1131 S Oneida St. Appleton, WI 54915
Tel: 920 427-1419
Fax: 920 993-4406
Most Requested Topics
- Self-esteem: Beyond Confidence – designed for college students
- Centered: The Key to Power & Influence – designed for corporate audiences
- Bounce: Recovering from Adversity – designed for victims and advocacy groups
About This Speaker
Wendy’s a self-esteem expert and teaches audiences how to laugh at themselves. After all, we are all works in progress. She has faced some challenges that resulted from a traumatic rape at the age of 15 and has learned that while life isn’t always fair, we don’t have to become victims either. We should live great lives and sometimes the hard stuff ultimately makes us better people. She teaches audiences the importance of being centered, thereby creating an internal passion that puts them in charge of their direction and gives them enough power and influence to change the world.
Wendy originally gained her sales, marketing and management experience while working for AT&T. She was a corporate trainer for Norwest Bank prior to spending several years as a full-time mom. She then worked part time while training for and winning her age group at Ironman Wisconsin in 2007. After competing in the Ironman World Championships in Hawaii in 2008, her focus shifted to speaking/consulting. She works closely with Innovative Learning Strategies, LLC, a leadership development company, as a performance consultant (www.ilstrategies.com). Her speeches are motivational and focus on being in charge of your direction.
What Clients Are Saying
“Wendy Naarup presented her speech entitled, ‘Bounce…Stay in control of the ball’ to staff and faculty members of the Lawrence University community on December 21, 2009. From beginning to end, Wendy weaved a wonderful web of humor into her talk about the very serious issue of dealing with adversity. My colleagues and I were duly impressed. In addition to providing us with anecdotes about how she dealt with her personal challenges and tragedies, her transparency and honesty helped her connect with the audience in a way I’ve never seen before. The effect was that Wendy inspired and motivated us to take control of our lives; i.e., be the ‘point guard,’ and deal with the inevitable curve balls life throws our way in healthy ways. Since it is true that ‘life is not always fair,’ it would be useful for everyone from the Millennial to the Greatest Generations to hear Wendy’s talk.”
- Calvin Husemann, Lawrence University, Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations
“Wendy spoke at our fundraising event and she immediately captivated the audience when she took the floor. Her honesty, and candor combined with her great sense of humor but equally powerful ability to convey ‘reality’ met with challenges to affect change, left the audience deeply moved. You could simply say that Wendy has a way with words. She can take the most challenging topic, break it down to understandable bites and send you swirling into the future knowing that truly anything is possible. If I were looking for a speaker to captivate an audience, I would without hesitation hire Wendy. But be forewarned, you may never look at things the same way again.”
- Jeff Amstutz Creative Director/Principal, A2Z Design, LLC