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Wende Gaikema, MBA, PCC

Emotional Intelligence, Executive Presence, Self-Confidence, Personal Branding, Relationship Management

Executive Coach / Facilitator

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Wende Gaikema

Executive Coach

Wende is an insightful executive and leadership coach who helps leaders develop themselves, their business and their people. She is able get to the heart of complex issues, seeing what’s going on below the surface so that her clients move further, faster. Clients appreciate her service focus and flexible coaching process tailored to each client. Her clients include Fortune 100 companies, universities, business owners and a wide variety of leaders.

Results Achieved

  • A C-Suite leader was in career transition and running into roadblocks obtaining a desired CEO role. Over twelve months of working with Wende, she deepened her understanding of herself and the impact she was having on others, realizing her need to engage relationally with empathy and broaden her hard-charging communication style. As a result, she has secured and thrived in a CEO role within a multi-national company and is growing the business while enrolling her senior leadership and her firm in challenging change initiatives.
  • A sales leader needed to grow in presence and impact in order to advance to the C-suite. In coaching with Wende, he worked on increasing self-awareness, identifying and strengthening his personal brand, and decreasing his negative inner critic while improving his communication skills. Subsequently, he achieved his desired promotion and is excelling in his new role.

Professional/Corporate Experience

  • Brand management, sales, and operations roles with Procter & Gamble
  • Awarded Chairman’s Club Award for Top 1% of P&G Sales
  • Executive Coach; Vanderbilt & The Doerr Institute at Rice.
  • Coach Instructor/Assessor in multiple coach training schools

Education, Certifications & Awards

  • MBA – The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, BE – Vanderbilt University
  • ICF PCC Certified Coach
  • EQi-2.0/360 & Hogan certified
  • Certified Career Management Coach
  • Certified Brain-Based Success Coach
  • Certified Strengths Champion

Areas Of Coaching Expertise

  • Change Leadership
  • Influential Communication
  • Thriving in a New Role
  • Emotionally Intelligent Leadership
  • Executive Presence
  • Personal Effectiveness

Industry Experience

  • Computer Hardware/Software
  • Telecommunications
  • Healthcare/Pharmaceuticals
  • Banking & Financial Services
  • Professional Services
  • Non-profit
  • Energy

Functional Experience

  • Marketing & Sales
  • Operations
  • Non-profit Management

Levels Coached

  • CEO / C Suite
  • Senior Executives / VP
  • GM / BU Leaders / Directors

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