Testimonials

Testimonials about the Vision Quest Consulting Team

“Vision Quest Consulting has been a true business partner to our organization. They are skilled consultants in coaching, mentoring, management development and leadership development, from which my team has benefited immensely.”
Dane Donaldson, EVP Customer Service, Technology Company

“Wendy Capland and the Vision Quest Consulting team have a “do what it takes” approach to leadership development and executive coaching. Their integrity, professionalism, commitment and insights help individuals and teams perform at their very best.”
Mike McSally, Prior President, Insurance Company

“The Vision Quest Consulting team is personable, reliable and honest. They have provided thoughtful insights that have been extremely valuable to our organization.”
Dr. Pat Broderick, Chief of Emergency Medicine, Danbury Hospital

“In addition to their phenomenal executive coaching and team building practices, Vision Quest Consulting is a highly effective strategic thought partner. Their holistic approach to leadership development adds great value and gets results. They are a highly responsive team who delivers on everything and then some.”
Kelly Villanueva, VP of Human Resources, Insurance and Healthcare companies

“Designed and delivered by leading consultants, Vision Quest Consulting provides exceptional quality executive coaching and leadership training for senior management.”
John Bonnano, President of Corporate Education Group

“I am proud to be a member of such a dedicated team of expert coaches and trainers. My colleagues have a deep understanding of what motivates and energizes people. They combine great personal warmth with a commitment to driving business results.”
Casey Mitchell, Senior Trainer, Vision Quest Consulting

Personal Development Testimonials

“If you haven’t engaged an executive coach, it is certainly worth a try. I had the chance to work with Wendy Capland, both with our management group as well as one-on-one. Though examining your own leadership style and motivations is not always comfortable, Wendy’s approach to setting deadlines for self-reflection and applying new strategies were a very helpful structure. Through months of discussion, Wendy also helped clarify that the work in which I was engaged was not meeting my needs or my potential. It prompted to me to examine why and what I needed to do in order to change.

As she recently wrote in her newsletter, “The concept of work as a life-long expression of creativity and passion is too often an opposite reality for many people.” She reminds us, though, that life is too short to short-change ourselves. It is true.

Financially, my previous position certainly made it possible to dream about “what’s next” but recognizing my passion and doing something about it was a different story. Nevertheless, having had someone else affirm that making my avocation my vocation was a tremendous source of encouragement.

Today, I am no longer an insurance executive but the executive director of a political grassroots business organization. I swear it is work I was genetically wired to do.

I’d recommend making the investment in Vision Quest Consulting for yourself and your management team. You may discover you have the dream job and the dream team ““ or you may find the courage to go out and find exactly what you were wired to do ““ and enjoy every day doing it.”
Tony Payne, Executive Director, The Alliance for Maine’s Future

Coaching Testimonials

“Vision Quest Consulting is a leader in the promotion of women reaching their potential in the workplace. Their executive coaching and group facilitation services are exceptional.”
Dave Prziek, SVP Sales and Marketing, Healthcare Company

“Through intense coaching sessions, I learned how to be both a better listener and leader within the corporate environment. In addition to personal coaching for my staff, and me, Vision Quest Consulting has also provided quarterly Business Strategy and Leadership Sessions for my team and me. These interactive sessions, together with personalized coaching have produced measurable results for my colleagues, my senior team, and me. I find myself today to be much more confident, decisive, focused, and impactful not only within my business environment but also in my personal life. I have similarly found leadership growth with my direct reports. Since coaching began, our department has truly had much greater visibility and impact within our corporate setting, thanks to the work Vision Quest Consulting has done with us. I sincerely believe that as a result of my working with Vision Quest Consulting, my responsibilities have recently increased to bringing my Department’s staff to 162 individuals, with a budget of over $16 million.”
Robert Scheinerman, Senior Vice President

“I very much enjoyed working with you. I was struck by your passion, your breadth, your ease, and your reassuring, steadying manner and approach. I didn’t doubt that it would occur, but I must say that I was truly impressed by your ability to connect and, individually inspire us around what we can do together. You have a wonderful gift at helping folks redefine what is possible.”
Rob Mangrove, Director

