Her start as an Executive Coach

Mary moved to Shanghai, China in 1998. She has accumulated over 25 years of on-the-ground experience of coaching executives and entrepreneurs from China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Korea, the U.S., Australia, the U.K. and more.

During Mary’s tenure at PwC (China) and Microsoft (APAC) in the early 1990s, she realized that companies in emerging markets mirrored the appetite of those in mature markets to calibrate employee needs to drive optimum results. This seemed straightforward, but was complex to resolve.  Through observation, inquiry and conversation, practical solutions were adopted over time to enrich, stabilize and expand on leader’s messaging and impact. Her practical approach matched her clients’ needs.

No ‘one-size-fits-all’ solution

Leaders are human. They are not all wired the same way, yet they have similar pain points. All leaders want to boost performance and productivity to deliver business results. This requires delicate and deliberate focus. Each has a unique set of development needs.

“What got you here, won’t get you there. The block is resistance to change.”

As Labier wrote in his article, Why CEOs don’t want executive coaching? (Huffington Post, 2013): “There is a gap between desire and action.”

Most coaching programs do not focus on the need for executives to continue growing their leadership skills. Many executives continue to focus on the technical skills rather than persuasion skills, for example.

As you move up the career ladder and closer to the top, you’re more involved with human and relationship issues. Leaders need to be competent at building:

  • A sense of community and belonging with employees
  • A continuous learning and development culture
  • One’s self-awareness, business and personal ethical standards
  • A coaching environment that enables others to success.

Too often leaders are bleeding. Not leading.

Self-Awareness is the First Step to Becoming a Successful Leader…

This involves facing yourself, identifying your blind spots, honing your strengths and refining bad habits. This is not an easy task because as a leader, the spotlight is on you. Whatever you do or say is significantly amplified.

Once you make the commitment to sharpen your leadership ability, your organizational impact will be endless.

Mary’s clients experience transformational results. Here’s what some of them have to say:

Mary offers proven solutions for individual and team development

Executive Coaching Sweet Spots
  • On-Boarding (role and geography)
  • Role Transition and Readiness
  • Cultural Immersion
  • Women in Leadership
Leadership Team Integration
  • New Teams
  • Dysfunctional Teams
Speaker Coaching
  • Pitching to the Board
  • All Hands Company Meetings
  • Company Performance Results
  • TEDx Power Presentations