WNY PEOPLE DEVELOPMENT
People Development With Purpose
PAST CLIENT EXPERIENCES
CEO, Cape Fear Realtors
"Stefanie’s approach to take inventory of our past challenges with staff development resulted in a genuinely customized approach, and it made for all the difference! 100% of staff asked for her to join us for a second session. As a result, our team’s sense of purpose and connection are truly exceptional."
WNY People Development provides highly engaging, interactive, and fully customized experiences. We are not "trainers"; we are facilitators of information that guide leaders through the development process utilizing adult learning theory, practical application, data, reflection, honest conversations,
and tons of fun.
We don't provide a "one size fits all" corporate training program, because we don't believe leadership is "one size fits all". We pride ourselves in being able to connect and inspire leaders and work teams through real and authentic dialogue, centered around the question "why not you?"
INDIVIDUAL OR SMALL GROUP
Individualized coaching provided for emerging leaders; review successes, challenges, goal setting, and personal expectations. Each one hour session provides a safe space for leaders to be vulnerable, reflective, and creates an opportunity to partake in honest conversation regarding performance and growth.
TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT
FACE TO FACE OR VIRTUAL INSTRUCTION
lessons for next generation leaders seeking to build collaborative, engaged, and inspired teams
utilizing cheer strategies to demonstrate value, reduce burnout, and support workforce development
improve recruitment and retention though strategies that build trust, resilience, and motivation
Coaching for High Performance
shift from "manager" to "coach" to drive greater employee growth, development, and success
strategies to improve active listening skills, providing impactful feedback, and facilitating effective one-on-one's
Creating Positive Workspaces
ideas that motivate and build morale
overcoming challenges with forward focus and positivity
Leading Across Generations
learn and understand work and communication styles of Boomers to Gen Z
strategies to leverage and capitalize on multigenerational strengths and differences
new leader development program focused on communication, organization, prioritization, providing feedback, and accountability
"leadership 101" strategies to grow skillsets of front line and first time managers
emphasis placed on successful peer to manager transition
Looking Inward: Cultural Competence & Inclusion
understand and assess biases; safe space for introspection
strategies to build inclusive teams
introduction to change management models
strategies to effectively lead through organizational change
support the growth and development of women leaders
strategies to build confidence and executive presence
*WNY People Development training offerings are fully customizable and extend beyond this list; contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to design your organization's optimal development program today.
Topics include, but are not limited to:
Why Not You?: confidence, changing negative self talk, taking chances
Plan vs Reality: overcoming adversity and uncertainty, failure is opportunity
Vulnerable Leadership: leading with emotion, empathy, and heart
CheerLEADERship: connect, care, challenge, celebrate and inspire (pom poms included!)
We are constantly confronted with choices, and those choices take on a higher level of importance when we serve in leadership roles. If we lack confidence, or don't truly understand our own motivators and goals, it is difficult to make brave and necessary decisions that drive impactful change in organizations.
Inspirational leaders look inward; to build and lead strong teams, we must know ourselves. We need to identify our strengths, recognize our weaknesses, understand how we give and build trust, and most importantly, highlight what makes us the very best version of ourselves to inspire, and bring out the best in others.
WNY People Development seeks to help managers lead courageously and effectively; we specialize in
training and coaching individuals who aspire to leadership, or are managing teams for the first time.
We don't consider ourselves executive consultants; our strength is working with emerging leaders
and building strong, collaborative teams.
We understand, connect with, and will challenge your diverse workforce.
We are certified to provide and interpret Forte Institute communication assessments as a
complementary addition to our training and coaching services.
Our challenge, "Why Not You"?
WNY PEOPLE DEVELOPMENT EVENTS
LEADER LOCK IN
Leader Lock In is a one day outreach event created and hosted by WNY People Development aimed at problem solving, idea generation, perspective sharing, and networking.
2022: Emerging Women Leaders
2023: Gen Z
Contact email@example.com for additional details or sponsorship opportunities for upcoming events.
FOUNDER & CEO
Stefanie Adams is a learning and development professional, educator, former elected official, wife, and mother; for those who know her best, she is "Cheerleader Stef", which personifies
her personality and leadership style. She has over 20 years experience leading and
training in corporate, non-profit, and educational settings.
She earned an M.Ed. in Multicultural Education in 2008.
In early 2020, Stefanie stepped away from a corporate training manager position to launch
WNY People Development.
Stefanie has challenged high school students to C-Suite executives to answer the question, "why not me" as an educational consultant, corporate trainer, and leader coach across industries when confronting leadership road blocks. A simple question, partnered with coaching tools; this conversation continues to prove successful for building innovative and effective leaders, competent to make decisions and drive organizational change.
Stefanie serves on the Board for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Southeastern NC, the YMCA of Southeastern NC Youth Services Board, and she was nominated as a YWCA Woman of Achievement in 2022. She is a graduate of the WILMA Leadership Institute, and is a current member of SHRM, the Lower Cape Fear Human Resource Association, and
the Wilmington Chamber of Commerce.
In her personal life, Stefanie's days are fueled by coffee, chocolate, yoga, new challenges,
and building relationships; her passions are developing others, serving the community,
the beach, Philly sports, travel, managing the chaos that comes with life, and
dancing like no one is watching.