Dr. Reynolds is recognized around the world for her work in defining the challenges and needs of smart, strong goal-driven women in today’s workplace. She provides custom speaking, training and coaching programs for top talent women focused on helping them make good career choices, build strategic relationships and show up with strength, grace, and impact.
- Personal coaching for smart, strong women
- Speaking at women’s conferences and corporations to support women at all stages of their development: beginning, middle, and late-stage careers.
- Connect with Marcia on Psychology Today.
Additionally, I will work with organizations to create or expand their programs for women in their organizations.
Women around the world have formed groups at work to work through exercises together from my Wander Woman: How High-Achieving Women Find Contentment and Direction. This demonstrates an opportunity to support top-talent women. There will be an exodus of high-achieving women in the companies not actively engaging them today. I say, “Engage your top talent today or you will be struggling to retain them tomorrow.”
Here is a brief description of the book:
Wander Woman: How High-Achieving Women Find Contentment and Direction by Marcia Reynolds, PsyD is the first personal development book focused on the needs and desires of high-achieving women as opposed to the general population of women. Based on the Dr. Reynold’s doctorial research and decades of coaching smart, strong women, Wander Woman found a growing population of women in business who are confident in their abilities and continue to stack up the accomplishments, but at the end of the day they are discontented, disappointed and exhausted. As a result, they focus on their next job more than what is possible in their current positions.
In Wander Woman, Reynolds defines the societal factors that led to the drive and restlessness these women experience. Then she defines the dark side of women who were raised to excel—in their constant search for the next great thing, they lose a sense of who they are and what their purpose is beyond their accomplishments and praise. Once the readers clearly identify their challenges, the bulk of the chapters in Wander Woman provide practical exercises, powerful questions and case studies to help the readers make better choices for themselves and their lives.
Chapter 8 presents three case studies: one woman who wants to move up the ladder, one woman who wants continual challenges and great projects without being promoted and one that wants to explore moving on. The chapter presents how they were coached to make good decisions and to determine what development they needed to maximize their career growth.
Chapter 9 details what women can do to help their leaders understand what high-achieving women need to be satisfied on the job, and how organizations can meet these needs so they retain, grow and promote their top-talent women.
Wander Woman is a great compliment for any program focused on developing women and increasing the diversity in the ranks of senior leaders. When organizations present the book to their women and create support groups of women to work through the pages, they increase loyalty among their smart, strong female employees who will feel more understood and recognized.
Also, if you work for someone else, check out the post, What Women Want…At Work and let your leaders know what you need to feel fulfilled at work.