Wendy Bittner

Petaluma, USA


Wendy makes complex situations look so easy and always leaves you wondering quite how she just worked her magic. Whether it's a challenging stakeholder conversation, a team workshop to discuss the undiscussables, or explaining a complex framework to a group of senior leaders in a simple, accessible way, she is a valued, incredible partner and the first person I'd turn to for help, inquiry and insight.

Senior Executive Development Consultant, Global Tech Company

Wendy believes in the potential of all individuals to flourish in an increasingly complex world.  Through her work, she aspires to equip individuals and teams to learn continuously, lead with skill, and transform themselves and their businesses.  She does this by bringing to clients a tailored mix of practical skill building and underlying mindset development.

Prior to Cultivating Leadership, Wendy was Vice President of People Development at Keystone Strategy, where she built and oversaw the people development function for a fast-growing professional services firm.  For eight years, Wendy was a Senior Manager of Leadership Development and Senior Engagement Manager at McKinsey & Company.  Within McKinsey, Wendy designed and delivered learning programs for all new hires and new engagement managers and was centrally involved in driving a shift to strengths-based leadership development.  She also worked frequently with client organizations, including design and delivery of CEO leadership, coaching, problem solving, and management skills programs around the world.

Wendy has a PhD in inorganic chemistry from the California Institute of Technology.  She is a periodic guest lecturer at the Berkeley Haas School of Business, and a certified MBTI practitioner.

Wendy lives in northern California, with her husband, Garrett, and her dog, Taffy. Her passions outside of people development include cooking elaborate meals for friends, baseball, games of all kinds, and wine.