I am an International Coach Federation certified Professional Coach (PCC) who has provided executive and life coaching services for more than 15 years to over 600 professionals and executives internationally in the private and public sectors and have taught, presented and published about coaching internationally. In addition to coaching, my 35 year career includes occupational therapy clinician, health care administrator, tenured university professor, researcher and consultant.
My purpose as a coach is to assist clients to design, live and sustain full and deeply satisfying lives. I provide coaching services to clients who want their lives to be different, to more positively impact the world around them, or who have reached a professional or personal turning point. Areas of expertise include:
Personal and/or professional change and transitions
Interpersonal effectiveness including communication, self awareness, leadership and managing difficult relationships
Work-life integration to optimize effectiveness, balance, health and fulfillment
My approach is grounded in the belief that people are motivated primarily by two desires; to fulfill their own potential and to make a meaningful contribution. Throughout my career – as an occupational therapist, university professor, consultant and health care administrator, I observed people frequently struggling to satisfy these two desires because they govern themselves with beliefs and fictions that hold them back and blind them to what may be greater possibilities.
As a Coach, I help clients recognize their limiting beliefs, identify their strengths, and clarify what is important to them. I am both compassionate and challenge clients to be honest with themselves. It is a process that will leads clients to increased self-awareness, expanded options and choices, greater confidence and self-trust, and getting unstuck and moving forward. In our work together, clients learn and make lasting changes that will lead to improved well-being, personal and professional effectiveness and success. I invite you to my website www.wendypentland.com
I have coached individuals from a wide variety of sectors including large organizations, small businesses, federal government, academia, healthcare and medicine, including The Royal Bank, Enbridge, Shoppers Drug Mart, Telus, Health Canada, Department of Justice Canada, McGill University, Concordia University, University of Ottawa, Wilfred Laurier University, Queen’s University Smith School of Business Executive MBA Program, Ontario Medical Association Physician Health Program, health professional regulatory bodies, various hospitals and health care organizations, and numerous small business and professional practices across Canada and the US. I have considerable experience coaching physicians and executives, including those attending for improving work-life integration and stress management or referred for communications and professionalism, collaboration competencies and leadership development.