About Marcia

What do you do when anxiety is high and motivation is low?

Call on Dr. Marcia Reynolds, president of Covisioning LLC. She is the master of teaching others how to engage in powerful conversations that connect, influence, and activate change. From Ernst & Young, Sanofi, and Hershey to schools in Italy, Russia, China, Singapore, and Kazakhstan, she’s been hired by  organizations around the globe, not just because of her highly engaging presentations but because of her passion and ability to inspire people to act. 

This highly sought-after behavioral scientist is happily obsessed with uncovering the latest discoveries in neuro/behavioral research and putting them into practical applications. With a doctoral degree in Organizational Psychology, two master’s degrees in Education and Communications, Marcia’s expertise ranges from building connections through conversations to the science of motivation and engagement.

Having Marcia on your side is like giving you x-ray vision into the hearts and minds of others. Her innovative and highly successful strategies will guide you to being the memorable leader who helps others reach their highest and best selves. She’s the voice inside your head that says, “People want you to be present more than they need you to be perfect.”

Then when you face difficult conversations, Dr. Marcia Reynolds offers solutions on how to flip defensiveness, create rapport, and have everyone involved experience the elusive “optimal productive state” where they deeply connect and imagine unique solutions together.

Marcia has worked in a multitude of industries, from banking, financial services, and technology to government agencies and global associations. Her work in building high-trust, high-growth communities has consistently garnered remarkable results. Using her Covisioning Process, she was instrumental in taking one company from near bankruptcy to the #1 stock market success in three years. There is only one way to define Marcia: game-changing.

Dr. Marcia Reynolds is on a mission:  to have leaders feel that their greatest purpose is how well they successfully enrich the lives of others. With Marcia’s guidance, you can outsmart your brain and make a powerful difference one meaningful conversation at a time.

COACHING EXPERIENCE: In her search for new techniques in behavioral change, Marcia enrolled in a coaching school in 1995 when she started her own business. She quickly saw the power of coaching to make the mental shifts required to sustain change. Her passion for the profession led her to become president of the International Coach Federation in 2000 and one of the first 25 people in the world to hold the certification of Master Certified Coach. She now coaches executives and teaches coaching in her leadership classes worldwide. She is past president of the Association for Coach Training Organizations (ACTO) and serves as Training Director for the Healthcare Coaching Institute  taught through Virginia Tech. She also is on the faculty of coach training schools in Russia and China and is an associate professor for the National Research University – Higher School of Economics in Moscow.

BOOKS: Excerpts from Marcia’s award-winning books Outsmart Your Brain and Wander Woman How High-Achieving Women Find Contentment and Direction, have appeared in many places including Harvard Communications Newsletter, Wall Street Journal, Cosmopolitan, and The New York Times and she has appeared on ABC World News. Her latest book, The Discomfort Zone: How Leaders Turn Difficult Conversations into Breakthroughs, has been discussed in Fast Company, Forbes, CNN.com, The Globe and Mail, and on HR.com as well as in many leading leadership blogs.

The rare times she is home, she can often be found hiking the beautiful mountains in Arizona.

Read more about Marcia’s results in her Speaking Endorsements and Coaching Testimonials.


  • The Hershey Company
  • Ernst & Young
  • Mayo Hospitals
  • Medtronic
  • Maersk
  • Sanofi
  • Stripe
  • Cornell University
  • Smith College
  • MBA Women International
  • Boise Paper
  • The Discovery Channel
  • Dignity Health
  • Abila
  • Microchip Technology
  • Pointe Hilton Hotels
  • Printing Industries Association
  • Institute for Management Studies
  • Make-A-Wish Foundation
  • Center for Disease Control
  • American Express
  • US National Institutes of Health

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