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‘20 Certificate of Excellence, 2020

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Career change? Retirement? Life Change? The time to act is now.

I'll help you move from procrastination to action, and from self-doubt to making sound decisions. I'll support you in clearly defining the lifestyle you desire and then the strategies to get you there.

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21 July 2022

Business & Career Coaching

Working with Tom was a great experience. Tom is very personable and friendly. Time spend on the phone with him was like chatting with a friend, only more productive. Rather than giving me endless assignments, and a long to-do list, he listened, offered suggestions for me to consider, and asked meaningful and insightful questions that helped me get to the bottom of what I wanted, and what was in my heart. A couple of the questions he asked me were so helpful, and required me to verbalize what was going on inside my head to the degree that one of my own answers, a limiting belief, surprised me and sounded incredibly stupid when coming out of my mouth! I wouldn't have even known that belief was THERE if not for Tom's expertise and getting to the root of those thoughts.
The bottom line is this -- Tom helped me to identify my worth as an employee and find a job making over 20% more than I was originally thinking. The job has more benefits than I had ever thought possible, and ticked all of the boxes for me. I would not hesitate to use him again should the need ever arise.
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24 March 2022

Business & Career Coaching

Tom was great, I needed someone to run ideas past and give me some assignments. Tom was good at asking the right questions. Once I got started I have been able to make good progress and am now in the middle of starting my own business. Thanks Tom More...

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8 March 2022

Life Coaching

What was so extraordinary about working with Tom had to do with all of the things I never knew I needed. From powerful questions to encouragement, belief and creative approaches. Tom goes a step beyond many coaches... beyond goal setting and accountability toward intuition and insight. Tom helped me access my own wisdom and projection to apply to my project and indeed to my life as a whole. I will definitely retain Tom again in the next phase of my project. More...

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13 October 2021

Business & Career Coaching

quick response, good listening, passion in conversation

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13 September 2021

Life Coaching

Tom is an incredible life coach who I would strongly recommend. He helped me think through how to build my business, using a polished and efficient method that reflects his talent and experience as a coach. Great guy, very helpful and lots of integrity. Thanks Tom! More...

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18 August 2021

Life Coaching

Tom was a pleasure to work with, a great listener and a true professional. He provided candid feedback and clear direction as a coach. I will continue to use Tom as needed, and highly recommend him, as a Life Coach! More...

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4 August 2021

Life Coaching

Tom Wendt is professional and understanding of the situation we discussed. He is a great listener and gives truly good advise.

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20 July 2021

Business & Career Coaching

Great first discussion with Tom! I think I found a partner who can help me plan out the next steps and evaluate the choices I am looking to make with my career and life plan to achieve my longer term goals!

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13 May 2021

Business & Career Coaching

He knows how to get to the crux of the matter. I will probably use Tom Wendt for a month or two of guidance.

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12 April 2021

Life Coaching

Working with Tom has been a big help. He asks a lot of questions and challenges you to come up with a plan you can execute.
He is not judgmental. He questions you on your status and follow through, which is a good thing.
He holds you accountable for your plans and works with you on how you plan to achieve it.

I would highly recommend Tom for your life coach.
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7 March 2021

Life Coaching

Great experience working with Thomas Wendt - great professional and great to talk with. He kept it simple, kept it focused, and was results driven. Tom was also very organized and thoughtful all the time. Solid Coach. EA More...

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12 January 2021

Business & Career Coaching

I hired Tom Wendt for business coaching because I was starting a new business in a new place. Tom has broad experience in several areas and I believe that is one of his assets. When I first talked with him, it did not take long before I felt that he had a very good understanding of me and my business. He expanded my thinking about my business, and his questions stimulated me to come up with good ideas of my own. He shared some of his own experiences in growing his business. After working with Tom for several months, I not only had new clients, but they are the kinds of clients I enjoy working with. Tom held me accountable, something any good coach would do for a client. I would highly recommend Tom to anyone who is starting a new business or just wanting to expand an existing one.
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1 January 2021

Working with Tom has been a good and productive experience. He really listens and hears my needs and works with me to guide and problem solve solutions. This was key in helping me visualize and create a plan and a path. Thank you More...

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4 December 2020

Life Coaching

First session was great. Tom narrowed down my aspirations into actionable goals and encouraged me to achieve. He is a very positive person.

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25 November 2020

Business & Career Coaching

I came in highly experienced with business, team building and specifically trained in listening. Even with these pre-existing skills, Tom found a way to kick my productivity into another gear that I was not sure was possible.

My business (online stuff) is one that neither of us had direct experience in. I am the subject matter expert, Tom knows nothing of my company's specific industry . Regardless of these circumstances, our coaching calls have accelerated the business results pace.

I highly recommend working with Tom regardless of industry.
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21 November 2020

I have been working with Tom Wendt for six weeks on coaching me through some life changes, including a move from Massachusetts to Florida, that I am handling alone. It is very helpful to talk with him every week or two about my progress with the move, tasks I have yet to do and occasional emotional humps I need to get over.
Tom doesn't just listen, he participates in the process, often making suggestions that didn't occur to me. I look forward to my sessions with him. His nature is friendly, encouraging, caring and concerned about my best interests. He is a very pleasant man and I look forward to working with him until my transition is complete.
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22 October 2020

Life Coaching

Perfect fit, professional, experienced, intuitive.

30 September 2020

Tom is very, very, very knowledgeable and has provided me with a great depth of insight regarding my business goals. In the short time that we have been meeting, he has guided me and I was then able to start my coaching business and retain clients. I am now working on a formal launch date. This has all been because of his encouragement and faith in me to accomplish my goals. I give him 10 stars out of 5 stars. More...

