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The Best Global Leaders... Ahead of the Curve

Passionate About Inspiring Others

Dr. Mary Anne Walsh enjoys working with a variety of interesting leaders helping them soar in their careers to be in the top 10% of their organizations.  She is an Executive Leadership Coach bringing a strong background in global understanding honed while living and working in New York City, London and Tokyo. She develops talent by providing services for organizations and individuals on executive coaching, career management and cross-cultural organizational issues. 

She brings to each engagement more than twenty years of experience coaching senior leaders in Global 500 companies. Coaching is about change and change is a psychological process.  With a background in counseling, Dr. Walsh has a psychological orientation in working with clients.  Her approach is to blend support and challenge to help executives use coaching as a learning opportunity to impact bottom line results in their organizations.  Executives often partner with her because her style of “making you comfortably uncomfortable” accelerates their growth as strong focused leaders.  Her interest in leveraging neuroscience to develop leaders has been recognized as an effective tool in her coaching process.


This trusting coaching partnership is successful because of her ability to adapt to the unique circumstances, learning styles and personalities of each executive as well as from the commitment and courage of these leaders to look closely at their patterns of behavior.


 A Sample of Projects:

  • CEO of global media company acted as the smartest person in room, workaholic, had a tendency to talk over others, creating low morale. His health was at risk.  Our coaching helped him let go of old behavioral habits, understand why he behaved and felt the way he did and to prioritize what mattered to him. Negative views changed, staff trusted him, he listened.  Launched new projects that generated significant revenue.

  • Head of Risk groomed to be CFO.  Coaching to support the transition.  Very smart, he was at risk for burn out.  He learned how to delegate, set priorities, shift leadership styles in meetings and how to set boundaries between work & home life.

  • A dedicated CEO realized his old leadership style of command & control was no longer effective. He was micro managing and inflexible. He learned why he had trouble “letting go” and did it.


She has worked as an executive coach for a German landesbank for several years.  In the fall of 2016 she conducted a second professional development seminar to all employees.


Japanese organizations have hired her to conduct leadership development projects as well as executive coaching engagements.


In addition to executive coaching, she is a frequent speaker at international conferences, association meetings and educational seminars. Her dynamic and often humorous presentations make her a sought after speaker on leadership topics. 


She was part of a delegation to China that met with government officials, college administrators and industry leaders to discuss career development and executive coaching issues.


Always interested in learning, she has served as a visiting faculty member at Seton Hall University and Caldwell University developing and teaching courses at the graduate level. 


Dr. Walsh received a BA degree from Caldwell University, an MA in Counseling from Seton Hall University, and earned her doctorate from Columbia University.  She is certified to administer the MBTI, the Hogan Assessment and Emotional Quotient (EQ-2) Currently she is a member of the American Psychological Association, ASTD & NY SHRM where she has served on the Mentoring Committee for five years and is certified in coaching from The Career Masters Institute.


She is an active member of Nadeshiko-kai and Nichebei, two Japanese women’s groups.

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