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Wendy Hanson

Chief Program Officer & Co-Founder

Wendy Hanson

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Wendy Hanson is the co-founder and Chief Program Officer at BetterManager.

In this role, Wendy oversees all programming and is responsible for recruiting, managing, and cultivating a vibrant community of executive coaches and facilitators around the globe. Under her leadership, BetterManager has grown into a top-rated executive and employee coaching companies—amassing an industry-leading NPS score of 90 and client roster including leading companies, such as Chegg, NASA, Eventbrite, DraftKings, and more.

As an executive coach for over two decades, she has worked with companies of all sizes, coaching C-suite leaders and business teams across various industries. Her clients have included Google, Yelp, SurveyMonkey, DropBox, AOL, Mapquest and hundreds of early-stage and high-growth start-ups.

Wendy is a business innovator, entrepreneur, coach, and champion for women’s economic empowerment whose life’s work has centered on spearheading institutional change.  She is co-author of The Sassy Ladies Toolkit for Start-up Businesses, the host of the Better Manager Podcast, and an advocate for women entrepreneurs in Guatemala and the Philippines (Together We Can Change the World). In her role as a special education administrator, she developed innovative business models that provided training for people with disabilities.

Wendy earned a master’s degree in Education from Antioch University of New England in Organization and Management. In 1999, she received her coaching certification (PCC) from the Coaches Training Institute. Wendy was named the Small Business Administration’s Women in Business Champion of the Year for the State of Rhode Island in 2009.

She is a member of Forbes’ Leadership Council, and the National Speakers Association. Wendy lives in Providence, RI.

Wendy Hanson is the co-founder and Chief Program Officer at BetterManager.

In this role, Wendy oversees all programming and is responsible for recruiting, managing, and cultivating a vibrant community of executive coaches and facilitators around the globe. Under her leadership, BetterManager has grown into a top-rated executive and employee coaching companies—amassing an industry-leading NPS score of 90 and client roster including leading companies, such as Chegg, NASA, Eventbrite, DraftKings, and more.

As an executive coach for over two decades, she has worked with companies of all sizes, coaching C-suite leaders and business teams across various industries. Her clients have included Google, Yelp, SurveyMonkey, DropBox, AOL, Mapquest and hundreds of early-stage and high-growth start-ups.

Wendy is a business innovator, entrepreneur, coach, and champion for women’s economic empowerment whose life’s work has centered on spearheading institutional change.  She is co-author of The Sassy Ladies Toolkit for Start-up Businesses, the host of the Better Manager Podcast, and an advocate for women entrepreneurs in Guatemala and the Philippines (Together We Can Change the World). In her role as a special education administrator, she developed innovative business models that provided training for people with disabilities.

Wendy earned a master’s degree in Education from Antioch University of New England in Organization and Management. In 1999, she received her coaching certification (PCC) from the Coaches Training Institute. Wendy was named the Small Business Administration’s Women in Business Champion of the Year for the State of Rhode Island in 2009.

She is a member of Forbes’ Leadership Council, and the National Speakers Association. Wendy lives in Providence, RI.

I am so proud of our mission to help managers create a workplace where people can thrive. When companies invest in their managers, they are providing the tools to create a positive culture. New managers need guidance on best practices, middle managers need support on connecting with their team and their vision and senior leaders need thought partners. With our great team of executive coaches and facilitators, we can provide this type of development and support.