Judi Schindler is an author, actress, public relations consultant, and inspirational speaker who draws on more than 50 years of marriage to reveal the secrets behind selecting a husband and maintaining him in good working order.
In her corporate career, Judi Schindler was a marketing executive. She is a founding member and past president of the Chicago Area Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners. She is a member of the Leadership Team of Engaging Speakers and the Advisory Board of the Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University. She’s listed in “Who’s Who in America,” “Who’s Who in American Women” and “Who’s Who in the Midwest.”
Her book Husbands: An Owner’s Manual offers witty, candid advice for women who want to stay married for the rest of their lives. Judi claims, “The secret to my marriage is that in all these years my husband and I have never had a single meaningful conversation.”
Judi is also an actor, who has been entertaining women’s groups with her multi-media show on marriage for the past five years. She wrote her book in direct response to the many requests she’s had over the years for a printed version of the program.
“While the book is meant to be entertaining,” says Schindler, “I hope readers also learn some useful strategies on how to stay married for life. Slammed doors aside, there’s enormous gratification that comes with creating a family and growing old with the same person.”
The book is suitable for new brides, husband-seekers of any age and anyone who understands that a sense of humor is essential to a long-term marriage.
Judi Schindler Fun Facts
- She became a skier at 50, an actor at 64 and an author at 75.
- She has one child, a son, who has produced six children of his own, which, she says, is “a pretty good return on investment.”
- Her parents, both entrepreneurs, sold their businesses in the 60s, bought a Volkswagen camper and went on the road with no destination in mind.
- She used to create hand-sewn quilts.
- She majored in journalism because she wanted to be a police reporter, “like my two role models, Brenda Starr and Lois Lane.”
- She can do a two-minute plank.
- She was in the same high school class as Ann-Margaret.
- She has been a member of Weight Watchers since 2001 and still goes to weekly meetings.
- She collects birdhouses.
- She survived a heart attack at 39, breast cancer, bladder cancer and two bouts of lung cancer. (Not fun, but worth noting.)
Judi Schindler Show Notes
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What did you do before you became a MaturePreneur?
Who would hire you?
How long did you do that for?
So you started doing that when you were 11?
You had a marketing firm?
Did you go to school for this?
Did you end up working as a journalist at some point?
What do you do now?
Can you talk about all the things you did later in life?
How did you come up with the idea of doing this one-woman show?
What is the most successful ideas you implemented for the business?
Do you feel like there is a big learning curve for the technologies?
What was your least successful idea and how did you change tactics to fix it?
Are you talking to anybody to help you with the social media aspect of it?
After you began is there anything that you did that catapulted you to the next level of your business?
Is there anything that you wish you had known before you started this endeavor?
You say that you have it on Amazon, but you are in charge of shipping it?
What is the most important advice that you have gotten from somebody?
When you started your business, did you come up against any resistance from family or friends and what did you do to overcome it?
And your friends were okay with you doing this?
What is the most surprising thing you’ve discovered once you started your endeavor?
Have you always been the type of entertainer or person who everyone listens to at a party?
Was it scary at all knowing that you were going to get up and do this show for them?
What would you say is the biggest problem in the entrepreneurial space at the moment?
Do you have any advice for someone wanting to start their own entrepreneurial venture?