SJ Leadership Coach, LLC

Make a difference at any level of your organization with Everything DiSC®.

About Us

Wendy Ryan
Wendy Ryan, Founder and Principal SJ Leadership Coach, LLC

Since 2014, SJ Leadership Coach has been working to strengthen businesses and organizations across the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond by "bridging the gaps" between need, opportunity and return on investment for leadership systems, organizational capabilities and individual talent.

Our team provides highly customized solutions for leadership and organizational development tailored to meet the specific needs of your organization. We have a reputation for delivering excellence in the following areas:

• Individual, Team-Based or Organizational Assessments
• Learning Sessions and Workshops
• Strategic Visioning and Planning
• One-on-One Coaching
• Organizational Change Management
• Team Development

With over 25 years of combined experience in human resources, organizational development, non-profit leadership and executive coaching Founder and Principal, Wendy Ryan, has partnered with hundreds of individuals and organizations throughout the U.S. helping front-line through C-suite leaders and board members achieve success as individuals and in teams.

Wendy holds a Master's Degree in Human Resources and Organizational Development from the University of San Francisco in addition to a post-graduate Certificate in Management and Innovation from Bentley College and dual Bachelor's Degrees in Psychology and Spanish from the University of California at Davis. Wendy was previously certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources.

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Testimonials For SJ Leadership Coach LLC

  • I found Wendy Ryan’s skills and insights unexpectedly helpful and immediately useful. She helped me navigate a challenging transition from one leadership role to another within my organization by offering a salient combination of personal counsel, and both novel and established business communication strategies and practices.

    Melissa Alexander, Director of Public Programs Exploratorium
  • Wendy Ryan is by her very nature a problem solver. She uses deep intelligence and knowledge of human principles, coupled with compassionate listening, to make her clients feel perfectly understood. Her approach and guidance is creative and practical, at the same time, all while being scaled appropriately to the problem.

    Stacey Porter - Head of Global Talent Development Intuitive Surgical
  • I have had the pleasure of working with Wendy during my tenure as Chief HR Officer at an education company. During our partnership, Wendy orchestrated many HR initiatives, including executive team building, assessments, conflict resolution and leadership development programs. In all instances, Wendy was the ultimate professional.

    Howard Allentoff - Chief People Officer Redjack
  • I worked with Wendy Ryan as she prepared and facilitated a team building event for the city of Morgan Hill. As we planned and executed the event, I was impressed with Wendy's organization, follow through and relevant contribution to the process. I highly recommend Wendy to provide leadership coaching, group facilitation and teamwork mentoring.

    Cindy Murphy - Assistant City Manager City of Morgan Hill


Everything DiSC® Certification

Choose your learning format:

Everything DiSC® Certification

In Person

The in-person, Everything DiSC Workplace® Certification begins with online, self-directed learning and culminates in two days of practical application facilitated by Wiley's expert trainers. With Everything DiSC Workplace® Certification, participants will:

  • Gain expertise in the Everything DiSC® model and supporting research
  • Discover how to apply the Everything DiSC Workplace reports to daily interactions
  • Customize the Everything DiSC Workplace program to meet specific participant needs
  • Navigate challenging scenarios that could arise during a workshop or coaching session
  • Create strategies to promote a DiSC®-based culture
  • Explore MyEverythingDiSC® and discover how to utilize it as an ongoing development tool
This course is held at the Education Center in Minneapolis, MN or in London, England.

Upcoming Classes

  • June 09 – June 10, 2020

    Two days of live facilitated learning in Minneapolis
  • July 21 – July 22, 2020

    Two days of live facilitated learning in Minneapolis
  • August 18 – August 19, 2020

    Two days of live facilitated learning in Minneapolis
  • September 15 – September 16, 2020

    Two days of live facilitated learning in Minneapolis
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Everything DiSC Workplace® Certification


Everything DiSC Workplace Certification is your best resource to gain foundational knowledge and tools for facilitating Everything DiSC. Designed with your busy schedule in mind, this online course gives you the flexibility of self-paced learning, paired with live-collaborative sessions led by Wiley’s expert trainers.

Increase your confidence and competence in delivering Everything DiSC Workplace in your organization. This course offers rigorous new content on the principles of the DiSC® model and the supporting research. During the live sessions, you will practice facilitating small groups and explore challenging scenarios that could arise during workshops. You’ll also learn how to keep Everything DiSC alive within your organization by creating a culture of DiSC and explore MyEverythingDiSC, the mobile-friendly, interactive learning portal that is exclusive to Everything DiSC.

This program Includes:

  • Four modules of self-directed and live collaborative learning (each requiring three to five hours of time per week), conducted over a four week period
  • Active knowledge checks to help participants assess how well they understand the content and to improve learning and retention
  • Final Certification exam (self-directed/graded activity)

Start your journey toward building your confidence and competence in effectively delivering Everything DiSC Workplace!

Upcoming Classes

  • April 20 – May 18, 2020

    Live session each Monday from 2:00 – 3:30pm CT
  • April 24 – May 22, 2020

    Live session each Friday from 8:00 – 9:30am CT
  • April 24 – May 22, 2020

    Live session each Friday from 12:00 – 1:30pm CT
  • April 28 – May 26, 2020

    Live session each Tuesday from 9:00 – 10:30am CT
  • April 28 – May 26, 2020

    Live session each Tuesday from 1:00 – 2:30pm CT
  • May 29 – June 26, 2020

    Live session each Friday from 9:00 – 10:30am CT
  • May 29 – June 26, 2020

    Live session each Friday from 12:00 – 1:30pm CT
Take the next step!


Be my guest at a Everything DiSC® showcase. Take an in-depth look into the program and discover how you can use Everything DiSC® in your organization. Select a date below to learn more.

Featured Skills

  • Leadership Development
  • Executive Coaching
  • Process Facilitation
  • Team Development
  • Organizational Development
  • Succession Planning
  • Change Management
  • Talent Assessment
  • Human Resources Strategy
  • Bilingual English/Spanish


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  • 5B Authorized Partner