We work with clients to find their unique path to success. A path defined by their values, purpose and mission. Coaching provides clients with the skills needed to create mileposts in their careers, build resilience, and curate learning to become entrepreneurs, leaders, and CEO’s. From StartUps to retirement, we are the strategic thought partner for clients navigating change.
Wendy Dickinson is the founder of Ascend Coaching Solutions LLC, a coaching firm that specializes in working with business owners and executives who plan to expand their leadership capacity as their business grows. She is the expert Coach in Middle Market business culture, improving relationships to increase value and profits to potential investors, future prospects and strategic partners by implementing best practices in communication, culture creation and team building. Raised with small business in her blood, Wendy hails from a family of entrepreneurs. She is passionate about seeing business people, who have spent their lives building their business, reap the rewards of their efforts.
Wendy holds a Master’s in Counselor Education from the University of Virginia, a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Mary Washington, and certification from the International Coach Federation. Wendy brings her experiences as an individual and group therapist to every coaching relationship.
In addition to her work as The M&A Coach, Wendy is an accomplished dog trainer, training both canines and their humans.
I was stuck. I couldn't figure out why I wasn't able to get out of my not-so-great-fit job. Wendy quickly helped me develop my values-focused approach to identifying actions that are leading me toward a much happier life. Wendy was very kind, caring, focused, professional, encouraging, and tough when she needed to be. Wendy was open to sharing some of her own personal and relevant experiences, which in turn, helped me open up about things I wasn't sharing because I thought they were trivial.... they weren't!
I am forever grateful that I was able to work with Wendy to first help me to overcome the internal struggles that I didn't realize were there, and then to help me make career decisions that were aligned with my values and experiences. It's funny how so many things align, I now feel much freer and energetic since I worked with Wendy. And, my career choices have been wonderful as well! ~M.E.
With Wendy’s help, I learned how to stop the negative voice which helped me gain confidence in my abilities. How? I quit listening by locking that ogre in the closet.
I learned how to use the SiBerian North RailRoad (SBNRR) method of interacting with others. I Stopped, I Breathed, I Noticed if I was carrying expectations or if the issue was mine, I Reflected as to whether my response was correct and I chose how I wanted to Respond. My quick sarcastic retorts were gone. How could I judge everyone when that job was God’s alone?
I learned that the authentic Helene can show up in every situation without anger or shame.
My life had been rather dark since my mom died in 2012. I hid and became an angry scared little girl. Today, I am still mourning the loss of my mom and best friend, but I am able to face each day without so much fear. The voice inside that was constantly berating me is locked away. The real me is here now. In THIS moment. Life will never be an easy journey, but learning how to navigate life with a purpose that is God’s will can bring joy and glory to God. Peace can be achieved.
I would definitely recommend this process to anyone who needs a gentle hand to guide them through the changes that they want in their lives. Wendy has helped me to restart my journey to become the person Jesus wants me to be. ~ H.D.