Faculty Bio

  • Faculty Info
  • Name:
    Dr. Wendy Axelrod
  • Wendy Axelrod, PhD is Managing Partner of Talent Savvy Manager, LLC, a human capital consultancy focused on talent development. Wendy is a recognized expert in manager-driven, performance-centered people development. Over the past 30 years, both as a corporate executive and external consultant, she has helped organizations drive substantial development of people, resulting in greater performance and satisfaction of workforce, managers and companies. She has worked directly with thousands of managers and leaders both in workshops and as an executive coach in companies which include: Aetna, Vanguard, DuPont, Merrill Lynch, Deloitte, GlaxoSmithKline, Novo Nordisk, Shire, Duke Energy, TJX Canada, Occidental and Sunoco.  As the co-author of the practical Make Talent Your Business: How Exceptional Managers Develop People While Getting Results, her research has identified 5 practices which distinguish these developmental managers. She speaks regularly at corporate and public conferences such as the Conference Board, HR People and Strategy, ASTD and HR.com. Her works have appeared in SmartBriefs on Leadership, Leader to Leader, Leadership Excellence, AMA, ASTD Management Development Handbook and the Journal of HR People and Strategy. Passionate about development and professional growth, Wendy is the volunteer creator and moving force behind the renowned Philadelphia area Mentoring Program for HR Professionals, now in its 13th year. 

  • This Year's Sessions:
    Make Talent Your Business:
    How Managers Develop People While Getting Results
    with Dr. Wendy Axelrod
        This workshop gets to the heart of what it takes to develop your people so they can take on more complex and bigger assignments, while requiring less supervision. You will no longer need to choose between driving for performance OR developing employees— you can do both simultaneously. Learn about...