Mary’s style of coaching creates an engaging and welcoming environment while holding clients accountable to their goals. Mary starts with a discovery process to understand a client’s strengths and to identify coaching goals to maximize results. Mary is successful working with leaders at all levels of organizations; she is able to offer her expertise to middle managers and C-level leaders due to her 20 years of experience middle management and C-level positions.
Mary has been coaching clients since 2011. Mary has coaching clients in pharmaceutical, high-tech, and retail industries, in addition to government agencies, nonprofit and academia. Specific areas of expertise include leadership development, executive transition, team development and facilitation. Mary has co-authored the eBook, Proactively Plan for the Inevitable: A Guide to Leadership Transition and Succession. Mary is a contributor to The Leadership Challenge Activities Book, by James Kouzes and Barry Posner.
In 2010, Mary founded a coaching and consulting firm offering services in leadership development, strategy development, board governance and training. Prior to consulting, Mary had a 20-year career in the philanthropic and nonprofit sectors leading international organizations and human service organizations.
Mary holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Economics and a Minor in Spanish from University of California, Berkeley and a master’s degree in business and Latin American Studies from the University of New Mexico. In addition, Mary is certified CPCC from Coaches Training Institute and certified in Conversational Intelligence®. She holds a PCC credential from the International Coach Federation. Mary’s native language is English and speaks Spanish at the conversational level.
Mary is active in her community, serving on nonprofit boards and enjoys traveling, biking and hiking in her spare time.
Mary’s partial client list includes Goodwill Industries; U.S. Department of State, Foreign Service Institute; Takeda Pharmaceuticals; Shell Trading Company; Sonoma Land Trust; International Youth Foundation; Drexel University; Advent Software; Levi’s Strauss.