Meet Wendy

Hi, I'm Wendy. 

I’m a change consultant, leadership coach, former corporate ladder climber and recovering achievement addict.

In my own personal journey of change, I have found that many of the principles used to guide people through changes within organizations are also useful to help us make changes within ourselves. All of this work is for the “soul purpose” of having more freedom, flow, fulfillment and fun in life. And I believe that bringing a holistic, whole-person perspective to the change is what makes it authentic and sustainable.

I am here to serve as a facilitator, mentor and guide for people who have a deeply rooted, and increasingly self-aware, burning desire to make an intentional shift: from balancing work and life to becoming your life’s work.

 

Her story

I was born and raised in Indiana, the daughter of Chinese/Taiwanese immigrant parents. By the time I was 30 years old, I had moved homes 10 times, lived in 4 different states, worked for 8 different companies, held a dozen different job titles and traveled to nearly 40 countries. Change has always been the name of my game. If I have learned anything through these experiences, it is this: shift happens in life, no matter what you do. But allowing your life to change by default versus purposefully changing your life by design are two vastly different things. The latter requires clear intentions, commitment, resilience and the support of a community.

Harvard grad. MBA. Director at a top global consulting firm... after slogging and slugging my way through life for many years, these and a bunch of other blah blah blah claims to worthiness have become attached to my name.

Eventually one day, I got to a point where I felt accomplished - but strangely exhausted and empty. That's when I decided to abandon the corporate ship and take myself down a more purpose-aligned path. In making that turn, I had to "starve the ego to feed the soul," as they say. I was challenged to let go of lots of old ideas that were firmly woven into my identity, redefine my concept of success, and learn new ways of being and leading.

You can read more about this in my Huffington Post article on making the shift to choose meaning over money.

Over 15 years in corporate, I served as a training and development leader; an organizational change consultant; an executive coach. I helped many executives and their teams come to terms with massive change. Much of what I learned about organizational change is very relevant to the individual transformation process as we strive to do more meaningful work in the world. Now a big part of my purpose is working with women who are successful yet seeking. To move towards more meaningful work, we have to navigate between healthy fear and creative risk taking. We are trying to expand that magical space where practical meets purposeful. 

Enneagram Discovery

The Enneagram is a powerful tool for growing in self-awareness and empathy -- the foundations of conscious leadership. Based on ancient wisdom, and validated by modern psychology, it describes nine common archetypes of human behavior. On its surface, it is a personality typing system. On a deeper level, it reveals the deepest fears and desires and beliefs that fuel our habitual patterns of behavior.

In a 60-minute Enneagram Discovery phone coaching session, Wendy will review your Enneagram test results and help you: 

  1. Identify and learn about the patterns of your primary Enneagram type
  2. Connect this understanding to your personal lived experience, and
  3. Suggest exercises and practices that will help you develop the ability to respond and engage with work and life situations more consciously, and enjoy the experience of greater authenticity, power, and presence

Emerging Wo/Men

We all know change can be difficult, sometimes downright painful. But it doesn't have to be that way. Conscious change requires careful navigation of that space between healthy fear and creative risk taking. With practice, we can expand the intersection of practical and purposeful in our lives.

With time-tested approaches to personal transformation, Wendy's presence helps spark and guide big changes for men and women who want to make a major shifts in their work-lives. She will guide you through each milestone and each stumbling block, enabling you to uncover and overcome resistance. Her coaching style is wholistic and realistic -- taking the whole person in, and leaving nothing out -- because authentic changes are the changes that ultimately stick.  

Each individual coaching program is custom designed for you the client, to make sure that it fits your needs now, and remains flexible to adjust as you evolve. To focus energy and build momentum for meaningful change, the minimum commitment is six months.

  • Six month coaching packages available 
  • Note: Because of her dedication to maintaining a high level of quality and personal attention, Wendy limits herself to five clients at one time. 
“The only continuity possible, in life as in love, is in growth, in fluidity — in freedom.”
— Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Executive Leaders

Wendy is a leadership consultant and executive coach to C-suite executives and other senior business leaders with more than 15 years of experience. She has served in internal and external expert roles: as a leadership development manager, training curriculum designer, change management professional and organizational transformation consultant. An insightful coach and skilled facilitator, she is an ideal partner for leaders who face the challenges brought on by massive change. 

For example, if you are: assuming a new leadership position or expanded role; building, inheriting or integrating a new team; or driving results in the midst of broader organizational change, Wendy is an ideal thought partner and advisor for you. Specific services offered include: individual executive coaching, leadership assessment, development planning, team assessment, team chartering, strategic leadership team off-site planning and facilitation.

  • Six month coaching packages available 
  • Custom individual/team assessments, workshop design and facilitation
  • Note: Because of her dedication to maintaining a high level of quality and personal attention, Wendy limits herself to five clients at one time.