You are a gifted speaker to be able to be so clear and encouraging

– Margit Dehnicke-Templeton

Testimonials for Seniorpreneurship Presentations by Wendy Mayhew

Thrive and Survive as a New Entrepreneur at any Age

If you are considering translating your knowledge as an older adult into a new business as an entrepreneur, look no further than this book. Wendy Mayhew has broken down the fundamentals of entrepreneurship into a simple, friendly and easy to digest format. Each chapter builds on one another and includes audio interviews with some of the best and brightest in the business world.

It is like getting an MBA coupled with a dose of reflection, encouragement and inspiration. Even if you have experience in business, this book serves as a solid review of the basics needed to succeed. Now, more than ever, many adults both want and need to work beyond the traditional “retirement years” and with many jobs and industries shutting down, this is a great resource to pivot and start anew.

Kari Henley

Community Without Borders

A Guide Book on Midlife Entrepreneurism

What a gift that Wendy has given us all: A guidebook on thriving as an entrepreneur in our best years! Relevant and factual, while also kind and inspiring. It’s time to celebrate and share all of the wisdom you have gained along the way, and Wendy’s book is the perfect companion.

Chip Conley

Modern Elder Economy

Like Having an Expert with you Every Step of the Way

Wendy Mayhew is doing a great service to all of us over 50 who are interested in exploring new territories, and in an opportune time for many to be looking at starting a new venture. WISER is a systematic guide applying step-by-step knowledge and encouragement to make an informed leap – one that seems much less overwhelming with this expert on your team, guiding and advising along the way.

Wendy clearly explains each step in the process of setting up your business, and even providing alternatives such as franchising, buying an existing business, or setting up an intergenerational business. The legal requirements are discussed in easy to follow, plain language, as is the approach to creating a business model. Each step ends with an audio interview with a relevant professional – a helpful and experiential addition.

For those who may be intimidated by the financial aspects (accounting, record keeping, etc.) or the technology (creating a website and gathering the analytics from it), her guidance is practical, straightforward, and uncomplicated. In particular, you’ll appreciate the direction around how to use Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest as social marketing tools, not just to share recipes and vacation photos.

I highly recommend WISER as a relevant and constructive guide and partner on the path to starting your own business. Well done and thank you to Wendy!

Kim Brewster

Customer Insight & Research Manager, McGraw Hill Education

With thoughts of incorporating a Seniorpreneurship program into our Small Business Centre, we asked Wendy Mayhew to speak to a group of seniors to establish interest in starting a program.

Wendy not only knows how to engage with an audience but she does it professionally and enthusiastically. She seamlessly grasped and held the attention of everyone in attendance. Her entrepreneurial expertise, stories and humour shined throughout her presentation.

I recommend any organization that is serious about helping seniors start their business, or for that matter, entrepreneurs in general, have Wendy as a speaker before moving forward.

Sabrina DeMarco

Executive Director Small Business and Entrepreneurship Development, Small Business Centre | WindsorEssex Economic Development Corporation

Wendy Mayhew is a superb speaker and workshop facilitator. She delivers the perfect balance of content and audience participation to satisfy the diverse needs of those attending her workshops. Wendy’s extensive business background shines through in her presentations as she skillfully refocuses and reenergizes participants with fresh new ideas and solutions to their business and life challenges. Wendy is warm, engaging, and leaves her audience wanting more.

Janis Windsor

President, Windsor & Co. Business Consultants

Just a few words to let you know how appreciative the Seniors That Sizzle Lunch And Learn program organisers are for your amazing work as a keynote speaker on Wednesday 1 March 2017.

Wendy’s hour-long presentation really helped identify the challenges, as well as the opportunities facing seniors in starting a small enterprise. Her wealth of knowledge, expertise and insight as well as her energy left a lasting impression on the audience. Yet it is her ability to focus on the importance of the 50+ age-group as an economic motor that motivated them to act. Already some are planning their own startup!

For any organisation that aims at helping startup entrepreneurs, and specifically senior starting their own business, Wendy’s presentation is a must.

I enjoyed Wendy’s presentation, it was very motivational and informative. What I took from her presentation is that entrepreneurship is like a game of poker you have to be all in. You have to be fully invested into what you are trying to accomplish and always progress and move forward from failure. But above all else you must have patience, it takes time for your vision to come to life.

Lynn Deschambault

Program Leader for the, City of Pembroke’s Seniors That Sizzle Speaking Series

Everyone likes to hear about the challenges and successes of business owners – and Wendy delivers!

After hearing about Wendy’s failures and struggles, it made it easier to envision that we too can be successful. Along with the discussion of what is most important and how we can get there was helpful as well.


Algonquin College

To book Wendy as a keynote speaker for your next event please contact Wendy directly through email or by phone at 613 838 4353.