Judy Sockol

Senior Consultant

Judy specializes in maximizing the human capital of family enterprises through her skills in inter-personal communication and coaching. With over 25 years of Human Resource experience with expertise in employee relations, performance development, conflict resolution and team integration Judy brings exceptional skills to her work with family owned businesses.  She has managed highly complex employee and organizational issues in both family owned and non- family publicly traded businesses. Judy’s most recent executive level position was managing Employee Relations for three of State Street’s largest business units.

Judy’s work has spanned a range of industries from financial, energy, retail, manufacturing and publishing where she served as a trusted advisor to senior leaders. She has a passion for developing talent and creating cultures that support and reward high performance and has developed related strategies to address the specific needs of family enterprises.

Judy has a direct and pragmatic approach and a talent for diffusing highly charged conflicts and disputes.  She is known for creating non-threatening opportunities for open and productive communication between individuals and teams to enhance relationships, collaboration and effectiveness.

Judy earned a Masters of Social Work degree from Boston University with a clinical orientation and a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Psychology from Syracuse University.