We are The Sisters, a coaching and consulting business, consisting of two real life sisters Sande Roberts and Wende Wylie, whose Real Life Skills Workshops receive consistent rave reviews from clients ranging from cities and government agencies to corporations and individuals.
Sande Roberts is Sister #1, The Relationship Diva. A consultant, coach, strategist and trainer, she has a Master’s degree in clinical psychology, is a trainer in suicide and crisis assessment and intervention, and is a certified conflict resolution and mediation specialist, as well as a sports psychology specialist.
Wende Wylie, Sister #2 (our Blog Sponsor in April), is a life-long student of Philosophy and Behavioral Science. A retired decorated firefighter, she is a dynamic speaker, coach and trainer, and now the author of Calm-Ass Leadership: Allowing Calm Assertive Energy To Transform Your Relationships.
In 2000, the City of Oxnard hired Wende to do a communication and team-building class, and it went so well that the whole city wanted it. Wende asked Sande to retire from her job and come work with her, and they have been working together ever since.
That is, you get the two of us, and then you also get to choose which of three views on your life you’d like to live from: Choosing whether to get on board with, make a change, or remain a victim of whatever is happening in your life.
We then train you in a four-color system from behavioral psychology, so you begin to see you own and others’ ways of communicating as equally valid and useful varieties of human behavior and start to draw upon each other’s strengths instead of focusing on weaknesses (see the free stuff on our website for the link to a free test to determine your own color!).
Finally, we introduce you to five Stages that “tribes” -- or groups of 20-150 people that form naturally – go through and how to support each other in moving to the higher stages that are more amenable to the kind of fun, inspiration, and team-building that have you actually want to join in and play!
Our website, www.RealLifeSkillsWorkshops.com, showcases our approach and its results in the realms of consulting, training, coaching, strategic planning, teambuilding, leadership, communication, relationships, ego taming, workshops, and retreats.
We are really excited about a new breakthrough technology we have launched called “The Real Life Skills 360 Performance Evaluation” (RLS360PE). A live, facilitated and documented evaluation process which drastically reduces the time and effort of supervisors and includes all aspects covered in the usual processes, the RLS360PE results in managers and employees being energized, enlivened, and left inspired to excel and partner with each other in the excellent performance of others.
In addition, Wende’s Hidden Language of Men Workshop has been getting raves from both women and men for showing them how men communicate in a non-verbal, universal language that is very different from the way women communicate.
To better share what we do, we have also started publishing our own books. Wende's book, Calm-Ass Leadership: Allowing Calm Assertive Energy to Transform Your Relationships, came out in March 2010 and gives hilarious and touching accounts from her 18-year career as a professional rescuer in the Fire Service while teaching readers how to be Calm-Ass Leaders in your own lives.
And Sande is collecting workplace stories to include in her upcoming book, Turning Bad Bosses and Crummy Co-Workers Into Great Teams. She invites you to email her with your stories for possible inclusion (without names of individuals or companies). (hotlink to her email address).
To contact The Sisters, email Sande at Sande.Roberts@mac.com or call her at (480) 748 5527. Email Wende at Wende@CalmAssLeadership.com or call her at (805) 835-3731. And visit their website of course at www.RealLifeSkillsWorkshops.com!