Brenda J. Hayes, Ph.D.


Dr. Brenda Hayes specializes in personal coaching to facilitate the effective management of change. In addition, she works with organizations to promote improved moral and productivity.

Dr. Hayes has over 35 years of experience working with individuals, families, mental health professionals, schools, businesses and community organizations. In 2006, following a successful career in counseling and consulting in Philadelphia, she returned to her family farm in Brocton, NY. In 2007 she opened her Personal Coaching practice in Fredonia, NY.

Brenda has conducted hundreds of seminars and workshops across the country, promoting positive health and wellness through improved communication, personal empowerment, conflict resolution and effective decision-making. She holds a Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy and a Ph.D. in Human Development from Virginia Tech.

She has two grown children and has returned to Western New York to give back to the community which gave so much to her. She graduated from Brocton Central School in 1967, is a recipient of their ‘Hall of Fame’ award, and currently serves on their Alumni Association Board. She is also a member of the Dunkirk-Fredonia chapters of the American Association of University Women & the League of Women Voters, the Fredonia Rotary, the Dunkirk Garden Club and the Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce.

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