President Distribution | think2perform
With a background in mechanical engineering, Chuck Wachendorfer spent 17 years at American Express Financial Advisors/Ameriprise Financial as a successful senior leader setting performance records and leading thousands of personnel across five different states. While at American Express, he was chosen by Amex senior executives to attend the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota as well as Harvard Business School’s prestigious Advanced Management Program, where he was chosen by his classmates to be one of the graduation speakers.
For the past 18 years at think2perform, Wachendorfer has been tasked with diversifying distribution channels for the company’s products and services. In servicing clients, Wachendorfer provides support to executives and business owners who want to achieve top performance without sacrificing balance. He coaches on mission and vision development, leadership engagement, accelerated growth and improved profitability. As a result, he has developed leaders, high achievers, and cohesive teams to increase engagement while making a positive difference. The outcome is improving market share, increasing client and employee retention, and improving the corporate bottom line. Focus industries include financial services, real estate, technology, banking, healthcare, and other service businesses.
Wachendorfer and co-author, Doug Lennick, combine their expertise in their book, “Don’t Wait for Someone Else to Fix It.” Their experience and knowledge show readers how to be a positive and impactful leader in any environment. Wachendorfer and Lennick provide practical and evidence-based guidance by outlining eight key principles that are central to one’s ability to lead others.
Wachendorfer’s passion to make the world a better place through developing people has been recognized by major media, including Investor’s Business Daily, Forbes, Fortune, CNN Money, Dallas Morning News, Milwaukee Morning News, and Detroit Free Press, where he has been extensively quoted.