Mary Parish, Leadership Development and Executive Coach
Since the 1978 launch of MVP Associates, her consulting and training practice, Mary Parish has worked with over 200 different organizations, in both the public and private sectors. She focuses on creating practical strategies for developing leadership and effectiveness at all levels within the organization.
Mary’s work has three channels: Coaching individuals and teams to reach their highest potential; Training design and delivery on topics such as: strengthening interpersonal communication skills, developing emotional intelligence and managing different personality types; and Facilitating groups to work together more effectively, successfully navigate organizational transitions and move their mission forward.
People who have worked with Mary say her deep listening and questioning skills open people to possibilities that may have seemed out of their reach. Mary approaches her work with depth, humor and practicality that gives people specific steps to take to increase their effectiveness in their organization.At Michigan State University Mary received a B.A. television and radio—as one of only two women in her class—and later earned an M.A. in communication arts.Partners in Performance has a long-standing relationship with Mary through three separate programs over the last decade. During these programs, she has provided coaching to over 200 individual leaders in the arts.