Do you feel stuck? Stuck in a career path, a family situation, a financial issue or just in a rut? Professional and personal coach Mary O’Sullivan can help. With a strong background in industry, education and change management, Mary has built a career of guiding others. “I listen to people’s work, life and relationship challenges and help them sort through what is most important to them,” she says. “Most significantly, I do this by making real connections with my clients.”
A professional and executive coach is someone who can help you gain perspective. Oftentimes, clients are too close to their problems to see solutions. That’s where Mary comes in. “I challenge and support people through their thought processes to help them make crucial life decisions,” she says.
Work Life Balance
Are you happy at work? That’s a tough question for most of us to answer. Perhaps it’s a promotion or a raise you didn’t get. Or a difficult boss who you’re not seeing eye to eye with. It could be that you’re so overwhelmed with work that you need some guidance with time management. Through her motivating and inspiring process that is solution focused, Mary helps people move from frustration to new levels of success.
Are you happy in your relationships? Whether it’s dealing with a major life change or struggling with an intense family dynamic, Encore Coaching helps you move through life’s challenges. Mary creates a safe and confidential environment in which clients express themselves freely and without judgment. “All coaching is conducted in an ethical, empathetic and engaged manner. My goal as a coach is to create a partnership with each client, where the client sets the agenda,” she says.
Having raised four children, now all adults, she understands first hand the importance of work-life balance. “It’s achievable,” Mary says. “Change is essential for personal and professional growth.”
Career in creative solutions
Mary’s diverse academic and professional background is rooted in creative problem solving. She started her career as a high school English teacher in upstate New York. After 10 years of teaching, Mary became involved in the defense industry, first at General Electric in Syracuse, NY, then later at several Lockheed Martin locations. An exciting position at Raytheon brought her to Rhode Island in 2001, based on her experience and expertise. A major career shift, Mary thrived in various change management roles for over 20 years. “I was in positions where I was a change agent, moving teams and individuals from the status quo to new ways of thinking,” she explains. With a focus on changing behaviors and creating new habits, her innovative techniques contributed to the growth efforts of the Fortune 500 company.
A lifelong learner, Mary has a Bachelors in English from Long Island University. She completed her Masters in Organizational Leadership in 2012, at Quinnipiac University, and received a Masters Certificate in Executive and Professional Coaching from the University of Texas Dallas this year. Mary, who lives in Kingston with her husband, recently moved the Encore Executive and Professional Coaching office to The Lafayette Mill Complex Rodman Building. The community-minded and collaborative environment has proven to be the ideal spot for her sessions.
Mary is also making changes, by expanding into group coaching and topical sessions such as mindful weight loss. “Group coaching is an affordable way to benefit from professional coaching as well as gain support from others who share a similar goal,” she points out.
Mary and her team at Encore Coaching provide personal and professional support to help you take positive steps towards your desired outcome. “As the coach, I guide the client through the path to their goals,” she says. “The aim is for you to take steps toward realizing that which for now, only resides in your imagination.”