My guest for this episode is Wendy Ryan. Wendy is the CEO of Kadabra. With over 25 years of combined experience in human resources, organizational development, nonprofit leadership, and executive coaching Wendy have 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 is the author of the award-winning bestseller, Learn Lead Lift: How to Think, Act, and Inspire Your Way to Greatness, and has been featured in Forbes, Yahoo News!, Business Digest, Authority Magazine, CEO Magazine, and Thrive Global. Wendy is also an active mentor, strategic advisor, and angel investor in early stage, BIPOC, LGBTQ++, and womxn-led companies. She’s an advocate for expanding diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility in the investor and business ecosystem.

Wendy has a master’s degree in Human Resources and Organizational Development.

Here’s what to expect during the episode:

  • What are the 3 elements of the mindset framework?
  • Why is a growth mindset needed for successful leadership?
  • What should a leader consider before making any decision?
  • What are the qualities of a good leader?
  • Why do leaders need to let people know what they are thinking?

Connect with Wendy Ryan!





Get free resources from Wendy by going to

Mary’s book is available on Amazon or wherever books are sold: Love Your Board! The Executive Directors’ Guide to Discovering the Sources of Nonprofit Board Troubles and What to Do About Them.

Be sure to subscribe to Inspired Nonprofit Leadership so that you don’t miss a single episode, and while you’re at it, won’t you take a moment to write a short review and rate our show? It would be greatly appreciated!

Let us know the topics or questions you would like to hear about in a future episode. You can do that, and follow us, on Facebook.

Connect with Mary!


Inspired Nonprofit Leadership Facebook Group:

Company Facebook: