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Dr Wanda Wallace in New York


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Dr. Wanda Wallace is Managing Partner of Leadership Forum.  LF helps organizations improve the quality of their conversations in every aspect from strategic insight, to talent, teams, inclusivity and individual capability. Better conversations result in better relationships which lead to better performance. 

Wanda speaks, coaches leaders, conducts seminars, and works with teams at all levels in the global corporate context. She works around the world and is versed in leadership, politics and strategic perspective. 

Dr. Wallace helps women advance their careers as well as engages managers in the inclusion agenda. 

With her latest book, she has extended her experience watching men and especially women transition to more senior roles where the team knows more than the leader. This can be a trap for expert executors transitioning to roles with greater span of responsibility. You Can’t Know It All: Leading in an Age of Deep Expertise explains why this is an issue, how it impacts performance and what to do about it.

Dr. Wallace has forged close relationships with a number of blue-chip clients across many industries including clients such as those in health care (AbbVie, GlaxoSmithKline, LifeScience Dynamics, Medtronic, Merck), insurance, (Allianz Group, Metlife, BCBSNC), manufacturing (Siemens, Ford Motor Company, Navistar, Kennametal, UPM, Ledvance), financial services (American Express, Deutsche Bank, JPMorgan Chase, Morgan Stanley, UBS, HSBC), accounting (Ernst & Young, PricewaterhouseCoopers), legal (Herbert Smith Freehills, Linklaters, Norton Rose, Dentons), hospitality (Four Seasons), telecommunications, (Ericsson, British Telecom, Vodafone) and oil and gas (British Petroleum). She has also worked with start-ups and government agencies. 

As a consultant and educator who is equally at ease in the distinct worlds of business and education, she has designed a number of highly rated programs for high potential leaders that have been enthusiastically received around the world.  For clients, she has developed and introduced a number of executive education models that combine the best of practice, dialogue, thought and action.

She is the author of Reaching the Top, Factors that Impact the Careers and Retention of Senior Women Leaders along with two co-authored with Corporate Research Forum entitled Diversity and Business Performance (2011) and Developing and Broadening Specialists (2012). In addition, she hosts a radio show on VoiceAmerica Business entitled Out of the Comfort Zone.

Dr. Wallace received her Ph.D. from the Psychology Department at Duke University in 1985, with special emphasis on cognitive and thought processes. Prior to founding Leadership Forum, she was a professor in Marketing and then Associate Dean of Executive Education at The Fuqua School of Business at Duke University. Lastly, Dr. Wallace held the position of Executive Vice President at Duke Corporate Education, Inc.

Wanda lives in New York City and London. 

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