Career and Organisational Coach
I experienced Wendy's "Integrating Presilience" Workshop, to be holistic, informative, accessible and inspiring. Wendy shares her content generously. I discovered new and greater awareness within myself with regard to my strengths and developmental needs in each of the ten streams of intelligence and believe that this has given me, and my clients, many new possibilities for our future coaching conversations. Wendy's facilitation style is warm, holistic, inclusive and well as well-researched, informative and accessible.
Specialised Recruitment, Executive Search and Headhunting
Wendy is one of the most passionate and intelligent people I know. Whatever she does she gives 100% and more. She is highly intuitive and has a deep knowledge of her work. In additional her humour and good spirits make it a pleasure to be with her. I recommend her highly as an Executive Coach.
Wendy gave a presentation to the Accenture Woman's Forum. She is smart, funny and approachable . I found her talk valuable, enlightening and thought-provoking. It was a real happiness booster, too!
I found Wendy's morning workshop to be both informative and a way to re connect with self and others. By her presence and skill, she was able to encourage the group to re connect with what was important and to evaluate their own focus in their lives. She has a lovely gentle manner and confident in what she shared.
What I hoped to gain from the coaching was access to my inner power to harness my full potential. Before I started the coaching sessions, I felt stuck. I was unable to successfully complete the projects that I had started, finding every reason to procrastinate or simply find something to distract me from dedicating myself to the completion of anything of great significance. Not because I did not have the ability to do so, but because I was afraid of how it would change my life. I wasn’t ready for a life changing experience. I didn’t know why and had to find out. During the coaching I was able to confront the barriers that kept me from realising my full potential. I left the 6 months with an incredible feeling of emancipation and enlightenment. I now approach the daily tasks and projects that I aim to accomplish in a strategic and organised manner. And use various tools to keep myself on track. But most importantly, I now know that I deserve to experience the joy and satisfaction of accomplishing great things, I deserve to grow! Wendy skilfully, yet gently steered me in the right direction, offering and suggesting tools to assist me on my journey. These tools I continue to use as they keep me grounded and focused.
PR and Marketing Manager
My overall objective of having a work/position in sight has not been reached as I do not have an actual job looming BUT my second objective of being able to face an interviewer and future workplace from a wholesome, more authentic “me” HAS been reached. This secondary objective has actually made the first objective redundant. The objective of knowing what I want, recognising, accepting and appreciating all the aspects of me is an objective that has been not only reached but exceeded. I am embracing a “new me”. This has put me in a strong position to look for a job with self-confidence and with a positive attitude. Wendy’s coaching has also empowered me to face rejection AND reach for more than I did before. In reaching this objective I have obtained more than I had envisaged: I am able to create my world how I would like it. As my coach, Wendy made this possible by asking the right questions at the right time. She helped me look at myself and my issues from "out of my own box", enabling me to give answers to myself. Wendy’s non-judgemental and "inviting", non-prescriptive approach helped me "ease" from one layer to the next. I would highly recommend Wendy and her sessions.
Hypnotherapist & Counsellor
Before I started seeing Wendy I sat at a crossroad in my life - I would go through regular and intense bouts of dissatisfaction and frustration at the lack of fulfilment that I experienced with my work and career. I knew something needed to change but I didn't really know why, how, or what it even was that I wanted from my life. It was from working with Wendy and being facilitated by her coaching that I learnt a tremendous amount about myself. I began to feel an immense sense of empowerment as I explored and gained clarity and direction. Working with Wendy changed my life in an incredibly profound way! I believe I am now following my life's purpose and am in touch with my passion for life! I thoroughly enjoyed working with Wendy as her integrity and valuing of me as a unique and creative being shone through in all that she did with me. I am so grateful for her energy, her presence and her patience.
Herbalist and Nutritionalist
The Power of Presilience Program highlighted the thinking and action required to ensure maximum flexibility without compromising boundaries or self. It taught me that there are many ways of resolving issues and tackling problems, but primarily that knowing what I really, really, really wanted was movement in action, a continuous progression and refinement to finding solutions and giving substance to dreams. I am in that process now. So yes, things have shifted. The contents of this program have continued to sit with me, in a positive way. If you want to have fun, if you want to explore your psyche in a non-threatening, safe and contained way, if you want to open up to yourself and others, if you want a challenge, if you want to consolidate you’re thinking then this course is for you. Wendy will stretch you into action, laughter, playfulness and seriousness whilst honouring your divine self. This course is for everyone who wants to make a change and doesn’t think they have the right tools at hand. Wendy teaches you that you have everything you need to move forward.
