As the world continues to evolve, the need for competent leaders and effective coaches has never been greater. Dr. Wendy Norfleet, a professional coach and CEO of Norfleet Integrated Solutions, Inc, is one such individual who has dedicated her life to developing leaders and helping organizations achieve their goals. With her extensive background in the IT industry and her doctorate degree in instructional technology, Dr. Norfleet has designed and delivered high-quality, results-driven training to multiple colleges and universities. Her expertise as a certified coach and consultant has helped countless business leaders identify key performance indicators and implement long-term growth strategies.
Breaking the Mold: From Pre-Law to Information Technology
Dr. Norfleet attended a college prep high school where she excelled in advanced math and computer courses. Despite her skills and interest in technology, she initially majored in pre-law, which was considered more acceptable for women at that time. However, when she was assigned to work on a computer system at a company she worked for, she quickly changed her major and pursued degrees in computer information systems.
Dr. Norfleet steadily rose through the ranks in the IT field, holding various positions such as programmer, network administrator, database administrator, and software configuration engineer, and eventually becoming the Director of Information Technology for a global company. While working in IT, she recognized the significance of being a competent coach, mentor, trainer, and advocate for her team, and with a desire to showcase her skills and abilities, she was inspired to create Norfleet Integrated Solutions, Inc.
Empowering Businesses Through Customized Solutions
Norfleet Integrated Solutions is a leading provider of high-quality training, coaching, and business consulting services. With a team of experienced professionals who specialize in various areas such as HR management, recruiting, leadership, and strategic planning, the company is committed to meeting the needs of its clients and helping them achieve their goals. They have a track record of working with clients from different sectors, including corporate recruiting, small business start-ups, college instruction, corporate training, leadership development, and career coaching. With a focus on delivering customized solutions that produce tangible results, Norfleet Integrated Solutions is the go-to company for businesses looking to enhance their productivity and improve their performance.
Dr. Norfleet’s years of experience working with multiple colleges and universities and her doctorate degree in instructional technology allow her to design and deliver high-quality, results-driven training. The company has received several awards that attest to its proven process of being able to produce effective training that increases productivity, improves performance, and inspires continuous improvement.
Empowering Entrepreneurs with Wisdom and Guidance
Dr. Norfleet has authored two books, with a third one on the way. Her first book, Leading Without the Title: A Blueprint to Growing into Leadership, has great information for self-evaluation and actions that everyone can take regardless of their position. Her second leadership book is currently being edited and will be out by June 2023. She also wrote a chapter in an anthology titled, The Impact of One Voice: Your Voice, Story, and Message Matters. In this chapter, Dr. Norfleet shares her personal struggles and how she persevered in a male-dominated field as an engineer. Her message is clear: everyone has a unique voice, story, and message that matters, and it is essential to share them with the world.
Dr. Norfleet emphasizes that successful small business owners must have a clear understanding of their services/products, their competition, and how they can create a unique value proposition. She advises entrepreneurs to offer customized solutions for their clients and focus on providing excellent service that stands out. Additionally, she strongly recommends having a business coach as a trusted advisor, sounding board, and guide to help navigate the challenges of entrepreneurship. With her expert insights, Dr. Norfleet provides valuable guidance for small business owners to achieve their goals and build lasting success.
When it comes to women venturing into entrepreneurship, Dr. Norfleet advocates for building a strong dream team, conducting thorough research, and taking a leap of faith. “Many mistakenly think they have to know everything to start a business. This is not true, but you do need people who know a lot on your team,” she advised. Emphasizing the importance of having trusted advisors on one’s dream team, Dr. Norfleet shares how her CPA, banker, insurance agent, and attorney played a vital role in her own entrepreneurial journey. Her sage advice and practical guidance offer a roadmap for women to achieve success in their ventures.
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