When you are ready to move to the next level
but it just isn't happening.
I help executive leaders get off the treadmill to nowhere with mindful confidence, connection and calm so they can have optimal impact, a higher six figure income and more time for the people who matter while it still matters. This is targeted transformation.

As a CEO of a $24 million organization and an ICF certified coach with decades of experience in the C-Suite I know that when you feel like you should be further ahead than you are the disappointment leaves you feeling empty and unfulfilled.

Mindful Leadership Impact Certification Competencies: You will…
• Provide a safe environment for trial and error, inspiring openness and innovation whereby you succeed and fail together as a team.
• Empower others to own their work by providing solid goals and accountability while being available for guidance/direction.
• Foster a sense of connection and belonging.
• Have self-awareness and be able to self-regulate your emotions, showing consideration and empathy.
• Nurture individual growth and organizational learning to develop an engaged and high performing team.

The Mindful Leadership Impact Certification Program helps you enjoy the executive presence that closes deals, gets the promotion, gets you called for high-stakes decisions and makes you a key influencer - all from the convenience of your office no matter where that is. Everything starts with you. It ends with excellence.
You have been successful in school, business, and have a great family yet you thought you’d be further ahead by now but it just isn’t happening. You feel:
• Judged, tired and lacking the executive presence that inspires action
• Passed over for promotion or ineffective
• Detached from who and what matters
• Worry that not only might you drop down a notch on the professional ladder, you might just fall off and be passed up by someone who is more prepared.

The accountability I provide infuses a mindset shift by uniting mindful practices, heightened self-awareness and executive strategy thus upleveling your leadership impact and more importantly your happiness.
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Mary Lee's coaching is heartfelt, engaging and effective. Here is what has changed in my career, business and personal life since I began working with her: · I have strengthened my leadership skills and continue to be recognized as an effective leader to my team and collaborative areas. · I’ve proposed changes that would have never happened otherwise. · I am able to quickly shift my mindset when my negative thoughts get the best of me. · I am able to succinctly describe what my team does and why it is important. · I more confidently participate in large group discussions. · I have learned how to practice gratitude. · I have learned the effectiveness of practicing mindfulness and how powerful just practicing it for 10 minutes a day can be on a daily basis. It refreshes your mind and reboots it. · I have been able to self-reflect and realize how truly accomplished I am both personally and professionally. · I have gotten the confidence back to revisit owning my own small business. · I have put together a solid roadmap for the year and I am off to a great start.
Maria S. Allshouse,CFT, SFN, ISSA Manager
Marketing Campaigns -
Dick’s Sporting Goods
Here is what has changed in my career, business and life since I started working with Mary Lee: - I can better articulate what my business is- my “brand”- what makes my business stand out and why. - I have been enjoying my work so much more because she has helped me identify where my passions and interests lie. I have given some real thought to what my ideal day looks like, and she has helped me figure out how to create it. - I have been taking better care of myself- getting enough rest, spending quality time with people I love- balancing it out by good work habits- paying attention to what my priorities are. - I have let go of some fear- I am ok with having conversations about topics where I’m not sure of the answer. Mary Lee asks me questions that make me think about everything a little differently. I trust that I can work through problems and ask help when I need it. - Mary Lee has really helped me to clarify what my true objective is. - My business has grown, and I am generally happier in all areas!
Anita Buzzy Prentiss Founder
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A Complete Leadership Development Program for Busy Executives & Business Owners Who Want to Have More Confidence, Calm, Connection, Business, and Freedom.
  • 5 Modules
  • 12 Videos/Webinars
  • 50+ Planning Worksheets
  • Facebook Group Support
  • One-on-One Coaching
Signature Leadership Development for the Busy Executive

"I am not an internet marketer. I am the CEO of a $24 million organization. Like you, I didn't have time to quit work to learn how to be a top executive or business owner. My personal turnaround came as a stay-at-home mother with four children under seven-years-old who endured a divorce that took the children and I from the country club life to public assistance from where I re-invented my life to support my family. Here you will fast track your leadership to earn a higher six figure income on a schedule that works for you with more time for yourself and more mindful connection to the people who matter while it still matters."
~ Mary Lee Gannon, ACC, CAE, Corner Office Coach

You move from the heaviness of indecision, lack of confidence and executive presence to the certainty of high performers with a program tailor-made for you (not tips you can pick up in a business book or class) including personal coaching with me from the convenience of your desk, your phone, an airplane, a subway, a coffee shop, or wherever life happens.