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Group CEO (Asset & Liability Management)
Wendy has been my coach for a number of years. She has helped me stay focused, disciplined, to lead in new ways, to create balance and to acknowledge my inner self. I can highly recommend Wendy to any executive who would like to better themselves and keep ahead of their game. Wendy is a professional coach with a clear coaching model, a resourceful coaching tool kit and a though understanding of human psychology and development. She has the ability to ask incisive questions and get to the core of any issue. She is not side tracked by “executive talk” and has a great ability to handle complexity. Wendy operates as a thinking partner and has helped me stay on track with my objectives and achieve my goals. Her regular Coaching Notes have allowed me to engage in a meta level reflection which has been hugely valuable. I truly believe that the coaching is contributing to the way I live my life. I experience that I can respond with more wisdom than being just a fighter pilot!
Dr Kate Joyner
Senior Lecturer Faculty of Health Sciences at Stellenbosch University
I asked Wendy to run a Resilience Workshop for + - 60 of my mature psychiatric nurses. You can imagine, these are men and women who are involved in highly stressful work environments. The feedback and benefits of this day were so great that I asked Wendy and her co-facilitator to come back the following term. Here are some comments from my students:
Here are some of the words my very diverse students used to describe Wendy and Suzanne: Real guides * friendly * helpful * full of energy * active * skilful * practical * realistic * very professional while leaving space for spontaneity and growth * knowledgeable * excellent * warm and fun * well-prepared * passionate * “with it” * flexible * courageous motivators * modelled resilience for us
- * This workshop helped me understand better what I was not aware of before.
- * We feel empowered. We have all left with skills, strength and ability to deal with the situations we face.
- * This workshop was informative, insightful and meaningful. It raised our self-awareness about positive psychology and our inner ability to overcome adversities. Many of us became realised that we already possessed the knowledge and skills we needed without being aware of it. My key learning was becoming more aware of and understanding mindfulness.
- * This day was of great value because of the “participative interactions” that were present. My key learning was that my beliefs can influence my behaviour.
- * We left feeling SO GOOD!!!
- * This workshop was fantastic and eye-opening.
- * This was so interesting. We gained such valuable knowledge and skills. On top of that, I learnt about myself, my strengths and that I am actually already resilient. This was confirming.
- * We left with confidence and positive self-esteem!
- * This was interesting as we learnt how to apply resilience. It made us more aware of how to respond to different life situations and challenges. It was informative and relevant to our everyday lives and our profession.
- * I left with great gratitude.
- * The facilitators were EXCELLENT!
- * This lifted our spirits!
- * We are better equipped, inspired and motivated!
- * We learnt a lot about ourselves and how we deal with stressful situations.
- * This was a very meaningful and enriching day. Please come back.
Teacher and Educator
I am currently coaching members of School Management Teams in Western Cape and Eastern Cape schools where enormous challenges confront leaders and educators as they seek to contribute positively and innovatively within their respective school and community situations. I am convinced that partnering with educators and inviting them to tap into and draw on their own rich experiences and resilience as human beings and educators more creatively and effectively can be enormously liberating and transformative for them as well as those in their care, i.e. the learners. What Wendy offers in her workshop, in my view, is highly suitable and will certainly contribute much to the growth and development of educators at any level.
Designate Planning Manager
I started my coaching journey with Wendy approximately a year ago. I had worked with 2 Executive Coaches before but I struggled to find a true connection with either. My thinking and leadership skills have been greatly enhanced and I have a greater awareness of self. Wendy is blessed with the ability to listen with compassion and is able to interpret my words and expressions in a simplistic manner. I have learnt to appreciate and embrace the complexities of being a single mom and career woman. I started working with Wendy at a time when I was ready to throw in the towel, I was doubtful about my leadership ability and Wendy helped me tap into my inherent greatness. My relationship with my family as well as with my colleagues has profoundly improved. I am still on a journey of discovering my true purpose but what I know is that true leadership begins with looking deep inside myself and being aware of how my own actions can either enhance or hamper my growth. I finished my coaching with Wendy stronger, happier and more resilient because I understand that both my successes and failures have contributed positively to the dynamic woman I am today.
