The Who: Work with Wendy

WendyTerwelpbioWendy Terwelp is the Founder and CEO of Opportunity Knocks™ of Wisconsin, LLC, and author of the Rock Your Network® series. Dubbed a “LinkedIn Guru,” by the Washington Post, Terwelp works with organizations who are ready to take their employees to the next level with the right personal brand, networking strategies and online activities… to not only close more deals and attract more clients, but prepare emerging leaders for career advancement. Her consulting services, speaking engagements, and programs serve audiences worldwide through conferences, associations, and corporate engagements.

An award-winning career expert, Wendy earned the 2022 BBB Torch Award for Ethics. Her work was named in Inc. magazine’s Top 10 Career Helps, ATD’s Best on Career Development, and in the Top 15 Career Masterminds.

She is uniquely positioned to discuss personal branding and storytelling from a career perspective as she marries her background as a news reporter and PR pro for a music company with experience as a recruiter and career coach.

Terwelp’s private coaching clients regularly win raises, promotions, and gigs. Want to be a rock star at work? Schedule a session to discuss your career, goals, and next steps.

Her career advice and expertise is quoted in The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Philadelphia Inquirer, Fast Company, Inc., The Chicago Tribune, The Business Journal,,, NBC, ABC, FOX, radio, and other media.

She served on the Association for Talent Development / ATD (formerly ASTD) Program Advisory Committee, board of directors for Professional Dimensions, board of directors for the Wisconsin Association of Staffing Services, and leadership roles in other professional organizations.

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Rock Your Network® Coach: Wendy Terwelp pioneered the Rock Your Network® system to help executives and entrepreneurs network online and off using just 5 minutes a day. This led to writing Rock Your Network® and Rock Your Job Search books and creating interactive keynotes, training programs, and workshops. Catch Wendy on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, and Her networking expertise is also quoted in the Twitter Job Search Guide and Personal Branding for Dummies.

Representative Honors & Recognition:

  • Winner: 2022 BBB Torch Award for Ethics. 
  • Named in Inc. Magazine’s “Top 10 Helps for Your Career – Best Career Articles” for networking expertise.
  • Included in ATD’s “Best on Career Development” anthology for “Jumpstart Your Job Search and Get Hired Faster” Infoline.
  • Named in JobMob’s Best Job Search Blog Posts each year: 2011 – 2022.
  • Named one of the Top 100 Twitter Accounts Job Seekers Must Follow | Quote: “Wendy focuses on networking as a primary job search tactic – brilliant.”
  • Named in the Top 15 Career Masterminds by Quintessential Careers (now LiveCareer).

Personal Branding Strategist: One of the first Certified Personal Branding Strategists (CPBS), Online ID Strategist, and 360Reach Survey Administrators worldwide. Additional coaching designations include: Certified Career Management Coach (CCMC), Job & Career Transition Coach (JCTC), and Certified Employment Interview Professional (CEIP).

Speaking Engagements: Association for Talent Development (ATD/formerly ASTD) International Conference & Expo, American Cancer Society CEO Roundtable, Roche, GE Healthcare, Quarles & Brady, FedEx/Genco,  Sikich, Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA) of Canada, SEAK Inc. – Non-Clinical Careers for Physicians Conference, UWM Women Leaders Conference, Barnes & Noble, Finance Leaders Association, Association of Women in Communication, Institute for Supply Management, Laura Berman Fortgang’s “Now What?” Coach Training Forum, Career Management Alliance Conference, National Resume Writers Association Conference, and Career Thought Leaders Conference & Symposium, Brigham Young University, Carroll College, Cardinal Stritch University, Loyola University, Penn State, and Wisconsin Lutheran College, among others.

Professional Affiliations: Board of Directors, Professional Dimensions Charitable Fund (PDCF); Chair, PD Imprint (FKA Sacagawea) Women Leaders Awards; ATD; and Career Thought Leaders. Former board member, Wisconsin Association of Staffing Services; former Chair – SEWI-ATD Professional Development Network, former member, The Executive Committee (TEC), Wisconsin Association of Personnel Services (now Recruiters of Wisconsin), and National Speakers Association.

Phone: 800/969.KNOX

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Wendy is the best in her field! I hired Wendy to help me in my career transition from Finance to Marketing Communications / Branding. She’s an accomplished author, thought leader, expert mentor, and eternal optimist. Wendy has a talent for making you think and act creatively and she’s always in your corner with support and motivation. If you’re in need of a Career Coach, don’t go to anyone else but Wendy!
—Chris, Social Media Manager

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