Team and Leadership Coach, Facilitator, Speaker
Being a great leader is like being an elite athlete. It demands fine-‐tuning to increase performance including training, repetition and learning new techniques. Leaders also plateau like athletes and therefore they have to train in advance for more intense leadership challenges and to unlearn old habits or develop new skills. Leadership and executive coaching are similar to customized interval training: learning is intensified and accelerated, new skills are learned and practiced, and possibilities are discovered and envisioned. Coaching provides a trusting, non-‐judgmental environment where leaders can focus, hear their own voice and discover where they, their teams and their organizations need to grow.
Wendy’s leadership style is engaging, genuine, open-‐minded and fun. Coaching with Wendy provides leaders time and space to rediscover their sweet spot of leadership; where they are relaxed enough to see the big picture, engaged enough to hear the offerings from their teams, and where they can move efficiently towards achieving their goals. From this place, leaders are energized to continue on their trajectory towards the vision they have for themselves, their teams and their organization. Wendy is also a skilled facilitator who uses her coaching and collaborative skills to create a space of trust for learning, exploring, increasing self-‐awareness and enhancing teamwork. Never boring, she is effective at combining humor, instruction, and inspirational learning to deepen understanding of the topic or challenge at hand. She integrates experiential learning with professional development that helps teams and groups engage in their learning and create outcomes that allow her clients to reach beyond expectations.
Wendy is a software engineer and business leader, an embodied athlete, an adventurer, and a community-‐igniter. She brings this grounded experience and dynamic energy to the groups and teams she works with, helping them reach beyond expectations. Wendy coaches leaders and their teams by integrating tools across the coaching and facilitation spectrum including emotional intelligence, team coaching and facilitation modalities, somatic sensing, and the interplay of energy dynamics. She is known for her unique ability to navigate ambiguity and helps leaders and their teams develop a clear vision for what they want and how they want to do it. Wendy developed and delivered coach development for the Leadership Essentials Program at Loyola University of Maryland. She also spoke at Ignite Howard County, where she recounted a six-‐year journey of heartfelt leadership and community work titled, “Transform an Idea into Reality in 5 minutes.”
Wendy earned her Leadership Coaching and Facilitation certificates from Georgetown University. She earned her MBA and MS in Finance from the Smith Business School of the University of Maryland and her BSCIS in Software Engineering from The Ohio State University. She is ICF-‐certified as an ACC Coach, Hogan-‐certified to deliver developmental feedback and certified in the Team Conversational Norms Diagnostic, a team assessment tool. She has worked with IBM, EA Engineering, Science and Technology and as a community leader in Howard County, Maryland.
Past and Current Clients include:
International Monetary Fund
Eastern Maine Health Systems
University of Maryland Medical Systems
Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab
UMBC Training Centers
Federal Judicial Center
Department of Justice
Howard County Economic Development Authority
Federal Labor Relations Authority
Conscious Capitalism of Central MD
Dog Tag Bakery
Girls on the Run of Central MD
Georgetown University of Continuing Studies