I have known Wendy since we studied together in 2010 for our Diploma in Practitioner Coaching. She was my coach for a while. Wendy is one of the most thoughtful, fun and interesting people I know. Wendy – uniquely in my experience – combines a calm wisdom with supreme energy. She is very connected with her own emotions and sense of being and has an empathy for others that is rare in an individual, seemingly able to connect at any level with any person. I recommend her without hesitation to anyone considering her services. She will not disappoint you.
Wendy’s talk on Presilience was very interesting. I loved her clear presentation of the 10 Keys which just highlighted for me some areas that I had already identified as areas which I need to explore and move out of re-action into considered action. This gave me some additional food for thought.
Wendy's talk on Resilience for Women in Leadership was informative and enlightening. Although I learnt that I am not as resilient as I thought I was. The 10 key resilience skills she has defined are inspiring and empowering.
I would like to express my gratitude for an amazingly intellectual and spiritual evening. What a talk, what a treat. Wendy’s amazing energy and wizardry on the topic was so vivid. I couldn't stop taking notes. Or talking about it afterward! Wendy’s approach is very systematic and easy to follow and yet challenges one to action. Great user of words and metaphor. Excellent facilitator. Oh might I add great saleswoman.
My “VIP” extended coaching session with Wendy was exceptionally beneficial, providing me with a clearer perspective into my own ambitions, motives and inhibiting beliefs. With this greater awareness of self, I find I am better equipped to make appropriate decisions for my future, with crisp motivation to do so. Wendy was professional, insightful and engaging. Most importantly, she empowered me to move immediately into action: I felt as if Wendy ensured that I would gain as much value as possible from our single interaction. I will certainly look to meet with her again to check in on the vision that she facilitated through our workshop. I fully recommend Wendy to any person, no matter what their ambition or circumstances, who is looking to grow collaboratively through a coaching environment. The experience has certainly given me greater drive, awareness and purpose.
I remember clearly being apprehensive at the beginning of our coaching process. To my delight Wendy was calming and re-assuring just as I remembered from our first business meeting a few months earlier. My biggest concern at the time was settling into my new role in which I had about 5 different functions, which left me quite overwhelmed. Problems with a particular staff member were causing me great stress. Wendy, with her guidance and being my “thinking” partner (pushing me to think) not only enabled me to grow personally but my business has grown from a 3 man office to 6 member team with two temp staff. We have not only grown in number but also have grown strong in our administration and systems. The bonus for me is that the one employee that was causing all my stress has blossomed beautifully in our new dynamic environment which is a testament to the ripple effect from our coaching sessions. Wendy’s professionalism and genuine interest has made the journey easier - facing one’s demons is not exactly a garden tea party! Thank you Wendy – I will continue to recommend you highly.
I'd highly recommend Wendy to anyone seeking a highly professional, expert coach. I chose Wendy as my personal coach from 2012 through 2013 and we had regular telephone / Skype coaching sessions that helped give me immense clarity and direction during a time of transition. Wendy is nurturing, yet challenging; structured yet creative; supportive yet helps you build your resilience, courage and confidence so that you know you are well-resourced to forge your way ahead.
Power of Presilience was a truly powerful journey that Wendy took us on during a relatively short space of time. The course far outshone my expectations. I had been mourning the part of me that was lost due to my divorce and changed circumstances and blamed it on all sorts of things, generally choosing to be helpless about it. During the course my thinking gradually changed and I have emerged into a much happier more hopeful space. Thank you and bless you, Wendy, for appearing in my life when you did.
Sales and Marketing Manager
Wendy presented an incredibly well received session on "Resilience For Women In Leadership" for Symphonia Leadership Development. Wendy produces and facilitates sessions that are informative and motivating and has deep knowledge on her subject.
Strategic Business Development
During my amazing 6 week process, I learned to tap into various intelligences and make resilient choices about how I connect and communicate in the world. I have become conscious about self-talk and the power that it has when I am present and conscious. Presilience covers so many aspects of daily life that I found myself re-thinking time-management, my unconscious rituals, being purposeful and persistent, being open to knowledge, advice and assistance while consciously focussing on my strengths and what is important. I would recommend this workshop to everyone who feels that they need an injection of focus, energy and direction in their lives; want to focus on what happiness and success is and how to live a fuller and more meaningful life.
