Wendy is the owner of Entrepreneur by Design — a niche, small business consulting company that specializes in helping entrepreneurs and small business owners reach their goals and increase profits. She has operated multiple small businesses, is an international real estate investor, holds a Business Diploma, and is certified by the Certified Coaches Federation. Wendy believes that in order to step into your space as a successful business owner, you not only need to put the necessary plans and systems in place but you must also free yourself of old thought patterns that are likely holding you back. She has found that combining mindset work with practical business systems and processes leads to quicker business success. Wendy has published work in The Canadian Real Estate Magazine, Globe and Mail, and Profit Canada.
Hi, I am Wendy, a small town girl, turned big city girl. I was born in Didsbury, Alberta and grew up on a farm. As a young girl the words often used to describe me were courageous, adventurous and sweet. My nickname was bubbles. I spent hours outdoors playing with my 2 sisters as well as caring for chickens, horses, kittens and puppies. Even though my family had strong values and morals my Dad unfortunately suffered from severe anxiety which lead to chemical dependencies and some very difficult life experiences. I knew at a very early age that I would need some help and support to overcome the residual effects of being raised in this environment. At 18 I made it my mission to learn as much as possible about turning hardships into blessings.
My personal passion developed from experiencing my Dad’s anxiety disorder first hand and seeing the effects that relentless anxiety and depression can have on a family and society as a whole. My business passion evolved from my entrepreneurial nature and the growth I experienced through learning from personal mentors, business mentors and absorbing books written by the greatest minds of our time. I now live in Calgary, Alberta and when my Dad passed away in March 2017, my conviction to help others that also struggle with serious anxiety was solidified.
I am married with 4 kids, 2 girls, and 2 boys. I love travelling, children, animals, deep talks, people with vision, learning new things, teaching, yoga, bike rides and supporting others. I have a fancy for fun and freedom so I have always worked actively on building multiple streams of income. I believe that everything happens for a reason, and that every struggle we face makes us stronger and brings us one step closer to fulfilling our destiny.
The Entrepreneur By Design team consists of talented virtual assistants that share in my vision to offer affordable, exceptional services to local small business owners. This includes social media experts, website professionals, digital sales funnel builders and finance professionals. I also collaborate with other business consultants that provide exceptional service and walk their talk.