In person: San Diego, CA

1-866-511-1898 x9769


Business hours, by appointment.

    Key clients

Exxon Mobil      Ford Motor

AT&T      Hewlett-Packard

State Farm Insurance      IBM


Areas of expertise

Executive coaching, company culture, organizational performance

Professional summary

Judith M. Bardwick, Ph.D., is a highly regarded writer, speaker and management consultant specializing in the psychology of the corporate environment. For more than two decades, she has combined cutting edge-psychological research with practical business applications to optimize organizational performance, change organizational views and values, and help managers achieve financial and personal success.

Dr. Bardwick is the author of one of the top 25 bestselling business books of the last decade, Danger in the Comfort Zone (AMACOM Books; 1995). Her other books include The Plateauing Trap, In Praise of Good Business, and Psychology of Women. In addition, she has published scores of journal articles, papers, and book chapters on an array of topics. In her latest book, ONE FOOT OUT THE DOOR: How to Combat the Psychological Recession That’s Alienating Employees and Hurting American Business (AMACOM Books; October 2007), Dr. Bardwick sheds light on a deeply troubling condition affecting as many as two-thirds of U.S. employees, which she identifies as a “psychological recession.” Backed by extensive studies and hard numbers, she reveals how this pervasive sense of job insecurity is taking a serious financial toll on companies nationwide and threatening America’s economic future.

“A Psychological Recession is not just an idea; it is a real phenomenon with real consequences, all of them bad,” Dr. Bardwick contends. “When people are scared and depressed for a long time, despair and fear replace confidence and optimism. Try running a company with workers who feel like that. In the larger economic picture, it is really dangerous that a Psychological Recession characterizes most people’s views and moods when two-thirds of our gross domestic product is based on consumer spending, which is profoundly affected by consumer confidence.”

Before establishing her consulting business in 1983, Dr. Bardwick was a Professor in the Department of Psychology and Associate Dean of the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts at the University of Michigan. She currently serves as a volunteer Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the University of California, San Diego. She was also on the board of Westcorp and Western Financial Bank and is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association. Her biography has appeared in Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who of American Women, The Encyclopedia of American Women, and other prestigious directories.

Engagement overview

Interviews with the client and others close to him or her are conducted and used as a starting point to create rapport and identify a consensus regarding areas of need and strengths.  The focus is on emotions and behaviors especially in the present. A considerable amount of teaching takes place which informs and provides emotional support during the therapeutic exploration.


• 3M Corporation
• Anderson Consulting
• Anheuser Busch
• AT&T
• Babcock & Wilcox
• Baltimore Gas & Electric
• Bell Atlantic
• Bell Canada
• Bellcore
• BellSouth
• Canadian Occidental Petroleum
• Carolina Power & Light
• Champion International
• Champion Paper
• Conrail
• CSC Index
• Dayton Power and Light
• Dover Elevator Company
• DuPont
• Dow Chemical USA
• Eastman Kodak
• Eli Lilly and Company
• Entergy
• Ford Motor Corp
• GenCorp
• General American Life Insurance
• General Foods
• Government of Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario, City of Toronto, Saskatchewan
• Harris Corporation
• Henry Stewart Talks
• Hewlett-Packard
• IBM - US, Canada
• Linkage
• Lyondell Petrochemical Company
• Mentors Guild
• Merck
• Monroe Energy, LLC
• Motorola
• Natwest Bank
• New York Telephone
• Norfolk and Southern Rail
• Nissan Motor Corporation
• Northwest Air Lines
• Northwest National Life Insurance Company
• Pacific Bell
• Pacific Gas & Electric
• Philip Morris
• Phillips Petroleum Company
• P.O.S.T.
• Right Associates
• Schering-Plough Corporation
• Spar Aerospace, Ltd.
• State Farm Insurance Company
• Sun Life Insurance Co., Canada
• Talent+Plus
• Toronto Dominion Bank
• United States Department of Labor
• United States Postal Service
• United States Treasury- IRS
• US Steel
• Warner Lambert
• Westinghouse Nuclear Fuels Division
• WPI School of Business
• Xerox