I Don't Do Polite. I Do REAL.

I Do Kind, Loving, No-Bullsh*t, Straight-from-the-Heart Honesty & Vulnerability...

...In a way that's prolly gonna make you kinda fall in love with me. (#sorrynotsorry)

Because that's what happens when we share from our heart & soul...

...In a way that's prolly gonna make you kinda fall in love with me. (#sorrynotsorry)

(Because that's what happens when we share from our heart & soul...)

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My Story

After a decade of trial-and-failure as an entrepreneur, I finally built a thriving 6-figure pickleball coaching business with my then-husband, Prem Carnot.

We were pioneers in the field of pickleball coaching, offering 50-person clinics around the country, then later, 12-person bootcamps. I like to say that we charged more for pickleball coaching than anyone had in the hiiiiiistory of the univerrrrrrsse!! (In a booming, echoing voice...😝)

In 2016, when we launched our VIP Intensive, it was $1500 for 3 days of private pickleball coaching, and, at the time, no one was charging more than about $60 for a 2-hour lesson. Our first client was thrilled, and the the next time we offered a 2-day intensive for $1500, then a 1/2 day intenive for $1,000...

By all accounts, we had it made...

We had two beautiful kids, co-authored the Amazon.com #1 best-selling book, Smart Pickleball, we went on to do $20k webinars and had a team of people working for us in the business and around the house to make life easier.

Only, it turns out...

Money, acclaim, hired help, and even having a thriving business doing work you love are NOT necessarily keys to happiness and well-being.

I remember lying in our gorgeous condo on the big island in Hawaii, where we were hosting a pickleball bootcamp. I felt exhausted, depleted and didn't get out of bed for days.

It was when I was on the boat heading out to swim with wild dolphins (a lifelong dream), that I noticed myself feeling numb inside.

That was the moment I realized: "Something is wrong with me, I should be WAY more excited about this than I am..."

I didn't know it then, but my health, my relationship and most important of all, my connection to myself, were all in critical condition.

It took some brave, vulnerable, scary, (expensive!) and hard decisions...

But slowly, one day at a time, one decision at a time, I managed to steer the oceanliner of my life in a different direction.

  • I came out as polyamorous.
  • (Separated from my husband over it.)
  • Quit playing pickleball (because I felt too embarassed by losing my serve, was afraid to be honest about my life with our pickleball followers, and lacked the confidence to offer my own content)
  • Discovered I am queer and love and am attracted to people regardless of their gender identity.
  • Began the journey through a heartbreaking divorce (that's still not over yet).
  • Started questioning my gender identity and settled at "genderfluid" (but you can use she/her pronouns, for now please).
  • Have found & begun to explore my kinky sides.
  • Rebuilt my own business helping other coaches and entrepreneurs market themselves online
  • Got diagnosed with ADHD.
  • Started playing pickleball again and remembered I was the driving force behind content creation in The Pickleball Guru business and I have a lot to teach and offer players independently of Prem...

And that's all just in the past 5 years!

Now, I am at a place where I feel more connected to my aliveness, happier, healthier and less stressed than ever before.

I am more committed than ever to trusting and following my aliveness, even .

I am rebuilding my business--this time around without compromising on my health or well-being.

Now I bring my sharp business mind, my compassionate heart and my emotional intelligence to creating online courses, trainings and programs to help self-growth oriented people tune in to their aliveness, follow divine guidance and share their unique personality, experiences and gifts.

I help them develop practical strategies to build a sustainable life and business they love based on living, speaking and sharing their truth.

Let’s Turn the Business You Have into the One Your Heart Desires…

Evolving your business (or life) into something that makes your heart sing isn’t rocket science.

But it IS a paradigm shift.

It starts with honesty. And self-care. And trusting your intuition.

It also requires some creativity and problem solving to find practical strategies to get from where you are to where you want to be.

The path is different for everyone and nobody can GIVE you the solutions.

But we can work together to help you FIND and CREATE them for yourself.


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Find Out How Your Business Can Evolve WITH You as You Continue to Grow, Evolve and Fulfill Your Divinely-Guided Mission on This Planet

From Happy C lient-Friends...

I Can Depend on Wendy to Consistently Question Whether My Latest Business Focus is the Easiest, Most Nourishing Way to Meet the Goals I’ve Set for Myself…

"I've worked with several top coaches in exclusive coaching programs. What sets Wendy apart from just about every other coach or consultant I've worked with is how attuned she is to finding ways to grow your business without sacrificing your self-care. I've spent a life time pushing myself hard to get the job done, but I can depend on Wendy to consistently question whether my latest business focus is the easiest, most nourishing way to achieve the goals that I've set out for myself. She will invariably help me find a more elegant solution."

Lethia Owens

Personal Branding Expert//NSA Certified Speaking Professional

I Got Off the Phone Feeling More Excited About My Business Than I Had in the Previous Five Years…

"I went into massage twenty years ago because I loved the work, but eventually it turned into a grind. When I reconnected with Wendy most recently, I got off the phone feeling more excited about my business than I had in the previous five years!

It's always a privilege to have her focus her brain on me and my business. I’ve never met anyone as creative as she is—it’s amazing how she can come up with so many great ideas so quickly. Thanks to her, I offered (and sold!) my first high-end intensive. I feel more confident than ever.

Every time we talk, her positive, high-power energy rubs off on me and I take it back into my business and my day. You can’t afford NOT to give Wendy a brief synapsis of your business and just hear her perspective. She can take your business (and life) to a whole new level."

Sheri Lynn Bussey

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"After having just one session with Wendy I felt sooo much more confident and was able to play with the better players."

Rose Slam! Johnson (they/them)

Business Coach

Oakland, CA

"I've always been athletic but had no racket sport experience. Wendy taught me to play pickleball one day and the next time we played against people I didn't know, they called me 'a ringer' and couldn't believe it was only my second day playing. "

John Patrick (he/him)

Store Manager & Youtube Personality

Grass Valley, CA

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I'll be in touch as often as I joyously can to give you a glimpse into the trials and celebrations of my life, share some cute kid pics and behind-the-scenes photos, and tell you what I'm creating in the world.

When I'm up to something exciting online, I might write every day. When I'm offline being with the peeps I love and livin' life, it might be every few weeks.

Either way, I hope you'll write back and let me know what's going on in your world, too. (But only if you wanna...no obligation!)

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