I’m Wendy McCallum,
Burnout & Balance Coach, Wellness Expert and recovered lawyer.
I came back from burnout ten years ago by designing a balanced life I love, and now I'm on a mission to help other women do the same.
Are you ready to change your life?
Worried you're burning out but have no idea how to turn it around?
You're in the right place. I help busy high-achieving professionals reclaim their personal balance and avoid burnout.
Grab your FREE Burnout Checklist now.
It's the first step in re-claiming your balance & joy, and takes just a few minutes to complete. No strings!
My Journey to Burnout and Back:
After 12 demanding years in corporate law and two babies "back to back", I was there too.
On paper, my life was "perfect" -- in reality, I was exhausted, disenchanted, unhappy and unhealthy.
My goal was simply to "get through" the days, and I felt like I was barely keeping my head above water.
Our story isn't unique.
In fact, burnout is SO common that it's now classified by the World Health Organization as a "workplace phenomenon."
I work with high-achieving people who are nearing burnout every week in my coaching practice -- often as a result of career pressures combined with personal responsibilities (like caring for children &/or aging parents).
The good news? You can both prevent and recover from burnout, and I can help.
I'm not your run-of-the-mill coach.
And you're not a cookie... so let's skip the cookie-cutter coaching.
Instead of an ineffective one-size-fits-all model, I use a one-of-a-kind approach that allows us to co-create a unique system for permanent change that really works for your real life.
I've learned a lot along the way, both in my own personal "balance quest", and through helping hundreds of very busy, high-achievers create more balanced, joyful lives over the past 10+ years.
The truth is: extreme, overwhelming, deprivation-based changes don't stick. Whatever you commit to, it has to work with YOUR REAL LIFE.
Lasting change results from a series of consistent, manageable and (most important) pleasant small habits -- stacked on top of each other -- and served with a side of accountability.
We'll identify what you need more & less of in your life, re-structure your routine to reflect that, and carve out some time for you (yes, it's there, I promise!) to build a healthy foundation & toolkit for resilience.
I'm not just an experienced coach; I'm also a nutrition & wellness expert with an arsenal of powerful tools to share.
How we'll create lasting change together:
We’ll put together a practical, actionable plan for habit change that sets you up for success.
You and I will work through all the “real life” stuff that’s gotten you where you are. That might be stress or time management challenges, unhealthy coping mechanisms or relationships, or even “the stories” you tell yourself.
We’ll explore your core values, discover what lights YOU up, and you’ll get on a clearer course for better balance and a whole lot more joy.
You'll build confidence as you gain clarity, dream bigger, and accomplish your goals.
My empathetic, non-judgmental approach and unique, habit-stacking system sets you up for success, builds confidence, and leads to life-changing results!
All coaching is done online through video sessions - wherever you live, we can work together!
Watch the short video below to hear my personal burnout story, and discover some of my most powerful tools for preventing and recovering from burnout.
The results speak for themselves...
"I am so thankful to have invested in myself by investing in Wendy. Wendy brings to her coaching a wonderful combination of wisdom, clarity, creativity, and logic. Working with Wendy allowed me to see issues with a different lens and solutions became more obvious. Wendy has a great skill in listening and understanding and guiding you to create new possibilities. Another reason to work with Wendy is accountability - creating and meeting goals feels so good! She is a wonderful support on this journey."
"As a solo-preneur, I thought it might be a good idea to connect with someone I could trust to provide a different perspective on my business and personal goals...
Enter Wendy McCallum - she has supported me in reaching my business and personal goals and she calls me out when I need to get out of my own way!
Professional. Wise. Honest, and 110% in your corner. She's the real deal."
-J. Lespérance, President, Shine HR
"Wendy is an excellent listener, a wise advisor and she's willing to share her own experience in little doses when it is relevant. I've worked with several coaches who dominate the calls and pontificate. Wendy is not one of these coaches. She co-creates an experience that benefits her clients in truly life-changing ways. "
- Mary Byers, Author, Speaker & Coach
"After being part of the coaching space for almost a decade, and working behind the scenes in coaches' businesses, I can confidently say Wendy is one of the best coaches I've worked with.
Wendy is a skilled and experienced coach who was able to hold me to a higher standard and constantly challenged me to be my best self. Every single session was shifting in some way; she was able to see exactly what I needed and pushed me enough outside of my comfort zone. Wendy’s approach is the perfect blend of frankness coupled with compassion. She was excellent at keeping me accountable. Everything we did was personalized to me and my desired life changes - not some cookie cutter, generic advice.
Wendy gave me tools and resources that I continue to practice in my daily life. I am now living more intentionally, and I see myself as so much more capable. In some ways I feel like an entirely different person since working with Wendy; she was able to help me see my life much more clearly and make better decisions for myself as a result.
If you're feeling like balance is out of reach, or you know that you're already on the path to burnout, I encourage you to hire Wendy. You won't regret it for a minute and I'm confident that you'll find her coaching support to be invaluable."
"Wendy - I wanted to let you know that I was offered a managerial position today. I’m now leading the whole team at my new company! Thank you for guiding me through the transition and helping provide the tools to get me there. It definitely felt like a difficult road at times full of self doubt. ❤️ Please keep helping women reach for their potential!"
"In the span of 12 coaching sessions, Wendy taught me how to begin making small change daily. She supported me in my quest to re-balance my family life, my relationships, and eventually re-claim parts of myself and my identity. From wellness, parenting, right up to career and business coaching, the breadth of Wendy’s coaching model made real change possible for me. Wendy is relatable, genuine, and has an obvious gift for teaching others how to live a joyful, mindful, and authentic life."
"From my very first consultation call I felt that Wendy understood where I was emotionally and had some solid tools to offer for helping me move through the painful burnout I was experiencing. Wendy has helped me immensely. Before working with her, I was frustrated, depressed, lost and contemplating leaving my career (as I believed it to be the only option.) Each week we discussed the challenges I was experiencing and she would offer educated, compassionate and achievable ways to work through them. The most valuable thing about working with Wendy is that she teaches you how to apply these practices to create a better, more balanced life. She doesn't tell you what to do or solve your problems for you — she provides you with the tools so you can solve them yourself!"
"I stumbled upon Wendy's website at a time in my life when I wanted to make some big changes but didn't think I had it in me to do so. A quick download of her questionnaire validated my intuition that burnout was real and it had me stuck. As our meetings progressed Wendy helped me look at, and revisit with kindness, my values, my strengths, and my gifts. Through her coaching and our conversations, I found ways to celebrate all the wonderful phases of my long and successful career but also see how some new choices and decisions were there for me to take action on. Over our sessions together I began uncovering that my fears, limiting beliefs, and negative thought loops were not based on facts and I began gaining clarity around my purpose and new direction. My words to live by became “Embrace the New” and that is exactly what I am doing now! Lately, I have more energy than I have felt in years, I have reconnected with what matters most to me and I have taken risks that I would not have believed possible just three months ago. I will be forever grateful for Wendy!"