Wendy is a consultant at the Family Business Consulting Group. She has 25 years of experience working with business leaders, family firms, and boards. She serves clients globally across a diverse set of industries facilitating meaningful conversations within and across multiple generations on matters relating to firm continuity, next generation preparation, governance and, when needed, conflict resolution.
Wendy has a Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of British Columbia and recently completed a post graduate program in the Neuroscience of Leadership at Middlesex University. She is an adjunct professor at the University of British Columbia’s Sauder School of Business where she leads programs for both business families as well as their advisors in the Business Families Centre. Wendy teaches for Executive Education at the Sauder School of Business where she leads two senior management training programs in facilitation and coaching. Previously Wendy was faculty at the Institute for Corporate Directors where she taught board dynamics in the Director's Education Program.
Wendy is certified in Insights Discovery™, the BarOn Emotional Quotient Inventory (EQ-i) ™, and Ethical Fitness™. She has been a speaker at several conferences across Canada and in the US including most recently at the CAFE Symposium (2012) and the Continuing Legal Education Institute of BC (2012). She is a member of the Professional Advisory Council for the Business Families Centre at the Sauder School of Business and an adjudicator for the Institute for Family Enterprise Advisors. Wendy is a graduate of the first Family Enterprise Advisor Program at UBC.
Wendy is a member of a family enterprise in the United States which recently celebrated its 128th Anniversary. Her family business is at the cousin consortium stage consisting of approximately 40 cousin partners. Wendy is a member of the board of directors for her family business.
She lives in Vancouver, British Columbia with her husband and two children.