Hi! I’m Wendy Nolin, possibilitarian, strategic thinking partner to professionals, and sales veteran.
After 2 very successful careers lasting a decade each, I reached a point that many of my clients also reach: feeling like I was in the career spin cycle.
After quitting my last job in 2008, I worked with my own coach to discover what I call the Career Trifecta – what I’m good at, that I like to do, and people will pay me for. My Career Trifecta is coaching other people who are stuck in the career spin cycle to get unstuck and find the right career for the right reasons.
That’s when I founded Change Agent Careers. Since October 2008, I’ve enjoyed coaching more than 350 clients; facilitating their professional transformation, career transition, and personal reinvention. Exceeding 12,000 coaching hours to date, clients include MDs, PhDs, JDs, MBAs, CEOs, CFOs, CMOs, COOs, VPs, Executive VPs, Directors, General Managers, Managing Directors, mid-level managers, and probably someone with your title, too!
While I was building my practice, between 2009 and 2012 I held positions as Interim Director of Talent Management Solutions and Interim VP of Marketing at a startup talent management software provider, and Interim General Manager and Interim VP of Sales for a career development company. Previous to jumping the corporate ship, I held sales, coaching, and training leadership roles in the airline and luxury retail industries.
I’ve been referred to as a subject matter expert in the career development space and have spoken at numerous conferences locally and nationally such as HR.com, ExecSense, The American Library Association National Conference, The Department of Veterans Affairs, New Horizons Computer Learning Centers Career Club, Executive Women in Texas Government, American Dream U at Ft. Hood, The University of Texas McCombs School of Business Alumni Association, Texas Wall Street Women, and National QuickBooks ProAdvisor Network.
I hired Wendy to assist me in a career change from Law Enforcement into a role that better suited my career goals and education. She was very helpful in bridging the gap illustrating in plain language how to create stories on my resume that painted a clear quantified story on my resume. Wendy was always on time and provided a high quality product that ultimately assisted me in finding a position that more than satisfied my hopes. The most beneficial service she offered me was the interview sessions. I had a habit of being too direct. She instructed me on strategies so that I could relate to interviewers. I would recommend Wendy to anyone seeking a career change. She is a great coach and explains strategies in a plain way.
Wendy has worked with me to help round out my professional profile and has assisted me in better understanding how my personal and professional backgrounds can benefit various organizations. She has provided creative input that has allowed me to realize skills I was not paying much attention to and helped me build a new level of confidence to better approach professional situations and interviews. Wendy has been readily accessible to me for coaching sessions and advice, and I'll absolutely continue to utilize her coaching services regularly.
I had the opportunity to benefit from Wendy's expert knowledge as a career coach during the past few months. I was in a position of having to find a professional job after 20 years with the same employer and needed a professional coach to lead me in the right direction with an up to date knowledge of today's market and networking techniques. Wendy provided this leadership by taking the time to understand my needs as an individual, develop a strategy and provide timely feedback so that this strategy could be implemented. Wendy continues to stay in touch with me to see how my new career is progressing. I would strongly recommend Wendy to any professional in my similar situation!
Wendy was incredibly skillful in helping me identify and explore possible alternative careers. She was able to determine patterns in my responses to her questions and provided great insight based on this. In the end, she helped me identify that staying on my current career path made sense but it was important that my working environment change.
Wendy Nolin is the Valentina Tereshkova of career coaching. She will help navigate you through the dark holes and vast space of your professional journey, with a sense of direction and purpose worthy of an intrepid cosmonaut. And no, I'm not being hyperbolic. I found Wendy through a purely random Google search and was impressed by the no-nonsense, logical approach to coaching that she presented on her website. I wanted quantifiable, measurable results, and that's exactly what she provided. I highly recommend her to anyone like me who appreciates an honest, thorough and goal-oriented approach to career coaching.
I was at a major fork in my career and was struggling to figure out if I should keep trying to get another job or concentrate on my startup business. I was distracting myself and pulling myself in too many directions. I knew I was probably self sabotaging in my job search as I really didn't want to get another job. Wendy helped me get all of my tangled thoughts out and then walked me through some purpose exercises to re-affirm what is important to me and allow me to re-articulate my purpose. Once my purpose was clear again it was easy for me to begin to set goals and take action from there.