Wendy

Gates Corbett

Be real. Be you. Belong.

Why Belonging?

Belonging:

be·​long·​ing | \ bi-ˈlȯŋ-iŋ , bē- \

I spotlight belonging because employees who feel included, welcome, and psychologically safe are happier, more productive, more creative, and they don’t leave!

Everyone deserves to work in a place where they know to their soul that they belong.

To feel like we belong, we need to be:

Connected

Connected

to others and to something bigger than us

Respected

Respected

by our peers, friends, and leaders
Protected

Protected

by trusting relationships with others

Leaders have the responsibility to make sure those they lead know to their soul that they belong.

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Most Requested Topics

All topics can be delivered in person and virtually.

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You Don’t Belong Here, You’re Different!

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The Building Blocks of Belonging

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Building Belonging in the Workplace

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I Belong, You Belong, We Belong

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Creating the Culture They Crave

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7 Ways to Promote Emotional Safety

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The 2022 Resilience Playbook: Strategies for Building Your Flex-Ability

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7 Secrets For Making Yourself Memorable

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Powerful Professional Presence

What Audiences Say

What I liked most about the program was that you showed us we all have something to share. I found the tips and the handouts most helpful. I’ve even shared them back at the office!

Anita Hoggard, SPHR

ALLIANCE BEHAVIORAL HEALTHCARE

I had the pleasure of working with Wendy to share her perspectives on Belonging to kick off a new era of our employee resource groups and it was a true success. One employee said “Finally, I feel like someone gets me.” Her style is genuine. Her heart is compassionate. And her insights are timely. I feel fortunate to know her, and highly recommend her to any organization interested in true progress for Inclusion and Belonging.

Mark King

VP Global Diversity & Inclusion, WestRock Company

Wendy kept our conference audience’s attention with her authentic sharing of her story. It was clear she reached attendees and really got them thinking about how they can use in their own lives the strategies she presented. Many were moved to tears. After her presentation, attendees were lined up to speak with her.
Gracie Johnson-Lopez

FOUNDER, DIVERSITY & INCLUSION CONFERENCE

Wendy spoke at our recent conference about presentation skills, and it was a huge hit with the participants! She is an extremely engaging speaker, who not only effectively communicates her information about great presentations, but also models the behaviors and gets participants to think about how to incorporate the skills in their future presentations. In the time I have been attending and organizing this conference, which consists of both academics and professionals, I don’t think I’ve ever seen so many laughs, nods of agreement, and hands shoot up for questions. On top of all that, she was great to work with.
Joe Mazzola

Associate Professor, Meredith College

Wendy Gates Corbett, absolutely nailed it. I think the quality of great speaker can make you think, but the really exceptional speaker actually makes you feel; and that’s what Wendy did.
Stan Phelps

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, THE PURPLE GOLDFISH

Wendy gave a fantastic session for our Advancement of Women Entrepreneurs organization at NC State. The information was exactly what we were looking for and our audience was extremely excited about the information they received. I would definitely invite her to speak again!
Kate Annett-Hitchcock

Associate Professor, NC State University

Recent Presentations

Where’s Wendy?

Select 2022 and 2021 Speaking Engagements

You Don’t Belong Here, You’re Different!

Training Industry Conference

6/21/2022

You Don’t Belong Here, You’re Different!

ATD International Conference

5/16/2022

You Don’t Belong Here, You’re Different!

ATD Research Triangle Area

3/24/2022

Building Belonging at Work

ATD North Dakota

2/16/2022

Optimizing PowerPoint

Kenco Group

1/25/2022

I Belong, You Belong, We Belong

ATD Charlotte

1/20/2022

Building Belonging

Raleigh Metro SHRM

12/3/2021

Where Do We Go from Here?

Learning 2021

11/19/2021

Building Belonging in the Workplace

ATD Piedmont

11/18/2021

Creating the Culture They Crave

NCACPA

11/17/2021

I Belong, You Belong, We Belong

LexisNexis Fellowship Summit

11/11/2021

The Female Impact on the Future of Finance

AICPA-CIMA and Versapay

11/9/2021

3 Building Blocks of Belonging

CF Industries

10/30/2021

3 Building Blocks of Belonging

CF Industries

10/29/2021

5 Creative Ways to Promote Emotional Safety at Work

Raleigh LGBTQ+ Chamber

10/27/2021

RISE and S.H.I.N.E.

LexisNexis Inclusion and Diversity Conference

10/8/2021

You Belong Here

Urban Strategies, Inc.

9/24/2021