Wendy Luke Bio
I coach and train C-suite executives and high potential mid-career and emerging professionals to show up as leaders – strong and calm and confident, helping them grow and expand, one small step at a time. When my clients start their day with the best of intentions and are thrown off balance by events, my clients learn to decrease their stressed feelings, increase their big picture thinking, and tap their creativity –at work and at home. My clients build better teams and get better results. My emphasis is on empowering people to see and remove roadblocks that slow them down and replace them with behaviors that let them excel. I tailor my coaching to the client, establishing and building a relationship based on trust, and help each client tap into his/her innate wisdom.
As a result of my coaching, my clients have learned to:
- articulate and share their vision
- create high functioning teams
- expand their options
- hold missing and difficult conversations
- improve work/life balance
- increase their resilience
- make and communicate their decisions
- set clear expectations and hold themselves and others accountable; and
- understand their motivators and those of their staff
I received a degree in psychology from Wheaton College in Norton, Massachusetts, where today I play a valuable role serving on the President’s Commission. I received my Leadership Coaching Certificate from Georgetown University and am a designated Professional Certified Coach (PCC) by the International Coach Federation. Additional coaching-related certifications include Leadership Embodiment, Leadership Circle, Certified SOAR (Success through Observer, Action, Result) Facilitator, Polarity Thinking, Resilient Leadership Facilitating Coach, and Center for Creative Leadership Certified 360 Tools, among other certifications.
In Washington, DC, I am a sponsor of and a coach of fellows in the Halcyon Incubator Program for Social Entrepreneurship. I am an active theater, music, dance, and moviegoer.