Have you ever been in a high stakes meeting or conversation where someone challenges your position and you immediately feel the world closing in on you? You feel your heart racing and your chest tightening.
Mary Lee Gannon, ACC, CAE is an award winning certified coach, leadership development expert, author and founder of MaryLeeGannon.com, a consulting firm that helps leaders position their 'Leadership Impact' to enthuse transformational change – the same change that took her from welfare to CEO of $26 million organizations. She helps busy leaders get off the treadmill to nowhere with mindful confidence connection and calm so they can have high performance careers, happier lives and better relationships with the people who matter while it still matters.
Mary Lee has a unique perspective with 20+ years as a CEO and is currently the president of St. Margaret Foundation at UPMC St. Margaret - a $24 million organization within a 65,000 employee organization and coaches executive leaders to high performance and happiness. She is an International Coach Federation Certified Coach, a Certified Professional Coach by Duquesne University, a Certified Association Executive, an alumnus of the UCLA Mindful Awareness Practices Program and the Harvard Medical School and McLean Hospital Coaching in Medicine & Leadership Conference, a scholarship recipient of the Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute at Georgetown University’s Institute for Transformational Leadership originated at Google, and a member with regular attendance in Pittsburgh Coaches Association programs. She is the author or two books: Reinvent You – From Welfare to CEO and Starting Over.
Mary Lee’s personal turnaround came as a stay-at-home mother with four children under seven-years-old who endured a divorce that took her and her children from the country club life to public assistance from where she re-invented her life to support her family.
Mary Lee is the recipient of the Honorary Woman if Courage Award by Pennsylvania Women Work, The Lifetime Achievement Award by Pittsburgh Society of Association Executives, and The Women of Integrity Award by Pittsburgh Professional Women. Mary Lee is the "Mindful Leadership" columnist for Smart Business Magazine and is a former reporter for The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. She’s been featured in Money Magazine, ABC, CBS, NBC, NPR, Yahoo.com, U.S. News and World Report, msn.com, Forbes.com, CareerBuilder.com and Monster.com.