Judith (“Judy”) L. Glick-Smith, PhD, has been a communication expert, knowledge architect, and leadership development consultant for over 35 years. She is a recognized expert on the topic of “flow” and “flow-based leadership.” She is passionate about helping organizations make better decisions and prepare for the unexpected by facilitating flow-based work environments. She is the author of Flow-based Leadership: What the Best Firefighters Can Teach You About Leadership and Making Hard Decisions, which was number one on Fire Chief Magazine’s Top 9 Public Safety Leadership Books of 2016. She is, also, a co-contributor and co-editor of Visionary Leadership in a Turbulent World: Leading in the New VUCA Context, which made the Forbes’ Summer Reading List for 2017; Exceptional Leadership by Design; and Women Courageous: Leading through the Labyrinth.
Judy has been studying flow-based decision-making and leadership in Fire and Emergency Management Services for over 10 years. Her PhD is in Transformative Studies with a concentration in Integral Studies from the California Institute of Integral Studies. She has a Master of Science in Conflict Management from Kennesaw State University. She lives in the Atlanta metro area with her deaf English Cocker Spaniel and near her daughter, two granddaughters, and two great-grandchildren.