For more than 13 years, I worked as a Senior Marketing Communications Manager in the US for an international company headquartered in Europe. I mentored and coached my team and colleagues around the globe on how to manage organizational change, set goals and achieve success.
After major life changes including the sudden death of my spouse, being downsized, relocating and re-inventing myself, I transformed my own life. I have leveraged my experience to help others dealing with major change. Being a cancer survivor, I also know first hand the value of our life's energy.
I have conducted seminars on embracing change using a 6-step innovative process that I developed. I have served as a Cancer Coach with the Cancer Wellness organization. I am currently in a leadership position as Co-Chair of Western Mass Coaching Alliance (WMCA) (http://westernmasscoaches.com/). I am also Co-Chair of Employment After Retirement Network (EARN) an initiative to help people over 55 transition back into the workplace.
I have a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature and am a Certified Life Coach through Coach Training Alliance (http://coachtrainingalliance.com/) which is accredited by the International Coach Federation.
I am a Writer, Seminar and Workshop Leader on Embracing Change.
I founded Creative Coaching Methods as a Life & Business Coaching Service to help people embrace change and plan their next steps from a position of strength. I am committed to helping my clients see their own potential for achieving their objectives for personal and professional growth and happiness.
"Mary Lou has excellent listening skills and asked the right questions to help me clarify my goals which then put me on the right track for success" Dave S.
"Working with Mary Lou is a great experience. She inspires you to dig deeper to discover your true talents and provides insight and guidance along the way." Joanne M.
"Mary Lou I am writing this recommendation so others may benefit from your energetic, positive approach when starting over. Mary Lou helped me with my career transition after leaving AT&T to work on my own initiative including marketing myself as a Professional Musician which has been a life long passion. She is a good listener; asks important questions and cares enough to help keep you on track with goals & action items. MaryLou puts her own special brand of positivity, professionalism and thoughtfulness with ease and zen like focus. I highly suggest you check her out if you are in transition. Thanks MaryLou, I am now getting more paid work as a Musician." Alan Sobel
"Mary Lou's Seminar provided some wonderful guidelines in clarifying my objectives and practical steps on how to get started. The visioning exercise was an excellent tool which helped to expand my thinking. Mary Lou's style and approach are engaging and I found the Seminar to be fun with valuable take-aways." Francine Brooks
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Helping people achieve their vision for growth and greater success
I offer a range of coaching services, all designed to help you reach your purpose and vision. The majority of my coaching is done over the phone which allows for ease of scheduling at your convenience. I also work with an agenda for each session to help keep the conversation focused. Whether you're looking for a career change, re-inventing yourself after a downsizing or retirement or are starting a new venture, coaching can help you keep on track and stay motivated to achieve your results.