Vision of The HR Lady®

To help leaders create successful companies which employees do not want to desperately want a vacation from.

Relate. Advise. Lead.

Wendy Sellers is an HR expert, consultant and speaker who focuses on being relatable without overcomplicating things. She has many topics for interactive, facilitated workshops focused on management training, leadership development and corporate culture - and will work with you to customize your meeting.  Her goals are always to Relate, Advise and Lead.

As a realistic, witty and energetic consultant, trainer or event speaker, Wendy is authentic and transparent - above all, she keeps it real. She is honest, loyal and direct - there is never any sugar coating! Two of the most popular for conferences are 3 Things Leaders Should Know - and - 5 Ways Our Employees Drive Us Crazy. 

Three Things Leaders Should Know (in order to get stuff done)

(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 workplace behaviors and actions immediately. 

Participants 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 judgment 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. (Her leadership book, "Suck It Up, Buttercup" goes a few steps further on this topic.)

Five Ways Our Employees Drive Us Crazy and What To Do About It!

(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.

(more topics below)


I rated you the BEST of all the seminars I attended today at the conference. Good job! As we exited, one of my colleagues said - "I wish my Director had sat in this session. She NEEDS it." 

- Mike @ SCORE

We want to thank you for speaking at our our 2020 Fabricators Conference. We received very positive feedback from our attendees regarding your presentation.

- Chelsea Building Products, Inc.

More Topics

Contact Wendy for many other speaking topics related to HR and Leadership including but not limited to: 

  1. Understanding all Generations to Improve Communication 
  2. Understanding Personality Styles to Improve Productivity (using the DiSC model) 
  3. Emotional Intelligence & Common Sense - It Is Not What You Think! - view white paper
  4. Ownership Mindset - Get Your Team in The Game
  5. Five Ways to Destroy Your Business (Or Not!) -  view white paper 
  6. Preventing Harassment with a Respectful and Inclusive Workplace (a separate session focused on rudeness and civility is also available)
  7. How (and why) to Create Corporate Values: Statements that allow managers to hold employees accountable for their behavior
  8. Feedback, Performance Conversations and Accountability
  9. Building Your Circle of Influence (Networking 101)
  10. Five Ways Our Employees Drive Us Crazy (and how to deal with it)
  11. Three Things Leaders Should Know About Theirselves (in order to get stuff done)
  12. How to hire the right employee 
  13. Training and developing your employees for success of the department. 
  14. How rewards and recognition will retain top talent (and what you can do for free or low cost) 
  15. When all else fails – conduct a proper termination 

Check out my rates here.

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

"You might be part of the problem" 

   -  The HR Lady


If you're a HR professional and have the courage and passion for breaking through the HR reputation barrier, you need to attend this and take notes. Wendy Sellers gets it and has helped countless HR professionals find relevance and respect when HR is not the respected function we would like. - Dan

National Speakers Association


Speaker Experience

Sample List:

· HR Talk! Podcast 2018, 2019, 2020

· Disrupt HR Orlando, Gainesville and Daytona FL (2018, 2019, 2020)

· Early Learning Coalition - Business 2019, 2020

· ChildSavers Business Conference - 2020

· HR Florida Conference 2015-2019

· UF Inspiring Women Leaders Conference 2019

· Rollins College Student HR Conference 2019

·  Go for the Greens Conference, Disney, 2019

· Ignite Strategic Growth, Small Business  Leadership Conference, Orlando 2019

· Leadership Seminole, 2015-2018

· Leadership Suwannee, 2019 

· Fl Tax Collectors Conference, 2019

· Grainger HR Conference 2019

· Lake -Sumter Medical Society 2019

· United Way NCF Small Bus Summit 2019

· World at Works, Total Rewards Conference. 2015 & 2019

· UCF College of Business, Keynote 2018

· Medical All Stars, Florida Expo 2018 & 2019

· Jacksonville and Space Coast SHRM Annual Conference(s) speaker

· CareerSource Florida Workforce  Development Summit, 2016, 2017, Polk Conference 2019

· SCORE Orlando, Daytona, Jacksonville 2015-2019


HR Expert

Wendy Sellers, MHR, MHA, SHRM-SCP,  SPHR is The HR Lady®. She has a master's degree in Human Resources, a master's degree in Health Care Administration, is a passionate HR Consultant,  Trainer, Advisor, Leadership Coach, Author, and Speaker. She has worked with hundreds of corporations and associations conducting management training, leadership development and providing daily HR advice leading to positive and productive corporate cultures. She has experience as an HR Executive and Practitioner,  an HR Advisor, a Board Advisor/ Board Member,  a Recruiter and an adjunct faculty member.  Wendy works at the light of speed. Your time and challenges are urgent matters to The HR Lady.

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. I correct facts".  She has helped hundreds of executives and leaders increase organizational productivity, leading to increased profits and a strong bottom line. Wendy is a funny, direct consultant and speaker - and a true disruptor of traditional HR.  "Relate, Advise, Lead... with No Sugar Coating." Affordable, effective and sustainable change starts here and now. 

Downloadable resume can be found here and speaker bio here. Contact Wendy to discuss your needs.  Affordable and effective;  call or text today 407.493.1582 or email

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3 Things Leaders Should Know (About Theirselves)

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."  

DisruptHR Orlando: 5 Minute Keynote

5 Ways Our Employees Drive Us Crazy (And What To Do About It) | presented by Wendy Sellers, The HR Lady at DisruptHR Orlando

Company Vision: It is vital!

According to a survey of 23,000 employees conducted by Harris Interactive, only 37% of employees actually understood what their employer was trying to achieve. How can you fix this? My expert HR advice is to talk about the Vision often – have it on meeting agendas and email signatures. Talk about it in performance meetings. Discuss it interviews. Use it as reasons to tell employees yes or in some cases - no.

Can your organization describe your company vision in one sentence?  Wendy can help in just 3 work sessions.

5 Ways to Destroy Your Company

People Leave Bad Managers

HR Talk! Podcast

JC and Ricky, co-hosts

Ricky Baez and JC

Ricky Baez and JC

Ricky Baez and JC

Founders, co-hosts, military veterans and overall awesome dudes.



Ricky Baez and JC

Ricky Baez and JC

Not your regular podcast.


Wendy Sellers

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Wendy Sellers

Author and disruptor of traditional HR. Why? Because, I've got sh*t to say.