About Marcia

Dr. Marcia Reynolds works with clients around the world who seek to develop effective leaders. She understands organizational cultures, what blocks communication and innovation, and what is needed to bring people together for better results. She has coached leaders, taught leadership classes and spoken at conferences for clients in healthcare, financial services, transportation, technology, and telecommunications in 34 countries.

Prior to starting her own business, Marcia’s greatest success story came as a result of designing the employee development program for a semiconductor manufacturing company facing bankruptcy. Working with the executive staff, the company turned around and became the #1 stock market success in the United States when they went public in 1993. Marcia focused on inspiring a future-focused culture and empowering cross-functional teams to become the heart of the organization.

Excerpts from her books, Outsmart Your Brain and Wander Woman: How High Achieving Women Find Contentment and Direction, have appeared in many places including Harvard Management Review, Employment Relations Today, Forbes.com, CNN.com, Psychology Today and The Los Angeles Times and she has appeared on ABC World News. Her new book, The Discomfort Zone: How Leaders Turn Difficult Conversations into Breakthroughs, will be released October, 2014.

For coaching, Marcia works with both individuals and executive teams. Individually, she is often asked to coach leaders who technically excel but seek to develop their interpersonal effectiveness. After working with Marcia, her clients demonstrate remarkable improvements in engaging their teams and mastering influence with their peers and senior leaders.

Marcia was the 5th global president of the International Coach Federation and one of the first 25 people in the world to earn the Master Certified Coach designation. She is currently a board member of the Association for Coach Training Schools.

This year, she was appointed the Training Director for the Healthcare Coaching Institute (HCI). Marcia sees this as a chance to strengthen coaching in the complex, changing and vital world of healthcare. HCI teaches a deep level of mastery in coaching for leaders who not only need new tools, but also want to shift their mindset to be more engaging, inspirational and courageous. When leaders become coaches and organizations embrace coaching, this critical shift is possible.

In her spare time, Marcia accumulates degrees. Her doctoral degree is in organizational psychology with a research focus on high-achievers in today’s corporations. She holds two masters degrees in education and communications.

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.

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