Ambitious & Sensitive

Navigate your mid-to-senior level role so you can lead with purpose and authenticity.
Start Here

The Ultimate Stress Reduction Toolkit for Leaders

What is it costing you to keep going as-is?

Each team member has strengths, but making the most of them feels like solving a puzzle in seconds.

After pouring your heart into a project, you see your manager praising another team member, leaving you feeling unnoticed.

It feels like there are too many cooks in the kitchen, which slows things down or causes disagreements.

In a meeting, you nod in agreement to a new policy despite feeling it's not right, sacrificing your convictions.

About to sign off on a decision, doubt creeps in as you realize the impact, feeling the weight of responsibility.

Chatting with your team, you notice stress and boredom, trying to strike a balance between support and space.

You’re stronger and more capable than you realize.

There’s another way.

Private Coaching

A 3-month, one-on-one coaching experience for mid-to-senior level leaders with high ambition and high sensitivity. Customized to deliver exactly what you need to thrive in your challenging, complex role and embrace a new, powerful way of leading, and never look back. Experience leading with purpose and authenticity.

The Unshakable Leader

A 4-week, one-on-one coaching program designed to support highly sensitive, ambitious leaders in gaining deep insights into themselves and building the confidence needed to lead effectively. We’ll collaborate closely to identify areas for growth and equip you with practical strategies to overcome obstacles and enhance your leadership resilience.


This 3-month group coaching program empowers sensitive and ambitious leaders with the essential skills to maintain calm amidst challenging situations. Participants go on a journey of self-discovery and skill enhancement, equipping them with the tools needed to navigate high-pressure scenarios with poise and confidence.

ELI Assessment & Debrief

A 90-minute debrief for leaders who are ready to reshape their worldview and transform their lives. The Energy Leadership™ Index (ELI) assessment is the proprietary, research-backed attitudinal assessment tool, created by iPEC, that takes something abstract—the way you experience the world—and turns it into a tangible metric.


A transformational 3-month group program, created by executive coach and best-selling author, Melody Wilding, LMSW, and co-coached by Wendy Cary, ACC. You’ll go from feeling stuck, overwhelmed, and lacking confidence to feeling self-assured, grounded, and in control of your emotions and reactions.

STRIVE Diagnostic Debrief

The STRIVE Diagnostic, coupled with this 90-minute debrief, helps you discover and assess how your unique qualities as an ambitious, sensitive leader are serving you. With a personalized interpretation of your results, understand your strengths and how to leverage them so you can take strategic action.

Can you relate to any of these scenarios?

  • You’re hanging out with your friends after work when suddenly, the conversation shifts to office gossip. You feel a knot form in your stomach as you realize you’ll have to navigate being their boss while still being part of the gang, all in the blink of an eye.
  • You’re on a conference call with your team when suddenly, someone from upper management chimes in with new instructions. You nod along, but as the call ends, you realize everyone interpreted the message differently, leaving you feeling like wires got crossed.
  • You’re in a performance review meeting, trying to offer constructive criticism to a team member. You choose your words carefully, but it feels like your feedback falls flat, leaving them looking deflated and you wishing you could take it back.


What clients are saying…

Wendy is amazing and so knowledgeable!

The way that she explains things is very clear, concise, and relatable.

In just an hour she was able to help me pinpoint goals that had been on the back burner for years and create action steps to achieve them!

Kelly W.

Transformational Coach

Wendy’s passion for wellness and balance brings a bonus to any team.

She has helped me intentionally prioritize things in my life (it is so easy to lose that intentionality when you are constantly going with work) and then stick to those priorities.

I absolutely love working with her, she is a treasure.

Ashley R.

Director, Product Design & Development


As an executive coach, my job is to...

  • Help identify and address factors that are interfering with your effectiveness as a leader.
  • Coach you through integrating the mindset shifts that are essential to purposeful and authentic leadership.
  • Guide you to identify your values and your vision as a team leader and manager.
  • See you through setting goals, creating a plan to reach them, and executing them.
  • My process and expertise will enable you to excel as an ambitious, highly sensitive mid-to-senior-level leader and make the kind of impact on the world that you know you were meant for.

What people are saying…

I have striven to learn from all of my colleagues, but few stand out in my mind as those from whom I truly learned.

Wendy is among those few, and I’m fortunate and grateful for our careers having crossed paths.

Defines F.

Engineering Team Lead

I think you’re inspirational and I admire you a lot.

You hold your own in this field and I enjoy watching and learning from you.

Lindsay J.

Senior Product Manager

What will be different once you master your leadership skills?

  • By prioritizing work-life balance and promoting team well-being, you have cultivated a positive and energized work environment where productivity is high, and team members feel supported and valued.
  • Faced with a challenging decision, you carefully weigh options and trust your instincts, ultimately making a bold choice that leads to positive outcomes and earns you respect as a decisive leader.
  • Hosting a brainstorming session, you skillfully harness the diverse ideas and perspectives of your team members, inspiring innovative solutions and fostering a collaborative spirit that sparks creativity.