Hello,
I’m Wendy

My mission is to help women in leadership flip the script for today’s changing world, define success on their terms, and increase their impact.

My Story

At the busiest time of my HR career, I was the unhappiest.  It seemed the company I worked for was undergoing constant change.  As an HR leader, change was what I did.  But I didn’t always feel equipped for the organization’s needs.  

For reasons which now, post-pandemic, elude me completely, my business travel peaked at 75% of the time. 

(As a reminder, I was in HR.  Not Sales.  Right.  OK then.)

My inbox was peaking too.  I continually had over 1500 unread emails and I just couldn’t seem to find a way out from under all those requests and demands.

I was overwhelmed much of the time and every change felt like a brand-new day of firefighting at work.  It didn’t seem like I had learned much from previous experience, or that I was making any progress.

Life at home wasn’t exactly providing a way for me to recharge my batteries.  My husband and I were trying to support an ailing elder who lived some distance away.   

As is often the case, there was a “straw that breaks the camel’s back” kind of moment.  Because, amongst all this swirl, I was also understaffed-dealing with an unexpected leave of absence of one of my team members.  Hanging on by a thread, eagerly awaiting the return of my top performer, I learned she would not be returning after all.  

With the light at the end of my tunnel securely snuffed out, I asked myself, “Now what?”.

How was I going to get my life back on track?  To feel in control? To have the energy to meet the seemingly endless needs of my client groups?

I had previously met a woman through my professional network who was a coach.  I decided to reconnect with her.  Some part of myself understood that I might find coaching helpful, even though, in retrospect, I had no idea what coaching would be like.

The experience of coaching helped me see my situation more objectively, connect with my sense of purpose and commitment at work, and tap into resources and tools that helped me be more effective as the leader I wanted to be.  I saw those demanding change initiatives differently, and the people at work who once served as a constant reminder of my failure felt like my partners once again.  There was joy, satisfaction, and success that had been missing for some time.  

After over a decade working in a corporate environment of rapid change, I turn my professional attention fully to you: a woman in leadership who is ready to find the growth from the challenges of the past few years and claim her success, her way.

 

What Makes My Coaching Unique?

I love change.  

Don’t get me wrong: I struggle with it just like everyone else.  But I love that our constantly changing world has offered so many opportunities to reset, learn new approaches, and ultimately gives us an excuse to turn things upside down and start again. 

And now is an excellent time to be a woman, in my opinion.  It’s also a terribly difficult time to be a woman.  How could both of these things be so true, at the same time?!  

I work with women to get very clear on what they want, release the stuff that holds them back, and step into their power.

 

My coaching focuses on shifting underlying energy which, in turn, enables us to accomplish mighty feats.   The result: achieve more with less struggle.

  

When you work with me, you get deep, judgment-free attention. A partner who accepts exactly where you are, and who teaches you how to do the same, so that you have space and energy to increase your impact.

 

Are you at a Career Crossroads?

Are you contemplating a career change but feeling ambivalent or stuck?  Download Wendy’s free workbook “Navigate Your Career Crossroads with Clarity”.  These powerful 20-minute exercises are designed to create insight and confidence as you navigate this big decision.

My Coaching Style

You will find in me a partner with whom you can be honest, find humor, and move through tough situations with wisdom and power.  I’ll be there to inject inspiration, fun, and fulfillment back into your career journey.

My coaching style is authentic, supportive, open, and geared towards big change through small steps.

For Fun…

When I am not helping leaders navigate big change and loving it, you can find me on  light hikes with my husband Eric and Jack Russell Terrier, Posy, enjoying a meal with friends or knitting up a storm.

EXPERIENCE + CREDENTIALS

  • 10+ years guiding executives through change
  • Associate Certified Coach (ACC) designation through the International Coaching Federation
  • Coach certification attained through Institute of Professional Excellence in Coaching (IPEC)
  • COR.E Leadership Dynamics Specialist (CLDS)–an advanced coaching certification program specializing in unique challenges for leaders
  • Energy Leadership Index-Master Practitioner (ELI-MP) (IPEC)–an assessment that gives leaders a blueprint for how to become a more effective change leader who deeply understands their team’s (& their own) reaction to change.
  • Master’s Degree in Organizational Development & Communication--an area of study directly connected to change management and driving organizational success 
  • Experience coaching leaders of change at the Director, VP, and SVP levels in industries such as biotech, STEM information, investment banking, higher education, and healthcare

I have coached executives at top companies: