Wendy Joy Hart is a remarkable woman who overcame tremendous odds to become a winner. She grew up in a household where beatings and abuse were commonplace. All growing up her parents told her she was “worthless” and would never amount to anything.
Plagued with panic attacks and feelings of being “less than” for years, she developed an overwhelming fear that being visible was dangerous. All her instincts told her to “hide, keep your head down, and don’t make waves.” For a while she worked as a professional singer, but she suffered from paralyzing stage fright –the kind that makes you want to
throw up before going onstage.
In spite of all that, Wendy became very curious about the mental and emotional states that were getting in her way. Determined to make a difference for herself and others, she went on a 20+ year quest to study brain chemistry, psychology and various coaching methods to find a solution to those problems, and discover what would allow her and other’s like her, to thrive.
After sifting through more psychological and human behavioral models than you can count, Wendy was able to “cherry pick” from among the tools that really worked for her, and put them together in a new and unusual way. One result was “The Procrastination Cure,” a system of simple tools that allow anyone to move beyond anxiety, overwhelm and just generally ‘being stuck’ in life, to taking easy, productive action toward long-held dreams and goals. Eventually Wendy not only overcame her own anxiety, she became a Professional Coach that has helped thousands of other clients get unstuck as well.
An inspiring and powerful speaker, Wendy delivers keynotes and trainings that are innovative, uplifting and that change what’s possible for people everywhere.
Wendy remembers being about 4 years old when her mother yelled, “Selfish is your middle name, lazy is your middle name,” etc., and Wendy thought, “No, JOY is my middle name, and you can’t beat it out of me!” Later, in adulthood, she changed her name to Wendy Joy Hart to claim her own identity and affirm her belief that joy, a belief in ones self, and a commitment to contribution can win over any adversity.
Wendy Hart was trained at the prestigious Coaches Training Institute. She is a
Practitioner of NLP and TPM (Thought Pattern Management,) IFS (Internal Family Systems Model of Psychotherapy) and David Grove’s ‘Clean Language.’ A member of the International Coaches Federation and the International Association of Coaches, Wendy is also a former Board Member of the National Speakers Association, Northern CA Chapter.
In addition to Coaching and Speaking, she still sings, performing Inspirational Pop Music at selected conferences, as well as occasional gigs in jazz clubs. After living many years in Chicago, Wendy finally escaped the snow, and she now calls California home.
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