About - Wendy Drobnyk, MS, OTR/L, CPC

BACKGROUND

I received my degree in occupational therapy from Western Michigan University and my Masters of Science degree from Sargent College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences at Boston University. I worked in Minnesota in acute care settings with adults and children before specializing in pediatrics. Since then I have worked in acute care as well as private and public school-based programs. I was part of a collaborative effort to develop occupational therapy practice at Boston Children’s Hospital. I trained with the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC) and became a Certified Professional Coach and Master Practitioner of the Energy Leadership Index. I am a member of the International Federation of Coaches.

CURRENT OT PRACTICE

I am practicing at the Boston College Campus School with children (3-22 years old) who have multiple challenges. My particular interests include using Sensory Integration treatment with special populations, developing feeding skills in children who have feeding aversions and/or dysphagia, and developing innovative strategies to get kids actively participating in their daily routines. In addition, I have extensive experience in orthotics and adaptive equipment. I am a Co-Principal Investigator on a research study entitled Sensory Integration to Reduce Hand Stereotypies in Children with RTT/MECP2-Related Disorder. I enjoy training Level I and II OT students as well as inspiring younger undergraduates who are considering careers in human services.

COACHING PRACTICE

I have a private coaching practice that is an extension of my work as an occupational therapist. I specialize in coaching people who are considering careers in OT or related fields and as well as OT’s and other professionals who are planning career changes.

CAREER COACHING FOCUS:
  • Transitions between life events involving career decisions/development
  • Career Development for: undergraduates and new graduates who are considering careers in helping professions such as physical therapy, social work, psychology, speech and language, speech and language, occupational therapy, medicine
  • Occupational therapists who are developing sub-specializations
  • Professionals who are developing private practice/business
LICENCES * CERTIFICATIONS * MEMBERSHIPS:
  • Community Emergency Response Team: Member
  • International Coach Federation: Member
  • Certified Professional Coach
  • Medical Reserve Corps: Vounteer
  • Allied Health Professions License for Commonwealth of Massachusetts: # 537080
  • Massachusetts Occupational Therapy Association:  Member
  • American Occupational Therapy Association, National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy: Initial Certification (American Occupational Therapy Certification Board, Inc: # AA220665
  • Child Amputee Prosthetic Project Certification
  • Southern California Sensory Integration Tests Certification, Boston University

Reference John Countryman

If someone asked me (and they often do) to recommend a coach, Wendy Drobnyk would be the first name that would come to mind. Wendy is a remarkable coach and extraordinary human being. Wendy has extensive experience as a ‘transitions coach’ or—I’m inclined to say—‘transformations coach’. Wendy has devoted her life to the field of occupational therapy as a practitioner, teacher, and scholar and is at her best when working with individuals about to enter the field or those who’ve decided to take their practice to the ‘next level’. But you don’t need to be an aspiring occupational therapist to avail yourself of her many talents. In truth, Wendy’s foremost gift lies in an ability to engage with individuals from any walk of life who find themselves at a crossroads, not only to identify and achieve their goals, but also to thrive.

The combination of Wendy’s strength of character, authenticity, generosity, sincere regard for others, and ‘big picture’ consciousness, not to mention her catalog of life lessons, credentials, and helping skills, position her as one of the country’s foremost change agents. Enlisting Wendy to join you on your journey from an ‘OK’ to an optimal life will be the best decision you’ve ever made.

Dr. John Countryman, CPC
Professor, Berry College
Fulbright Scholar and Visiting Professor
National University of Ireland-Galway

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