Judith Wagreich (Umlas)

Profile Updated: July 6, 2017
Residing In: Palisades, NY USA
Spouse/Partner: Robert Umlas
Homepage: www.GratefulLeadership.com
Occupation: Corporate Trainer
Children: Stefanie, age 33
Jared, age 25

I taught for one year, then went to work at CBS Television where I became a producer/writer of
WCBS-TV NEWS. I later joined International Institute for Learning to produce global satellite broadcasts. In 2006 our company published the book I had written, The Power of Acknowledgment and I have subsequently trained over 10,000 project managers, engineers, and executives in the 7 Principles of Acknowledgment. I am finishing my second and third books, "Leadership and The Power of Acknowledgment" and "The Power of Acknowledgment for Kids." These should be published shortly. I love contributing to people with this life-altering, transformational message. I have gone all over the world to deliver it and plan to do a lot more of this.

School Story:

We had to read so many books in such a short time in Mr. DuCharme's AP English class, that when I got to NYU, where I planned to become an English teacher, I went to my advisor and said I just couldn't take pleasure in reading any more books. He told me to read only cereal boxes, comic books and True Confessions magazines for several months -- and read only what I absolutely had to read for my courses. It worked, and I regained my love of reading. I continued to love Mr. DuCharme throughout, in spite of the grueling reading/writing schedule we had to follow.

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Dec 24, 2022 at 12:36 AM

I have been an infrequent visitor to this site (please forgive me) so I just saw this sad, sad news. I met and became good friends with Shelley at Davis and just remember her incredibly sweet smile and her never getting into a fight or an argument with anyone! I didn't realize what great contributions she made as an adult and I'm sorry I didn't get to know her better in that phase of our lives. 


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Mar 30, 2022 at 11:47 AM

Posted on: Mar 30, 2022 at 11:46 AM

Belated happy birthday, Ralph! Hope it was a happy one!

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Posted on: Feb 20, 2022 at 12:28 PM

Congratulations, Faye, on reaching 3/4 of a century! Most of us are right behind you, too (only a few ahead of you, I think). Hope it was a great day for a great lady. Love, Judy

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Aug 15, 2021 at 8:53 PM

Posted on: Aug 15, 2021 at 7:12 PM

Hi Bob! A very happy birthday to you. How do you feel about being 74 (I am guessing that this is what you're celebrating)? I still feel like I'm 16, but someone gave me a seat recently because he said he likes to show respect for his elders. That was just awful!!! :) Let's all just stay 16 at least in mind and spirit...

Jun 23, 2021 at 11:09 PM

Happy birthday, Ellen! I've finally mastered the process of getting into this site. It has taken me ages. Hope you're doing well!.

Jun 23, 2021 at 11:08 PM

Hey Fred, I just responded to your message from April! It's taken me a zillion tries to get into this site, but I'm here now! Best, Judy

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Nov 08, 2020 at 8:54 PM

Happy birthday, Irwin! Hope you had a great celebration! What are you doing these days? I’m still working! Are you?

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Jun 15, 2019 at 9:35 PM

Posted on: Jun 15, 2019 at 9:34 PM

??????Happy Birthday ??????
??????Happiness Always ??????

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Jun 14, 2019 at 12:27 PM

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Mar 30, 2019 at 12:34 PM

Hey Ralph(ie)! Hope you got the birthday song that Bob and I sent you yesterday (with harmony). Making up for years of being late for your special date! Hope it was a great celebration.

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Mar 27, 2019 at 3:04 PM

Posted on: Mar 25, 2019 at 11:30 PM

Hi fellow Judy (weren't there a lot of us in those days!). I want to wish you a very happy birthday and a wonderful year ahead! Let me know if you're ever heading toward the New York area. It would be fun to meet up.

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Jul 07, 2017 at 12:38 PM

Posted on: Jul 06, 2017 at 12:10 PM

You "wear" our 70 years well (I know this from having seen you at various reunions). Let's catch up some time -- I enjoyed our talks at the last reunion. Happy birthday!