At MJR Coaching+Consulting, Mary Jo brings decades of valuable experience to her individual, team, and corporate clients. She is known for her positive energy, passion for connection, and ability to see what can be. Partnering with Mary Jo enables coaching clients to turn their ambition into action.
Mary Jo is a Columbia University Certified Executive Coach and an International Coaching Federation Certified Coach. Executives and emerging leaders rely on her experience leading national sales teams and growing businesses. For clients in a new role or changing careers, her laser-focus on agreed-upon outcomes fuels their success. A communications expert, she weaves in tools and techniques to elevate executive presence and communication, and works with clients on presentation skills. During a coaching relationship, various assessments are used to delve into thinking preferences, strengths, personalities, and how clients are seen by their colleagues, managers, and clients. Clients change in ways they never thought possible.
In addition to executive, career and transition coaching, Mary Jo also facilitates virtual and in- person workshops and consults with companies on business growth. In 2012 in New York City, Mary Jo co-founded UP Business Communications which facilitates communication and presentation workshops at tech start-ups and media companies such as Google, NBC Universal, The Atlantic and The New York Times. She sold the company in 2018 and continues to act as an advisor.
A highly regarded senior executive leading national sales, advertising, and marketing teams, Mary Jo has worked for startups and top companies including Johnson & Johnson, Gruner + Jahr, and The Weather Channel.
Dedicated to giving back and active in nonprofit women’s groups, Mary Jo has led workshops and been recognized for her many contributions by the YWCA of Greater Charleston and She Runs It in New York. A Charleston South Carolina resident, Mary Jo donates her time to Charleston Women in Tech, College of Charleston MBA program, Camp Southern Ground, MICHA, Rotary Club of Daniel Island, YWCA, and other area non-profits.