Q&A with Judy Ingalls
Judy Ingalls talks about Brimstone, social justice, and her great accomplishment.
What are your areas of expertise?
Organization development, executive coaching, executive team building, culture, talent management, unconscious bias and inclusion, conflict resolution.
What led you to Brimstone?
I met a number of the Brimstone community members during a shared previous life in leading Outward Bound wilderness expeditions and programs. The skills I learned there, of coaching individual leaders and teams, I still use each and every day. The heights we can reach usually exceed our imaginations.
What makes Brimstone unique?
Oh my. Brimstone is one of the few firms I know that really “walks the walk,” of true leadership, introspection, growth, and development. The community genuinely cares about its members, clients, and work products. Ethical, practical, smart, caring, and effective. Perhaps not unique, but rare. And special.
What do you like most about your role?
I love the variety of my work. One day I can be running an offsite and the next day I may be coaching a senior leader. I am always engaged, challenged, and humbled by the opportunity to work with such amazing leaders, inside of Brimstone and outside.
Which of our values do you most relate to? Why?
We show up, always. Because that has been something I have strived for all my life. My Dad used to say; “When the going gets tough, the tough get going.” Just keep a’goin.
What is the biggest mistake you’ve made? What did you learn from the experience?
To lessen the value of my own voice in rooms where it would have had impact or added value. I have learned that if my voice isn’t in the mix, that it can be a loss. I tend to not do this very often anymore.
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us. – Emerson
What is your greatest accomplishment?
Working as an executive in Asia as the only female on the team and as a single parent.
What is the greatest piece of advice you’ve been given?
It’s not about me.
How do you recharge?
I hike. I travel. I read. I write. I get out on the water. I say thank you.
What are the three adjectives that best describe you?
Passionate, results-driven, collaborative.
What are you most passionate about?