Judith Humphrey is founder of Toronto-based communications firm, The Humphrey Group Inc., and she is an acclaimed author. The company she established teaches clients how to speak as confident, compelling leaders. Her three books, Impromptu (2018), Taking the Stage (2014), and Speaking as a Leader (2012) show leaders how to inspire and influence whenever they speak—formally, informally, and off-the-cuff. She is a regular contributor to Fast Company and is available to speak about her books.
Judith launched The Humphrey Group in 1988. Her vision of marrying leadership and communication remains central to the firm’s mission. Under her leadership, The Humphrey Group grew from a boutique firm working with top executives to a global enterprise that teaches leaders at all levels how to influence and inspire. As President of The Humphrey Group, Judith has provided coaching to top executives in a broad range of industries, including banking, technology, telecommunications, pharmaceutical, energy, and many others. Her Taking the Stage program for women has reached more than half a million women around the world in companies like IBM, Walmart, Dell, Microsoft, and Google.
Ms. Humphrey was awarded the YWCA Woman of Distinction Award in the category of Entrepreneurship. She is an Adjunct Leader in Residence at the Odette School of Business, at the University of Windsor. And she is a member of the International Women’s Forum. Judith has an M.A. in English from The University of Rochester and taught communications at York University in Toronto.
She lives in Toronto with her husband and is a frequent speaker on the subject of leadership communications; speaking as a leader; women’s leadership and women’s advancement, and impromptu speaking. She enjoys bringing her books to the attention of leaders in business schools, corporations, and other organizations.
While she writes for Fast Company and promotes her books, The Humphrey Group is thriving under the capable leadership of her son, Bart Egnal, President and CEO.