& Manager Development
Work doesn't have to be hard!
Workplace Coach and Developer of Managers
My hands-on experience started in retail, moved to insurance, and then into law. Then I moved from the UK to the US and spent many years in property management, then engaged in a non-profit start-up, and then moved into tech start-ups. What a trip! Bringing together the traditional for-profit bottom-line driven environment with the vision-led, passionate, totally engaged non-profit environment. I learned how to bring passion, regardless of financial returns, to fulfillment. And how personal fulfillment can drive profitability.
And then, in the last couple of years (2020-2022) EVERYthing changed.
While tech companies were previously trying to embrace remote employees in different cultures and different timezones, then COVID happened, and much of the traditionally "local" workforce was facing new challenges with local employees. Suddenly the US-based employers recognized that "out of hours" business meetings meant integrating family needs with employer needs. The permutations are hard to grasp.
So, if you are facing challenges in your life, career, or business, and frustrated that "nobody understands what I am going through!" You are NOT alone. However, there IS NO handbook to guide any of us. Individuals or managers or executives!
Support That Makes a Difference
I work with my clients to get from point A to point Be. Like a GPS system, never losing sight of your destination but always getting around traffic and roadblocks. Sometimes it is the scenic route, sometimes it is the highway.
The destination is always yours, the journey is the coaching process.
I utilize three coaching styles:
Co-Active Coaching, we are partners on a journey together - you drive, I navigate, and we are in this together.
mBraining, helping you to understand why you don't do something if your heart is not in it, or
saying yes to something because your gut said, let's do this,
or why your head keeps assuming control and keeping you in unproductive patterns.
Laughter Coaching - yes, I use laughter and other forms of emotional catharsis to help my clients
release blocked emotional energy in order to see themselves and their situation from a new perspective.
Often I combine all three. Always your choice.
Take charge of your life! What would you change if you could? Where will you start? What might life look like afterward? What is holding you back?
Maybe you are looking at a major transition, from school to work or from work to retirement. Or somewhere in between.
You are in the driver's seat, I am right beside you. Where will we go today?
The workplace has become a whole lot more complex over recent years. Whether it is "going global" or being "remote" but on your home turf. In every workplace, whether it is tech or supply chain, or anything in between. EVERY workplace is going through change. There is no handbook for this! Let me help you navigate this change of course with personal integrity.
For many years I learned how not to manage people. I literally graduated from the "school of hard knocks". Then I spent time in human resources, partnering with managers to navigate their employee problems and listening to more exit interviews than I can count. My passion is for helping managers avoid disasters and to believe that if they invest in their team members, rather than spending time managing the team, EVERYONE can benefit!
Whatever you’re facing, I’m here to help you achieve your goals. Contact me to find out more.
“It’s not what you look at what matters,
it’s what you see”
Henry David Thoreau
What makes me, me?
Helping You Move Forward
I've had some good luck and some hard lessons in my life, and maybe you have too.
Those experiences impacted me. Some more profoundly than others.
What is important for me, is that I use my experiences to help others see what is possible.
In my coaching, I truly listen - as in listening to learn, not listening while thinking about what clever thing I will say when it is my turn to talk.
I love change! Are you ready for some change in your life? Let’s have a conversation.
I’d love to know what challenges you are facing and how I can help you.
My passion is to help people find their passion in life, at work, and in all their relationships.
Wendy Bruce, CPCC, PCC
Certified mBIT Coach, Affiliate Member of Institute of Coaching
What do clients say about me?
I don’t know where to begin...Wendy is an amazing business coach. I knew from the time we met she was a person of value that would add so much value to my life and she has! As a client I enjoyed high quality coaching calls that really allowed me to grow to be a better leader and business owner. After our sessions I would walk away feeling more clear and focused on what I was overwhelmed and/or unclear about. I’m definitely a more successful business owner today by investing in my personal growth with Wendy’s services, she is a gifted and highly skilled coach who really enjoys seeing her clients transform and reach their full potential. Thanks Wendy for being who you are ❤️
Director of Education
Working with Wendy was an experience that I will always look upon as transformational. She listened, foremost, and helped me and our group identify the challenges we were having. The difference maker was that she knew how to help us address these issues in a methodical way, and showed us the tools to continue on the path to greater success personally and professionally. You can read it all in books, but Wendy can help you put it to practice.
Manager, Project Management in Technology
Wendy is an amazingly powerful coach! She created such insight and learning for me every session. I experienced incredible growth and attained the goals I had set for myself with her support in just a few months! Highly recommend her as a coach!! A real game changing relationship for me.
Consultant and Producer