12 Years Experience

Wendy Closson

Coach Message

My clients are technical leaders who want to raise the bar on their development methodologies, developer engagement, business alignment, and leadership effectiveness. I specialize in cultivating agile methodologies and strong leadership in startups and small companies. I foster in my clients the ability to respond to change, demonstrate value and articulate risks in a way that is easily understood by business.

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Team coaching: Typically lasts 6 months to a year. Includes 360 interviews across the team, key players and stakeholders. Engagements are highly tailored to client needs and typically use a combination of one on ones, on-site immersion and pair programming. All coaching engagements are goal driven with objective measurements of success to establish ROI.

Leadership coaching: 3-12 months. Includes 360 interviews across levels. Engagements are highly tailored to client needs and include weekly or bi-weekly sessions. Engagements kick off with well- defined goals and measurements of success to establish ROI.

Personal coaching: Typically lasts 3-12 months. Optionally includes 360 interviews with friends, colleagues and family. Engagements are highly tailored to client needs and include weekly or bi-weekly sessions. Engagements kick off with well-defined goals and measurements of success to establish ROI.

Career Coaching

Build Your Skills

Be the best at what you do

  • Leadership skills
  • Communications
  • What it takes to get promoted
  • Managing large teams
  • First time manager
  • Presentation skills
  • How to run a meeting

Wendy has a proven track record of delivering high quality, technically diverse software solutions in finance, broadcasting and healthcare. In 2004, she had her first agile adoption, and from there continued to spread agile practices through consulting, actively blogging and speaking on topics like TDD and pair programming at conferences across America.

After a year in treatment for cancer, Wendy turned her attention to the human side of technology and spent well over 500 hours studying communication and human behavior. As co-founder of a startup in the dating space, Wendy led product and development consistently hitting milestones on time and under budget. When her company failed to gain traction, she invested in the services of an executive coach, who groomed her in the art of executive coaching. She actively expands her understanding of business and coaching by studying with Andrew Neitlich of the Center for Executive Coaching and mentoring directly under Dr. Joseph Michael Levry, founder of Naam Yoga.

A native of Long Island and frequenter of LA, Wendy coaches teams in Silicon Alley and Silicon Beach. She has a BE from SUNY at Stony Brook and certifications as a ScrumMaster, Spiritual Counselor and Yoga Instructor.

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Reviews


Passionate Consultant.

D.L., Software Developer, Medivo

"Wendy is a passionate consultant who offers sage insights and unconventional solutions. People who usually don't share their thoughts will give their input on various topics of discussion. Wendy creates an environment which encourages all team members to let go of their hesitations and participate in discussions."

Fearless Coach.

Salim Divakaran, Team Lead, McKesson Health Soluti

"Wendy has a fearlessness that helps lead others in her direction and encourages people to experiment with stepping out of their own comfort zones. Wendy seems to approach life with the attitude that things can be better, and we can make it better if we work together, while at the same time honoring the people and imperfections that we encounter along the journey."

Practical Focus.

Daniel Berlinger, VP of Technology, Medivo

"Wendy focuses on practical practices. She doesn't get hung up on 'methodologies,' she simply tries to support success as defined by the client. Wendy's 'outsider' status grants her access to how folks are thinking and feeling. She is capable of articulating that information in an actionable way without breaking the confidence of the people who trust her."

Infectious Optimism.

Mark Dunham, Lead Software Engineer at REDI Global Technologies

"Wendy's infectious optimism, honesty and uncompromising principles change the way people think about development. The process improves because the people improve."