Missoula, Montana, US
Missoula, Montana, US
ABOUT JUDY HELM WRIGHT
Judy is a life educator, family coach, and keynote speaker. She has written more than 20 books, hundreds of articles and speaks internationally on family, parenting and relationship issues. She is the Global Director Of Family Solutions for www.thewinonline.com and has an eTV show there called “Ask Auntie Artichoke.”
She has received many awards for her contributions toward building strong families. Her proudest accomplishment is that she and her husband Dwain have been married for 50 years and their six children and 11 grandchildren like themselves and each other.
www.ArtichokePress.com is not Judy’s only self-starter project. Judy has owned and managed numerous small businesses, and her entrepreneurial experiences as a work-from-home-mom is what prompted the National Association of Home-Based Moms (NAHBM) invite her to join their expert advisory council.
The symbol of the artichoke has great meaning for Judy in her teaching and writing. As she works with families, she sees that frequently only the outer edges are exposed, which can be prickly and sometimes bitter to the taste. But, as you expose the artichoke and people to warmth, caring, and time, gradually the leaves begin to open and expose the real treasure–the heart.
The artichoke also became a teaching lesson when Judy, as a young military mother, moved her family into military housing in California to find a surprising collection of artichokes planted in their yard. Knowing it takes two years for the vegetable to grow, Judy realized the original gardener never saw the fruits of their labor, but planted the artichokes anyway. Judy was reminded by this experience that many times in life our actions toward others are felt by people we will never meet, but we plant the seeds of kindness anyway.
You will enjoy Judy’s approachable manner, wonderful storytelling and common-sense solutions gleaned from working with hundreds of families and organizations just like yours. Your encounter with Judy will leave you feeling inspired, entertained, and especially motivated.
Pet Grief Coach & Pet Memoir Author
Animal Human Connection
January 2015 - December 2016