Judith E. Glaser
Founder and CEO, Benchmark Communications, Inc.
Judith E. Glaser is an Organizational Anthropologist. She is one of the most pioneering and innovative change agents, consultants and executive coaches, in the consulting and coaching industry and is the world’s leading authority on Conversational Intelligence®, WE-centric Leadership, and Neuro-Innovation, and is a best-selling author of 7 business books including her newest bestseller - Conversational Intelligence: How Great Leaders Build Trust and Get Extraordinary Results. Through the application of ‘the neuroscience of we’ to business challenges, Judith shows CEOs and their teams how to elevate levels of engagement, collaboration and innovation to positively impact the bottom line.
Judith is the founder and CEO of Benchmark Communications, Inc., and the Chairman of The Creating WE Institute with over thirty years of business experience working with CEOs and their teams in establishing WE-centric cultures poised to strategically handle business challenges in the face of moving targets. Her transformational approaches using neuroscience and anthropology enable leaders to raise their Conversational Intelligence® and build agile and higher performing individuals and teams poised to impact the bottom line and top-line results in their organizations.
In 2014 Judith partnered with Ben Croft, CEO of WBECS, to launch Conversational Intelligence for Coaches®, a certification program attended now attended by over 3,200 coaches globally. In 2017 Judith was selected by Marshall Goldsmith as one of the top 15 Coaches in the world. She has also been ranked as the 10th Coaching Guru in the world by Global Gurus and has been selected as a 2017 Brava Award Winner. In 2016-18 Conversational Intelligence® was selected by INC, Magazine as one of the top 5 business trends of the year. Since 2006 she has been listed as one of the top 10 consultants globally in Executive Excellence Top 100 Consultants and is recognized as one of the Top 100 Thought Leaders globally on the subject of leadership.
In 2004 she was awarded Woman of the Year in New York City, and in 2017 by Smart CEO. Since 2006 she has been listed in the top 10 consultants globally in the Excellence Top 100 Consultants and is one of the Top 100 Thought Leaders globally on the subject of leadership. In 2011, Judith was awarded the Drexel University Distinguished Alumni Award, and in 2006 she was inducted into the Temple University Gallery of Success. She is a Founding Fellow of the Institute of Coaching at McLean Hospital, Harvard Medical School affiliate.
She has appeared on CBS Morning News with Charlie Rose & Gayle King, NBC’s Today Show, ABC World News, The Fox News Channel, The Martha Stewart Show and the Family Network talking about We-Centric Leadership and Cultural Transformation. She is frequently quoted on her revolutionary workplace approaches in the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Crain’s, Harvard Business Review, The Huffington Post, Entrepreneur Magazine, Psychology Today, AMA World, and is a contributing Editor for Executive Excellence Magazine and HR.com.
Judith has also served as an Adjunct Professor at Wharton, visiting guest speaker at Harvard, MIT, Kellogg, Loyola, University of Chicago, NYU, IIT, University of Stellenbosch, Etisalat Academy in Dubai, Tsinghua University in China and others. She is currently on the boards of The We Are Family Foundation, Expeditionary Learning, and was a founding member of The Executive Woman’s Business Forum and Women Leader’s in Health Science & Technology. She is a frequent speaker for Vistage and TEC in US and Canada.
Judith was awarded a Research Fellowship from Drexel University, where she earned a master’s degree in human behavior and development with additional work at the Bales School of Social Research at Harvard, and also University of Pennsylvania. She also earned her bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary studies from Temple University. She received a master’s certificate in corporate and political communications from Fairfield University. Judith lives in CT and New York City.
Her best-selling books include Conversational Intelligence: How Great Leaders Build Trust and Get Extraordinary Results, Creating WE: Change I-Thinking to WE-Thinking and Create a Healthy Thriving Organization; The DNA of Leadership; 42 Rules for Creating WE. She is also the author of The Leadership Secret of Gregory Goose and Ultimate Power.