Welcome Back friends for another week in our Women In Business Series.
This week I am bringing to you, a woman who is not just a business owner, but someone who has been a huge driving force in my life. If you are looking to get on the right track with your business, you don’t want to miss this feature today!
I am excited and proud to introduce you to Wendy Lydon from ThistleSea Business Development.
If you are a constant reader of my blog, you probably have heard me mention Wendy in several posts before. Most of the time, I am talking about how her words and actions have encouraged me. (you can read them here and also here) Have you ever had someone enter your life at a time when you needed them most? You never really thought how just one conversation with them would help you grow as a person. Wendy has not just done that for me, but for countless others. She brings a wealth of knowledge to help you do better and exceed your goals in your professional life, but also takes the time to invest in your personal growth as well.
One thing (out of the million) that I have learned from her, is the continuous ways to always be grateful for what you have. She tells you, that “givers get”, and she truly lives those words. Wendy gives to many causes, organizations, and most importantly, to people. Her time and efforts are given freely to those who need help and encouragement. Teaching and inspiring others is not a trait for her, I see it as her calling in life.
In her spare time, Wendy makes the time to volunteer in her community and is active in many business organizations. She is a member of the Cranberry Township Community Chest, Executive Women’s Council, Women’s Business Network, and Community Bridge Building Network, just to name a few. She also enjoys spending time with her husband, Jack and daughter, Keara and other family members and friends. Wendy says that this is what reenergizes and refuels her.
When I sat down with Wendy as I often do (she is my business coach as well as my friend), we chatted about what she wanted to say in this interview for my series. Of course, because I know her so well, I could go on forever. So I had her sum up, in better words for me, all about her business what she wants my readers to know.
What is ThistleSea Business Development?
ThistleSea Business Development, LLC is a business coaching, business development and training practice dedicated to assist successful business owners and executives improve the value of their business, their company (ies) and/or departments and their quality of life. Our professional team helps our clients overcome the business challenges they face, while applying best practices to improve their professional and personal growth.
In addition, we provide business enhancement services focused on improving the value of each client’s business. Our services help increase revenue, reduce costs and improve organization performance.
Our staff and associates are dedicated to fulfill this mission with great passion, attention to quality services with the highest degree of integrity.
What in your background, has led you into coaching others?
My background and expertise combines astute strategic, business and project/program management skills with over 25 years experience in business, association management, consultancy and analysis that allows me to assist clients to generate revenue and profitable growth. I have led highly successful sales teams, and have helped grow company sales into as much as $350 million.
Recently, I was the honored to be the recipient of the 2013-2014 PBCA Coach of the Year, presented to, as judged by my peers, as the outstanding business coach in North America.
I thrive in motivating individuals and staffs to achieve their goals and achieve happiness. I want to see businesses succeed of course, but more importantly for them to see and realize their highest potential as business owners. You can succeed at so much with your business if have the right state of mind, and of course a plan that will help you get there. That is where we can help.
What makes ThistleSea unique and different?
We don’t just look out for our clients, we INVEST in them. Our focus is that the business should deliver for the owner what they and their family needs to have a rich and rewarding personal life. For that reason, a ThistleSea business coach receives intensive business training before they ever get to our clients. In addition to the training, they receive additional business training every week via group conference calls and continued education. A ThistleSea business coach has access to over 500 specific strategies to help you in your business. And a ThistleSea business coach has access to other business coaches across North America to confer with if we are challenged by something specific technical issues in your line of business.
We have the skills and expertise to assist you and your business in many areas. Our outstanding team has the credentials and experience to help you get to where you want to go.
I hope you can see why I was honored to have Wendy be a part of this series. We could talk all day about the “business specifics” that she can bring to your company, but I also think you need to know the person behind all of that, and that is what I try to do for my readers.
I and many others trust Wendy as our coach, friend, and more importantly someone who lifts us up and makes our day a little better just by talking with her.
She has helped so many businesses become what they are today, because of her experience, guidance, and inspirational ways. My hope is that if you are in need of some help in your business, and many don’t realize they are until it’s to late, or you are ready to experience more success for your business, that you will give Wendy a call to see how she can help you. Many of us get off track, or sometimes don’t even know where to start with you business, and that is where she can help.
I hope you enjoyed finding out about Wendy and all the amazing things she can do for you business, and what a great person she is to have on your side.
If you are interested in contacting Wendy and ThistleSea, here is their website, www.thistlesea.com and phone number 724.935.1930.
Thanks again my friends for reading and supporting all of these fantastic women! I look forward to hearing your stories if you contact Wendy, I promise you won’t be disappointed!
Author: Nicole Mildren
Nicole Mildren is the author of Champagne To Crayons, first time mom, and celebrates motherhood in the best way she knows how; by remembering she is just not a mom. Owning her own business, and Marketing Director of the Pittsburgh MomCon helps her stay sane in the world of motherhood.