UK-based Singer and Actress
I started coaching with Wendy because I wanted to grow in the creative process, continue working on myself and become more awareness of my beliefs and patterns while working on my insecurities. During the coaching, I made big decisions and was able to feel comfortable with my decisions and not keep questioning them or myself. What changed was that I have started playing to the beat of my own drum. Wendy was very understanding, giving and I enjoyed working with her. She made it easy to want to open up and talk to her. I would say that overall my time with Wendy helped me make a very big decision in my life and own it and learn to trust myself more.
Coaching has given me more than I ever expected. Although business coaching the coaching bridged what was happening for me personally and what I needed to develop. Working in this way gave me far more powerful tools than if we had just looked at the situational. Most sessions were about broader developmental themes which influenced smaller areas of my life and which I was able to integrate over the coaching programme. Each session I wondered what more we could possibly cover. I was always amazed that in session after session more layers were exposed and we unravelled so much more. I have realised that I can be who I am and that I am becoming more authentic as a leader which is very freeing. I no longer behave solely in the way I have am expected to. I feel I have moved in my power and that this is coming through in my persona and at work. At the beginning of the programme I was intent on doing what I had to do with numerous check lists. I did not give myself any space and have now created space to observe which is allowing me more choice in how to be and respond in the world. I feel much more balanced in my life. Before it was about being "in control"; now I feel I have more control. I am so grateful to Wendy, from the bottom of my heart, for all that she has helped me discover these past few months.
Independent Life coach
I thoroughly enjoyed the way Wendy presented this workshop on Integrating Presilience. The content was informative and provocative and Wendy presented with ease. I really appreciated her authenticity. I was curious about the name of the workshop and loved the idea of integrating 10 streams of intelligence to form a “new” presilience strength. I am well aware of the importance of integrating body, mind, heart and spirit when dealing with change or when achievement is desired, but this workshop gave me a useful framework to work with. I left with greater awareness of the various resilience skills we all possess in different degrees. It enabled me to see at a glance which skills are already well developed and where more growth was needed. Awesome and highly recommended.
Margie van Zyl Chapman
Director of Strategic Partnerships, Geratec
Wendy is an inspirational, authentic speaker who is able to engage and connect with her audience in a meaningful way. She is also appreciative of contributing to the greater good in society.
Wendy set a very clear structure to each session, defining at the outset a brief summary of our goals, a check-in to see how and where those goals had matured or expanded and an examination of what had transpired in the previous session. From the outset Wendy impressed me with her ability to listen and feed back with great accuracy. I felt she used not only cognitive listening skills but also her empathetic skills. There was a sense of safety and containment in the space Wendy provided. I felt she built trust and intimacy organically, giving me the space to explore boundaries, share my thoughts and ideas and examine my emotional reactions. Wendy was particularly good and breaking down goals, providing very clear step by step action plans, without losing sight of what I ultimately wanted to achieve, making progress simple and contained. Wendy's feedback notes were clear and concise providing me with an accurate account of our previous session. I would highly recommend Wendy Ward as a coach as I feel that her very clear understanding of the process made for an exciting yet secure journey through growth.
Music Teacher and Coach
Thank you for the beauty and presence with which you held a safe space throughout the past 6 modules. Wendy took us on a journey along a carefully laid out path which was certainly well travelled by me. Wendy's dedication and insight into her subject were evident in the way she conveyed her message to us during the Power of Presilience Program. This 6 week course allowed me to dig really deep and led me into those parts of me that hid beneath those limiting beliefs that automatically showed up in challenging situations. My new understanding of resilience, on many levels, has given me a much greater awareness towards mindfulness and also the courage to live my life more fully as ME. Presiliently!"
At the beginning of my coaching program with Wendy, I was l looking for a sounding board and mentor at a crucial juncture in my career. I decided to take on Wendy as my coach because I was very impressed by her outlook and coaching philosophy presented at the Fine Women Business Breakfast. During the coaching, I had the opportunity to explore my motivation for choosing to practice as an advocate and the passion which I have for my work. Wendy gently guided me along the path of following this passion for as long as I am in a position to do so. Coaching helped me reorient myself, and to become more clear and focused on where I was going and were I ultimately want to be. What changed was I found space to be fully heard, I have started meditating and finding room for simply being and doing nothing and I find that I am generally more grounded and confident in both work and social situations. I feel far better equipped to cope with challenges but still have much work to do going forward. Wendy was compassionate, inspiring and quietly challenging. She was a pleasure to work with. I would highly recommend Wendy as a coach and mentor.
