inter react. I am committed to networking as an important activity in growing my business, my skills and my goodwill, and this is the sort of group that makes it all worthwhile. Thanks again! Warmly, Johan."

Jennifer Crokaert

"Jude really helped me feel a little less lost in this new network. Her warmth and reassurance radiated down the phone line. Thanks for your patience, Jude, I really appreciated your time."

Suzanne Pool

"Jude is down to earth, easy to communicate with, supportive and most of all a good laugh. Her professional and positive attitude is both reassuring and encouraging. I look forward to working with Jude more in the future. "

Mark Sinclair

"As a new Ecademist and new BlackStar, I need all the help I can get. I have just finished my new BlackStar training with Jude and found the session very useful. I think the great thing about this session is that everyone stands to gain by attending, regardless of where they are with their networking strategy. Jude, thanks for leading the session. Thanks for your investment of time and energy."

Aadil Butt #3

"I am thrilled to be connected to Jude. She has the ability to make you feel welcome and relaxed. A rounded professional. I have found her to be sincere in her appreciation. She is a good example of "Your attitude determines your altitude". I am excited to know that I will know and hopefully be working with Jude for many years to come. Best wishes Always XX "

Michael Baas

"Just finished the NBO with Judith and really enjoyed it. I've been with ecademy for > 1yr and BS for 1month AND I had spent some time trying to figure it all out - but she still had some news and interesting uses for features, obviously with a lot of insight into processes and "thinking behind", so it was very good & motivating session. Added bonus: great person to talk to, like her humour. I look forward to explore & learn more with/on both - ecademy & Judith ;) Thanks, Judith! "

Dr. Elmar Jung

"Jude's NBO (New Blackstar Orientation) which I attended 14th January 2008 is highly valuable for me. There are so many details to be overlooked easily. I also loved her way of presenting in a warm and professional style. Really not be missed!!! (Jude & NBO ;) ) Thanks. Elmar"

Tony Pybus

"I have just (14th Jan 2008) come away from a "Reputation and Credibility" session with Jude. I found her really professional with a lightness of touch that made the event not only informative but enjoyable as well. I Look forward to developing this relationship. "

Victor Marques

"I met Judith Germain in London in some blackstar events! A fantastic giver and a great ecademist! I wish that all your dreams come true! I raise my glass of my best wine to a master of connections and a great global friend! Kindest regards. Victor Marques"

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