A lifetime of professional and personal insights
Business Mentor, Personal Insights & Psychosocial Recovery Coach
Holding an MBA, Wendy is a mentor to leaders who want to make a positive difference in this world. Wendy has held board roles and senior management positions across a number of industries, including CEO of a not-for-profit business advisory service which held contracts with the NSW government. Wendy also held a Board position with an Australian Government funded counselling service, specialising in supporting parents and children, strengthening families through respectful relationships.
This is Wendy's story...
Helping individuals succeed and businesses to grow has always been my passion.
In 2018 I founded and continue to support Animal Therapies Ltd, a National Health Promotion Charity. The charity has National recognition and credibility and is advancing the understanding, acceptance and accessibility of animal-assisted services for those in need.
Formerly the CEO of an award winning business advisory service under contract to the government and National Contracts Manager for an ASX listed corporation, I have an extensive understanding of the needs of small to large organisations.
I have built from the ground up a number of successful organisations:
Animal Therapies Ltd – an Australian Health Promotion Charity;
Business Advisory Services Incorporated – a not-for-profit organisation holding contracts with NSW Department of State and Regional Development helping small business. Winner of the NSW Fair Trading award for best Business Association;
Training For Success (Aust) Pty Ltd – an award winning Australasian sales management consultancy.
Other achievements include being the recipient of a scholarship through the Sydney Business Review, Chief of Enterprises Awards program and admitted into the UWS - Deans Merit List for 3 consecutive years for Outstanding Academic Achievement.
Winning the best “NSW Metropolitan Business Association” awarded by the Office of Fair Trading.
Receiving a Rotary Clubs ‘Pride in Workmanship’ Award and International Film and Television Award for "best sales training video for geographically isolated businesses."
Mentor, Business and Personal Insights Coach ( 1990 - Current)
Coaching and mentoring private clients in their pursuit of success and significance both personally and professionally. Facilitated success for clients across various industries and sectors in Australia and New Zealand. The health and fitness arm was sold in 2000.
Founder and Director ( 2018 - current)
Animal Therapies Ltd
A National Health Promotion Charity becoming the leading institution in preventing and managing mental illness, disease, disability and adversity through animal-assisted services.
National Contracts Manager ( 8 years)
Responsible for the success, contractual performance and compliance of all third party Agreements. Holding the following roles throughout my employment:
National Distribution and Contracts Manager
National Business Development Manager
Director ( 2 years)
Holding contracts with the Attorney Generals Department, Interrelate delivers mediation and relationship counselling services. My role as Board member included being a member of the Finance, Audit, Risk and Asset Management Committee.
CEO ( 5 years)
Reporting to the Board of Directors, my role as CEO was to lead the organisation in providing high quality business support to small to medium sized enterprises resulting in positive social, economic and environmental outcomes.
Training / Certification
2021 Psychosocial Recovery Coach, DSC
2021 Support Coordination Intensive, DSC
2021 Mental Health First Aid Accreditation, Mental Health First Aid Australia
2013 Certificate 111 in Fitness - Australian Fitness Network
2012 Mediation Professional Development, Australian Commercial Disputes Centre
2009 Intensive Negotiation Skills, Clayton Utz
2008 MBA with distinction, University of Western Sydney
2008 Contract Law, IIR Executive Development
2007 Accredited Mediator, Australian Commercial Disputes Centre
2002 Certificate IV in Workplace Training and Assessment
2001 The Australian Institute of Professional Counsellors:
Certificates of Attainment
Practicalities of Counselling
Relationships & Conflict Resolution
Abuse & Abuse Counselling
2001 Juvenile Justice Conference Convenor Certification