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The HR Lady Vision: To help leaders create successful companies which employees do not want to desperately want a vacation from.

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.


"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.' Fortunately, MY Director is SUPER. I just ordered at T Shirt!" - Mike

More Speaker 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. 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! - view white paper
  5. Ownership Mindset - Get Your Team in The Game
  6. Five Ways to Destroy Your Business (Or Not!) -  view white paper 
  7. Preventing Harassment with a Respectful and Inclusive Workplace (a separate session focused on rudeness and civility is also available)
  8. Corporate Values: Statements that allow managers to hold employees accountable for their behavior
  9. Feedback, Performance Conversations and Accountability
  10. Building Your Circle of Influence (Networking 101)
  11. Five Ways Our Employees Drive Us Crazy (and how to deal with it)
  12. Three Things Leaders Should Know About Theirselves (in order to get stuff done)


"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.' Fortunately, MY Director is SUPER. I just ordered at T Shirt!" - Mike

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

Speaker Experience Sampling:

· HR Talk! Podcast 2018, 2019

· Disrupt HR Orlando and Gainesville (2018, 2019)

· UF Inspiring Women Leaders Conference 2019

· Rollins College Student HR Conference 2019

· Early Learning Coalition - Business 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

· HR Florida Conference 2015-2019

· 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

Download her Resume and Speaker Bio

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, an HR expert, leader, author and speaker??

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."  

HR Expertise

Orlando and North Florida Medical News (expert writer)

Orlando medical news

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


HR/ Leadership blog can be found here.

HR Talk! Podcast

Ricky Baez and JC

JC and Ricky, co-hosts

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

Wine to deal with whine

Wine to deal with Whine

Not your regular podcast. Cheers!

Wendy Sellers


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

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