Our Clients

Emerging Wisdom serves corporations, nonprofits, foundations, government agencies, universities, faith based institutions, networks, groups and individuals who are working to bring about positive change for themselves and their communities.  In the last two years, we have had the privilege of working with some of America’s leading companies and St. Louis’ foremost community agenda-setters.  A partial list of our clients includes:


  • AgeSmart Community Resources
  • Anheuser-Busch
  • Barnes-Jewish Hospital
  • Behavioral Health Response
  • BioSTL
  • Center for Community Health Partnership & Research, Wash. U.
  • Challenge Unlimited Inc.
  • City Garden Montessori School
  • Clark-Fox Policy Institute, Wash. U.
  • Concordance Institute for Advancing Social Justice, Wash. U.
  • Crossroads College Preparatory School
  • Deaconess Foundation
  • Edward Jones
  • Empower Missouri
  • Ferguson Commission
  • Focus St. Louis


  • For The Sake of All, Wash. U.
  • Gephardt Institute, Wash. U.
  • Green City Coalition
  • Hazel wood School District
  • Heartland St. Louis Black Chamber of Commerce
  • HomeGrown STL – Wash. U.
  • inspireSTL
  • Integrated Health Network
  • Little Medical School
  • Mastercard
  • Matthews-Dickey Boys’ & Girls’ Club
  • Microsoft
  • Mission St. Louis
  • Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Missouri Housing Development Commission
  • Missouri Department of Mental Health
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness, Southwestern IL


  • Parents As Teachers
  • Queen of Peace
  • Southern Illinois University of Edwardsville, East St. Louis Center
  • St. Louis Alliance For Reentry
  • St. Louis American
  • St. Louis Community Credit Union
  • St. Louis County Department of Public Health
  • St. Louis Public Schools
  • St. Louis Regional Chamber
  • St. Louis Regional Unbanked Task Force
  • United Church of Christ, National Office
  • United Way of Greater St. Louis
  • University City School District
  • Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis
  • Royal Vagabonds Foundation
  • Wells Fargo Advisors


  • “Having Rebeccah Bennett as my life coach is kind of like having my own midwife for life, helping me usher in my dreams and reach for my full potential. Yes, I do the work, and she coaches me through it by offering new perspectives and challenging me to look within and see the greatness that is me. She reminds me that love is a practice, and it starts with self.”
    April Warren - Grice, Ph.D.
    Coordinator for Professional Development - Midwest Equity Assistance Center, Kansas State University
  • “Every good coach has a great coach to lean on, and I am fortunate to call Rebeccah both colleague and coach.  In addition to being an amazing facilitator and "summarizer of all things complex," Rebeccah has skillfully and compassionately helped me navigate some of the more difficult intersections of my personal and professional worlds in a way that challenged and propelled me to be better.  She is exceptional as personal coach and organizational consultant.”
    Marissa Q. Paine, MSW, CPC
    Principal & CEO - The Painefree Coaching & Consulting Group
  • “Rebeccah Bennett has been a constant source of guidance, spirituality, and heartwarming support.  She has the ability to elevate your self-talk without you knowing it.  I go to her for professional, spiritual, and personal guidance; without fail, she leads me to a place that is positive, uplifting, and unimaginable.  She has many gifts, but the most prolific is her superb ability to bring people closer to their spiritual being through her presence and commitment.”
    Tiffany E. Slater, Ph.D.
    Director of Human Resources - Hazelwood School District
  • “Rebeccah Bennet is BRILLANT! Working with Rebeccah is amazing! We have worked with Rebeccah for over 10 years! She is so gifted in the art of facilitation and being able to gather the thoughts of many and summarizing those points to bring a succinct, insightful conclusion! Absolutely love working with Rebeccah and look forward to doing so for years to come!”
    Valerie E. Patton
    Executive Director, St. Louis Business Diversity Initiative - St. Louis Regional Chamber
  • “The strategic plan that Rebeccah helped us develop is nothing short of transformative. It positions us well for a future that is greater than today.”
    Yemi Akande-Bartsch
    President & CEO - FOCUS St. Louis
  • "As we approach our 100th Anniversary, the Urban League wanted the best person in the region to put together our Strategic Plan for the next four years. We worked with Rebeccah Bennett because of her tremendous skills, professionalism, hard work and commitment to excellence. The plan that she helped us develop will guide us into our Centennial celebration."
    Michael P. McMillan
    President and CEO - Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis
  • "Working with Rebeccah Bennett is putting your team and your company or organization in the hands of a professional. She treats your organization as if it was her own. She applies her strategic brain power, her incredible communication and facilitation skills, and her questioning mind to uncover the true value of your team and your mission.  The road ahead becomes clear and the goals achievable."
    Maxine Clark
    Founder, Build-A-Bear Workshop CEO, The Clark-Fox Family Foundation
  • “Rebeccah's commitment to her client's success is unmatched. She is thoughtful in her consulting and coaching, which makes her recommendations brilliant. She is honest and transparent in her leadership and facilitation, which generates collaboration and connection among even the most diverse groups. And...she is genuine in her service to the community, which makes the world a better place.”
    Vanessa Foster Cooksey
    Senior Vice President of Community Affairs - Wells Fargo Advisors
  • “Rebeccah has the profound ability to inspire people to fulfill a higher purpose and meaning, personally and professionally. She creates a common sense of unity through her gift of communication, which is intuitive, insightful and enlightening.”
    Lara Pennington
    Executive Director - Queen of Peace Center
  • “Rebeccah Bennett has served as the emcee for the St. Louis American Foundation’s annual Salute to Young Leaders awards program since its inception in 2011. Rebeccah brings remarkable energy to the program that consistently leaves our audience engaged and inspired.”
    Dr. Donald M. Suggs
    Publisher & Executive Editor - St. Louis American
  • “The partnership formed with Emerging Wisdom for leadership development has been invaluable.  Rebeccah's ability to connect with audiences on every positional and intellectual level is unmatched.  She is both knowledgeable about a plethora of topics and masterful at delivering information in a palatable and relatable fashion.  She is an extraordinary trainer and facilitator.”
    Tiffany E. Slater, Ph.D.
    Director of Human Resources - Hazelwood School District
  • "I would like to personally thank you for another outstanding session that has further encouraged momentum and excitement around our professional development series at my company.  The consensus was that this was a very relevant session with techniques that can be applied to daily work and life to improve the ways in which we communicate."
    Shertina Gillespie
    Leader, Systems Analysis - MasterCard