Good Self, Bad Self
Transforming Your Worst Qualities into Your Biggest Assets
Publication Date: April 2012
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One of America's best-known crisis managers reveals the secrets to overcoming a personal crisis, empowering listeners to become stronger people and fully recover from a damaging experience, whether a relationship crisis or business disaster.
In a career spanning nearly twenty-five years, Judy Smith's unique combination of communication, legal and political skills have served a wide range of clients facing some of the most high profile challenges of our times. Having established herself as one of the premier crisis management experts in the world, Smith has become the go-to person for corporations, politicians, and celebrities seeking counsel in times of crisis. She has worked on: the Iran Contra investigation, the prosecution of former D.C. Mayor Marion Barry, the Supreme Court confirmation hearings of Justice Clarence Thomas, the impeachment process of President Clinton, and the Chandra Levy investigation, as well as the Enron Congressional inquiry. She also serves as a counselor to BellSouth, Union Pacific, Starwood Hotels, Nextel, Federated Department Stores, United Healthcare, Americhoice, Wal-Mart, Radio-One, Waste Management Corporation, Deloitte & Touche, and AIG, among other companies. Lisa Renee Pitts is an award-winning actress in theater, television, and film, as well as an accomplished audiobook narrator. She has been seen Off-Broadway, in Europe, and in regional theaters across the United States, performing leading roles in such prominent plays as A Raisin in the Sun, Doubt, Waiting forLefty, Valley Song, and Our Town. Her television appearances include The Shield and Law and Order, and she played the recurring role of Allison Sawyer on the hit family drama Lincoln Heights for the ABC Family Channel. Lisa's audiobook titlesinclude biographies, fiction, nonfiction and children's novels, including Pushkin and the Queen of Spades by Alice Randall, for which she won an AudioFile Earphones Award for excellence in narration. Other notable titles are Left to Tell by Immaculee Ilibagiza, Better Than I Know Myself by Virginia DeBerry and Donna Grant, and My Name Is Not Angelica by Scott O'Dell. Lisa is a graduate of Rutgers University, where she received her B.F.A. in Theater Arts. She lives in Burbank, California.
"I have known Judy Smith for many years and she is one of the best crisis managers out there. Good Self, Bad Self is a really important book and offers a unique way of looking at crisis." ---Larry King