The HR Lady: HR Expert, Author, Speaker


As your event speaker, Wendy is authentic and transparent - above all, she keeps it real. She listens and provides empathy, however, she is direct and there is never any sugar coating!


When Wendy says “Suck It Up, Buttercup”, this means you are about to hear all the facts, proposed solutions and possible consequences of your actions or inactions. Yes, this information may be emotionally painful to hear but in order to do the right thing we must look at every angle together

There is never a hidden agenda. Her focus is your bottom line.

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.


Wendy Sellers, MHR, MHA, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, Chief Operating Officer, Philanthropic Officer, HR, Operations and Leadership Coach, author, speaker and co-owner of BlackRain Partners LLC., a firm focused on People, Performance, and Profit. She has been a leadership coach and facilitator for hundreds of corporate training and development events and an HR advisor and adjunct faculty member.

Wendy believes that well-behaved women rarely make history. While she is not looking to make history, she desires to be the change she wants to see in this world. She says, "I speak up and challenge the status quo. I ask controversial questions". She has helped hundreds of executives and leaders increase organizational productivity, leading to increased profits, and a strong bottom line. Wendy can be heard speaking at conferences, community events, and other venues. She is passionate about giving back and educating others on leadership and "HR Reality." 


Wendy has a master's degree in Human Resources, a master's degree in Health Care Administration, is HR certified as an SHRM-SCP and SPHR, is health/life insurance licensed, is a Dale Carnegie course graduate, and is an active board member and volunteer for multiple non-profits. 

Wendy has over 20 years’ experience in HR, change management, operations, strategy and leadership development in all size business (local startup to global enterprise) in a wide variety of industries and life-cycles.

Previous conference speaker at:

· HR Florida Conference 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018

· Jacksonville SHRM Annual Conference

· Space Coast SHRM Annual Conference

· Numerous regional SHRM Chapters

· Flagler County Thrive Business Summit

· Dozens of Small Business and Non Profit Events

· World at Works, Total Rewards Conference 

About The HR Lady: HR Expert, Speaker

Orlando Medical News (Column)

Florida Today (Article)

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Internal Auditors Magazine (Article)

HR Superstar Practitioner (Award)

LinkedIN (Articles)

LinkedIN Articles

LinkedIN Articles can be found here.

Wendy's Blog

My blog can be found here.

Philanthropic Officer

Resolving Homelessness

Proud board member and development chair of  The Sharing Center. Resolving homelessness is my passion.

Strengthening HR

As a board member, I consistently look for ways to give back to our community just as SBSHRM gives back to our profession.

Providing Stability

Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit organization that helps families build and improve places to call home. We believe affordable housing plays a critical role in strong and stable communities.

Community Volunteer

Leadership Seminole 

Volunteer/ Alumni/ Executive Council Member, 2017-present

Business Advisor

Volunteer small business board member on the Seminole Advisory Board Council  in Seminole county, FL.

HR Conference Speaker

As a repeat HR Florida Conference speaker, I am proud to be able to share my human resources expertise and knowledge with others.

National Speakers Association

Wendy The HR Lady

Expect ask a lot of questions to find the truth about your business pain. We will develop and implement long-term business and leadership solutions, together. Achieving your vision is our goal.

HR is a Profit Center

Human resources, also known as human capital, is a profit center NOT a cost center. When managed effectively and lead to achieve the organizations vision, profit is obtained! Think about it - why else would you hire people?

Performance Improvement Plans

If you are using Performance Improvement Plans simply to create a document trail before terminating an employee, you are part of the problem. PIP's do work! They can actually improve performance (hence, their name), however they must be done right. "How can I improve my performance if you do not tell me what I am doing wrong or give me the tools to make corrections?"

Training, Development and Coaching

Let's assess your pain points, find the root causes and implement people strategies to increase your productivity and profit through:

  • Leadership Development
  • Executive & Manager Coaching
  • Human Resources Consulting
  • Employee Development
  • Corporate Culture Initiatives
  • Change Management Programs
  • Corporate Retreats

As business consultants, we work with CEO’s and business leaders who are focused on improving trust in leadership, frustrated with the lack of communication, accountability, and follow-through in their company and/or interested in changes in their company culture.

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