Thank You for Your Concern

We hope you're all doing well.

We want to thank you all for your outpouring of concern, love, and support as we navigated the California Firestorm last month. The fires are all 100% contained. They are still burning, but they are no longer a danger to us and they expected to be extinguished soon.

We are deeply grateful to the police, first responders, and 1200+ firefighters that came here from all over the United States, Australia, and Canada to help during this time of great need.

Though there has been much devastation, destruction, loss, and sadness, this has also been a time for healing and growth. It has been so heartwarming to experience our community coming together to support one another and help each other, be it via a hug, a temporary evacuation center, food, clothing, longer term housing, and so much more.

Rebuilding will be a long journey - over 8400 structures, mostly homes, were completely destroyed, as were many of businesses. Toxic ash has to be removed before the rains take it into our streams, rivers, and bays. The first steps for rebuilding are already being taken by many, and the positivity with which people are going about putting their lives back together is amazing.

Many have reached out to ask what they can do to help. There are so many organizations collecting funds and supplies to help those who have lost everything. If you would like to contribute, Redwood Credit Union is giving 100% of the funds they collect directly to fire victims. These funds will help fire victims both in the short-term and the long-term as they search for housing, replace immediate, basic needs, and through all parts of the rebuilding process.

The hurricanes, floods, fires, and mass shootings of the last few months have been horrific and devastating. Our responses to these horrible events has been inspiring and uplifting. May we all learn from these times, remember to feel and express gratitude and compassion freely, live each moment to the fullest, create and maintain meaningful connections, and communicate with the intent to understand and be understood.

Judith Bell, M.S., Master LHEP™

Judith Bell, M.S., Master LHEP™

Judith is the founder and president of Rewire Leadership Institute®. A master facilitator, consultant, teacher, and coach, she has created and facilitated personal growth, team development and organizational change seminars, coached executives and teams, facilitated strategic planning and high visibility meetings, and supported culture change for over four decades. Judith works with a diverse range of companies from government agencies, non-profit, Fortune Global 500, to small and mid-sized family owned businesses including such organizations as NASA, Seaflow, Total Oil, Restoration Hardware, San Antonio Water System, and Culver Company.

Superb at supporting individuals, pairs, and teams in developing the skills necessary to realize their full potential, Judith helps executives, managers, and staff gain the ability to respond flexibly and rapidly to their changing environment. Through extensive experience and research, she utilizes a number of different approaches including the FIRO theory, systems theory, cybernetics, neuroscience, cognitive, positive, and success psychology.

As one of the world’s leading experts on the FIRO theory, she trains consultants internationally. A consultant’s consultant, Judith mentors facilitators, coaches, therapists and other professionals in the integration of the FIRO theory in their work. From 1981 until 2004, she worked closely with Dr. Will Schutz, the creator of FIRO theory. Independently, Judith developed FIRO Theory Profiling, which has been lauded as the first innovation in the FIRO theory instruments aside from Dr. Schutz’ own developments. She continues to develop courses that synthesize her studies and experience and are based in FIRO theory.

Starting in her teenage years, Judith has been a pioneer in her passion for authenticity, clear communication, and positive change. She is lauded for her ability to see others’ potential and help them realize it—be they individuals, pairs, teams, or organizations. Judith’s zest for life, appreciation for others, and generosity of spirit inspires those with whom she works.

An honor’s student at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, Judith’s desire and passion to learn about authenticity motivated her to move her studies to The Institute for Creative and Artistic Development (ICAD) in Oakland, California. As the youngest student in their teacher training program, she created and graduated with an undergraduate degree that focused on authenticity through California State University, Sonoma. Continuing on her quest to study authenticity and creativity, Judith began taking courses at California State University, Hayward where she also created and graduated with a unique Master’s degree that focused on communication, transformation, and the creative arts.

Interested in systems and change, Judith began experimenting with her innovative action-oriented approach to assess and intervene with families, groups, and organizations. Through this work, she became a much sought-after instructor, training masters and doctoral students in her seminal work. As chair of a psychology program focused on Creative Arts Therapies at Antioch University, San Francisco, she developed curriculum and continued to serve as guest faculty and lecturer at universities nationwide.

In addition to leading Rewire Leadership, Judith and her husband, Daniel Ellenberg, co-founded Relationships That Work®, where she serves as Vice President. She and Daniel co-authored Lovers for Life: Creating Lasting Passion, Trust, and True Partnership, which applies the principles of Rewire Leadership Institute® to romantic relationships. Recently, they co-authored a chapter in Mastering the Art of Success: Volume 8. With Matt White, Judith recently co-authored Leading with Courage.

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