Mary Shippy, PhD, PCC, CDWF


Mary ShippyCoaching, Facilitation and Consulting Experience

Mary Shippy specializes in supporting leaders as they evolve from their current to their future career paths within an organization. As a leadership coach she helps her clients translate skill sets and increase their capacity to effectively navigate the changing marketplace. Her expertise is in helping leaders to identify and change behaviors and attitudes that interfere with their effectiveness or limit their scope in the organization. Her clients comment on her astute observation skills and keen insights into areas of personal opportunities, leadership growth and organizational development, often calling her their trusted advisor.

She also works with Leadership Teams facilitating their high performance processes and skill development, as well as identifying behaviors and patterns that hinder their effectiveness.  She consults with organizations that are defining or redefining their leadership pipelines by identifying the alignment flow from values to competencies to development –the basic Leadership DNA – within an organization.  Mary also continues to research areas of concern and interest including women leaders across the generations and a new area of focus; millennial engagement.

Mary is a Certified Daring Way Facilitator. The Daring Way is based on the research of Dr. Brené Brown. This work utilized a methodology that is reflective and experience based. Topics that she addresses are vulnerability, courage, shame, resiliency, and worthiness as it relates to all of life and in particular how you lead and follow in organizations.

Mary coaches senior leaders including the “C” suite and VPs within a variety of industries. She leads executive coaching cadres in the realignment process of organizations in leadership, new business initiatives, succession and cultural transitions and she coaches leaders in executive transitions.

Business/Organizational Leadership Experience

Mary has held senior positions within organizations, including Director of Human Resources, and Director of Executive and Organizational Development. In addition, she has been a Senior Consultant within the Leadership Development practice of FMI and MSEC in the Denver Community. For the last 30 years, Mary has worked for many diverse and niche organizations throughout the US. In the last ten years she has worked with senior executives in the US, Europe, Middle East, Australia and Africa.

Education and Training

Mary’s curiosity about leadership led to her Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior and Development from Union Institute & University where she focused her research on multicultural leadership. She holds a M.A. in Intercultural Studies and a B.A. in Religious Education.

She has been a certified Integral Coach® through New Ventures West since 2002. She is licensed by Robert Kegan and Lisa Lahey from Harvard in the “Immunities to Change” process. She is certified as a MBTI, Hogan Assessment Suite, DiSC, and ESCI 360 Assessment Facilitator. She is a certified Coach with the Enneagram in business. In addition, Mary is a Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator (CDWF) with Brené Brown.

Mary’s specialties as a leadership coach and facilitator have led to a variety of opportunities for her to work in small businesses and Fortune 500 companies within the education, insurance, gaming, construction, manufacturing, mining, oil and gas and finance industries.

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