About Wendy Swire
Wendy has more than two decades of experience coaching thousands of leaders in the US and globally. A thought leader in the field of Neuroleadership and Mental Fitness, Wendy is known for teaching practices that slow down the brain to allow leaders to work more effectively with others. She co-authored the highly acclaimed book, Anytime Coaching: Unleashing Employee Performance.
Wendy was trained at Harvard University’s Program on Negotiation where she was a researcher and teacher. She served as an Adjunct Professor at Johns Hopkins Carey Graduate School of Business. Wendy received her Master’s Degree from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy (Tufts/Harvard Universities) and has her BA degree in economics and international relations from Mt. Holyoke College.
Wendy founded the DC Neuroleadership Group study “salon” in 2009 as a community of coaches and other professionals focused on learning applications of cutting-edge neuroscience topics to the diverse fields of executive coaching, consulting, business education and more. She works closely with PhD Neuroscientists and experts to offer the latest scientific findings.
Wendy is on the board of the Conflict Resolution Center of Montgomery County. She also supports the NICL school in Leogane, Haiti where she has traveled to do service work. Wendy is a pioneer coach in the Positive Intelligence program and is a member of numerous professional associations.
Wendy is married and the proud mother of two sons.
- Coached more than 2,000 leaders from (CEO, CFO, SES), mid-level executives to emerging leaders
- Guest speaker and presenter at more than 75 podcasts and conferences on neuroleadership, conflict resolution, Anytime Coaching and influencing/negotiation
- Former Adjunct professor, Johns Hopkins Carey Graduate School of Business
- Professional Certified Coach by International Coaching Federation (over 2,000 hours of coaching experience)
- Certified in Conversational Intelligence for Coaches
- Awarded prestigious “PRISM” award for outstanding coaching at the National Institute of Health
- Nominated Member, The Society for Neuroscience
Author, The Five Commitments of a Leader
New York Times best-selling author of Triggers and What Got You Here Won’t Get You There and ranked as Top Ten Business Thinker/ Executive Coach
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International Coach Federation
Professional Certified Coach and member since 2006
The International Coach Federation (ICF), founded in 1995, is the largest worldwide resource for professional business and personal coaches. It provides independent coaching certification, and has over 17,000 members in 95 countries. Wendy is certified by the organization as a Professional Certified Coach. ICF represents over 750 hours of client coaching experience. Wendy served as a volunteer mediator for the Mediation Resolution Panel of the ICF Ethics Review Process.
Society for Neuroscience
Member since 2014
The Society for Neuroscience (SFN) is the largest neuroscientific organization in the world. Its mission is to advance the understanding of the brain and the nervous system. Members must be nominated to join SFN.
The Academy of Brain-based Leadership
An international consortium of thought leaders on neuroscience and leadership. ABL offers certification in brain-based assessment instrument.
Conflict Resolution Center for Montgomery County
The mission of the Conflict Resolution Center of Montgomery County (CRCMC) is to promote and provide collaborative problem solving processes throughout Montgomery County, Maryland. Wendy was a founding member, and served as Co-President in 2020-2021. She serves currently as a board member of the organization.
Former Member, 2008 (at its inception)
The NeuroLeadership Institute helps understand human brain functions at individual, team and systemic levels. The term Neuroleadership was coined by author and coach David Rock in 2006. The Institute’s four domains of focus for ongoing development and research in the Neuroleadership field are: Decision making and problem solving, Staying cool under pressure, Collaborating with others, Facilitating change.
The DC Neuroleadership Group is a word-of-mouth study “salon” active since 2009. We are an engaged, curious community that wants to learn more about applications of cutting-edge neuroscience to the diverse fields of executive coaching, consulting, business education and more.