Wendy Heckelman has created a sensible and uncomplicated consulting resource on navigating large-scale change that will ensure you incorporate all critical people and process elements. This is a resource that any practitioner will want in their tool kit during both planning and execution.
Change requires everyone—with their individual personalities and abilities—at the grand table and fully engaged. Wendy’s modern-day guide, Change and Thrive, not only reinforces the type of leadership that welcomes inclusion but also, properly recognizes it as a guarantee of better solutions and results. The Coaching chapter, “Guide All Be All,” in particular, is a standout for inclusive leadership!
SUSAN MACKENTY BRADY, Deloitte Ellen Gabriel Chair for Women and Leadership, Simmons University
The only constant in life is change” is attributed to the Greek philosopher Heraclitus. In Change and Thrive, Dr. Heckelman not only acknowledges this reality, but builds an out-of-the-box practical model for organizations to navigate to success.
JOHN CARROLL, PH.D., Associate Professor of Org. Development and Leadership, Mercer University
We all recognize that change is a constant and that we should be more change agile if we want to be recognized as top talent, so I’m grateful to have Wendy’s easy-to-follow roadmap on how to not only make change happen, but to thrive as a successful leader of change.
LAURIE COOKE, President & CEO, Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association
Wendy and her team partnered with us to ready our field leaders to execute a large field force redesign. The 5C’s of Transition Leadership™ was rolled out to our 250 field managers and helped them develop a game plan to jump-start their teams and coach through change.
Senior Vice President, Sales, Global Pharma
Wendy and her team were instrumental partners during a merger integration and an expansion. When the dust settled, we knew we had to focus on developing leadership capabilities across the board. Thanks to their guidance, a customized leadership competency model with corresponding 360 was used to focus on our first line managers. Our culture shifted to one where development planning and tools were welcomed and people took accountability for closing learning gaps.
Vice President, Learning and Sales Effectiveness
When looking for a thought partner, I turned to Wendy and her team. My objective was to take our Reimbursement Services team to the next level with a more proactive planning mindset. I partnered with WLH to define the planning process, define competencies, and develop management coaching capabilities.