Leadership Perspectives

“Marie's background was invaluable to our coaching process. I had the sense that she could truly relate to my challenges and my environment.”
Rosaria Guzzi
Director, Conference and Event Management, Wellesley Information Services
"Marie is a great person to work with in any capacity whether coaching or public speaking or management. She has an amazing work ethic and always strives to do her best for her clients. Her knowledge and effectiveness as a communicator enable her be very effective and to produce results. She spoke to me in real terms I could understand and was generous with her time."
Barbara Augello
Owner, Health Ed of New England/ CPR/First Aid training
“Marie is a true Subject Matter Expert in a field that I would have believed defied that descriptor. She provided (and continues to provide) useful career advice that is both timely and effective. I trust Marie's advice for my career more than anyone else I have met. Truly an exception to the mean.”
Joe Shipani
Vice President of Business Development, Cimation
"Marie brought great energy and insight to a signature program held at the center, which focused on identifying the creative competencies that make non-profit professionals effective leaders, and the reactive tendencies that hold them back.  Marie prompted program participants to hold up a mirror to identify and address weaknesses in a non-threatening way that was extremely effective.”
Georgia Antonopoulos
Director, Center for Nonprofit Management at Stonehill College
“Leaders of non-profits struggle with unique challenges, especially identifying indicators of success.  Unlike the for-profit world where the focus is on the bottom line, we not only have to determine what success looks like, but get buy-in from a board of directors, staff, our clients, donors, the public and other constituencies.   Navigating these waters creates uncertainty in leaders as we face compelling, often shifting influences and conditions.   Marie understands our challenges and leverages eye-opening assessment tools that bring clarity to the process.  Marie exposed me to more lenses than I would have ever looked through on my own!”
Joan Thompson
Executive Director, Mayflower RSVP
“I hold Marie in the highest regard both personally and professionally.  That’s important when you’re looking to trust and learn from a coach.  She approaches coaching with the right balance of research and anecdote, and weaves both into the fabric of our sessions.  She’s made it clear to me that the way I live my life at home and at work is equally as important.  Now I am much more mindful of all aspects of my life.”
Dennis Carman
President & CEO, The United Way of Greater Plymouth County
“Marie is expert at making people feel comfortable, a skill that can’t be understated when you’re talking about exposing organizational pains.  Her ability to put every level of employee at ease is really unique.  Working with both executives and administrators she steered us towards making our organization a better place to work led by a better team.  It’s no longer enough to rely on traditional philosophies for conducting business.  Marie’s use of new methodologies and instructional techniques helped us respond to issues that lay dormant and we’re a better organization because of that.”
Richard Sergi
Executive Director of Brockton Housing Authority
"Marie brought courageous authenticity to our team.  She guided us through a process to enhance cross collaboration, team reliance, and cohesion.  Marie was instrumental in opening the doors of communication, helping us to identify problems across the entire organization, with a perspective that working toward a solution is the responsibility of the entire team, not just the leader of a given department.”
Vanessa Tierney
Chief Operations Officer of Brockton Area Multi-Services, Inc. (BAMSI)
"Marie was instrumental in working with our group to engage and prioritize, which ultimately led to better leadership.  Marie was able to unify the group by drawing on opinions and experiences to meet with consensus.  The priorities set from the facilitation were carried through for the duration of the year and in the end the group was better engaged and functioning at a much higher level."
Anthony Simonelli
Chief Executive Officer, Brockton Area Multi-Services, Inc.
"In this era of transparency, my belief is that objectivity of a board is essential.  Still, voluntary boards need to be accountable, and not just act as rubber stampers.  Marie was instrumental in working with our board to engage and prioritize, which ultimately led to better leadership.  Marie was able to unify the group by drawing on opinions and experiences to meet with consensus.  The priorities set from the facilitation were carried through for the duration of the year and in the end our board was better engaged and functioning at a much higher level."
Anthony Simonelli
Chief Executive Officer, Brockton Area Multi-Services, Inc.
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