Training Testimonials

“Improving my ability to make requests clearly and making alterations in my communication approach have been beneficial to improve my efficiency of achieving my personal, professional and institutional goals.”
Thomas J., MD

“In 32 years, this was the best Negotiations Course I’ve ever attended!”
Candi Peterson, Senior Manager

“Instructors were incredible in adapting scenarios to one that related to us!”
Alice Cooper, Supervisor

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Executive Coaching

Vision Quest Consulting equips leaders with the skills and behaviors to boost their leadership performance, work better together, and achieve truly ambitious goals as they increase their ability to achieve superior business results.  Our Executive Coaching services help organizations grow their leadership bench strength by developing leaders, teams and change agents.

We work with leaders, high potential leaders, and those identified for great career success. Every once in a while organizations have senior managers who exhibit negative behaviors and weak or counterproductive interpersonal skills. Ineffective leadership behaviors can hinder productivity and relationships, and prevent a company from achieving desired business results.

Vision Quest Consulting’s master certified coaches help executives:

  • Develop their potential to exceed their personal and professional goals
  • Identify leadership strengths and weaknesses, and address performance and development areas head-on
  • Modify communication styles and strategies to improve Individual, employee and team effectiveness
  • Identify interpersonal and organizational roadblocks
  • Address problem behaviors that could be career derailers
  • Inspire themselves and others toward greater performance

Leadership Coaching for Organizations

Firm-wide executive coaching initiatives enable organizations to take a comprehensive approach to leadership development and effectively incorporate overall strategic objectives into their leadership development initiatives.

When working throughout an organization, the Vision Quest Consulting team:

  • Assesses existing leadership competencies in teams and individuals
  • Identifies cultural impediments to achieving business goals
  • Ensures new leadership skills, behaviors and frameworks are applied consistently throughout the organization, tied into business goals and strategies, aligned with future direction, and sustainable over time
  • Helps achieve desired business results and return on investment

Leadership Coaching for Individuals

Some organizations choose coaching for individuals with specific leadership or management roles or challenges, including:

  • New hires and on-boarding
  • High potential leaders and managers
  • Individuals in new leadership roles
  • Individuals with communication, cultural, interpersonal or performance challenges

Likewise, individuals often approach Vision Quest Consulting for their own needs in leadership or career coaching. Common challenges include:

  • Determining what’s most important and aligning one’s day-to-day life and work with one’s core values
  • Identifying one’s gifts and talents and finding the best way to use them
  • Feeling stuck, stale or frozen
  • Getting out of one’s own way and taking action

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Affiliations

Our Network and Affiliations

Vision Quest Consulting maintains ongoing relationships with the leading global associations for leadership, training, coaching and personal development. These affiliations allow us to be at the forefront of research and best practices in leadership development. In turn, we provide clients with the best and most effective leadership programs. We have both founded and served as directors on the boards of many of the world’s premier executive coaching and leadership development think tanks and communities.

Vision Quest Consulting Affiliations:

  • Founding members of the International Coach Federation (the largest membership of certified coaches in the world)
  • Founding members of the International Executive Coaching Summit
  • Founding members of the International Consortium of Coaching in Organizations
  • Human Resources Planning Society
  • Human Resources Learning Forum
  • American Society of Training and Development (ASTD)
  • Harvard University Insight Initiative
  • Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School
  • The Newfield Network
  • New Ventures West
  • Coaching Training Institute (CTI)
  • Founding members of Conversation Among Executive Coaching Masters (CAMalot)
  • The Booth Company
  • Global Institute of Leadership Development
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What Makes Us Different

The Vision Quest Consulting team is unique in the marketplace:

We are executives ourselves.

