Dr Wanda Wallace PhD

Dr Wanda WallaceWanda partners with Quantum Corporate Coaching in the areas of Leadership development and Coaching. She is President and CEO of Leadership Forum, Inc. and focuses on engagements that enable leaders to deliver better results by emphasizing the leader’s role in pushing strategic thinking and execution, driving change, improving leadership capability and managing diversity. In addition, Dr. Wallace coaches leaders, works with teams and consults with organizations on improving gender diversity. In all of her work, she emphasizes the challenges of both building and sustaining productive relationships at all levels in the global corporate context.

Most recently, Dr. Wallace has focused on helping women advance their careers as well as assisting corporations in engaging managers in the diversity agenda. This work began with a research project that explored the careers of women in senior-level corporate positions and focused on why these women were leaving corporate life so quickly. She speaks at large scale events (e.g., “Women on Wall Street” in New York and “Women in European Business” in London) as well as smaller company-specific functions. She also conducts seminars and coaches female and male leaders.

Dr. Wallace has worked with a number of blue-chip clients, including ABB, Allianz Group, American Express, British Petroleum, British Telecom, Citigroup, Coach, Credit Suisse, DaimlerChrysler, Deutsche Bank, Ericsson, Ernst & Young, Ford Motor Company, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, GlaxoSmithKline, HSBC, LG, Kennametal, Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley, Navistar, Philips, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Unilever and Vodafone.

As a consultant and educator she is equally at ease in the distinct worlds of business and education, she has designed a number of highly rated programs that have been enthusiastically received around the world. For clients, she has developed and introduced a number of executive education models that combine the best of practice, dialogue, thought and action. She is the author of Reaching the Top, Factors that Impact the Careers and Retention of Senior Women Leaders.

Dr. Wallace received her Ph.D. from the Psychology Department at Duke University in 1985, with special emphasis on cognitive and thought processes.

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    MD Financial Services
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