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Along with writing and counseling, I’ve facilitated individual and group retreats. And I enjoyed numerous speaking engagements at universities, churches, non-profit and civic organizations.

I’ve had the wonderful privilege of being trained by Legendary Les Brown which has been transformational for me at this season of my life. This journey into public speaking is certainly a calling as I inspire audiences into the deeper places of their hearts. My training also includes Toast Master’s and I’m certified through SCORRE  and have been personally coached by Ken Davis, founder of Dynamic Communicators International.

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Valentine’s Day 2020

Interview for Caroline Corrigan with WRCB-TV

How is Social Media Impacting Your Relationship?

Shannon Ethridge – million plus Best Selling Author

Endorses Judy’s speaking at her live B.L.A.S.T program.

Recent guest podcast interviews.

Breaking Destructive Relationship Patterns

Flying Free Podcast is for Christian women in confusing marriages. Natalie Hoffman, author is “Is it Me?” Provides support and exposes traits and characteristics of covert emotional and spiritual abuse. I’m her guest on Episode #34 Breaking Destructive Relationship Patterns. Listeners have access to resources: Family Pattern Chart, Timeline, and Questions to Screen Potential Therapists.

Learning Through the Mess of Life

Bryan Mayer, a fellow therapist has a weekly podcast called, The Remarried Life. I was his guest on Episode # 106 entitled, Learning through the Mess of Life. Listeners have access to free resources.

Morgan James Publishing Red Carpet Event, November 7th, 2019

Stay tuned for development of new online resources. I’m currently collaborating  with other therapists and professionals.

If you’re a mental health professional, intern, or candidate for licensure, ask to join our “Vibrantly Authentic Facebook Group.”

For all others, ask to join our “Vibrantly Connected Relationships” Facebook Group.

Ask your relationship questions you’d like answered through upcoming courses, podcasts, or live webinars.

2021 Events

Past Events

Online speaking events are in progress!! 

Update: March 14, 2021 – I’m going strong with weekday Facebook Live’s and regular updates on Youtube.

This journey of transition is a “divine invitation.” For now, future public speaking is online. For updates, check back soon. Also, take advantage of the Relationship Stress Quiz and Sneak Peak of “Beyond Messy Relationships.” You’ll automatically be on my email list. Better yet, you can Buy One Get One Free while waiting for the audio version coming soon.

5 Tips for Navigating Relationships During COVID19: Transitioning with Vulnerability

What: Chattanooga Women’s Leadership Studies 

Where: Online Webinar

When: August 13th at 11:30 AM Eastern Time

How to Facilitate Group Empathy Online

What: Tennessee Licensed Professional Counselor Association

Where: Online Virtual Summit

When: August 14th at 2:30 PM Eastern Time

Writing Memoir with Purpose

What: Chattanooga Writer’s Guild Monthly Meeting

Where: Chattanooga Public Library – 1001 Broad St. Chattanooga, Tn 37402

When: January 14th 6:00 PM Eastern Time

Insider’s Guide to Peace Beyond Relationship Conflict

What: Live 75 minute Webinar

Where: Online

When: December 12th 10:30 AM Eastern Time

Morgan James Red Carpet Event

Where: Nashville, TN

When: November 7-9, 2019

Recover, Reveal & Relate After Relationship Conflict

What: Live 75 minute Webinar

Where: Online

When: November 14th, 7-8:15PM Eastern Time

2019 Author Academy Awards & Igniting Souls Conference

Where: Columbus, OH

When: October 25, 2019

Eaglepreneur Love Experience

When: October 17-19, 2019

Where: Nashville, TN

How to Be a Therapist When Your Marriage is Falling Apart

What: Lunch N Learn

When: October 15th – Noon

Where: Chattanooga Campus Richmont University

How Your Family of Origin Contributes to Covert Emotional Abuse in Marriage

Where: Podcast Interview with Natalie Hoffman Episode # 34 Flying Free

When: September 4th, 2019

The Mind Body Connection Event

Saturday, July 27th 10AM-1:30PM400 E. Main St. Chattanooga, TN
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Peer Therapist Support Group

June 27th at Noon Meetup

Adelle’s Creperie

How to Be a Therapist When Personal Relationships are a Mess

Nashville, TN June 6 – 7, 2019

Tennessee Licensed Professional Counselor Association (TLPCA) 2019 Annual Conference  Counseling & Therapy Summit

How to Be Your Authentic Self In a Difficult Relationship

Where: The Chattery at Chattanooga WorkSpace 302 W 6th Street, Suite 3L Chattanooga, TN 37402

When: 6:00- 7:30PM Eastern; May 30, 2019

Your difficult relationship may be your mother-in-law, your significant other, your ex, or your spouse. This 90-minute teaching is packed with practical tools to give you clarity and skills to show up as the real you. You’ll be able to focus on what matters most.

