Judy Reynolds is an accountant by trade, entrepreneurial powerhouse by nature, author, philanthropist, and an avidly curious lover of life.
Having owned and run award-winning accounting, financial planning and coaching enterprises for over 25 years, she has extensive experience helping people in business to step up into their potential and to challenge their status quo.
Judy has connected her passion for people and business by bringing together the human element and the numbers. “Magic happens at the meeting of the minds and the numbers – as the mind expands, the numbers grow”.
Judy founded her current business, Opening Gates, as a platform to promote her philosophy that you don’t have to lose in life to win in business, that you have everything you need to play your bigger game and that profit is a enabler – it enables you to live the life you aspire to and to make the contribution you desire to.
Better connection, collaboration and communication comes from a better understanding of human behaviours. As an accredited DISC ADVANCED consultant, Judy plays a key role in building high performing teams.
She has designed a unique process to build highly profitable businesses that enable bespoke life plans. Through her own and her client’s successes, Judy has proven that this concept works – passion and purpose beget profit.
Judy believes that “We must be more urgent about maximising profitability without apology and without compromising values or life. Business must be sustainably fit for the purpose of enabling extraordinary lives and for making contributions beyond ourselves.” And she knows how!
Her book “Transform Life & Business 140 Characters @ a Time” is hot off the press and packed full of her insights which have already enabled hundreds of businesses to ramp up profitability while at the same time enabling the owners to live by their own design. Very powerful!
Diversity drives opportunity – Judy plays a huge global game in roles as a director of a billion dollar corporation, has strategised to attract global investment to regional Australia, set up foundations to support community infrastructure and services, chaired a national accounting affiliation and facilitated the transition of businesses from a regional to a global footprint. She is an advocate of the role of the accounting industry in advancing global competitiveness and coaches accounting businesses to that end. Judy is a sought after speaker, and plays a philanthropic part in the success of select emerging entrepreneurs.
Believing that a journey outside is a journey inside, Judy has painted schools in Peru, searched for the spirit bear in Canada, strategised in Tuscany, collaborated with 100 entrepreneurs in Antarctica, facilitated a conference in Kenya, swum with whale sharks in the Indian Ocean and lived and worked with Italian businesses in Bologna.
She is a lifter of energy, a game changer with a passion for enabling people to live their biggest lives.