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With over twenty years’ experience as a manager, OD consultant, executive coach and corporate trainer, Mary Jo has partnered with a variety of organizations across industries to reach their strategic objectives by developing leaders and their teams. For the past seventeen years, she has been an executive coach, first internally at Accenture and then externally as an independent. Her forte is coaching results-driven leaders to enhance their performance by sharpening their executive presence, strategic leadership and emotional intelligence.

Mary Jo has coached C-level executives, professional services partners and other senior leaders across industries and functions.  Utilizing an OD systems-thinking approach, she coaches leaders to strengthen their competencies, build organization capability and realize desired business outcomes.  Utilizing an appreciative inquiry approach, she focuses on what is working well for leaders and helps them leverage their unique strengths to maximize productivity.   In addition to 1:1 coaching, she has facilitated numerous “Coaching in the Workplace” workshops.

Client feedback and referrals consistently recognize Mary Jo as an influential leader with insight, enthusiasm, integrity and clear focus on superior performance. 

Education, Certifications, Faculty, Publications

  • Master Certified Coach - International Coach Federation 
  • Certified Professional Co-Active Coach - Coaches Training Institute 
  • MS, Management and Organization Behavior, summa cum laude - Benedictine University 
  • BA, French magna cum laude- Dominican University 
  • Certified in: 360 Emotional and Social Competence Inventory (The Hay Group), Myers-Briggs Type Inventory, FIRO-B, Team Management Systems, 360 Executive Compass, Hogan Suite

Industry Experience

  • Automotive
  • Consulting
  • Consumer Products
  • Education; Energy
  • Financial Services
  • Government
  • Healthcare
  • Legal
  • Manufacturing
  • Nonprofits
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Publishing
  • Real Estate
  • Technology
  • Telecommunications
  • Transportation

Areas of Expertise

  • 360 Assessment
  • Appreciative Inquiry
  • C-Suite Leader Coaching
  • Change Management/ Leadership
  • Communication and Influence
  • Creating Rapport w/ Difficult Colleagues
  • Creative Conflict/ Conflict Resolution
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Ethics, Trust, & Values Based Business
  • Executive Coaching
  • Executive Presence
  • Experience as an Entrepreneur
  • High Potential Leader Coaching
  • Merger & Acquisition Integration
  • Mindfulness at Work
  • Navigating Global Business Environments
  • Presentation Skills
  • Strengths-based Leadership Development
  • Women's Leadership