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wendy-bioWendy Capland

■ Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Vision Quest Consulting
■ Internationally Recognized Leadership Development Expert
■ Best Selling Author and Business Executive
■ Sought-After Speaker in High Demand
■ Master Certified and International Award Winning Executive Coach
■ www.VisionQuestConsulting.com and www.WendyCapland.com

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Wendy Capland is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Vision Quest Consulting. Wendy is an award winning business executive and one of the top women leaders in America in the field of leadership development.

For over 20 years, Wendy and her team of 45 leadership development experts have worked with CEOs, Executives, Senior Managers, and emerging leaders in Fortune 500 companies and in entrepreneurial firms to grow their leadership. Vision Quest Consulting’s mission and Wendy’s passion is in helping organizations and individuals accelerate their effectiveness, innovation, and growth through their personal growth and professional development. Vision Quest Consulting is well known as a firm whose professional coaching team is staffed only by certified coaches, and leadership development master level trainers and facilitators. Vision Quest Consulting’s focus is in helping individuals learn to more effectively leverage themselves in order to increase their personal and business impact. Leadership toolkit areas of development include:

• Increase personal power, executive presence, and influence
• Build more effective strategic alliances and relationships
• Build core leadership skills and competencies
• Manage key stakeholders
• Conduct high impact and difficult conversations
• Transform the communication, relationships, and results of management teams
• Increase personal effectiveness, performance, and managerial habits and behaviors

Wendy has extensive and deep experience in corporate Human Resources, Talent Management, Organizational Development and Change, and Leadership Development. She has held the role as CEO of Vision Quest Consulting, has held senior level roles in Human Resources, has been a board member of an international organization for 5 years, and has personally coached CEOs, Presidents, and those being groomed for these top jobs, as well as coaching executives and senior level leaders for over 20 years. She and her firm have worked with many market leaders in Technology, Finance, Healthcare, Consumer Products, Manufacturing, Insurance, Professional Services throughout the U.S, Canada, and Europe including MetLife, IBM, Monotype Imaging, High Street Partners, Partners Healthcare, EMC, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Cisco, Children’s Hospital Boston, and CVSHealth to name a few.

Wendy Capland has achieved some of the most highly regarded accomplishments in her field. In 2011, her peers nominated and elected her for induction into the International Coach Federation New England Hall of Fame for her contribution to the coaching profession. She is a founding member of the ICF–New England chapter and through her leadership it became the largest chapter worldwide. Wendy is one of the world’s first Master Certified Coaches; the highest international certification awarded by the largest membership association of coaches worldwide, The International Coach Federation.

In addition, Wendy is a sought after expert and speaker for her work in Women’s Leadership. Even the most prestigious women’s conferences in the United States and well-known organizations have sought after and hired Wendy to speak and provide leadership development workshops and programming for their senior women. Some of these include: The Conference Board’s Annual Women’s Leadership Conference, 2013, Simmons Leadership Conference, 2011-2015, Healthcare Women’s Business Association, MetLife Women in Sales Summit, Hologic Senior Women’s Leadership Initiative, Genentech Annual Women’s Leadership Summit, The Center for Women & Enterprise, and the list continuously expands.

In addition, Wendy conducts two unique and powerful women’s leadership retreats a year (since 2005), where she ignites inspiration and motivation for women attendees to make big bold changes in their lives. These events are a must for any woman ready to create a new kind of leadership for themselves as they learn to expand their vision, their contributions, and the impact they are meant to make in the world.

Wendy contributes significantly back to the community as an Executive Coach to Ted.com’s Global Leadership Program and annually at the Global Institute for Leadership Development. Her firm continues to provide Leadership coaching for 3500 women annually at the renowned and longest running women’s leadership conference in the country; The Simmons Leadership Conference. And since 2003, she can be found most Friday mornings volunteering at Emerson Hospital in Concord, Massachusetts.

Wendy earned her place as a best-selling author in January 2014 with the publication of her most recent book, Your Next Bold Move for Women; 9 Proven Steps to Everything You Every Wanted. A percentage of her book sales go to support the Youth Villages-Germaine Lawrence Campus, a residential facility for adolescent girls.

Wendy even produced an inspiring TV show, Your Next Bold Move, which has been vibrantly viewed in over 2.5 million households monthly for 3.5 years (2009-2013).

She holds a master’s degree in Counseling Psychology with a concentration in Business Management from Boston College and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Rarely still and never complacent, Wendy pursues health and fitness with lifting weights, downhill skiing, and enjoys spending precious time with the man of her dreams – her husband of 20 years and their children.