"We are in the relationship business, so take time for relationships." Thinking People Consulting founder, Amber Wendover, says this might be the single most important career advice she has ever received. More than any other factor, it's the relationships that Amber builds through her work that speak to her credibility and expertise. Here are what some say about Amber.
Amber is a dynamic coach with an incredible talent of building trust and unlocking potential. I have experienced Amber’s ability to build trust with individuals at all levels within an organization. Over the last 5 years, her coaching has empowered me to leverage my strengths to be a confident and effective leader and she continues to have an impact on me and my career.
Heather Chance, Manager, Global Leadership Development
I’ve had the pleasure of working with Amber across a variety of businesses both large and small in scale. I have found her to be a truly strategic yet pragmatic OD thinker as well as an absolute pleasure with which to partner. She has an ability to streamline training programs to be effective and focused for employees to retain information that is aligned with our business objectives. Amber is a talented relationship builder having the capability of building trust across all levels of an organization. She is fearless with providing feedback to executive leaders finding appropriate ways to challenge the status quo and helping move the business forward. Amber has terrific energy that she brings to her work that is infectious to those with whom she interacts.
Michael Walters, Executive Vice President Human Resources
Working with Amber has been a great experience for our family. Amber put our son, Connor, right at ease and made the whole process really fun. Her evaluation gave him great insight on his strengths and weaknesses and valuable information on possible career paths. Amber has a depth of experience working with people at all stages of their careers spanning a variety of industries. This broad perspective provides a great benefit to families trying to help their teens and young adults navigate their future.
Laura M, Parent
Amber is a strong influencer, and has a knack for empowering those around her. In our first conversation (within an hour of meeting), she helped me to find a powerful new way of describing my professional work. This perspective transformed my approach to projects and my relationships with clients. Over the years, Amber’s coaching helped me to gain clarity in my career goals, create a plan of action to develop my skill set, and build the confidence that I needed to make some critical moves. I recommend working with Amber and her team to anyone who could use a fresh perspective and energized path forward.
Liz Cruz, Talent Management Business Partner
Working with Amber was a very interesting experience. Amber opened my mind to look into other areas of careers that I wouldn't have considered or looked at had I not done these sessions. She gave me an opportunity to see areas of my personality and how my preferences aligned with specific jobs. She also helped me learn about environments I would do well in.
Tanner S, WSU Student
Amber is the most effective facilitator and OD expert I have ever worked with. She is highly capable, bright, energetic and an absolute asset to any team lucky enough to have her.
Pete Bourgeault, Risk Manager
- Amber is a star facilitator and collaborator! She and I spent some time planning a Global Insights session for a virtual team I had led that was made up of relatively tenured and new members. She inquired about the specific areas that I thought were most important to address and she structured the sessions to achieve a perfect blend of classroom-style training and individual and small-group exercises. The result was an impactful experience of increased self-awareness and improved working relationships that helped the team achieve its goals.
Ryan Bahrey, Director
I have known Amber for several years through her work. Amber has facilitated a number of different programs for our division and for my team. I’ve had the opportunity to attend all manner and number of trainings over the course of my career. I have therefore seen many different levels, types and styles of facilitators. Amber is among the very best regardless of subject matter. She is bright, engaging, and energetic and someone who knows her material inside and out. Furthermore, Amber’s ability to accurately assess groups, individuals, group dynamics and strengths and to recommend ways to capitalize on those strengths and dynamics is remarkable.
Jason Kap, CEO
Our daughter is a junior at Woodinville High School and felt frozen in the college search process because she was not confident in her strengths and was unsure of her passions and true calling. These struggles made it difficult for her to identify specific areas of study she wanted to pursue as she began evaluating colleges and fields of study. Amber helped Lauren overcome these obstacles and identified fields of study and careers where Lauren would be more likely to find success and meet her personal goals and objectives.
The final presentation to our family was informative and gave Lauren the tools she needed to be successful in her college and career search. She left the meeting excited to follow her dreams and passions and was looking forward to digging deeper into potential careers. As her parents, we also gained a better understanding of how Lauren processes information that we will utilize in our communications with her.
We highly recommend using Amber and Thinking People Consulting to help your student understand their calling by exploring their strengths, dreams and passions. We feel our daughter is ready to tackle this next stage in life with a personal desire, clear direction and career confidence she gained from working with Amber.
Mary D, Parent
Amber brings energy to the entire team. She is a dynamic presenter and facilitator. Her enthusiasm is contagious to everyone she's around. I thoroughly enjoyed working with Amber and highly recommend her.
Kris Martin, Global Client Manager
I had the pleasure of working with Amber and seeing her in action in the training room. Amber is one of the most dedicated and competent facilitators I have had the pleasure of collaborating with. Her attention to detail and her work ethic are second to none. I highly recommend Amber to any organization that is considering engaging her in any way. She will get the job done and she is a delight to work with.
Scott Tibbels, Manager, US Indirect Channel
- Amber has a keen sense of self-awareness which for me is core to another quality – self confidence. Amber is able to express her ideas without alienating or shutting down others. She is a skilled facilitator and brings out the best in others, even when ideas may run counter to her own. This too is a great example of Amber’s balanced approach. She is able to express her opinion and draw out other perspectives while being assertive and approachable.
Paul Gomez, Employee Development Group Manager
Before I began working with Amber, the idea of career and college searching was very daunting. It felt to me like my high school was not preparing me enough to choose my future career. It is very important to me that I choose a career that I love and am happy to do everyday, but I had no idea where to start. I had a basic idea of the different careers that I could choose from, but other than that, I was pretty much in the dark about the specific fields that I could go into. I was very excited to work with Amber because I wanted learn more about the different kinds of paths I could take that would appeal to my dreams and passions. Amber was very knowledgeable and passionate about what she’s doing and I really enjoyed the program we worked with. In the end, I left with a stronger sense of my own personality, likes, and dislikes, which made it easy for us to explore career paths best suited to me. I feel more confident in my college and career search and less unsure about what lies ahead of me in the future. I would definitely recommend Amber to any students who need assistance in figuring out and getting on a career path that they love. I had an amazing experience and am very happy with the turnout. Thanks Amber!
Lauren D, Woodinville High School Student
- Amber's passion is training people and it shines when she works with a group for Insights. She is engaging, funny, knowledgeable and empathetic. She does an excellent job of conveying the content of her presentations in a timely and informative manner, while simultaneously entertaining questions and requests from her audience.
Nancy Crowell, Content Engineer
- Amber brings poise, intelligence and caring to her role as an excellent facilitator, speaker and consultant. She is very knowledgeable about human communications, team development and leadership, and can convey concepts in a easily understood manner. She is a rockstar.
Scott Schwefel, CEO