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Executive Coaching Bridgend, Cardiff, Bristol & London, Wendy Derrick

Wendy Derrick

Leadership Coach, Career Coach, Executive Coach, Performance Coach

Bridgend, Cardiff, Bristol & London

Specialist areas:
Confidence, Delegation, Emotional Intelligence, Focus, Leadership, Managing Emotions, Performance Management, Presentation Skills, Promotion, Resilience
5 / 5
10 years of coaching
Face to Face, Telephone
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Level of Membership/Accreditation

AC - Individual Full Member

About me

Leadership Coach - Bridgend, Cardiff, Bristol & London

I am an Award Winning ILM L7 Executive Coach and Leadership Mentor, Trainer and Assessor with 25 years of leadership and management experience. I know first hand the challenges leaders face in today's working environment and I know what it feels like to inwardly struggle to get your voice heard. I have experienced a crisis of confidence and I know first hand how limiting self beliefs can hold you back. I also know what it feels like to thrive at the top of your game, to feel confident and empowered and have the ability to dismantle those self limiting beliefs and banish self doubt. I have trained and coached many women and men over the years and equipped them with a tool kit of psychological strategies to do the same.

Leadership & Strategic Planning

I have worked across all 3 sectors, the majority of my career spent in learning and development in South Wales Police as Head of the Organisational Training Directorate . Responsible for strategic planning and managing the department.

Key successes include the merger of 7 police contact centres to 1. The Director of People and Organisational Development (now at Avon and Somerset Police) has said, ‘As one of my most effective senior managers Wendy's instinctive understanding of the business need and innovative solutions were a key part of our success. Of particular note was her work in developing an accredited learning programme for our key public service centre staff was of the highest quality delivering outstanding learning to important staff. Moreover, Wendy was key to the breadth of thinking in our leadership team. During the time we worked together she helped developed new organisational structures to ensure that we met tougher financial challenges yet at the same time delivered quality learning and development to our workforce. All in all an outstanding asset.”

Leadership capability of women

For the last 2 years I have supported the gender equality charity Chwarae Teg to improve the leadership capability of women throughout Wales. Key successes include supporting women achieve £1,009,000 in pay increases for the AN2 project.

Leanne Robinson Manager at the Principality Building Society, Board Trustee and Director has said, ‘I was fortunate enough to have Wendy as my trainer for my ILM qualification. Her coaching and support meant that not only did I successfully complete the course but I added real value to my department through the process. She has an uncanny knack of helping you see the way forward for yourself, of focusing in the right areas for you and your team and most importantly, finding the confidence and conviction in you and your abilities. The majority of our cohort of students maintained contact with Wendy and I for one greatly value her advice and wealth of experience.

To explore your coaching requirements, please contact Wendy to arrange a call by clicking on the 'Send Message' button below.

Professional Body

Association for Coaching


Master NLP Coach, Master of Hypnotherpay
Master Practioner of TimeLine Therapy
ILM L7 Executive Coach and Leadership Mentor
ILM L5 Leadership & Management
Qualified Trainer (Cert Ed) and Assessor (TAQA)

Latest reviews

5 / 5 ★

I have had the privilege of being both coached and mentored by Wendy over a twelve month period and I could not recommend her highly enough. Wendy is compassionate and encouraging with the ability to lead you to your own conclusions and decisions, thereby aiding your own development. She is the consummate professional, and can be trusted to maintain a confidence. Wendy has not only encouraged me to take positive action and achieve my goals but she has actively inspired me to do this and given me huge support along the journey. Wendy actively listens to you and has the ability to “hear” you and understand the situation. She makes herself available and is always responsive, giving honest and constructive feedback whilst being super supportive. As a result of Wendys coaching, my overall confidence and decision-making has significantly developed along with my personal and professional development. Every single interaction with Wendy left me inspired and uplifted, absolutely first class. Sian.

5 / 5 ★

I have personally worked with Wendy on both a 1-2-1 basis (to work on my own mindset) and a group basis to help develop confidence in entrepreneurial women. I am very familiar with Wendy's expertise around Leadership and Mindset, and she is my 'go to person' for confidence, self belief and leadership training. On a personal level Wendy is very approachable, likeable and trustworthy which is important for a coach when working with people of different personality types. I have always received positive results after sessions with Wendy and would be happy to recommend her services, I always feel supported and able to call on her services due to her dedication to coaching. SA

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