Judi Neal (Episode 22)

Sacred Conversation About Work

Episode 22

In Episode 22, Carol continues her talk with Judi Neal, a recognized expert and academic on spirituality in the workplace. Judi speaks and consults internationally. Clients include Pfizer and GE, as well as non-profits.

In this second part of a two-part interview, you’ll learn about the power of tapping into a knowing that goes beyond the rational, how Johnson and Johnson creates sacred space at their headquarters, and why Aetna is such a big proponent of mindfulness at work. You’ll also hear Judi’s take on the long-term prognosis for businesses as a place for human beings to thrive as well as tips for getting started on bringing spirituality into the workplace. We wrap up with Judi’s reflections on a life so much bigger than she could have ever imagined, with miracle after miracle, and a delightful personal exchange between Carol and Judi.

Judi Neal is the Chairman of Edgewalkers International, the retired Director of the Tyson Center for Faith and Spirituality in the Workplace at the Sam M. Walton College of Business, University of Arkansas and Professor Emeritus at the University of New Haven.

Widely published, her books include Creating Enlightened Organizations: Four Gateways to Spirit at Work, Edgewalkers: People and Organizations that Take Risks, Build Bridges and Break New Ground, and The Spirit of Project Management. She is the editor of The Handbook for Faith and Spirituality in the Workplace.

Judi has been active in creating communities that support spirituality in the workplace, as the founder of The International Center for Spirit at Work, and the International Spirit at Work Awards, and co-founder of the Management, Spirituality and Religion Interest Group at the Academy of Management. She is also co-founder of the Journal of Management, Spirituality, and Religion and on the Board of Directors of the International Association of Management, Spirituality and Religion.

Judi received her Ph.D. from Yale in Organizational Behavior and lives in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

For more information on Judi please visit her website: www.edgewalkers.org

Or email her: judi@edgewalkers.org


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