Selima Wandoren

Selima Wandoren

Location: United States


Selima brings over 15 years of experience in finance as a senior trader in investment banks and hedge funds, including SAC Capital Advisors and Point 72 Asset Management in New York. She is a French-American dual citizen, and her biculturalism allows her to work in both languages with clients globally.

Selima’s leadership coaching focuses on empowering her clients to reach their full potential as leaders of themselves and others, to authentically perform at their best, drive successful results, and take their team and career to the next level. She also works with expatriates to help them transition into their new environment and thrive.

Her clientele ranges from executives to managers, leaders, and high potentials in a wide variety of sectors, including fashion, media & entertainment, financial services, art, consumer goods, hospitality, government, education, pharmaceuticals and tech. She has partnered up with her clients to achieve goals pertaining to their leadership style and abilities in communication, interpersonal relationships, people leadership, influence, strategy, executive presence, confidence, stress management, work-life balance, emotional wellbeing, and more.

Selima envisions her coaching practice as a unique collaboration with each client, and she takes a personalized approach that addresses the whole individual.

She creates a safe space for clients to focus, gain self-knowledge, expand their vision, experiment, and explore beyond their comfort zone to catalyze their growth. She believes that individuals are full of resources and that self-awareness is key to deep and lasting beneficial changes.

Her approach is positive, curious, supportive, and forthright, with a strong emphasis on results and impact. She leverages her extensive background in finance and the invaluable lessons it taught her, notably in versatility, risk-taking, strategic thinking, resilience, and stress management, to enhance the coaching process.

Niche Areas of Expertise

  • Career Development
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Leaders in Transition
  • Mindfulness
  • Women & Leadership

Industry Experience

  • Consumer Packaged Goods
  • Education
  • Financial Services
  • Healthcare Systems & Services
  • High Tech
  • Hospitality
  • Startups
  • Media & Entertainment
  • Manufacturing
  • Telecommunications


  • English
  • French


  • City University of NY, Baruch College - MBA, Finance
  • University of Paris Dauphine - BS, Business Management & Finance


  • AIIR Coaching Mindset Index
  • AIIR Team Effectiveness Survey

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