Jude Kampfner


London, NYC, and Worldwide

Are you an artist working in isolation?

Are you stuck? Do you want to grow creatively, but aren’t sure how to do it?

Are you scared that your proudest piece of work may be rejected?

Do you have a creative goal but can’t see the steps to reach it?

Has someone used your idea, but you can’t prove it?

I’ve been there! The creative journey is frustratingly hard. Every day there is a flood of small and large decisions we make, usually alone, with no one to bounce ideas off.

Creativity Coaching is a relatively new field. It’s best when your coach is a working artist with a wealth of global experience. There are no magic answers or formulas. 

But imagine you have a coach who has listened to and worked with creative people for over thirty years. I have the experience to see the big picture and the sensitivity to support you own particular practice. How would that feel? I’ve helped clients to achieve success with projects across the arts.

I’ve been a broadcaster, producing audio for the BBC and NPR since 1990, working out of New York and London. In the last five years, 80% of my work has won international awards. Now in addition to audio and writing, I am coaching. 

I know what it is to work in different capacities: a freelancer, on contract, a full-time producer, and a manager – each has its creative rewards and stresses. I know what it is to run a company, train staff, and pitch for business.

Judeis the brand name of my coaching service. Why?


Jude is my nickname from close friends who’ve used it for many years. I find the androgyny of the name (Jude Law, and Thomas Hardy’s brilliant book, Jude the Obscure) very apt.  I’m not tall, I’m soft-voiced and I’m feminine but I’m also aware of my strength. More than ever, I want to support diverse creative voices, and help those who feel on the outside get heard and be seen.

So the brief, direct name Jude feels right.

My legal name is Judith Ann Kampfner. Judith Kampfner is my professional on-air name.

If you research that name, you’ll find many references to my broadcasting life and achievements.

You need to take this first step to help me help you!

To get started, simply email me. I will work with you to create the best plan for you, taking into consideration your time and your budget. 

Speak to Jude

Now accepting clients worldwide!