Wendy is a senior consultant at the Family Business Consulting Group. She has 25 years of experience working with business leaders, family firms, and boards. She serves a global and diverse set of clients across industry facilitating meaningful conversations with multi-generational families on matters relating to firm continuity, next generation preparation, governance and, when needed, conflict resolution.
Wendy has a Master’s Degree in Family Systems Counseling Psychology from the University of British Columbia and an Executive Master’s Degree in the Neuroscience of Leadership from the Neuroleadership Institute. 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 also 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 through the Rotman School Management at the University of Toronto.
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 University of Louisville (2013) and the Florida Agricultural Financial Management Conference (2013) and the Canadian Bar Association of BC’s Annual Conference in San Diego (2013). Wendy is an adjudicator for the Institute for Family Enterprise Advisors (IFEA) which offers is a new designation for advisors who serve family business.
Wendy is a member of a family firm in the United States which recently celebrated its 128th Anniversary. Her family business is at the cousin consortium stage consisting of approximately 45 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.