Wendy’s wisdom and coaching is truly exceptional! From the moment that I started the Power of Presilience course, huge shifts started taking place on many levels. I felt and continue to feel, a deep sense of happiness, presence and awareness of new possibilities and ways of being. However before starting with Wendy, I felt stuck in my personal patterns, responses and that of my career development. I felt resigned that on some level things would not change, could not change, as I found that I kept experiencing similar obstacles. Now, having finished this program with Wendy, I find that I am able to implement what she taught into my decisions and awareness, and for the first time I have a real sense of things moving forward. Gems of wisdom and awareness are given with much humour, honesty, depth and passion! The group coaching greatly strengthened this, giving connection, confidence and shared experience. I highly recommend the Presilience course to anyone wanting to thrive, to live in happiness, presence, and actualise potential!
Director at Creative Futures Consulting
Wendy Ward is a creative thinker who approaches her work with integrity and capacity to bring out the best in individuals and groups. The talk Wendy gave on The Art of Science of Resilience was thought-provoking and offered fresh insights. Wendy was dynamic, well-prepared, confident and open to engaging at all times with the audience. What I took away with me was a feeling of certainty about the possibilities relevant to my personal growth and professional development.
Designate Planning Manager
Meeting with someone who does not know you, who is neither a friend, partner or colleague has been most beneficial. I have been able to talk to Wendy, put things into words, think things through in a way that I would never have been able to without this listening "outsider" or thinking partner. I have been able to walk away and think differently. I have been able to find solutions in new ways. This has been hugely valuable. Wendy asked me questions I would never have thought of before and certainly never have taken the time to answer in such detail. The coaching gave me the space to be and think more creatively. When I presented a particular problem in a session, Wendy helped me come up with not just one option but a couple but without telling me what to do. Instead of arriving back at work in "go mode" I allowed time for reflection. Wendy also helped me work with a number of assumptions. Having seen the way I was thinking in a new light, I was able to go in differently. I became more present. I didn't let my thoughts affect me and remained actively involved right until the last. Wendy helped me become much calmer. I now stop when I am faced with something and no longer feel so pressurised to make a decision. I will take time to think a thing through - even if I have to shut my door. I am less reactive. This has been a very powerful experience for me and I would recommend Wendy highly as a Leadership Coach.
Director and Attorney
I was referred to Wendy by a fellow lawyer and can wholeheartedly recommend her services. Having to juggle things like a master juggler and manage “the tyranny of the billable hour” were among the challenges that I bought into my Coaching Program with Wendy. Having a focus and attention on my coaching objectives was helpful and I quickly started introducing highly effective practices and action steps. This was fantastic! Wendy helped me make changes that allowed me to do more than “just cope”. She mirrored back to me themes and patterns that were showing up in my life and work – right down to becoming more aware of the way I moved! This was highly insightful. Coaching gave me the permission I needed to look at myself and my behaviour. It provided focus and another set of lens giving me a sense of perspective and allowing me to change some of my habitual scripts. I slowed down, felt more in control, more at ease, more comfortable in challenging work situations that before would cause me considerable stress. As profoundly, coaching gave me the space to reflect on parenting, family and relationship issues and, in that process, come up with new strategies which, while often small, had a surprising impact on the entire system. I am pleased that I made this investment and know it has enhanced my personal and professional resilience.
Leadership Development Coach and Facilitator
We were mostly strangers to start off with but Wendy’s excellent facilitation soon created an atmosphere of trust & enabled us to engage fully with the concepts and integrate them into our own frame of reference, as well as to contribute fully to group discussion. This workshop was relevant and extremely valuable. The way Wendy presented resilience enabled me to recognise and affirm the resilience strengths that I have built up over my life experience. The 10 KEYS were fascinating and it was so useful to see them as separate fields, each one complementing the other and how intra and inter-dependent they are. I think this will help me more clearly identify trends and patterns in clients and support them to build on their strengths, while working on their gaps. The Integrating Presilience Framework is most useful, as it pulls everything together in a coherent, integrated manner.
Founder of the Fine Women Business Network
Wendy spoke at Fine Women Business Network on the subject of Resilience. She has excellent verbal skills and use of language, she is passionate about what she teaches and her material was extremely well received and valuable to us all. I highly recommend her.
