Wanda is a true creative in the way she thinks about how to apply one’s skills and talents to create the career and the life you want. She is an idea machine! I learned new ways of approaching work, networking and professional relationships that I will put into practice for the rest of my life. I set new goals for myself that I may have swatted away for being unrealistic in the past. Sure, discovery and reflection was a crucial part of the process, but the actionable advice that Wanda imparts is what really provides the value. Wanda has a caring but professional manner that helped me feel comfortable expressing my true self (not the self I thought the world should see) in order to make the process work. I highly recommend Wanda for anyone who is in transition or at a crossroad in their career path. February 18, 2016, Valerie Drame, Marketing and Advertising Professional
Wanda Whitson is an innovative, inspiring and passionate business coach. I originally met Wanda thru the 10,000 Small Business program where she gave a workshop. I chose to work with Wanda one-on-one as I was impressed with her innovative approach to typical business issues. I found Wanda to be particularly adept at determining the best way to work with me, based upon my previous experiences and my changing roles. I can highly recommend her as an experienced and consummate professional. February 17, 2016, Ginna Ryan, Principal at Mauge, Inc., Marketing and Advertising
As a leader, finding a trusted and objective sounding board outside the firm can be critical for success. Executive Coaching provides a neutral party who can help you reflect on the most productive outcomes, challenge your default reactions and enable you to shape ideas in a supportive environment that fosters enduring leadership.
Through her objective counsel and support, Wanda provided great insight into those default settings and reactions, helping me to think through organizational challenges and developing a foundation for professional growth. As a result of our work together, I am a more influential leader.
I have already referred Wanda to several colleagues and recommend her as a great executive/leadership coaching resource. Vice President, Global Services Company, April 2014
“Wanda Whitson is a smart and inspirational executive business coach with great insight into people and the barriers they must overcome to become more successful as individuals and business leaders. I consulted with Wanda to learn more about her business on behalf of my clients, and have been following her advice and counsel ever since. Each of us has strengths that propel us forward, and weaknesses that hold us back from getting that next promotion, project, business deal or client. Working with Wanda has helped me manage conflict in a positive way to achieve the best business results and maintain positive relationships at every turn. I highly recommend Wanda as a personal business coach.” March 17, 2013 Catherine Driscoll, President, Red Communications
“I’m not sure how you know the right questions to ask, but the results are amazing.”
COO, Global Non-Profit Organization, March 2014
After completing the ELI™ Assessment:
“I’m not sure what just happened, but it was pretty amazing.” CFO, Construction firm, July 2013
“Certain people have a gift for helping others uncover their potential and step into the lives they want. Wanda Whitson is such a person. Her work is that rare alchemy of intuitive insight and sheer business acumen. Transitions are tough. You have to communicate with conviction even when you are still figuring things out. That’s where Wanda’s guidance is invaluable. If you are awake to your own possibilities and willing to commit to making things happen, Wanda is the right guide for you. I can’t recommend her highly enough.”” June 27, 2012 Patricia Martin, Owner, LitLamp Communications
“Wanda has been my professional coach for the last three months and has really helped me to become more successful in both my business and personal life. She has helped me break through several blocks; set and accomplish the right kind of goals; and set me up for my own ongoing success. Her listening, questioning, intuitiveness, inspiration and encouragement have helped me move from frustration and floundering to excitement and action. I highly recommend hiring Wanda as an Executive and Professional Coach–the return on the investment is immeasurable!” Dana Conway, SPHR, Conway Consulting, June 28, 2012
Public Speaking Testimonials
“I just wanted to check in and give a million thank yous for the speech. Last night was the big event. The speech was a great success and it was delivered just the way you wrote it. It was one of the best speeches of the evening. I have received many compliments from everyone in the room, but especially from the men and women who serve in the military. Everyone was asking who wrote the speech and some people were quoting lines from the speech. Thank you and look forward to work with you in the near future.” V.C.
I just wanted to say thank you again for the thoughtful and very relevant presentations given this morning. The feedback has been amazing! It’s so very important we take care of ourselves in order to take on everything else and I think that was a great point made by you both. I myself will definitely be incorporating this morning’s themes (and moves) into my daily life!
Kelly Dobbins, Manager, Recruiting & Alumni Affairs, Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Initiative in Partnership with the City Colleges of Chicago, May 20, 2014
“Wanda is an exceptional life coach and public speaker. She knows how to hone in on the particular needs of her clients and makes sure to meet them in innovative ways. I found her stress relief tips for professionals to be not only helpful but much more beneficial the run of the mill stuff that is typically served up at professional events. I found her to be charming and intelligent and she really spoke from a personal place on the issues that face professional women and how best to handle them. Her stating that we should observe situations from the balcony before diving in personally resonated with me as a new way to look at taking a step back and assessing situations before we try to tackle something without full intel. I have been making an effort to use some of the tips she suggested everyday and I can already see a difference in how I approach both personal and professional situations. I would absolutely recommend Wanda’s services to other professionals.” TaSheena Cunningham, Attorney, April 15, 2013,