Jude Olson, PhD, PCC

2017 President at International Coaching Federation of North Texas Chapter

Fielding Graduate University

Dallas/Fort Worth Area

Jude Olson is an accredited, professional coach providing leadership and transition coaching to individuals, teams and organizations—building on strengths for accelerated development. She is certified by the International Coaching Federation and assessments including Appreciative Coaching, Voices360°, via EDGE™ and MBTI Step II.

She currently serves on the faculty of University of Dallas, Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business, teaching “Emotional Intelligence for Effective Leadership” and “Leading Complex Organizations.” She is a coach for the Texas Christian University EMBA program. Her internal corporate experience includes, most recently, acting as Head Coach at Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company in Fort Worth, where she was recognized for bringing innovation to both coaching and change consulting.

Prior to joining Lockheed Martin, Jude spent six years with Drake Beam Morin, Inc., an international consulting firm specializing in career transition and corporate restructuring activities. As a Senior Vice President and Regional Consulting Partner, she led the Fort Worth office where she marketed, managed and consulted on change projects within a variety of industries. She has been an organization development consultant for Mervyn’s corporate headquarters in California and an independent consultant in Texas.

A native of Pennsylvania, she earned a B.S. in Journalism and M.Ed in Counseling Psychology from Temple University; and a Ph.D. in Human and Organization Systems from Fielding Graduate University. She published in the Elsevier book on Complex Collaboration (2004) and “Inventing the Joint Strike Fighter—Applying Appreciative Inquiry to Collaborative Startups” in the OD Network Journal and as an E-Book (2013).

Past Experience

  • Executive Coach, Jude Olson Coaching

    Leadership and transition coaching to individuals, teams and organizations—building on strengths for accelerated development.

  • President, International Coaching Federation of North Texas Chapter

    Chapter leader of the founding chapter of the International Coaching Federation with over 166 coaches in the DFW Metroplex. Join us every second Friday at Hackberry Creek Country Club in Irving, TX for great luncheon Programs/webinars with CCEU's. Use our website to find a credentialed coach for yourself or your company! http://www.icf-nt.com/

    Head Coach & Senior Analyst
    Manager, Organizational Development

    Designed leadership summits for collaborative program startup, Joint Strike Fighter, largest aerospace contract ever awarded ($200 billion) with 9 international partners & competitors.

    Best practices translated into case study curriculum for new College of Complex Project Managers with Queensland University in Australia.

    Led start-up O&LD department by developing cohesive team of internal and external practitioners with focus on performance consulting, team-building and strategic planning.

    Coached top executives and managed high potential leadership program and mentoring systems for company-wide talent development; as Head coach, developed 35 coaches at 3 sites through certification. Linked to succession planning & performance management.

    Facilitated “workforce vitality” culture change project with senior leadership team in planning and leading a 3-year company-wide culture change project to promote leadership behavior change and workplace environmental improvements for 22,000 employees.

    Received highest company LM Aero Star Award for innovation, introducing and institutionalizing Appreciative Inquiry change methodology to HR practitioners across corporation over 6-year period for application in six business areas.

    Taught and designed new curriculum for corporate-wide OD Academy to build internal capability in organization and change consulting for HR business partners and OD specialists. Coached candidates through Action Learning assignments.

    Spear-headed two knowledge management pilots to document program Lessons Learned and videotape knowledge transfer from retiring subject matter experts.

    Supported F-35 organization design teams for program transition from engineering design to manufacturing production to enhance global supply chain lateral mechanisms.

    Selected and managed vendors and tools for senior level executive coaching and organizational effectiveness consulting, evaluating for best price and quality service.

    Change Consultant

    Led first senior management retreats for Operations Division responsible for $110M budget to plan competitive strategies and culture shift including “paper-less” technology, flex-time, pay-for-skills, gain-sharing, basic skills training and collaborative leadership.

    Designed “Managing Change” seminar for Midwest bank merger project which saved transition costs in minimal turnover and resulted in zero employee claims.

    Developed innovative executive assessment/career program for mid-level managers which became standard for company and increased career movement by 25% over 3 year period.

    Senior Organization Development Specialist

    Streamlined annual opinion survey process for 2,000 employees by redesigning tool and introducing problem-solving groups to reduce meeting time and costs by one-half.

    Received excellence award by line division for developing and delivering custom management development to over 600 participants for 190 stores nation-wide.

    Executive Director

    Established innovative clinical program which became model for the State of Pennsylvania.

    Launched successful agency relocation with capital funds campaign to double program size.


Areas of Expertise

  • Leadership Development
  • Executive Transition
  • Executive Career Management
  • Certifications: Voices360°, via EDGE ™, MBTI Step II, and Hogan Leadership Suite

Professional Experience

  • Head Coach & Senior OD Consultant at Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company
  • Executive Coach, EMBA program at the Neely Business School, Texas Christian University
  • Faculty, MBA & DBA programs at the Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business, University of Dallas
  • SVP, Drake Beam Morin, Inc., FW Office and SE Region


  • Ph.D., Organizational Development & Human Systems – Fielding Graduate University
  • M.S., Human & Org Development– Fielding
  • M.Ed., Master’s Counseling– Temple University
  • B.A. Journalism – Temple University

Professional Affiliations

  • International Coach Federation-NT; President, 2017
  • DFW OD Network
  • Academy of Management


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