Meet Business Coach Judy DeLapa

Judy Delapa

I have utilized Judy as an executive coach for several of our key managers and directors. Her astute intuition and graceful, caring style allow her to tailor individualized programs that result in enhanced confidence and productivity of her clients. She is the utmost professional with unmatched integrity. I have personally benefited from Judy’s inspiring words and continue to reflect on the knowledge I gained during our engaging conversations. I highly recommend Judy for those seeking individual development that can result in a life-long enrichment of their personal and professional lives.

-Regional CEO of an International Non-profit Organization

Leadership Development Publications written, marketed and sold by High-Impact Marketing in more than 40 countries world-wide include:

  • Three editions of an easy-to-customize Basic Employee Manual– named “One of the Top 20 Human Resource Products of the Year” by the trade journal, Human Resource Executive (sold domestically only)
  • High-Impact Business Strategies, a 300-page business manual, plus 14 Special Reports on topics from “How to Write Job Descriptions that Really Work” to “Making Professional Presentations” (all sold worldwide)

Business Leadership Experience

  • Co-founder of Saluto Foods Corp. and president of in-house advertising agency for Saluto Foods Corp. (sold to Fortune 100 company)
  • Founder of High-Impact Marketing Services (clients included major furniture companies, financial institutions, food companies and other privately-held companies)
  • Founder of High-Impact Coaching & Consulting

Professional Awards

  • Winner of West-Michigan American Marketing Association Trailblazer Award
  • Listed in Who’s Who in the Midwest, Who’s Who of Women, and Who’s Who in America 
  • Judith A. DeLapa Perennial Garden dedicated to Judy at Michigan State University

Education & Leadership and Coaching Education

  • B.S. from Michigan State University
  • M.A. from Michigan State University
  • Graduate of 9-month Leadership Grand Rapids Program
  • Graduate of Core Essentials Program from Coach U
  • Graduate of Coach U Advanced Business Coaching
  • Graduate and Coaching Certification from John Maxwell Coaching

Memberships and Community Service

  • Co-founder of The Samaritan Foundation
  • Past Trustee and Executive Committee member of Grand Rapids Symphony
  • Past Trustee and Executive Committee member of Grand Rapids Art Museum
  • Past Trustee of The Potter’s House Foundation (inner-city Christian school)
  • Past Trustee of Frederick Meijer Sculpture Garden Foundation
  • Advisory Council of D.A. Blodgett–St. John’s Home for Children

Whether you’re on the road with your laptop, in your office, or the comfort of your own home, you can access confidential executive coaching by telephone wherever you are. Maybe you’re feeling overwhelmed, exploited or simply fed up and ready to get your life back. Now is the time to take the first step. Simply e-mail Judy at, briefly explain the type of support you’re looking for and expect a response within two business days—often sooner.