I'm Wendy Derrick and this is my story

Passionate about People Development

 I am an Award Winning ILM L7 Executive Coach and Leadership Mentor, Trainer and Assessor with many years of leadership & management experience and learning & development consultancy. I know first hand the challenges leaders face in today's in a male dominated environment and I know what it feels like to inwardly struggle to get your voice heard.

I have experienced a crisis of confidence and I know exactly how limiting self beliefs can hold you back. 


However, I also know what it feels like to thrive at the top of your game, to feel confident and empowered and have the ability to dismantle those limiting self beliefs and banish self doubt. I have trained and coached many women and men over the years and equipped them with a tool kit of psychological strategies that have enabled them to do the same. 

Own Your Own Mind

My flagship programme 'Own Your Own Mind' has supported women take the next step to securing a better, more fulfilled future where NOTHING holds them back!

Determined to Make a Difference

Whether its in the UK or overseas, empowering women through learning and development is what truly motivates me.

Testimonials

Mark Milton, Director of People and Organisational Development, Avon and Somerset Constabulary

  

I am happy to endorse Wendy's skill and experience. As one of my most effective senior managers Wendy's instinctive understanding of the business need and innovative solutions were a key part of our success. Of particular note was her work in developing an accredited learning programme for our key public service centre staff was of the highest quality delivering outstanding learning to important staff. Moreover, Wendy was key to the breadth of thinking in our leadership team. During the time we worked together she helped developed new organisational structures to ensure that we met tougher financial challenges yet at the same time delivered quality learning and development to our workforce. All in all an outstanding asset.

Testimonials

Gareth Morgan Midlands Regional Manager at Driving for Better Business

  

I have worked with Wendy within the Learning and Development Department at South Wales Police for the past 10 years. Without doubt I have always been impressed with her tenacity in achieving results. Wendy is particularly driven by ensuring women are represented well within the workplace.
Over the years she has managed some considerable difficulties within the department. One specifically relating to the comprehensive spending reviews following the economic crash. During this particular time her focus was on delivering a strategic goal/plan for the organisation and ultimately the tax payers of South Wales, but moreover maximising the retention of posts for staff in particular, yes she is a people person through and through.
As a qualified Coach ,I have witnessed her develop staff in a manner which creates student centred learning, maximising the learning experience to the benefit of all present. Having developed specific learner projects which, incidentally won her and her team national recognition she is a credit to the leadership and coaching profession.
Wendy epitomises the culture of: Leadership, openness, objectivity and fairness. She does this always with honesty, accountability, integrity, respect and above all a selfless approach in all she undertakes.

Leanne Jones Regulatory Change Manager - Principality Building Society, Board Trustee and Director

  

I was fortunate enough to have Wendy as my trainer for my Institute of Leadership & Management qualification. Her coaching and support meant that not only did I successfully complete the course but I added real value to my department through the process. She has an uncanny knack of helping you see the way forward for yourself, of focussing in the right areas for you and your team and most importantly, finding the confidence and conviction in you and your abilities.
 

The majority of our cohort of students maintained contact with Wendy and I for one greatly value her advice and wealth of experience. I truly believe that I owe a massive part of my recent promotion to Wendy and I am ever grateful.
 

I hope to always have Wendy’s consultancy to support me as I progress and develop in my career. I think I have learnt so much more in a short space of time from Wendy than any other yet in my career.
 

I can only say thank you Wendy.

Wendy Donovan, Client Services Manager, Barclaycard

  

Wendy is an inspirational lady whose talent is to motivate others and give them the confidence and self belief that enables them to exceed their expectations. She has vast experience and knowledge, which she willingly shares to enable others to deal with and overcome the hurdles and challenges they face within their daily roles. she celebrates the success of others and is delighted when clients reach their goals.

Nia Manon Jenkins, Architectural Technologist, RIO Architects

  

Wendy was a very inspiring mentor of mine during a period of uncertainty. I feel that she enabled me to view things from a different perspective, a perspective I had never even considered. And through consistent guidance, advice and support she helped me grow as an individual and helped me view myself and my goals in a different light.
I would with no doubt recommend Wendy as a coach with vast experience who will always be there to support and offer guidance.