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SJ Leadership Coach

Who We Are

With over 25 years…

Wendy Ryan, Founder and Principal

…of combined experience in human resources, organizational development, non-profit leadership and executive coaching Ms. Ryan has partnered with hundreds of individuals and organizations throughout the U.S. helping front-line through C-suite leaders achieve success as individuals and in teams.

Ms. Ryan holds a Master’s Degree in Human Resources and Organizational Development from the University of San Francisco in addition to a post-graduate Certificate in Management and Innovation from Bentley College and dual Bachelor’s Degrees in Psychology and Spanish from the University of California at Davis.  She is a certified HBDI and EQ-I 2.0 administrator and was previously certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources.

Ms. Ryan is a member of the NeuroLeadership Institute, the Association for Talent Development and the Bay Area Organizational Development Network.  When she is not working, Ms. Ryan is an avid reader, fitness walker and active volunteer for several service organizations serving the local San Jose community.

Monica Silkwood | Assistant

Monica comes to SJ Leadership Coach with over 10 years of professional experience having worked at Hewlett Packard in Finance, Accounting and cross-functional Project Management. Monica has also been an active volunteer in her community, offering her services at schools, sports organizations and church.
After taking a break to raise her family, Monica is looking forward to transferring her skill set back into a professional arena. Monica holds an MBA from Santa Clara University, as well as dual Bachelor’s Degrees in Psychology and Spanish from the University of California at Davis.

Monica shares life with her husband, her three children and their golden retriever. She is a strong advocate for Down Syndrome, an amateur photographer and an avid CrossFitter.

Our Services

We provide highly customized solutions for leadership and organizational development tailored to meet the specific needs of your organization. We have a reputation for delivering excellence in the following areas:

Individual, Team-based or Organizational Assessments
Learning Sessions and Workshops
Strategic Visioning and Planning
One-on-one Coaching
Organizational Change Management
Team Development



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San Jose | Bay Area
(408) 444-6625

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