Fun Stuff

Thirty years as a CEO taught Judy that humor and playfulness are essential to creativity, learning and coping effectively with change. She uses laughter and play  strategically in her trainings as well as in parts of her coaching sessions. As one CEO said,  “I was dreading this meeting until I learned that Judy Nelson was facilitating. Then I knew we’d have fun and accomplish a lot!”

Studies show that laughter has enormous benefits to reduce stress and strengthen relationships. “Humor is a powerful and effective way to heal resentments, disagreements, and hurts. Laughter unites people during difficult times.” And, it’s good for you and your team! Your sense of humor is one of the most powerful tools you have to make certain that  your daily mood and emotional state support good health.”(


Judy’s Humor Tools:

  • Multimedia: Brief video or audio clips from the world of comedy to illustrate a point and stimulate discussion.

Here’s an example of one of the videos that might be used:


  • Strategically-designed Cartoons.  (Find out more about my Cartoon Partner here.)

  • Graphic Illustrations: Judy uses a personality assessment called The Workplace Big 5 Profile 4.0 as a tool for helping clients re-frame their view of themselves and their colleagues. To bring these concepts to life, she has created a series of cartoons to illustrate personality traits and how lack of awareness leads to labeling.  Team members have fun learning more about their own traits and how they can more strategically shape interactions for greater team success.

Some Examples:

  • How We Respond to Stress:
  • Whether We Prefer No Change or Lots of It:
  • Whether We’re Inclined to Defy or Defer:


 Contact Judy today if you want your team to be energized, engaged and more effective!