  • We have more than 20 years of experience developing executives, managers, high potential leaders and teams
  • We are master level and certified executive coaches and trainers
  • We are current and former corporate executives. We have served as leaders of critical company functions; members of corporate boards, and Human Resources business partners. We have founded companies and served as CEOs.
  • We are true business partners. We have experience across many industries including:
    • Healthcare
    • Insurance
    • Financial Services
    • Professional Services
    • Technology (Networking, Hardware, Software, Cloud Computing, Storage)
    • Telecommunications
    • Consumer Products
    • Education
    • Publishing
    • Aerospace and Defense
    • Manufacturing
    • Legal Services
  • Our own leadership presence, combined with our passion for developing leadership skills in others, inspires organizations to work with us and learn from us
  • We are objective, reliable and confidential thought partners and sounding boards

Our leadership programs are sustainable and life-changing

After working with us, our clients discover new talents, new potential and new ways to use their presence and leadership more effectively.

  • We change behavior. We teach and reinforce new and untapped leadership skills. Participants approach business and personal challenges with new mindsets and new abilities
  • By providing a holistic suite of training, coaching and facilitation, we ensure that leadership skills are not only taught but are also reinforced through accountability to one’s coach, one’s manager, one’s colleagues and one’s organization as a whole. Our results are lasting
  • We have changed the professional and personal lives of thousands of individuals

We guarantee results

We guarantee positive change in leadership effectiveness, communication and overall business results

  • We are dedicated to driving performance
  • For each client engagement, we customize all our leadership programs to reflect client culture, environment and needs. From organizational nuances to cultural hurdles to individual styles and personalities, the solutions we provide are designed specifically to help employees solve challenges and drive business results
  • We develop life-long relationships with our clients that extend beyond our engagements

Vision Quest Consulting is based in the Boston area, with a team of leadership consultants, coaches and trainers throughout the United States, Europe and Canada.

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Programs & Services

Vision Quest Consulting builds leadership competencies in individuals and teams through behavioral change. By providing a holistic suite of leadership training, executive coaching, personal development, team building and group facilitation, we ensure that leadership skills are not only taught but are also reinforced through accountability to one’s self, one’s coach, one’s manager, one’s colleagues and one’s organization as a whole. Our leadership development programs are tailored to reflect a company’s needs and challenges and empower individuals and teams to achieve desired business outcomes. Our personal development programs help individuals discover their talents, get past their own roadblocks and incorporate their gifts into their personal and professional lives.

Our Offerings

Common Business Challenges

Organizational Changes

  • Rapid business growth
  • Organizational restructuring
  • Mergers or the acquisition of another organization
  • Developing new lines of business / business expansion

Addressing Individual / Team Dynamics

  • Counterproductive behavior
  • Communication challenges, including conflict resolution and giving feedback
  • Ineffective interpersonal skills
  • Team alignment issues
  • Impacts of silos, including communication among functional areas and/or senior management team members

Long-Term Strategy

  • Staffing the right leadership team to achieve specific business results
  • Succession planning
  • A focus on management effectiveness
  • Retention and talent development efforts, including a strong desire to develop high potential individuals into future leaders
  • Interest in developing women leaders through women’s initiatives and women’s diversity and inclusion programs

Common Individual Challenges

  • Determining what’s most important, and aligning one’s day-to-day life and work with one’s core values
  • Identifying one’s gifts and talents and finding the best way to use them
  • Managing up, influencing key stakeholders and navigating politics
  • Getting out of one’s own way and taking action
  • Developing confidence in oneself and inspiring the confidence of others

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About Us

What We Do

Vision Quest Consulting helps organizations develop effective leaders to mobilize employees, align teams, meet corporate goals and successfully grow companies over time. We help individuals better understand and capitalize on their strengths, manage their weaknesses, incorporate their core values, inspire the confidence of others, and increase their overall effectiveness.

How We Do It

We focus on behavioral change. We teach and reinforce behaviors that directly impact corporate performance and individual effectiveness, and develop and enhance those leadership skills through a holistic approach:

What to Expect

We guarantee results in individual leadership effectiveness, team development and the attainment of organizational goals.

Vision Quest Consulting is based in the Boston area, with a team of leadership consultants, coaches and trainers throughout the United States, Europe and Canada.

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