Coaching is not to be confused with consulting, psychotherapy, training, teaching or mentoring.

It is a completely unique process.

The primary role of today's professionally trained coach is to help someone clarify their business and personal goals, help them craft an action plan that moves them to action and holds them accountable each step of the way without pressuring or judgement.

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more about coaching


The Wendling Group is dedicated to helping business owners, entrepreneurs, financial advisors and corporate employees achieve a higher level of success by taking control over their professional and personal life. We provide a stable balance between business consulting and personal coaching through self-examination, shared business knowledge and personal perseverance.

If you are ready to make positive changes in your professional career and personal life, we will help you to:


  • Create a clear vision for your future
  • Set and achieve higher quality goals
  • Make healthy decisions for your life
  • Turn procrastination into action
  • Eliminate rather than tolerate the negatives in your life
  • Achieve a balanced and joyful life!
  • Create a business plan that leads to better success
  • Build a cost-effective, customized marketing program
  • Increase business skills and get organized
  • Accelerate development in business processes, skills, knowledge, and relationships
  • Maximize time management to reduce work hours
  • Build successful relationships with other business leaders
  • Create an inspiring working environment for employees and co-workers
  • Reduce stress and feel rejuvenated
  • Make work fun again!

The Wendling Group offers a comprehensive approach to helping you break through barriers to achieve personal and professional greatness and create a well-balanced life. We believe it is critical to align your personal vision, business strategy, processes and relationships to create personal and professional harmony. Our coaches create a personalized coaching program tailored to your specific needs.

Contact The Wendling Group at 916-965-4933 or e-mail wendling@wendling.com to schedule a free coaching session. Learn how The Wendling Group can help you discover your possibilities, build the business of your dreams and live your best life!

information about our coaching relationships
Important information about our Coaching Relationships and Coaching Agreement

 1. Our coaching agreements have a 12 month minimum duration. Paid monthly.

 2. We qualify all coaching clients with a 30 minute initial interview at no expense.

 3. All client relationships are confidential unless given permission to use their name.

 4. Coaching fees are not negotiable.

 5. We understand that things come up on your schedule. We are flexible in rescheduling.

 6. It is the clients' responsibility to use their coaching calls each month.

 7. Coaching fees are paid by credit card on the first of each month (MC-VISA).

 8. Clients are encouraged to set the agenda for their coaching calls. Be prepared.

 9. All clients are encouraged to provide a quality referral.

10. Measurable results are the defining factor in all our coaching relationships. No results determines no relationship.

benefits of personal coaching


1. One-on-One
The Wendling Group Coaching process offers personalized attention through weekly, one-on-one telephone sessions.

2. Customized
Whether you choose a program of six months or six years, Personal Coaching will give you training to help you achieve your goals. Through personal assessments, behavioral profiles and interviews, the coach will evaluate your situation and identify strengths and weaknesses. You and your coach will develop personal goals based on what matters most to you and what is most relevant to your individual needs.

3. Convenient
With Personal Coaching, you have unlimited access to personal effectiveness professionals by phone, fax, e-mail or Instant Messenger 24/7. Personal Coaching gives the flexibility to receive training any time of day and from the comfort of your own home or office. You can schedule your coaching sessions whenever and wherever it's convenient for you.

Personal Coaching works because your coach will help you master skills you need to form lasting habits. Talking one-on-one with a Personal Coach is an efficient way to learn. This proven process helps to create positive, useful habits that lead to achieving professional and personal goals more quickly and easily. A Personal Coach will hold you accountable for accomplishing your goals and will make sure you don't backslide into old, unproductive habits. A Personal Coach provides positive, useful feedback to motivate you into action.

To determine if personal coaching is right for you, contact The Wendling Group at 916-965-4933 or e-mail wendling@wendling.com.

coaching objectives


If You Qualify For The Wendling Group Coaching Program, you will learn how to:
  • Set and achieve goals in each of the 7 key areas of life
  • Increase your income 25 to 50 percent per year
  • Create a complete blueprint for your life and work
  • Establish priorities and focus on high value tasks
  • Work less and get more done than ever before
  • Unlock the powers of your subconscious mind
  • Apply Zero-Based Thinking to everything you do
  • Identify and develop your special talents and abilities
  • Determine the Key Result Areas of your business
  • Set standards of excellent performance in everything you do
  • Manage yourself and your time with incredible efficiency
  • Increase your levels of energy and creativity
  • Dramatically improve the quality of your family life
  • Spend more time doing more things you enjoy
  • Delegate and eliminate all those tasks you don't like
  • Unlock your full potential for higher achievement
  • And much, much more.
To decide whether a coaching relationship can benefit you, contact The Wendling Group at 916-965-4933 or e-mail wendling@wendling.com

coaching overview


The Wendling Group Coaching Philosophy
In order to achieve personal and professional excellence from coaching, it must be viewed as an intimate process, unique for each individual, achieved through a collaborative effort. The decision to embrace coaching and the choice of the 'right coach' is an important one that can have far reaching consequences. In order to be successful, our approach requires mutual trust, mutual respect, mutual concern, mutual comfort and collaboration. Although we have tried, tested and proven methodologies, we view every person as an individual. We view each situation and each individual as unique and offer a tailor made approach, rather than a 'quick fix' boilerplate method of assisting people.

