Coach, Community Relations Consultant, Motivational Speaker, and Author, Wendy Gladney is an Ambassador for Forgiveness and a multi-faceted businesswoman with close to a quarter century of experience in the community. Her many different sides come together under the umbrella of Wendy’s Enterprises; consisting of Personal Services Plus Consulting Firm (PSP), Forgiving for Living, Inc. (FFL) and Wendy, the Author & Speaker.
As a professional Consultant and Community Relations & Development expert, Wendy has worked with many of the leading community-based organizations and corporations in America; all while building a reputation of delivering service with a “plus.” As a consulting firm, PSP helps its clients achieve their overall goals pertaining to Community Relations, Engagement & Development, Strategic Marketing & Branding, and Liaison Outreach. As a certified coach, Wendy also offers Life & Leadership Coaching.
Wendy's professionalism is extended through her membership in notable organizations including: International Coaching Federation (ICF), National Speakers Association (NSA), Screen Actors Guild (SAG), Center for Nonprofit Management (CNM), American Marriage Ministries, and the UCLA Black Alumni Association (UBAA) among others. Her reach also extends abroad as she was selected by The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles as an Ambassador of Goodwill and Global Relations to visit Israel in May of 2015. Additionally, in October of 2015, she traveled with G.C.S. to South Korea as a Goodwill Ambassador on behalf of California. For her achievements and commitment to community, she has been the recipient of several honors, including "Who's Who in Black Los Angeles," Los Angeles African American Vanguard Awards: Los Angeles' 100 Most Influential African Americans, the nationally recognized Curvations tribute in 2007 presented by spokesperson Queen Latifah and Certificate of Congressional Recognition by Congress Member Judy Chu, “Women of Distinction Award” in 2013.
In spite of her adversities, which began early in childhood, Wendy is proof that attitude is everything and shares how to embrace happiness, experience joy, and live a fulfilled life through the power of forgiveness. Out of her past experiences of abuse and abandonment by her birth parents, and her triumph in overcoming them, Wendy founded Forgiving For Living, Inc. (www.forgivingforliving.org), a nonprofit organization that offers solutions and support related to issues that oftentimes require forgiveness. Additionally, she has written three books: "Forgiveness: Change Your Life Forever" and "Healing Without Hate: How to Forgive to Live," both workbooks that provide uplifting strategies to overcome obstacles and find personal fulfillment and "The Preacher's Daughter: A Memory," her autobiographical work about her journey to forgiveness and discovering its healing effects. The topic of “Forgiveness” is a central theme in Wendy’s writings and is no different for her next highly anticipated book, coming soon.
Wendy has been a guest writer for many publications, including the Los Angeles Sentinel and the Inland Valley News. Contributing to her diverse media background, Wendy has hosted a local talk show, Building Bridges with Wendy Gladney, and was once heard every Thursday morning as a guest speaker on KJLH 102.3 FM’s Front Page with Dominique DiPrima. Her topics as both a writer and speaker include: rising above abuse and abandonment, bi-racial understanding, overcoming adversity, divorce, single parenting, building a business and balancing a life, personal development & management.
A native of Southern California, Wendy received her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Wendy is also a graduate of the Center for Nonprofit Management & Antioch University Coaching Tools Program. Wendy is committed to service through community, faith and family.
Wendy's bio is also available for download here.
Healing Without Hate: How To Forgive To Live
Diversity in a Global World
Turning Stumbling Blocks into Stepping Stones
Building a Business/Balancing a Life
"Forgiveness: Change Your Life Forever"
"The Preacher's Daughter: A Memory" (Biography)
"Healing Without Hate: How To Forgive To Live"
Businesses & Enterprises
Personal Services Plus (a consulting firm)
Forgiving For Living, Inc. (a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization)
National Speakers Association (NSA)
Screen Actors Guild (SAG)
International Coaching Federation (ICF)
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