I am very pleased I made the time to participate in this morning workshop with Wendy. I love how she has blended three powerful concepts (presence, brilliance and resilience) into her very own unique, innovative and imaginative model of 'Integrating Presilience'. While there was only time for a cursory overview of her coaching model, Wendy provided enough information, and raised many engaging questions to support my own on-going inquiry and learning. I am sufficiently intrigued and curious to appropriate aspects of her model into my own coaching practice - both for my own self-development as a coach, and for the benefit of my coachees. I was reminded afresh that 'resilience' is a wonderful gift and resource that each of us has by virtue of being 'human''. What we often need is our own growth in awareness of this fact, as well as learning to embody this gift and resource into our daily lives, whatever the situations we find ourselves in. Wendy provides very helpful tools in this regard. I highly recommend Wendy's workshop for any coach, facilitator or educator.
Executive Manager | Business Women of the Year (2015)
What did I get from my coaching with Wendy? More than I can describe but in a nutshell a lot of freedom, wisdom and the right combination of the push and support. Wendy helped me connect to my innate brilliance, develop my resilience and combine practical and cognitive insights and practices to embed this. Wendy is very professional, accomplished and has a deep knowledge of what she does. In her coaching, she uses a variety of tools and practices which combine to create a unique and truly powerful journey. Wendy has a gift for building the coaching relationship and has an insight into people which is at times uncanny. Her brand is very unique, creative and real. She is very strong and is able to hold space with courage, depth and humour. I found her coaching incredibly powerful. My time with Wendy touched me, kept me on track, enriched me, informed me and helped me see what else is possible.
Thank you for the invitation to your talk. I found the content thought provoking and the energy you exude during the talk inspiring. I look forward engaging with you in the future.
I was looking for a greater understanding of myself, clarity, direction, a personal and professional vision. I took on Wendy as my Happiness Coach as that was what I was after. Wendy came across as a reputable coach always pushing the envelope. This was not always comfortable but necessary for my growth. I really enjoyed Wendy’s energy. She helped my apply principles of resilience in my life.
Digital Marketing Agency
Thanks to the Power of Presilience Program, today my business is thriving. I have an amazing brand, the most amazing team and amazing clients. I could not have done this without Wendy. At first Wendy’s program was hard! This was because I knew I had to wake up and do it, LIFE! Then in the weeks that followed things became slightly easier because Wendy gave us tools to use that would assist us through the process of change. They were simple tools, not out there or impossible tools, realistic and logical tools. Life did not change immediately, else I would have written this then. But as I learnt to practice what Wendy has taught, things changed. My staff, clients and family have her to thank for all the amazing stuff we do today.
I signed up for Reconnect and Recollect because I was in search of discernment over personal matters that have been unresolved for years. I wanted to find answers which were true for myself. Before I joined Wendy on this exclusive VIP coaching and horse-riding weekend I was unsure of who I really was and where I began and where I ended! What I gained was a profound re-connection with my self, the answers I was looking for and the courage to make the decisions I knew I needed to make to bring love and life back into my life. Wendy is highly intuitive and she really found the right arrears to focus on over the course of the weekend. She helped me identify areas of myself I had hidden deep down and she helped me re-focus my energy on more positive aspects of myself. I would absolutely recommend Wendy and her Reconnect and Recollect Program to anyone who is looking to find a quiet, safe, loving place inside of themselves.
When the pupil is ready the teacher appears. I found Wendy's course on the Internet at a time in my life when I was lost, depressed and frantically searching. After the second session I began to look forward to a FUTURE. Wendy is an awesome coach and a true soul. Thank you Wendy, for guiding me to understand my blessings. Namaste.
Online Content Producer and Social Media Strategist
The shifts/changes/learning I experienced during this course were profound and insightful. Wendy was inspired and engaged and allowed all participants to feel safe to free to experience and share any insights and 'aha' moments that emerged during the course. I am enriched and more empowered to live a more meaningful life through it lifting so many veils around our limiting beliefs. I highly recommend this course with gratitude.
Solution Architect, Senior Manager, Old Mutual
Thank you Wendy for an AWESOME morning. You have really given us aspects to think about and to also get us talking. Infact I heard a number of the women still talking about your inspirational and practical take-aways on our return to the office. Your session was well thought out, and the content was relevant to the group. You are an inspiring woman – and we loved how you brought in your own experiences into the talk. Thank you again, and we are looking forward to further interactions with yourself in the future.
