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.
Lean In Network VP of Events
As a Lean In Regional Leader, Wendy supports a large network of women and men dedicated to gender equality. In this position, Wendy organizes events, hold training and networking sessions, and partner with the LeanIn.Org team to grow and engage the Lean In community. The Regional Leaders Program is a run by LeanIn.Org, the nonprofit organization founded by Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg to empower all women to achieve their ambitions. The Regional Leaders Program highlights the work of individuals within the Lean In community and provides them with the financial and operational support they need to be successful.
Summit Fellows Mentor
As a Summit Fellows Mentor, Wendy supports the next generation of impact-driven leaders through events, ongoing leadership development, and mentorship.
In addition to her work as a coach, Wendy is an accomplished dog trainer, training both canines and their humans.