a)plan coaching

Specializes in:

  • Leading with Impact and Purpose
  • Personal and Professional Growth and Transformation
  • Intentional Life and Career Design

With decades of leadership and coaching experience, Wendy helps individuals and organizations from all fields visualize what is possible, access their potential, and thrive.

Her coaching includes both internal self-discovery and external visioning; her clients manifest big, long-lasting change from a place of solid inner knowing.

Wendy has worked in the coaching, education, and non-profit sectors for the past 25 years. She founded the Nueva Teacher Training Program and has been coaching educators through the Bay Area Teacher Training Institute for over a decade. Wendy co-designed and co-led Agency by Design, a multi-year research project at Harvard’s Graduate School of Education focused on cultivating empowerment in education.

Wendy is an International Coaching Federation certified coach. She was trained at the Co-Active Training Institute where she earned her Certified Professional Co-Active Coach credential. She has served on multiple non-profit boards including Park Day School, Chapter 510, and Children for Change. She is a proud breast cancer survivor and thriver. She lives with her husband and two children in Marin County, California.

Education & Credentials


  • MED, Lesley University
  • BA, Duke University
  • ICF Certification
  • Co-Active Coach Certification
  • Internal Family Systems Trained Coach

Client Testimonial

“I have been engaging with therapy, coaching, and other work for the last 20 years. I have worked with so many incredible professionals, but none of them made such a dramatic difference in such a short period of time as Wendy. Her ability to listen, reflect and inquire to really uncover the unconscious operating systems at work and provide applicable solutions is unmatched. Wendy has a gift, one that has been fine-tuned over her years of experience and education, yet is something you cannot learn. You either have IT or you don’t. The amount of IT that moves through Wendy is hard to explain and can only be felt and experienced. In the last year of working with her, I have made tremendous progress within my professional and personal life, my inner AND outer world have improved thanks to her guidance. My time with Wendy has opened up new possibilities in love, self-understanding, and practical execution. Eternally grateful for our time together.”

Jenna Slater

Client Testimonial

Working with Wendy has changed my life! During the past year, Wendy’s coaching inspired personal transformations that positively impacted me, and by extension, my family. Wendy’s attentive listening, adept intuition, and candid advice combined into a powerful experience that was both soothing and provoking. Talking with Wendy is like talking directly to your soul: your true inner self that was out of practice speaking up suddenly finds its voice. I wish everyone could experience the life-altering gift of coaching sessions with Wendy!”

Pasha Quaas
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