our story

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There is a big difference between achievement and fulfillment. As a once self-proclaimed hyper-achiever, I can tell you that this self-sabotaging belief no longer serves me. Now I chase what brings me energy and creates fulfillment in my life, offering deeper perspective and sense of purpose. The rewards are substantial and of no comparison. 

With over fifteen years of recognized strategy & transformation management consulting and executive coaching experience, I serve individuals and organizations through my passion and focus in human & business transformation, leadership development, and delivery excellence. Motivated by autonomy, and energized by human potential & meaningful work, Wander was born.


 
Kelly Weber | Owner, The Wander Project

Kelly Weber | Owner, The Wander Project

 

background & Experience

  • Founder & Owner of The Wander Project, a woman-owned Executive Coaching & Leadership Development Practice based in the Pacific Northwest

  • Co-Owner of Found Staffing Agency (Found), a women-owned change staffing & strategy-based management consulting firm

  • Former West Coast Organizational Change Management Practice Leader at West Monroe Partners, an employee-owned management consulting firm

  • Former Senior Managing Consultant at IBM within Global Business Services - Strategy & Transformation Practice

certifications & awards

  • Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC), designation earned through International Coaching Federation's accredited certification program, the most rigorous and respected in the industry

  • Obtained coaching certification through the Coaches Training Institute (CTI), the largest in-person coach training & leadership development school in the world renowned for ground-breaking Co-Active Coaching Model

  • Certified Functional Medicine Wellness Coach through the Functional Medicine Coaching Academy, a ground-breaking whole systems approach that integrates the principles of functional medicine & nutrition, mind-body medicine, and positive psychology

  • Certified Change Management Professional (CCMP™), a credential for experienced and successful change management practitioners

  • Certified Strengthscope Practitioner, a revolutionary assessment tool that provides a comprehensive measurement of an individual's strengths by focusing on what energizes people – a powerful metric proven to increase employee engagement, productivity, and retention

  • Awarded Consulting Magazine's Rising Star Award for Leadership Excellence

  • Awarded West Monroe Partner's Sequoia Award, their most prestigious award for Career Equity Coaching & Leadership Development

  • Awarded IBM Service Excellence Award (all years in service)

  • Completed intensive experience-based leadership development programs through Yale University, CTI, and many more to come

VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE

  • Former Chapter Advisor & Board President of the Pacific Northwest Chapter of the Association of Change Management Professionals, a locally focused, globally inspired non-profit and network of change practitioners and learners looking to advance the discipline of change through practice, community & thought leadership

  • Seattle-based Steering Committee Member and Business Member of 1% For The Planet, a global network of businesses, nonprofits and individuals working together to create a healthy planet through financial give back to environmental causes

  • Member of the International Coaches Federation (ICF), the leading global organization dedicated to advancing the coaching profession

  • Former Co-Chairman of the Seattle Hope Gala, one of Seattle's premier black tie events, centered on raising funds to support the mission of the American Cancer Society

  • Founding Sponsor of the Seattle Hope Gala's Young Professional Group and the Stories of Hope Project on behalf of the American Cancer Society and ongoing volunteer


Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming “Wow! What a Ride!
— HUNTER S. THOMPSON