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Wendy Axelrod, Ph.D.

Managing Partner
Talent Savvy Manager, LLC

Wendy Axelrod, Ph.D.

Wendy Axelrod, Ph.D. is a recognized expert in manager-driven people development, and Managing Partner of Talent Savvy Manager, LLC. Both as a corporate executive and external consultant, she has helped organizations drive substantial development of people IN the job, resulting in greater performance and satisfaction of workforce, managers and companies. Wendy has worked with thousands of managers both in workshops and as an executive coach. Her clients include: Aetna, Vanguard, DuPont Capital Management, Merrill Lynch, American Family Insurance, Deloitte, GlaxoSmithKline, Novo Nordisk, Shire, Duke Energy, TJX Canada, Occidental and Sunoco. 

Wendy helps leaders bridge the “know-do” gap regarding what it really takes to be an exceptional development manager, and speaks regularly about this at public and corporate conferences.  Wendy is the co-author of Make Talent Your Business: How exceptional managers develop people while getting results. Her works have appeared in SmartBriefs on Leadership, Leader to Leader, Leadership Excellence, Journal of HR People and Strategy, Journal of Applied Psychology, and ASTD’s 2012 Management Development Handbook.

Wendy is also the creator and moving force behind the renowned Philadelphia area Mentoring Program for HR Professionals, now in its 11th year. Learn more at