Wanda Marie is a Business Consultant, Executive and Personal Coach, Trainer, Inspirational Speaker and Writer. She has 13 years experience working with individuals and organizations in identifying performance gaps, recommending corrective action, creating and delivering training programs and providing one-on-one coaching for maximum results.
Wanda Marie is a self-made woman who graduated from Sawyer Business College in 1975 studying legal sciences. In 1982, after working as a legal assistant and paralegal for several years, she went to work as a legal administrator for Toyota Motor Sales, USA, helping to establish their in-house Legal Department. She developed programs, strategies and systems for associates to use for running the department smoothly and efficiently, and supervised a team of day and evening support staff.
Wanda was always drawn to the healing arts and in 1994 she left a successful corporate career to pursue another passion, helping people to create positive and lasting change in their lives. She completed a six-month certification course in Neuro-Linguistic Programming, a two-year training program through Coach University for Life Coaching, and received certification as a Master Executive Coach through the Behavioral Coaching Institute. She completed a three-month certification course in Clinical Hypnotherapy, and a two-year licensing program through the University of Transformational Studies and Leadership at Agape, receiving her license as a Spiritual Counselor.
As Wanda Marie changed career paths and launched her private practice, she quickly became a sought after Spiritual Teacher, Business Consultant and Professional Coach, counting among her clients the late Yolanda King, eldest daughter of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and Coretta Scott King. A collaborative relationship developed helping them realize their shared mission, to bring about more peace and unity to all of humanity. In 2001, Wanda Marie joined forces with Yolanda King and accepted a position as Executive Director of her company, Higher Ground Productions, Inc.
In 2005, Yolanda King and Wanda Marie co-authored the book, “Embracing Your Power in 30 Days: A Journey of Self-Discovery and Personal Freedom.” In 2007 Wanda Marie wrote and published, “Living Inner Peace: A Personal Guide to Greater Happiness.” The partnership between Wanda Marie and Yolanda King ended in May, 2007, when Ms. King suddenly passed away from heart disease. During Wanda’s association with Higher Ground Productions, she took Yolanda King from a one-woman operation to a staff of five employees under Wanda’s supervision.
As a spiritual counselor, professional coach, and NLP Practitioner, Wanda has a deep understanding of human psychology and works with teams and individuals in such a way that inspires, empowers and motivates, raising self-esteem and increasing productivity. She has the ability to lead individuals to a place of high performance and excellence for achieving amazing results, through values-based goals, strategic planning, and heartfelt teamwork.
On a personal note, Wanda Marie has two adult children and she resides in West Los Angeles, near Culver City, with her husband of more than 12 years. She enjoys traveling and has been to Egypt, India, England, France, Italy, Germany, Greece and the Netherlands. Wanda maintains an active role as a Licensed Spiritual Counselor with the Agape International Spiritual Center, she teaches at the University of Transformational Studies and Leadership, and is a member of the International Coaching Council.