Speaker Topics

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

Three Things Leaders Should Know (If Leaders Only Knew What We Really Think Of Them)

(1) Your personality annoys us

(2) Common sense isn't common and 

(3) You suck at communicating

This humorous session is about reflecting as a professional 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. 

Attendees will learn about the 4 personality styles using the DiSC model and how the differences can cause (and resolve) interpersonal conflict. We will dive into the fact that common sense is actually a set of skills learned by a common group of people and why it is imperative to take away judgement and offer to teach the skills that are lacking. And finally, the concept of active listening through distractions will be spotlighted through a short group activity.

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  

(5) They just don't care

This is also a humorous session about reflecting as a manager or leader. We will review each point and analyze WHY employees do things to drive us crazy. Hint: It is most likely their manager using ineffective strategies of (1) clear two way communication, (2) training and development methods, (3) making assumptions about their skills, (4) forgetting that it is 2019 not 1990 and (5) not engaging employees effectively.

What are you waiting for? Call today for realistic, energetic speaker.

Contact Wendy for many other speaking topics related to HR and Leadership including: 

  1. Understanding all Generations to Improve Communication
  2. Preparing for 2025 by Retaining & Engaging Millennials 
  3. Understanding Personality Styles to Improve Productivity 
  4. Emotional Intelligence & Common Sense - It Is Not What You think!
  5. Ownership Mindset - Get Your Team in The Game
  6. 5 Ways to Destroy Your Business (Or Not!)
  7. Preventing Harassment with a Respectful and Inclusive Workplace
  8. Vision, Mission, Values - The glue that holds on an organization together
  9. 5 Ways Our Employees Drive Us Crazy
  10. 3 Things Leaders Should Know

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

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

Testimonials for the HR Expert, Wendy Sellers

Engaging and relatable speaker

Wendy is an engaging and relatable speaker! She presented to an audience of over 100 attendees at our annual seminar this year. She knocked it out of the park! She conveyed her message in a clear, concise and, often humorous manner. We were lucky to have her and look forward to inviting her again in the future. It's obvious what her passion is...she's truly the "HR Lady."

Engaging and energetic

This HR lady is a great speaker ! she is talented, knowledgeable, energetic and funny. She keeps the audience engaged - she can certainly deliver her message. Loved her presentation.

Engaging style

She is a make it happen kind of board member and her gifts have served this organization well. In addition to the many talents she has to offer, this HR Lady is a great speaker. She keeps the attention of the audience and has an engaging style that delivers knowledge with high energy and humor. HR professionals all around the country will enjoy her presentations on Leadership and other HR topics that Wendy has to offer. You will be delighted when she delivers one of her presentations for your conference or organization!

Operational advisory development

It’s my absolute pleasure to recommend Wendy Sellers. Her knowledge of HR and expertise in team and Operational advisory development was a huge advantage to our entire office. Wendy always manages to foster positive discussions and bring the best out of others. I am looking forward to more projects with Wendy.

Obtaining results

Wendy has been a great help to me and my management team. She is extremely professional and knows how to obtain results. She introduced several practices to establish optimal results in staffing, training and mentoring employees.

HR expert with passion

Wendy helped redefine our interview/hiring process, employee review & evaluation process, organized benefit committees, corporate HR events, and was open and honest in all our discussions and interactions. Through our time together, we only had one major employee issue that I can recall. She handled the situation with extreme professionalism and ensured the company followed the correct procedures to manage the company’s risk, while serving the employees’ rights.
Wendy brings a level of passion and professionalism that companies seek out and enjoy working with. She’s top notch with her work ethic and was a pleasure to work with for many years.

Raving fans

Leadership lessons for the corporate world

Amazon Review: A great book for anyone in the workforce who is looking to become a more effective leader. The author offers useful advice to become a better communicator, sharing her own personal experiences on how she became better at getting her message through to employees and motivating others to get the job done. This book provides practical information for leaders to get employees more engaged in the company's mission by properly communicating, and not just with words. The lessons here are critical for anyone in a leadership role, as mistakes can tarnish a company's entire reputation, making it more difficult to attract and retain the right employees. - Lisa B

Valuable advice

If you haven’t seen Wendy Sellers speak yet you don’t know what you are missing! She is an excellent speaker. I always learn something valuable to my business or my personal self! Wendy is a true inspiration, I try to catch her events every chance I get. - Cheryl

Suck It Up Buttercup nails it

I loved the book! On the topic of human behavior & communication, Suck it up Buttercup nails it! Wendy points out the most commonly overlooked flaws people make. She gives examples I know I was able to relate to (many were similar to experiences I’ve had) and points out where most mistakes were made. She also gives great examples of how interactions should have gone to get better results. -Chris W

Increased our company productivity

The leadership concepts in the book “Suck It Up, Buttercup” really resonated with me as a fast -paced, direct leader myself. The manner which Wendy Sellers delivers these leadership concepts are so simple that I had to kick myself for not making these realizations before. I bought a copy for each of my managers to read and discuss. Our overall company-wide productivity has already increased. - Vincent E

A true inspiration and leader

Wendy is a true inspiration and leader. Her book has opened my eyes in more ways than one. After receiving her book only weeks ago, I have already implemented ways to become a better leader. I have learned to drop my guard aka "pride" allowing my employees to be more open and willing to share. I have also increased my clientele tremendously with some of the tools she has shared. Wendy, I, my team and clients truly thank you! Her book has opened my eyes in more ways than one. After receiving her book only weeks ago, I have already implemented ways to become a better leader. I have learned to drop my guard aka "pride" allowing my employees to be more open and willing to share. I have also increased my clientele tremendously with some of the tools she has shared. Wendy, I, my team and clients truly thank you! - Aaron A

Employee Engagement

Engage your team and improve your bottom line. -  The HR Lady

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HR Expertise

Orlando Medical News (Column)

Florida Today (Article)

Click here for the article in Florida Today.

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.


Resolving Homelessness

Proud board member and sponsor 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 Leadership

Leadership Seminole 

Volunteer and Alumni; Former Executive Council Member and Lessons on Leadership Chair.

Business Advisor

Volunteer small business board member on the Seminole Advisory Board Council

Offering a Hand-Up

Former board member and volunteer. The Mustard Seed rebuild the lives of families and individuals who have suffered disaster or personal tragedy by providing household furnishings and clothing.