Dr. Holder is the founder and executive director of Uniquely U Pathways: Coaching and Consulting Services, PLLC in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina.
Additionally, she is the director and psychologist at the Duke Professional and Personal Development Program (Duke PPDP), Duke LEAD Coaching and Consulting Services, and Duke Employee Assistance Program (Duke EAP) in Durham, NC.
Dr. Holder’s rich background as an executive, leadership and personal development coach, consultant, and trainer as well as an administrator has positioned her well to empower individuals, teams and organizations in North Carolina and across the country.
Judith is an Assistant Professor with joint faculty appointments in the departments of Psychiatry/ Behavioral Sciences and Community and Family Medicine at Duke University Medical Center since 1995.
She provides interactive lectures and workshops on leadership enrichment topics; personal resilience and professional burnout; conflict resolution, energy/time management; effective communication; team/interdisciplinary team dynamics and development; and professional transitions for the Duke School of Medicine Master’s degree program in Clinical Leadership, Duke Physician Leadership Program, Duke Johnson and Johnson Nurse Leadership Certification Program, Duke Urology K-12 Scholars and in the Duke Occupational and Environmental Medicine Residency Program.
She is an adjunct professor at the University of North Carolina (UNC) Public Health Nursing Program in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
Through the Duke Professional and Personal Development Program and Uniquely U Pathways, Dr. Holder has provided executive, leadership development, performance, interpersonal, communication and life coaching, facilitation, workshops and consultation to executives, mid-level managers and employees from diverse backgrounds and organizations such as Blue Cross/Blue Shield, GlaxoSmithKline, Rex Hospital, Resolute Paper Company, UNC@MBA, UNC School of Medicine, Habitat for Humanity, City of Durham, IBM Global Well-Being, North Carolina Automobile Workers Inc., University of Pennsylvania’s African American Collaborative Obesity Research Network, Temple Beth Or School, Triangle Day School, American Association of Gifted Children Board, Canadian Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology, California Medical Board of Trustees, Western Health Care Leadership Academy, Duke Diet and Fitness Center, and Duke University Medical Center (e.g., departments of Medicine (Cardiology, General Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology), Surgery, Neurology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Radiology, Urology, Anesthesiology, Community & Family Medicine, and Emergency).
Judith enjoys humor and exhibits a holistic, straightforward approach to her coaching and consulting engagements. She supports new and seasoned leaders to enhance their professional abilities to exceed performance expectations through: values clarification, attentiveness to organizational cultural factors, and knowledge regarding their interpersonal and communication skills through emotional intelligence awareness, along with balancing aspects of the professional’s life.
Further, many professionals and executives work in healthcare and corporate team environments where it is critical for the leader to have an awareness of each member’s talents, styles and barriers to success. It is also imperative in today’s work environments to have strategic alliances that support the business goals.
Dr. Holder focuses her coaching and consulting in the arenas most helpful to the leader, which may involve building leader strengths, supporting leaders’ in developing their direct reports, fining tuning communication skills, creating strategic alliances and honing interpersonal skills.