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Phone 407-602-3210 or email wendy@thehrlady.com

Relatable, Impactful, Leadership Advisor, HR Coach, Speaker & Author

The HR Lady shares hard HR and leadership lessons learned on your behalf.

Speaker Topics

Wendy Sellers is an HR expert who focuses on being relatable without overcomplicating things. She has many topics, however, two of the most popular are listed below. 


Three Things Leaders Should Know 

(1) Your personality annoys us, 

(2) Common sense isn't common and 

(3) You suck at communicating; and


Five Ways Our Employees Drive Us Crazy 

(1) They don't listen, 

(2) They make so many mistakes

(3) They have no common sense 

(4) They have an entitlement mentality and 

(5) They just don't care


Both of these humorous sessions are actually about reflecting as a leader and asking the question: "Am I part of the problem?" Employees, managers, and leaders will come out of these events with a new perspective to change their work-place behaviors and actions immediately. What are you waiting for? Call today for realistic and affordable advice.

"You might be part of the problem" - Wendy Sellers, The HR Lady

"You might be part of the problem" - Wendy Sellers, The HR Lady

HR Expertise

Change Management

  • Organizational development: mergers, acquisitions, fast growth, downturns
  • Solid communication plans and transparency 
  • Corporate culture transformation
  • Industries: healthcare, engineering, professional services, hospitality, higher education

HR Operations

  • New leadership/ ownership transition
  • Compensation studies
  • Efficiency planning
  • HR process analysis
  • Resume writing for internal applicants and exiting staff
  • 360 feedback surveys
  • Federal contractor compliance; Affirmative action planning

Management Coaching

  • Establishing mutual trust, respect and open accountability
  • Handling personality challenges; training on the 4 DiSC personality styles/ assessments
  • Motivating employees
  • Conflict/ dispute resolution
  • Effective meetings and followup
  • HR compliance - simplified



Employee Relations

  • Communication planning, development and implementation
  • Employee engagement and satisfaction surveys (and solutions)
  • Complaint investigations, resolutions and long term solutions

HR Training

  • Interview do and don'ts
  • Performance Management
  • Performance Improvement Plans
  • Layoffs and Terminations
  • Sensitivity, Diversity and Anti-Harassment Workshops
  • Establishing Vision, Mission and Values

Team Building

  • Develop strong team relationship skills before/ during/ after a state of change
  • Maintain excellent workplace relationships to improve productivity and revenue
  • Why? People do business and work hard for people they understand, trust and respect

People Leave Bad Managers

About The Book "Suck It Up, Buttercup

Direct; Thought Provoking; Concise and Realistic Tips

This short book covers topics ranging from personality styles (how some personality styles rub people the wrong way) to communication (which almost always goes wrong) and lack of common sense. Chapter 10 is an "Acting Lesson" which challenges you to change (but only for 15 minutes a day). This thought-provoking book emphasizes that you must shut up and listen to be a leader people will follow.  


Wendy Sellers is an author, HR expert, speaker, consultant and Chief People Officer who is known as The HR Lady -  and is often heard saying "Suck It Up, Buttercup." The phrase has taken a whole new meaning. In the past, it was directed at what she believed were inept employees. Now it is directed at the true root cause:  leaders who are unwilling to consider others' ideas or perceptions.


Being relatable and understanding others is what leadership is all about. Wendy's business experience is real and was very painful to achieve. Her pain is your gain! Let's get to work and dare we say, we just might have some fun along the way. Enjoy the short book, it is straight-forward and humorous - which is exactly how she speaks.

Leadership Book Testimonials

Five Stars

Great leadership book! Easy read and made me really look at myself and others in leadership roles around me. - Judy B


Great Book

I would recommend this to all no matter what type of leadership role you are in. It was an eye opening concept. - Craig C.

I enjoyed reading this book

I enjoyed reading this book. Very insightful with a little bit of humor. Made me realize that I am fortunate to work for a great company/people (leaders) that follow this philosophy.

Real Leadership Advice

I love Wendy's no nonsense approach to leadership. I can see where I have fallen on both sides of the spectrum and the impact it had on employees. Thanks for keeping it real. - Anna T

Five Stars

If you want solid, straightforward advice from an HR pro about leadership, this book is for you! Ms. Sellers is charming, funny, and honest. Great read!

Concise, Direct Tips

Great book with concise, direct tips on how to be an effective leader and how to interact within a company with different personality types.

Dear leader (video)

You might be part of the problem. A preview of a few of the topics in the book "Suck It Up, Buttercup". (44 seconds)

Suck It Up, Buttercup - Author Interview

What do you mean when you say Suck It Up? What makes a good leader? What is up next for The HR Lady?

3 Things Leaders Should Know

Enjoy this 25-minute session on 3 Things Leaders Should Know: (1) Your personality annoys people (2) Common sense is not common and (3) You suck at communication. Read more in my book "Suck It Up, Buttercup."  

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Contact Us

Phone 407-602-3210 or email wendy@thehrlady.com

The HR Lady

Florida, United States

(407) 602-3210