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Mary Lee Gannon

 Mary Lee Gannon, CAE

The Life/Career

Transformation Coach

From Welfare to CEO of organizations with up to

$26 million in assets

  

Mary Lee Gannon is a Life/Career Transformation Coach, strategic planning consultant and president of 
StartingOverNow.com - a coaching and consulting firm that helps people and organizations transform to personal and financial abundance. 
She is a graduate of the Duquesne University's Professional Coaching Program, an alumnus of the 2010 Harvard Medical School and McLean Hospital Coaching in Medicine & Leadership Conference and a Certified Association Executive. 

 

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 she and the children from the country club life to public assistance from where she earned success to support her family.

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:  Life/Career Reinvention Coaching / Strategic Planning / Board Development /  Healthcare / Management Consulting / Public Relations / Meeting Facilitation / Leadership / Productivity. 

 

Clients are from throughout the US and are individuals in transition because of divorce, career change, empty nest, relocation, or leaders at small to mid-size corporations or non-profits who seek a new direction. What keeps them up at night is not having a vision or strategy to move them forward. They see the future very much like the present +/- 10% and know what that has cost them in growth, income and fulfillment. They are working hard but not smart because there is a lack of vision, goals, accountability or good work/life balance in place to produce exceptional results. So bureaucracy, personal agendas and cynicism have grabbed hold when what they want is rekindled passion to be their best or create the best product or service in their industry at a rate of high performers who are fulfilled by a lifestyle friendly business.

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Mary Lee Ganon is Recognized 

Michelle Wright of WTAE-TV, Mary Lee Gannon and Beth Caldwell of PPW - Women of Integrity Award 

Mary Lee Gannon is awarded the 2012
"Woman of Integrity" award by Pittsburgh
Professional Women on December 1st at Le Mont.  Awardees are women of distinction who have balanced career and civic responsibility, who share their success by mentoring others and
supporting their communities.  Pictured
here with Michelle Wright of WTAE-TV
and Beth Caldwell of PPW.

The Book 

Cover to Starting Over Book
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 she and the children from the country club life to public assistance. From there, within a short time, she worked to the level of CEO, directing three hospital foundations over the last 16 years each with assets of up to $26 million.  

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Change is around you every day. Friends move on. Colleagues get laid off. Relationships come to a close. The transition of maneuvering through change is where the real dance occurs. If you know the steps, your feet will carry you with fluidity and grace. If you do not, you will repeatedly stumble and possibly trample on others around you.

 

It is easy to fall into the "victim" mode when change arises. "Why is this happening to me again?" This way of thinking is like putting on shoes that you know are too tight and leaving them on even when they hurt. For you the dance is over. Your feet are blistered and bleeding. You may be managing people who are facing change who believe their lives are over too. Change the metaphor. All is not hopeless.

 

The dance isn't over. The last dance isn't even on the playlist. It's just time to change the band. The dancers are changing partners because the tempo is swinging in a different direction. Everyone enjoyed the party and the music of the past. You will always revel in the fulfilling experience it created and the value it brought to others and yourself. But the future holds a panacea of purpose. It's just to a new tune.

 

Cluster the situation of your change under a heading that makes it part of a bigger intent. Colleagues have been laid off. Mourn the loss of your friends not the evolution of the company. In this change lies an opportunity to explore areas that otherwise seemed off limits or out of site. Explore during the transition! Your marriage is over. Mourn the loss of the good times you had and the security you felt not the end of what had truly unraveled to an unfulfilling relationship. In change lies the chance to discover true love again. Be vulnerable in the transition. Mourn that you miss the daily moments with your children now that they have grown up and left the home not the fact that you now have to "find a new identity." In change lies the prospect of discovering underdeveloped interests that have lied dormant for years. Take risks of discovery in the transition.

 

Change is constant and will occur throughout your life. How you transition through the changes of your life will set you up to be able to handle and unforeseen challenge. Set short term goals for your transition. And watch what opens up before you.

 

Get Mary Lee's article How to Turn Thought Into Habit for Your Team

          

         

 

Mary Lee gives executive coaching tips in MONEY MAGAZINE.

 

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Mary Lee Gannon is the president of StartingOverNow.com - Transforming People and Organizations with Goals-to-Results. With more than 16 years of experience as a CEO of organizations with up to $26 million in assets, Mary Lee coaches individuals and organizations with a Goals-Accountability-Results system. Read testimonials from her clients.  She is a graduate of The Duquesne University Professional Coaching Program and an alumnus of the 2010 Harvard Medical School and McLean Hospital Coaching in Medicine & Leadership Conference. Her personal turnaround came as a stay-at-home mother with four children under seven-years-old who endured a divorce that took she and the children from the country club life to public assistance from where she rose to the level of CEO to support her family.  Areas of Specialty: Strategic Planning / Board Development /  Executive Coaching / Healthcare / Public Relations / Meeting Facilitation / Leadership / Productivity / Life/Career Transition.  Her book "Starting Over - 25 Rules for When You've Bottomed Out" is available in bookstores and from online booksellers.  

  

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