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Joyce Dudley, President

Joyce Dudley
President and Principal

Joyce Dudley is President and founder of Dudley Hamilton Associates, Inc. (DHA), a management consulting firm established in 1985. Ms. Dudley began her path toward creating a professional consulting firm by providing executive coaching, career development and change management services to clients in a range of sectors. Her mission was to create an organization development and change management firm, the impact of which would exceed the standards of the industry by approaching organizational change in a holistic and integrated fashion. Ms. Dudley believed then, as she does now, that by assessing the relationship between an organization’s business strategy and its individual and organizational dynamics, a consultant could identify customized approaches to lasting and effective change. For this reason, she resisted the niche marketing prevalent in the field, in which consultant firms specialize in narrow service areas, and instead forged a broader path for Dudley Hamilton that has allowed the firm to add value by bringing a strong set of skills to the table. As a result, Dudley Hamilton has the capacity to diagnose and advise clients in the areas of strategy, organizational change, leadership and staff development, workforce diversity, and building internal and external alliances.

The result of Ms. Dudley’s innovation is evident in the firm’s long tenure, steady growth and solid results obtained with clients from a range of sectors and industries, both in the U.S. and abroad. Some of those clients have included AT&T, Lucent Technologies, Xerox Corporation, Novartis, Johnson & Johnson, Amnesty International, Save the Children USA, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation, the Ford Foundation, New York Theological Seminary, and the Erikson Institute.

Prior to establishing DHA, Ms. Dudley was appointed by Mayor Edward I. Koch and served as Deputy Commissioner of Personnel and Policy Analysis for the City of New York. In that role, she ran the prestigious Top Forty Program, which brought Commissioners and other key executives to the table to learn and apply innovative strategies in their leadership roles. She also served as Director of Training and Development for District Council 37 of New York (the City’s largest municipal labor union at the time) and has been an Adjunct Professor of Communications and Supervision at Cornell University’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations.

She earned her Masters degree in Program Development from New York University and has completed extensive doctoral-level studies in organization development and counseling psychology. She is also certified in both the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and LIFO, two communications style indicators, and has completed extensive training in Neuro-Linguistic Programming and Somatic Intelligence. Ms Dudley is well known in the field and by her clients and colleagues as having professional integrity, a passion for her work, and being a dynamic teacher and skilled strategist.