- Born: The United States.
- Description: Judy Ringer is the author of Unlikely Teachers: Finding the Hidden Gifts in Daily Conflict -- a book of stories, practices, and inspiration on turning life's challenges into life teachers - and the author and narrator of Managing Conflict in the Workplace: An Aiki Approach, in which she answers frequently asked questions and offers practical advice about transforming conflict in the workplace.
Judy is also a professional singer and is the author of two CDs in which she narrates her own stories accompanied by song: Simple Gifts: Making the Most of Life's Ki Moments and This Little Light: The Gift of Christmas.
The owner of Power & Presence Training and founder of Portsmouth Aikido, in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, Judy provides conflict, communication, and presentation skills training based on mind/body principles from the martial art aikido, in which she holds a third-degree black belt.
She's also written numerous articles on the relevance and application of the aikido metaphor to conflict and communication, including articles for The Systems Thinker and Aikido Today Magazine. Judy publishes two newsletters each month, including the award-winning Ki Moments.