What do we mean by coaching?
Coaching is an interactive process that helps individuals and organizations to develop more rapidly and produce more satisfying results. The word 'client' is used to denote the person who is being coached, regardless of who is paying for the service. TWG coaches work with clients in a variety of areas and business disciplines. As a result of coaching, clients:

  • Set more effective goals
  • Make better quality decisions
  • Become more personally liberated
  • Take more decisive action
  • Become high quality leaders
  • Enjoy greater freedom
  • Fully use their natural gifts and talents

Coaching involves a journey of self-discovery leading to the releasing of untapped and as yet unrealized potential. It is aimed at achieving specific, agreed professional and personal outcomes that are in line with both the individual's sense of purpose and value system. Designed to stretch, these outcomes will normally deliver the individual far beyond where they would have got to on their own.

Who would benefit?
It may be someone who is highly successful, with highly developed skills, already displaying a great deal of influence, seeking deeper satisfaction and sense of fulfillment. Or it may be someone without a compelling and stretching vision, not connected to any sense of purpose, caught up in the here and now, yet knowing there is more. Both of these, and many others, would benefit from professional coaching which provides an ongoing relationship, focusing on the client taking actions toward the realization of their personal vision, individual goals and desires. Whether a CEO or an aspiring manager, coaching will help you identify and create more opportunities for success in line with your temperament, gifting, talent and abilities.
After working with a professional business coach, you will:

  • Gain a better understanding of yourself
  • Obtain a greater appreciation of others
  • Develop an authentic self confidence
  • Have a clear vision and route to attainment
  • Achieve your goals more quickly
  • Learn to elicit increased collaboration
  • Begin to view obstacles as opportunities
  • Abandon worry, doubt and fear
  • Capitalize on your leadership style
  • Harness and develop your power of influence
  • Integrate your vision, purpose, abilities and gifts
  • Enhance relationships, both professional and personal
  • Be more productive
  • Have a greater sense of fulfillment & contentment
  • Experience more fun and joy in all aspects of your life
  • Utilize appropriate stress and banish harmful stress
  • Enjoy a more balanced lifestyle

To decide whether a coaching relationship can benefit you, contact The Wendling Group at 916-965-4933 or e-mail wendling@wendling.com

executive coaching overview


Is it measurable?
Like many top athletes, Tiger Woods has a golf coach, and research shows that coaching pays off for other professionals as well. A study of 100-coached professionals found a 570% return on investment. In this study, coaching improved productivity 53%, work relationships 77%, and overall job satisfaction increased 61%.

Is it productive?
Many organizations offer Executive Coaching as a way to help their leaders develop skills that are directly related to driving their daily business activities.

Executives employ coaches for a variety of reasons; they may want to:

  • Set goals and achieve outcomes more quickly
  • Reach a higher level of performance
  • Improve their learning, leading to better results
  • Achieve a greater level of satisfaction

For the client involved, this coaching is not about the past, but about the present and more importantly about the future. They are prepared to invest time and resource in order to accomplish their vision of 'what can be'. Executive coaching is a process focused on success that is measured step by step. The emphasis is on attainment of client goals, which are defined and arrived at through discussion. By means of the coaching process, the client is held accountable for achieving the planned outcomes. This coaching relationship should be a collaborative partnership. Some relationships feel like a mentoring role, some are perpetual encouragement and challenge, some feel like old friends - all are aimed at being productive and having tangible outcomes.

Coaching is a management tool that allows for personal and professional transformation leading to individual and organizational growth. Unlike psychotherapy, coaching is an action-oriented partnership that concentrates on the present and how to define, clarify and implement personal goals. Coaching has the freedom and flexibility to address a wide variety of personal and professional issues. In any given coaching relationship, coach and client alone determine the scope of the work to be carried out.

How does it work?
A coach relates to the client as a partner. A coach does not necessarily relate to the client from a position of being an expert in a particular field, an authority on a particular topic, or some kind of healer. Coaching is designed to help clients improve their learning and performance, and enhance their quality of life. Executive coaching does not focus directly on relieving psychological pain or treating cognitive or emotional disorders although guidance will be given on how to obtain help in these areas.

An executive coach will use information from the client's past to clarify where the client is today. Progress does not depend on resolution of the past, in order to move the client forward. This type of coaching assumes the presence of emotional reactions to life events and that clients are capable of expressing and handling their emotions. It does not involve psychotherapy, and emotional healing is not the focus of executive coaching.