You’ll learn how:

  • To recover from a regrettable incident.
  • To use the formula for clarity – AIR: Awareness, Intentionality, Risks
  • To know when it’s time to get outside help

Each participant will receive a signed copy of “Beyond Messy Relationships.”

Beyond Messy Relationships Meetup

When: Thursdays in May at Noon

Where: Adelle’s Creperie – 400 E. Main St. Chattanooga, TN 37408

Embracing Hope Chattanooga – Blues, Bluegrass, & BBQ

When: Sunday, May 19th 1 – 5PM

Where: Chattanooga Choo Choo, 1400 Market St. Chattanooga, TN 37402

Relationship Clarity: Recover, Reveal and Relate After Regrettable Fights

What: Live 90 minute Webinar

Where: Online 

When: April 20 at 10:00AM Eastern Time

After a couple recognizes a problem in their marriage, most wait an additional six years before sitting on a therapist’s couch. Alot can happen in six years! Don’t wait until it’s too late! Although this teaching is not a substitute for professonal counseling, you can begin now to get clarity and validation you need after a fight or regrettable incident.

Who? This webinar is directed toward individuals who are married or in a long-term committed relationship. Although you can apply what you’ll learn to other relationships; whether it’s your mother-in-law, an ex-spouse or wayward adult child.

What? These 90 minutes are packed with practical tools to give to help you get clarity; especially when it seems the foundation of your relationship is shaky.

What you’ll get:

Relationship Stress Quiz – Get a baseline starting point so you’ll know your next steps.

Reveal – Learn the the how, where, and why of relationship conflict. Know criteria for blips, clashes, and crisis and when to get outside help

Recover – How to Steps to Recover/What Recovery Looks Like

Relate – Take-away practical techniques & a powerful formula for insight & growth- AIR: Awareness, Intentionality, Risks.

Healthier and Happier Day Retreat

Depression Bipolar Support Alliance

  • Workshop title: “Can You Trust Me? Skills to Build Trust in a Relationship”
  • Panel discussion: “How to get the most out of your appointment with your mental healthcare provider”

Divine Appointments Through Family Relationships

Hickory Valley Christian Church

High energy multi-media 4-week series packed with practical tips on improving family relationships. Attendees learned how and why relationships are vital to physical, spiritual, and emotional well-being as well as a simple formula for turning difficult circumstances into divine appointments.

  • Week # 1 – What Every Relationship Needs No Matter What Generation You’re In
  • Week # 2 – What You Need To Avoid – The Four Horsemen Of Relationship
  • Week # 3 – How To Be a Sprinkler Instead of A Vacuum Cleaner – Being Emotionally Safe
  • Week # 4 – How to Meet God Through Another’s Differences, Even When They’re Way Off Base

Dialogue for Well-being: The Art of Holding Tension in the midst of Differences

Center for Mindful Living

Good Leaders Listen

Chattanooga Women’s Leadership Institute

How to Move Toward Healthy Relationships

  • How and why relationships affect our physical and emotional well-being
  • Why making sense of past or current relationships bring freedom to live in the “now.”
  • A simple formula for change and growth.

Modeling Authenticity in the Counseling Room

 Richmont Graduate University

It’s challenging to have professional boundaries and show up authentically with clients. Is self-disclosure appropriate in some cases? Learn techniques, attitudes, warning signs, and mistakes to avoid. What was discussed:

  • A technique on how to align with both partners in couples’ counseling
  • One question to ask yourself when you’re drawn to self-disclosure
  • How to recognize your own reactivity and what to do about it in session

When Personal Crisis Hits: How to Survive and Thrive in the Midst of Helping Others

Southern Adventist University


  • Demonstrate ability to apply coping strategies using the formula AIR, awareness, intentionality, and risk.
  • Gain skills for self-care as mental health counselors.
  • Prepare to view crisis situations as “divine appointments” for authentic and personal growth.

How Social Media and Loneliness Are Related [WDEF Channel 12 Point of View] 

Health Effects of Loneliness and How Connections With Others Affects Brain Chemistry [WDEF Channel 12 Point of View]