Get confident. Be connected. Feel freedom!
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"I met Mary Lee Gannon several years ago when I began chairing large events for a major organization. Mary Lee was an executive board member and immediately struck me as a competent, confident, caring woman who was above all of the drama. If ever an issue would arise everyone would naturally look to Mary Lee for her opinion. She could immediately command the attention of the room, encourage the women to think clearly about the issues, and work towards an intelligent solution. She continues to be highly respected by everyone in the organization. In 2013 Mary Lee was one of the most effective presidents the organization ever had. She began her year by hosting a Board Retreat so that we knew the qualities of an effective Board and the significance of our role within the organization. She brought us out of the stone ages with regard to technology and she coordinated a complete upgrade of the website. If ever a hostile discussion would arise, I would watch in awe as she would allow for all sides of an argument to be heard, defuse the conflict, and then focus on assessing the pros and cons of the situation to make an educated decision. Her calming voice and respect for all opinions made everyone feel as if they had been heard. I later found out about Mary Lee’s past as a stay at home mom with 4 children who went through a divorce and ended up on public assistance. She had to re-invent herself to support her family. I heard about her struggle to climb the ladder of success to become the president of St. Margaret Foundation – a $24 million organization – as well as launching StartingOverNow.com to pass along her knowledge to help people trust their abilities and exceed their own expectations. It is her mission to help people thrive. The fact that she overcame such hardship, and the fact that she is now helping others, caused me to respect her even more. In 2015 when I was president of this organization I could not have made it through the tough year if it were not for Mary Lee. I felt a sense of security having her as my coach – my sounding board for problems and to gently nudge me in the right direction. She taught me how to let go of my anger at those who were working against me and to move on in a productive manner to be an effective leader. She taught me to let go of the bad things, to establish and work towards my goals, and to have some fun in the process. I found her humor to be the highlight of every bad day. I consider myself to be very lucky to have had Mary Lee as my personal coach – on my side at this very hard time. If I had Mary Lee Gannon as my life coach every day of my life I could probably be president of the United States."
Roseanne R. Wholey President
President Roseanne R. Wholey and Associates Physician Coding/Billing/Collection
You might be…

* A leader or business owner who is overwhelmed and can’t execute like you used to leading a team whose results are less than its combined talent
* Drained by the career or business you once loved but now feels more like a duty
* Disconnected from people that matter
* Passed over for promotion
* Exhausted from the 40+ hour a week corporate grind
* Tired of wasting money on books, courses and conferences for the same results

Join the Webinar Training to find out how to wave goodbye to the 'treadmill to nowhere' and hello to the corner office.

"I’ve not only walked a mile in your shoes – I’ve broken a few heels and changed shoes dozens of times thinking change was enough. I went from welfare to CEO of $26 million organizations and it is my mission to make sure you know the quickest route to get there with confidence, connections that matter and a play big strategy.

I know what it’s like when lack of focus shrouds everything with negativity. You think you have a plan but you don’t know how to execute it. Speed is absent because you can’t nail down consensus with your team. Pettiness replaces problem solving. So you do nothing and the heaviness of mediocrity becomes your new normal. You are stuck and the situation seems permanent, pervasive and personal. My children and I were on public assistance after my divorce and I worried if I’d ever be successful, if they’d ever go to college and if I’d ever find love.
You try new things, the results stay the same and you’re even more overwhelmed.

I had a stack of business and self-help books next to my bed that were up to my pillow yet not much was changing. I mentored under people, took classes, purchased online programs. All this just brought more confusion.

Then the window began to open and I advanced to the C-Suite running organizations worth up to $26 million, created successful businesses, was a highly recruited turnaround agent...

But I noticed, with all my prosperity I was stressed, detached and had little time or intimacy for the things that mattered most to me..

Then I studied and integrated mindful practice into my life and career. Instead of chasing down change, meaningful answers came flooding my way. It’s much easier and happier this way.

My mission is to couple mindful practice and executive level business acumen for you, as I do for my clients, so that you can let go of the things whose time has passed, quiet the noise that drowns out your ability to take the right risks, and transform the get-it-done mantra to high performance results. The instability of playing small without clarity has cost you time, money and peace. My clients find a mindset shift and strategies whereby purpose, profit and passion integrate to fulfillment in work, friends and love.

That’s where life happens.”

~ Mary Lee Gannon, ACC, CAE
"Mary Lee Gannon inspired our board to look at our services in very different ways than we were used to. She guided us through challenging exercises to help us understand what the outside view of our organization was (what the general community may think we do) and how to begin the necessary steps to either confirm that image or to change the views not in line with our goals, vision and Mission. Mary Lee left us with challenging homework, a defined plan stating who is responsible for each area or goal and an excitement to go beyond our current boundaries – real or imagined."
Paul LukachExecutive Director
Crime Victim Center of Erie County, Pennsylvania
"Mary Lee Gannon has developed a well-earned reputation as an exceptional Servant Leader. Her vast (and highly successful) senior level experience, strong interpersonal skills, tireless work ethic and overall commitment to excellence have provided her with the skills to offer powerful, results-oriented coaching and consulting. Highly recommended!"
Michael Kumer Principal, Boards MTO
Duquesne University &
Former Executive Director
Nonprofit Leadership Institute
"Mary Lee facilitated a strategic visioning session for our agency’s Board of Directors. This was one of the most engaging board meetings that I have had in my 25 years of nonprofit management experience. Mary Lee includes the many different perspectives of those attending the meeting and asks the clarifying questions to reach consensus and develop a plan for next steps. She is aware of the importance of communication at all levels of organizations and has expertise on non profit funding issues from the fundamental to the complex."
Linda DomanExecutive Director
Eastern Area Adult Services, Pittsburgh