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10 September 2020

Life Coaching

He provides a great deal of insight

2 September 2020

Working with Tom over the years has been one of the best business decisions I have made. I'm definitely not in the same place I was when we started -- he's guided me, prodded me, held me accountable, and helped me see things from different angles. All of this has helped my business grow tremendously and me to grow as both a business owner and person. Highly recommend if you'd like to move forward! More...

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31 August 2020

Life Coaching

Tom has been an absolute pleasure to speak with. I have had a number of sessions with him now and he has really given me some great advice and steps to achieve my goals. I always leave the phone call in an uplifting mood and I feel very motivated! More...

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30 August 2020

Life Coaching

It has been a pleasure working with Mr. Wendt, I always leave a conversation with him encouraged, and with a clear path on what I need to do next. Having a mentor who is skilled has been substantial and has enabled me to move forward quickly as I seek to continue building my business. Thanks Mr. Wendt. More...

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11 August 2020

Life Coaching

Tom took the time to call me on a holiday, after submitting an inquiry on bark.com. After chatting for 10-15 minutes I decided to have a session right then

It’s been just over a month and Tom has given me excellent tips on how to focus on my happiness so that I can be happier in other parts of my life & try to create a better work/life balance. He has also given me tools to help me take a pause & absorb things going on so that I can better handle whatever is being thrown at me in that moment.

Thank you Tom for helping me become a better version of myself. I’m still a work in progress, and I’m looking forward to our next session.
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10 July 2020

I started working with Tom at the end of 2019. So far in 2020, I've produced more than I did for all of 2019. Not only has my business soared, but Tom has also worked with me on some of the issues I've been dealing with in my personal life and things have never been better! Tom's coaching techniques make you feel good about yourself and make you want to go out and do your best at whatever you wish to accomplish. He keeps me on track holding me accountable in his own special way. No guilt or scolding but with positive reinforcement. It is truly working for me! Thanks Tom for all you do! More...

8 June 2020

I have had Tom as my life couch for just over a year now and he has given me some of the best advice I have ever received. The best is when I can share his advice with others, it really is full circle! Thank you Tom for not only making me the best version of myself, bit also for everything you do for our Fox Valley Networking Group! Our favorite saying is 'WWTD" 'What Would Tom Do" More...

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27 May 2020

Life Coaching

I Like Tom's empowering approach of working with me to utilize my ideas that I didn't know I had. He asks great, probing questions which made me realize what I really was looking for.

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11 May 2020

Life Coaching

Tom has really been a great help. I needed to sort out the next chapters in my life. I was honestly all over the place. He did not judge what I felt like was my scattered brain. :) He helped me put things in order. I feel I’m now on the right path and will be successful. For that I am so thankful. More...

21 April 2020

Tom is the real deal. Like a caring friend who you always looked up to growing up. Tom is selfless, educated, and has great advice not only about life stuff but has helped me smooth out the edges of my business in just a few sessions. Looking forward to continuing to grow with him. Without Tom its hard to see my business from the outside. Every session is tailored to my needs and goals. Business centered sessions with Tom are my business’s best kept secret!!! More...

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8 April 2020

Business & Career Coaching

I have found that right team to give me that push into the future not only for myself but also for my family

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4 April 2020

Life Coaching

I love working with The Next Step. It's helped me become more confident in my people skills. I'm also starting to believe in myself. It's been a phenomenal experience!

4 April 2020

Tom is very easy to work with and a great listener. He is able to provide the guidance necessary to reach your goals. He genuinely wants to see you succeed. You will accomplish much more by having someone like Tom in your corner. More...

4 April 2020

Tom’s coaching experience brought me tools to create a vision, and put it into action. What I went there for was a career goal, and what I ended up with was a whole life plan.

Q&As

I love helping people play more of the music that is within them and step out of their comfort zone into their possibility zone. I'm happiest when I assist clients in living the richest, fullest, freest life they can imagine. I love to help people improve their lives at the speed of imagination!

The call to guide and help people, and the need to do so in a unique, respectful and caring manner.

I offer clients a personalized, individualized approach to resolving their problems and bringing their desires and dreams into reality. I do not offer an pre-conceived, "canned" program of a specific number of sessions. Instead, I offer coaching and guidance specific to the needs of each client, for as long, or as short a period that they require to accomplish their goals. And I guarantee results!

These are times that call for new approaches to coaching. I now provide coaching by means of Facetime or Zoom. My hours are flexible and I can accommodate most schedules.

Services

I help you to remove the anxiety of self-doubt and the pain of procrastination. I'll work with you to jump start your life and do things you may not have thought possible. Together, we'll create a path that leads you to fulfilling goals and experiences. And most of all, I'll support you in believing in yourself!

Thinking about a business or career move? I'll support you in clearly defining precisely what you want, and then we'll work together to ensure you realize your dreams. If you're a start-up, I'll help get you started. If you're in a career and wonder if it's the right one for you, I'll support you in determining your best path. Whatever your business or career needs, my goal is to make your life happier, with less stress, and financially more rewarding.

Retirement can be a stage of life rife with choices and opportunities. So many that sometimes we have trouble deciding on the direction our future should take. Where to live? How to keep active? How to find purpose? The answers to these questions and more create the life you're longing for. I'll help you find them.

No need to do it alone. A Master Mind Group provides support and accountability to help you create plans, overcome obstacles, and celebrate wins. Commitment and accountability are the mainstays of a Master Mind Group. The group can number anywhere from 4 to 6 participants. If you have a problem or challenge to overcome, Master Mind is for you.