Therapeutic Aromatherapist and Reflexologist
Wendy's facilitation is outstanding! She is knowledgeable, passionate and dedicated to her work. Her Integrating Presilience model of the 10 Streams of Intelligence and how they lead to developing resilience is inspiring in its simplicity while also being comprehensively profound. She makes resilience understandable and shows participants how they are able to develop it. Her workshops are fun, inspirational and impactful. Participants leave motivated and knowing what to do next, with a positive action step in place. Because she has been involved in fields as diverse as education and law she has the ability to communicate to a diverse audience. Wendy uses many learning styles, including dialogue and interaction which, being experiential, makes for better understanding and integration. Highly recommended.
Digital Product / Remote Service Channel Manager
When I started the coaching process with Wendy I felt hopelessly locked into a single trajectory. My life felt filled with things that I could not control with very little room for me. I felt lost and nothing really seemed to be moving forward in my life. I was certainly not the master of my own journey. But the outcome of coaching was not what I expected. I thought I was going to get to some magical place and everything would just fall into place. What I really got was a better way to ask myself the important questions over and over. What do I want? Is this part of MY plan and not someone else’s? When am I listening to the wrong voice? When I use those powerful questions I can get back on track even when things are not going well. Wendy’s coaching helped me move forward, create boundaries, love myself more, forgive myself more often and choose what battles to fight. I was able to let go of SO much and created space for myself. I gained a different perspective and was able to challenge my current norm. This process gave me mental hand rails with which I was able to pull myself up from my current circumstance and look at the world beyond. Wendy is a true agent of change. She has always been a person to challenge the conventional and her core motivation is constant reinvention.
Brand Strategist and Facilitator
Wendy's presentation was excellent: well-presented, inspiring and thought-provoking. Wendy challenged pre-conceived ideas about resilience. Wendy was engaging, interactive, approachable and gave us time to think, experience and share. She made me want to hear and learn more.
Vernita van Niekerk
Artist / Life Alignment / Community Development
Timing...! This was perfect timing for me! Wendy's 7 week Power of Presilience program has been a catalyst of great change and growth for me. The lessons...the releasing.... the tools given to me by Wendy during this period, cradled and equipped me to live out this metamorphosis with freshly honed skills in resilience or ''Presilience'' I should say. Wendy has many gifts and talents. Teaching and coaching are two. I believe what Wendy teaches should be taught at schools or in the work place, that's how important I feel Wendy's work is to communities. I am stronger and more empowered thanks to this course and feel I can practise and develop these skills myself in the future. Infact they have already worked and filtered into most areas of my life. Learning to be present and applying these skills in this fast-paced and harsh world is by no means easy but a challenge accepted based on my own self worth and re-tweaking of my value system through the duration of Wendy's program. Being mindful moment to moment, has unleashed a great power within myself and I already witnessed how this effects even people around me. This was a important gift, at a important time. Thank you for your serendipitous way Wendy Ward!
I decided to take on Wendy as my coach because I felt she could help me change the way I perceive myself and also help me put structure in my work life. I read her profile and it was very powerful . Coaching helped me to know myself better; to be committed to self-improvement and to be the best I can be. Wendy believed in me from the minute she listened to my story and she never imposed her ideas on me. During the coaching, I talked a lot! I poured my heart out and sometimes also my tears. We would sometimes do breathing exercises which I found most amazing simply because they worked! I was calmer and more relaxed. What changed was the way I saw myself. Over the months I became so much stronger and I could speak my mind more. My public speaking skills improved as we did practice runs together and Wendy would be my audience. Wendy would always smile and show a lot of happiness while I spoke. This gave me a lot of encouragement. In short, Wendy was awesome!
Dog Walker/House Sitter/Gardener
Before starting Wendy's course I was in a very negative place. I found my thoughts overwhelming and stressful. The Power of Presilience 6 week program has given me the tools to help manage my negativity by becoming aware of my thinking patterns and the language I use every day. I now see I can choose to change these thoughts to more positive ones. Hopefully this will soon become second nature. It is not an easy process and you need to be committed to the journey. I am thankful to Wendy as I am now hopeful that I have a life ahead that is full of happiness, acceptance and success. I enjoyed the safe space created by Wendy during our sessions allowing us to be our true selves and spend time with ourselves really thinking about what we want and where we are trying get to. It it is not often in life you have the opportunity to do this!