Wendy brings 27 years’ experience in culture change, organizational and leadership development in the profit and for-purpose sectors internationally in Africa, Europe and the United Kingdom. She has worked extensively in the energy sector and has contributed to the development of nuclear industry wide guidelines on behavioral assessment and leadership development. Her organizational experience includes middle and senior management roles in the Nuclear Generation and Export Industries.
Prior to joining YSC, Wendy used her broad-based experience as an in-house senior OD Advisor and Organizational Development and Training Manager to set up a coaching and consulting practice specializing in leadership development and team effectiveness programs and has worked in organizations with diverse landscapes (multi-national, multli-cultural, multi-lingual).
Wendy has a Masters Degree in Organizational Psychology from the University of Cape Town, is a registered Occupational Psychologist (HCPC), a certified coach with the European Mentoring and Coaching Council (Senior Practitioner) and an accredited user of range of psychometric assessments including Hogan, Strengthscope and EQi. She brings a deep understanding of what drives behavior and an ability to create a psychologically safe and non-judgmental space that helps- clients to dig deep, talk about issues that really matter and discover authentic ways to navigate challenges. She is passionate about helping individuals to leverage their unique strengths and building leadership capacity to create inclusive and resilient work environments.
Born and bred in Cape Town South Africa, she moved to the UK and now lives in Gloucestershire, England. She spends her leisure time making bracelets, photo-scrap booking, writing poems, reading and going for long walks. Wendy is mom to two spirited daughters and believes that her best leadership lessons are learnt at home.
“Working with Wendy on a senior leadership development programme was a fantastic experience, thanks to Wendy’s professionalism, intelligent design, stakeholder engagement and capability. Wendy invested 100% throughout the 1-1’s, group sessions and program development to ensure that the content and approach was right for the client team, listening for all that was said and wasn’t said to capture the needs and to bring the team with her. Her professional credentials were outstanding, but her personal approach and effectiveness means I highly recommend Wendy to any client organisation, knowing that she would get it just right and add immense value. I hope I get to work with Wendy again – it would be a pleasure and a great insight”.
Continuous Improvement Manager,
“I had transitioned roles within my organisation to take on a role of leading global teams and developing strategies which I had no previous experience of. Wendy has a brilliant way of asking questions to dig deeper, think through the options of the best way to approach the scenarios, share experiences and draw out your own knowledge. Wendy always left me feeling confident in myself and my ability to successfully fulfil my job. The tools that Wendy shared with me during our sessions have helped me to develop in my role and I find that I am using the techniques on an almost daily basis. My coaching sessions were a great way to support my personal development and I look forward to working with Wendy in future. I would highly recommend her as a coach”.
Global Safety Organisation