Mary....You are capable of more than you know – Glinda, Wizard of Oz. This is Mary’s guiding principle and coaching philosophy.
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Mary is a personal coach and consultant, developing individuals and teams through strengths coaching. She had over 20 years working in higher education support services roles, developing hundreds of students and staff. She coaches personal and career goals, nurtures strong teams and managers, and cultivates entrepreneurs. She is known for her expertise with ‘millennials’, particularly with expanding their skillsets into managerial roles and entrepreneurial businesses. She thrives on coaching diverse teams to flourish.
A new college graduate commented – “I always knew I was meant to be an entrepreneur but had some self-doubt which was fueled by others. Mary coached me to own my strengths and natural entrepreneurial talents. I now believe that I am going to going to make it happen, one way or another. A few minutes with Mary and I always feel re-energized and ready to move forward.”
A colleague commenting on her developing a regional scholarship mentoring program with a strengths perspective – “She took a diverse group of students, staff and board of directors, and developed a cohesive program with all constituents fully on board. It continues to serve as a blueprint for other programs.”
Mary took a group of 25 college students and by coaching them through their strengths, created a strong student ambassador program in six months where none had existed. Staff respected the pace at the development, cohesiveness and expertise of the group and many requested personal coaching. Numerous students shared this was a transformative moment in their lives and they continue to be coached by Mary.
Comments from others include – “She started as my mentor of a first-generation student going to college, evolving into an inspirational coach for my professional development…I was blessed to have experienced but also witness her passion for the success of others. Through strengths, she empowered me to advocate for myself and find my voice, and she was willing to have those hard conversations with me.” “I always felt that I lacked confidence and trust in my own abilities but Mary with her excellent leadership and strength coaching helped me to overcome my confidence issue.” "Without hesitation, I can say that I would not be the person I am without Mary. Her belief in my abilities, passion for developing my strengths and constant support helped me attain my goals.”
Mary relishes spending time with her husband, daughters, son-in-laws, grandchildren, and friends. She enjoys reading, hiking, biking, sports, movies, and appreciating life’s pure beauty and joy.