Wendy Derrick

Years of Experience: 15


Qualifications & Professional Memberships:

  • Qualified Master NLP Coach & Master Practitioner of Creating Your Future Techniques® 

  • Institute of Leadership & Management (ILM) Level 7 Executive Coach & Leadership Mentor 

  • Foundation for Senior Leadership Development & Transformational Leadership

  • Member of Association for Coaching & European Mentoring & Coaching Council (EMCC)

  • Member of Institute of Leadership & Management (ILM)

  • Institute Leadership & Management 

  • American Board of Neuro Linguistic Programming 

  • UK Hypnosis Academy


Specialist Areas:

  • Executive Leadership Coaching (ILM L7)

  • Master Neuro Linguistic Programming Coaching 

  • Master of Time Line Therapy™

  • Master of Hypnotherapy 

  • Qualified Leadership Trainer 

  • Qualified Assessor (TAQA)

  • Coaching for Self Confidence / Anxiety / Public Speaking / Phobias / Promotion /Imposter Syndrome / Career Development 

  • Learning & Development Consultancy

  • Psychological Resilience in Training 

  • Coaching and Training Coaches.



What my clients want in ten words:

To thrive, feel confident, empowered and experience powerful mindset shifts!



How I coach:

  • Face to Face

  • Skype/Zoom/Video Call

  • Walk and Talk Coaching

  • Telephone


Where I coach:

  • From home, Cardiff and Bridgend

Head of the Organisational Training Directorate, South Wales Police where Wendy served for 31 years, managing leadership training, diversity, quality assurance, communications, qualification and accreditation. 

Experienced Coach, Consultant & Trainer who is experienced in: 


  • One to One Leadership Coaching for managers at First, Middle, Senior, Director & CEO level using a variety of tools and techniques to deliver great coaching outcomes

  • Design, development & delivery of leadership programmes to deliver organisational outcomes

  • Senior Management - 31 years’ experience leading teams and functions, focused on getting the best out of individuals and improving team performance

  • Coaching for Psychological Resilience in Leadership 


Wendy’s career spans across public, private and third sectors, with the majority of her career spent in Policing as Head of Organisational Training. She has experienced the pressures and challenges facing today’s managers and this drives her passion for coaching and developing the psychological resilience and leadership capability of managers. She understands that effective leadership is first about understanding ourselves, only then can we effectively lead others. This sits at the heart of her business coaching approach.  


Wendy has worked with leaders in both an operational and organisational context. Without exception behavioural and mindset change with all her clients has been achieved through the powerful effect NLP Coaching can provide. A supportive Coach, who is not afraid to challenge in order to move the client forward towards their goals and desired outcomes. Wendy puts the client at the heart of what she delivers, helping people gain clarity, get past barriers and change their thinking so it serves them better (professionally and/or personally) – with some amazing results!

I have personally worked with Wendy on both a 1-2-1 basis (to work on my own mindset) and a group basis to help develop confidence in entrepreneurial women. I am very familiar with Wendy's expertise around Leadership and Mindset, and she is my 'go-to person' for confidence, self-belief and leadership training. On a personal level, Wendy is very approachable, likeable and trustworthy which is important for a coach when working with people of different personality types. I have always received positive results after sessions with Wendy and would be happy to recommend her services, I always feel supported and able to call on her services due to her dedication to coaching.

Wendy is an absolute professional in her field. I searched for an NLP coach for a number of months, as what you would experience with a coach is quite personal and vulnerable, I wanted to make sure I found someone who is the right fit. Wendy is definitely that. She is so affable, enthusiastic and has a calming nature. All the characteristics a coach should have. She truly believes in her clients and understands all concerns and more. What work I have done with Wendy so far has truly helped me and I can't wait to continue my journey with her with further coaching.

I have been running my own business for 35 years and thought I knew everything... until I met Wendy. She taught me some important skills about better communication and how to remove self-limiting beliefs that we are all plagued with but try to keep macho quiet. Once these were lifted I used the skills that Wendy covered and it is now a joy to go to work and talk to my staff in terms of what motivates them rather than what I want. I can't recommend what Wendy does enough, the value is almost life-changing.