Advice, opinions, or suggestions are occasionally offered in coaching. Both parties understand that the client is free to accept or decline what is offered and takes the ultimate responsibility for action. The coach is not discouraged from offering advice, opinions or suggestions if they are not accepted. Coaches are experts in the coaching process and may or may not have specific knowledge of a given subject area or industry. Where coaches have expertise in other areas, they may use it to facilitate the coaching process. Coaches do not use this particular expertise to diagnose, direct, or design solutions for their client.

Use of Information
In coaching, information drawn from the client is used by the coach to promote the client's awareness and choice of action. This information is not used to evaluate performance or produce reports for anyone but the person being coached.

Contribution to results
In coaching, any contribution the coach makes to produce the client's desired outcome is through on-going interaction with the client. The coach's role does not include producing a contracted product or result outside of the coaching sessions.

To determine whether executive coaching is right for you, contact The Wendling Group at 916-965-4933 or e-mail wendling@wendling.com


lifestyle coaching overview


Lifestyle coaching is the third type of coaching undertaken by The Wendling Group. As the name suggests, it is focused on coaching the client in order to improve the individual client lifestyle. As one would expect, the coaching is not just work oriented, although this may be a large part if it. The aim of this coaching is to act as a catalyst as we partner with clients in order to help and support them to transform their lifestyle.

Lifestyle coaching has a very broad application covering a wide range of topics, requiring a variety of approaches. We believe there is no single way of addressing the issues people face in their lives, so we adopt a best of breed approach dependent on what needs to be addressed. What we do know is that people are transformed by the renewing of their minds, and this comes through revelation not information. The function of the lifestyle coach is to help turn the light bulb on. To help deliver freedom to the client from any dysfunction that may be keeping them prisoner. To help bring release of the potential within them, resulting in a more balanced, successful, fulfilled and contented lifestyle. In order to achieve this, the process model we pursue is called:

You Live Life from the Inside Out
This is a coaching model that demonstrates the process from individual events through to eventual lifestyle. It is a cause and effect relationship best described as the Universal Law of Correspondence. This law states that your outer world is a reflection of your inner world.

A: Events
Happen in our lives every day. Over the years these events become our beliefs. They can be positive or negative, helpful or unhelpful, good or bad. How we interpret those events and our perception of them will be greatly influenced by:

B: Valuing versus Judgment
Everything must pass through these filters as they determine our interpretation. One significant sort filter is our temperament. Different temperament types will often view the same events differently.

Fear is another filter, and usually has a very negative effect on our interpretation. It can paralyze action and prevent us from moving forward.

Negativity itself is another sort filter. Highly critical people review everything to see what is wrong, or problematical, first, before seeing the good. We each have differing filters through which life's events and experiences combine to form our:

C: Beliefs:
These are our interpretation of events. They result from our thought processes. How we think something through will ultimately also determine our mood. If someone says to you: "You are useless and will never amount to anything", and you believe it to be true, that becomes your belief. It can create a negative mood as your future becomes bleak due to your lack of worth. If, however, you interpret that comment as false, perhaps seeing it as an expression of anger in the one who said it, your self-worth will be unaffected and your mood may remain positive. Our beliefs can have one of two effects.

D: Self-liberating or self-limiting expectations:
The former holds that I can do anything I put my mind to, as long as am sufficiently equipped and properly prepared. The latter insists that I am inept and inadequate. This kind of thought life determines its own outcome. These beliefs will greatly influence the choices and decisions we make, how and when we make them. As our beliefs cluster together they start to form our:

E: Attitudes, Values & Habits:
These serve to reinforce our beliefs. As they find expression through our speech and behavior they create our character. In order to grow or move forward as individuals, we combine all these faculties and components with our:

F: Skills:
Some of these are intuitive. Others are acquired through careful observation and modeling. We gain some skills by "osmosis" - a form of unconscious acquisition usually derived from those who are most significant to us - and others we receive through education and training.

In addition to skills we all have a 'gifting'. Once discovered this tends to direct us to those activities we find most rewarding. This entire set of faculties and attributes manifest themselves in our behaviors and lifestyle.

G: Behavior:
Behavior is defined as an outward indicator of our personality. It represents the whole or integrated person. Our behaviors therefore determine our lifestyle.

H: Lifestyle:
This eventually leads to our destiny. Our aim should always be to live our lifestyle with maturity. Maturity has nothing to do with age but could be defined as follows.

"Maturity involves both a journey and a destination. The destination is a place of 'completeness and wholeness', where strengths are accentuated and weaknesses appropriately managed. The journey is one of constant learning and growth, enabling the full development of emotional, physical and moral behavior, together with all aspects of character."