About Judy Martin

Work Stress Consultant                   Judy Martin

Judy Martin is a work-stress management consultant who works with clients across all professional sectors to help them transform and channel stress toward creativity and innovation.

In a new world of work, connectivity is both a blessing and a challenging technological conundrum. And Judy knows a lot about that as an Emmy® award-winning broadcast journalist who focuses on business news, workplace culture and stress management at work and in business.
As the founder of WorkLifeNation.com, a site dedicated to transforming stress in an “always-on” world,  Judy is championing the evolution of a new workplace culture concerned with employee well-being, engagement, productivity, innovation and creativity.

“To compete in a 24/7 high-tech new world of work, managing your work stress and work-life merge is key toward catalyzing the innovation and creativity that will differentiate you from the rest. The goal is to leverage technology so it works in your favor. The word leverage is important – because it implies that digital portals are not evil, but instead can play an evolutionary role in the new world of work. We just have to tune into the right frequency of usage for our own personal needs in the work-life merge.”  ~ Judy Martin

Judy has facilitated stress management and work-life resilience workshops for numerous companies and organizations including: UJA-Federation, Motorola, Orange/Rockland Utilities, Right Management, American Cancer Society, Hofstra University, National Association of Mothers’ Centers, NYS Home Healthcare Providers, Daniel Gale Real Estate, and the Healthcare Public Relations Society of New York.

For two decades, Judy has tracked business, workplace culture and career trends with an emphasis on work-life balance and stress management strategies. She has contributed to Forbes.com, Marketplace Report, NPR, CNBC Business Radio, World Vision Report, BBC Radio 3, and News 12 Long Island.

Calling on her experience in the frenetic pace of news, and her study of yoga, breath-work and meditation, in 2001 she developed her signature stress management workshop, Practical Chaos: The Four Gates of Transformation. In 2006, she released her first meditation CD, Practical Chaos: Reflections on Resilience. In 2012, Judy was chosen as a Top 10 on-line influencer on “stress” by Sharecare.com, a collaborative effort between Dr. Oz and WebMD. She has been a student of meditation for more than 30 years.

Judy received her yoga teacher’s accreditation (RYT-200) in eclectic Hatha Yoga under Mokshapriya Shakti of the Yoga Teachers Training Institute in New York. She is also a certified Hospice volunteer. Her work is influenced by her mentors: Vassar College Asian Studies Professor and Career Sociologist Rick Jarow PhD, mind/body expert Joan Borysenko PhD, Deepak Chopra, and work-life pioneer Matthew Fox.

 

Get a cup of coffee, here’s the longer version of the story, in my words…

Judy Martin
I’ve been a broadcast journalist for 25 years and have been writing and speaking on emerging workplace trends that impact our lives, as we strive to thrive, in the new world of work. From that experience in breaking news, my work as a hospice volunteer and years studying meditation and yoga, my career evolved into my vocation as a work-stress consultant.

Essentially, I teach business professionals the skills they need to take their stress down a notch. To be fully present and harness awareness at work and in business, to cultivate an inner state of calm, clarity and resilience that is completely aligned with their values and highest purpose in the face of a  uncertain marketplace. It’s what I call the “exaltation” of the human experience in business.

WorkLifeNation.com ~Transforming Stress in an “always-on” World, is the manifestation of my deepest passion: helping business people navigate sensory overload, reduce stress and cultivate resilience in the work-life merge. Why? Because I think we need an infusion-of-the-human in the way we do business in a 24/7 globally competitive marketplace.

I cut my journalistic teeth at Marketplace Report, NPR, CNBC Business Radio, World Vision Report, BBC Radio 3 and News 12 Long Island. I’m currently on the air at News 12, and continue to contribute to national radio programs while blogging for TalentCulture.com and Forbes.com. I’m also a member of the Society of Professional Journalists.

In contrast, I’ve spent much of my adult life teaching meditation and volunteering in Hospice-related work. Then it happened—9/11. I reported from ground zero for Marketplace Morning Report on NPR by day, and then volunteered with the children of the victims at night to consume the chaos and personal grief of that time.

Stillness is cumulative. It allows us to respond from a place of wisdom instead of reacting from a place of fear.

September 11th ignited my inquiry into how we reduce stress and navigate chaos in the workplace, while being productive. It forced me to find ways to embrace my own “humanness,” especially at work.

I asked myself the hard questions and was blessed with life-changing mentors in Vassar College Asian Studies Professor and Career Sociologist Rick Jarow PhD., mind/body expert Joan Borysenko PhD, Deepak Chopra MD, social economist John Perkins, and work life pioneer Matthew Fox among others.

Here’s my theory; we’ve become a Work-Life Nation: an evolving culture of awareness that calls on us to live, work and thrive from a deeper sense of alignment, with success, serenity and significance.

To sharpen your competitive edge, harness awareness, cultivate resilience and enhance the power of the breath.

I was in the tent cities reporting after Hurricane Andrew, covered the rescue efforts at the crash site of Avianca Flight 52 in New York, witnessed the post-genocide aftermath of Kosovo and lived and worked through 9/11. Methods to reduce stress and cultivate resilience emerged from the chaos along with my lecture series, Practical Chaos: 4 Gates of Transformation and my 2006 CD, Practical Chaos: Reflections on Resilience.

My speaking engagements on work-life culture, stress management and resilience include: Motorola Corporation, Orange/Rockland Utilities, Daniel Gale Real Estate, Right Management Inc., National Association of Mothers’ Centers, NYS Home Healthcare Association, The International Women’s Business Conference, and the American Psychological Association’s Psychologically Healthy Workplace Conference.

To compete in a 24/7 high-tech new world of work, managing your work stress and work-life merge is key toward stewarding the innovation and creativity that will differentiate you from the rest.

Recognition of my work includes: National Press Foundation Economic Fellowship, New York Emmy, Associated Press Club Award, Numerous NY Press Club Award, National Telly Award, Houston Film Festival Award, Victim’s Information Bureau of Suffolk and the Long Island Coaching Alliance Award.