* Motivational Speaker
* Life Coach
Author, motivational speaker, talk-show host, entrepreneur, philanthropist and mother -- just to name a few; Wendy Gladney Dean is living proof that attitude is everything. As a child, Wendy was abandoned by her mother and sexually abused by her father. However, a firm believer that we all must do the best with what life hands us, Wendy has gone from "victim" to "victorious" and shares how to embrace happiness, experience joy, and live a fulfilled life without hatred. From her experiences, Wendy has written two books. Her first, "Healing Without Hate: How to Forgive to Live," provides uplifting strategies to overcome obstacles and find personal fulfillment. The topic of "Forgiveness" is also the center of Wendy's second biographical book, "The Preacher's Daughter: A Memory." Wendy's success with both books has sent her on many speaking engagements. Topics include: rising above abuse and abandonment, bi-racial understanding, overcoming adversity, cancer, divorce, single parenting, building a business/balancing a life, and Personal Development Management.A professional consultant and event manager for over 20 years, Wendy started with a concept for a single business that has matured into a conglomerate of companies known as Wendy's Enterprises. Wendy’s Enterprises consists of: Personal Services Plus, a Consulting Firm that assists with Community Relations, Events & Coaching and known for its unique approach, attention to detail, and personal service; and Forgiving For Living, Inc., a nonprofit organization that offers solutions related to issues that require forgiveness.
No stranger to the Media world, Wendy is a guest writer for many publications. She was the Event Essentials Editor for SAVE THE DATE magazine and is a regular columnist for the Los Angeles Sentinel and the Inland Valley News. Contributing to her diverse background, Wendy has also worked in the entertainment industry as an actress and local talk show host. Her local cable talk show, "Building Bridges with Wendy Gladney," is in syndication and every Thursday morning, Wendy can be heard as a guest speaker on KJLH 102.3 FM's Front Page with Dominique DiPrima.
Very active in the community, Wendy believes in giving back. She accomplishes her philanthropic quest through her nonprofit foundation, Forgiving for Living, Inc. Annually, the foundation hosts the PLUS Awards, honoring individuals committed to their communities in the areas of healing and forgiveness. For her own achievements and commitment to community, she has been the recipient of several honors, including the nationally recognized Curvations tribute presented by spokesperson, Queen Latifah in 2007 and the 2013 Women of Distinction Award by Congress Member Judy Chu.
Wendy's professionalism is extended through her membership in many notable organizations including: National Speakers Association (NSA), Screen Actor's Guild (SAG), National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO), and Center for Nonprofit Management among others.
A native of Southern California, Wendy received her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of California, Los Angeles. Committed to service through community, faith and family Wendy resides in Southern California.
For more information about Wendy and Wendy's Enterprises, visit WendyGladney.com.