Testimonials

“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

“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

“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

“As a senior executive with exposure to a variety of leadership coaching models and working with other executive coaches in the past, I chose to retain Wendy Capland as my coach because I viewed her as uniquely qualified to take me to my next level – professionally and personally. Wendy offered 2-day intensive program to kick-start our 1:1 executive coaching engagement and I was amazed with what I experienced! I explored important aspects of who I am, what I value, my purpose, and how all of this connects me as a leader in my role as CIO. Wendy’s approach is provocative which had me examine how I could shift the habitual ways I work with others so I could learn new ways I had not considered on my own to increase my relationships, influence key stakeholders, and obtain the impact and results I have been looking for but wasn’t having success obtaining. Wendy shared the exact right amount of her own personal experience and her experience in coaching other senior executives as a guide for my own exploration. Her intensive coaching process and methodology had me learn things about myself much faster than I had in past coaching relationships. In addition, I was able to immediately apply several of the techniques we discussed to my current work environment and the feedback I’ve received from others was powerful. As a result of this two-day intensive session and my 1:1 work with Wendy, I am very clear now about who I am as a leader and I know how to show up in a way that is more fulfilling and effective. This experience has liberated me as a leader. Instead of looking at coaching as a necessary evil as I have in the past, I am now looking forward to a long-term coaching relationship with Wendy. I highly recommend Wendy to anyone who wants to know themselves in a deeper and more meaningful way, raise their profile, effectiveness, and results as a leader.”

Senior Executive, Financial Industry

“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

“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 Leadership Development course I’ve ever attended!”
Candi Peterson, Senior Manager

“I believe I have grown and changed so much in the past three months, and it is due to finding and participating in the women’s leadership program and the incredible thought provoking exercises.  I credit this program with helping me find my voice and giving me the strength and determination to continue to move forward.”

Sheri Guzolek, Cisco Systems

“Thank you Wendy Capland for your amazing work and impactful programs for women. I am simply amazed with the level of compassion and support I feel when I attend your sessions and the deep introspection that is valuable for me professionally and personally. 

N.Gardner, Senior Executive, IBM

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