Wendy Palmer


Founder of Leadership Embodiment, Leadership Coach, Mindfulness Instructor

Wendy is the founder of Leadership Embodiment, a process that uses principles from the non-violent Japanese martial art of Aikido and mindfulness to offer simple tools and practices to increase leadership capacity and respond to stress and pressure with greater confidence, creativity and integrity. Wendy holds a 6th degree black belt in Aikido and has practiced mindfulness for over 45 years.

She has worked with executive teams and individuals for Twitter, Genentech, Jazz Pharmaceuticals, The Gap, NASA, Accenture, Salesforce.com, McKinsey &Co, Google, Blackrock, Oracle, Unilever, The BBC, Gates Foundation, The George Washington University and The Daimler Group.  She is also an author of 3 books, Leadership Embodiment, The Intuitive Body and The Practice of Freedom, and a supporting CD.

The three competencies of Leadership Embodiment focus on developing greater resilience and the capacity to work with intensity. They are: being inclusive, being able to listen for the whole, and speaking up clearly without aggression or collapsing.

Her coaching organization, Leadership Embodiment offers Coach Training to experienced coaches and facilitators who wish to learn to coach leaders and teams in Leadership Presence.