Wendy Padob, NBC-HWC, CHWC, is a national board-certified health & wellness coach specializing in exceutive stress management. She is CEO and founder of WP Creative Wellness, a private coaching practice in New York City, and works with individuals who seek healthy work life balance and relief from chronic stress, anxiety, job burnout, repetitive strain injuries and other stress-related conditions.
Wendy also partners with mental health professionals across the U.S. to provide telehealth behavioral coaching to clients suffering from stress, anxiety and depression associated with medical and psychological illnesses such as chronic pain, diabetes, obesity, heart disease, cancer, panic disorders, PTSD and more.
Before becoming a coach, Wendy was a successful communications executive and writer who spent over two decades working at global ad agencies and Fortune 500 companies where she experienced first-hand how stress can take its toll. Frequent travel, poor posture, sitting for long hours, typing on computers, mobile devices, and overusing her hands and upper body led to multiple repetitive strain injuries. When the pain became debilitating, she had to stop working and take disability leave.
Despite being advised by doctors to give up writing, Wendy made profound changes to her lifestyle habits and emerged healthier, more resilient and able to perform better than before. She is deeply committed to helping others prevent or rebound from chronic stress and transform their physical, mental and emotional wellbeing through her Soar Above Stress programs that focus on a practice she calls 'radical self-care.'
Lifestyle changes can prevent 'lifestyle diseases'
As a health & executive coach as well as healthy lifestyle educator, Wendy is passionate about providing timely intervention and mindfulness tools for reducing physical, mental and emotional stress - before it takes over. Too often, stress can spiral out of control and lead to illnesses that can be prevented by making simple but powerful changes to eating, drinking, exercise, sleep, relaxation and cognitive habits. In fact, research has shown that 80% of heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, and 40% of cancers can be prevented with improvements to diet and lifestyle.*
*2019, American College of Lifestyle Medicine