Leadership Special Interest Group

Led by these two leaders in L  & D

Wendi Braun is a talent and organizational development leader with a passion to improve the skills and experiences of employees. Recognizing the impact leaders have on employees’ work experience, she focuses on providing clarity and confidence for leaders to lead and empower others.

With over 25 years of corporate experience, Wendi's expertise is in the design and development of curricula and in performance improvement that result in improved business and individual performance. She has led learning and OD teams at Verizon, Tufts Health Plan, Sapient Nitro, and MassHealth, and Fresenius Medical Care.

Wendi earned her undergraduate degree in Psychology from Springfield College and her Master’s degree in Industrial / Organizational Psychology from Texas A&M University. She obtained her Certified Professional in Learning and Performance (CPLP) designation. She also holds the SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) certification.

Linda St. John is Founder and Principal of LSJ Leadership Coaching, a Worcester, MA firm that specializes in employee retention.

Linda’s work focuses on developing and implementing talent management initiatives, such as onboarding, mentoring, and coaching all with a focus on helping client companies hire and keep the right people.

In 25+ years in Human Resources, Linda moved steadily through the ranks, holding more than 10 leadership positions across a range of functions at healthcare organizations, ultimately becoming Chief Human Resources Officer at Fallon Health. In 2013, and during her tenure, Fallon was named as a top workplace in the “Education, Training and Career Development” category by the Worcester Business Journal.

Linda has a Masters in Organization Psychology and a graduate certificate in executive coaching from William James College in Newton, Mass. In addition, she holds an MBA in Healthcare Administration from Anna Maria College in Paxton, Massachusetts and a BA in Public Relations and Journalism from Utica College in New York. She is certified in Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), The Emotional Intelligence Tool EQi-2.0, and the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL) 360-degree suite of assessments.

She chairs the Worcester Advisory Board of Bottom Line – and organization that helps low income, first generation students get into college, graduate and go far in life – and is a member of the organization’s Massachusetts Board.

Linda is a snowshoe enthusiast, an avid reader, and self-described “spa aficionado!”

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