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Wanda Taylor, MCC

Welcome! Thanks for checking me out. I could tell you all about me but I rather think you'd like to know what I can do for you.

As a former systems analyst, professional coach, and founder of Bay Centre Coaching Group, I will help you focus on cutting through the noise to create clarity; identify gaps, strengths, and challenges; create sustainable action plans; and then coach your leaders for consistency and accountability. I help clients to focus on execution, always beginning with the end in mind.

While others are trying to think outside the box, I encourage my clients to identify with the concept that there is no box, especially in today's challenging environment. I encourage a healthy dose of uncertainty in order to look at things in a different light, including processes, systems, talent, and cash flow / revenue sources, keeping what works and challenging leaders to pivot by the numbers and by customer and market feedback.

Organizations and leaders that we serve will walk away with clarity; a specific and executable action plan, complete with metrics and KPI's (measuring the right things at the right time); and a focus on learning, adjusting, aligning, and executing. 

About Me

I have over 30 years experience as a successful entrepreneur, business owner, and professional corporate coach. My clients experience me as dedicated, ethical, knowledgeable, and creative. I am an ICF Master Certified Coach and I love to work with organizations who value coaching as the greatest accelerant to success. 

My clients have included the CDC; Escambia, Santa Rosa, and Brewton County school districts; Community Action Program and Head Start in two counties; the National Bridal Association; Office of Personnel Management (federal); U.S. Treasury Department; the YMCA of Northwest Florida; Navy Federal; and other public, private, and government agencies. 

Additionally, I have been actively involved in the International Coach Federation by serving on several committees and as a coach certification assessor. I own a coach certification school as a division of Bay Centre, Inc. and have certified 60+ coaches. I also create internal coach certification programs for organizations looking to provide a coach approach for their leaders. I have assisted organizations in adding leadership development to their evaluation processes; provided strategic planning for boards and organizations; designed and deployed customized Employee Satisfaction and Engagement Surveys based on custom core competencies; deployed, debriefed, and coached around customized 360's; provided leadership development for current and emerging leaders; provided onboarding coaching; and assisted organizations in process review, mission and value alignment, and talent development.

If you asked me how I describe my coaching style, I would say it's expansive, yet practical fueled by curiosity, passion, and a deep sense of successful execution for my clients.