Set New Year's Reso-YOU-tions


 Mary Lee Gannon, CAE
Your Life/Career/Business Reinvention Strategist
Mary Lee Gannon is president of
 - a coaching and consulting firm that helps people and organizations reinvent to enjoy the freedom that comes from success. With more than 18 years of experience as a CEO of organizations with up to $26 million in assets, Mary Lee helps leaders develop business strategy and fulfilled employees who know how to make work fun and productive. 
She is an International Coach Federation Certified Coach, a graduate of Duquesne University's Professional Coaching Program, an alumnus of the 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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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

"Starting Over" 

Mary Lee's first book illustrates her personal turnaround 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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Would you take a trip without a map? Of course not. So why do you think you can create a resolution and get there just because you want to? The reason most resolutions fail is because they are centered on "getting" something and not grounded in the root of what drives people - authenticity and values.


12 New Year's Reso-YOU-tions for Results in 2015


1. Write down your resolutions. Studies show that people who write down their goals far more than those who don't.


2. Define what you will let go of. What's the head trash that inserts itself in your life every time you want to make a leap?

3. Define who you will let go of. People are toxic too. Who would you be without negative influence?

4. Sure up a financial safety net. Max out your 401(k) contributions. Take only short term car loans. Automatically deposit from each paycheck into a non-accessible savings fund. Revisit your estate plan and bank accounts for changes in beneficiary status. Delay social security.

5. Put a mirror on your desk. Do you smile on the phone? What can you learn from inviting feedback without self-criticizing or being defensive?


6. Tame your head trash by labeling it and being curious. What is at the root of your behavior? It is certainly a feeling. "I'm feeling a little freaked out by the risk and it's ok - I'm capable!" not "I am so freaked out and overwhelmed - I don't have time to do that."

7. Pick one word to describe your intent for the coming year. Post it where you will see it every day. Open, Influence, Leverage, Courage, Explore, Welcome, Innovate etc.

8. Build your self-awareness by working from the inside out. Name brand suits, designer shoes and expensive accessories are no substitute for character, humility, talent, influence, self-awareness and charity. Who are you no matter where you are seated at the table?

9. Invite compassion in by intention. When feeling afraid or guarded think, "Allow me to pause to switch to deep listening for the big picture issue," or "May I be the catalyst for compassion here."

10. Start a Gratitude Journal to release expectations and center in the present moment. Write two things you are grateful for each day. It's hard to compare when the bright light of thanks is shining on the good things.

11. Simplify by scheduling systems into your life. Bookkeeping night, laundry day, grocery shopping day, expenses analysis time, date night, monthly measurement of key indicators.

12. Plan one BIG "Leap." It should be something that really scares you and excites you! You should be able to describe it in four words or less. Leap with an intent to learn - where failures are learning tools in the process. "By the end of 2015 I will ..."

If you don't know where you want to be next year at this time, you're already there.

 NEW - Make 2015 Your Best Year Ever with 

Women Leaders Virtual Success Circle!

Now you'll have the accountability you need at a price you can afford.


Beth Caldwell and I have teamed up to make coaching affordable and accessible for 2015 with our live Virtual Success Circle. Starting in January key women leaders from across the country will meet by telephone at 6pm EST on the first Monday of every month. Recordings will be available that Friday for your audio success library, for repeat listening and for those who can't make the call. Beth's consummate publicity and business strategies combine with my executive leadership certified coaching skills to enthuse transformation change for you, your career or your business in 2015. You can't hide from success in this Circle! 


You'll enjoy education, empowerment, inspiration and accountability, while having the chance to connect and interact with women just like you on a consistent basis, month after month to keep you on track, aligned and empowered. There will be a private Facebook page for participants to create a network and share their progress and accountability. Find out more!


This is what's included:

*Twelve Empowering Live Virtual Workshops

* Private Chat Group

*Built-in Success Support System

*Professional Connections






January 5th

Mastering Personal Productivity: Conquer Email and Paper Overwhelm


February 2nd 

Identify and Develop Your Strengths and Become an Expert


March 2nd 

Create a Marketing Plan for Your Business


April 6th 

Stop The Sabotage! Integrating Mindfulness Practices to Become Your Best Self


May 4th 

How to Host Stellar Events That Grow Your Business


June 1st 

Walk The Talk With Confidence From Shoes to Hand-Shakes


July 6th 

Speaking to Grow Your Business


August 3rd 

Executive Presence: Step To The Edge and FLY


TUESDAY September 8th (no class on Labor Day) 

Polish Your Personal Brand


October 5th 

Negotiate Like a Pro


November 2nd 

Create A Publicity Plan That's Irresistible To The Media


December 7th 

Creating Your Leadership Legacy


$397 for the entire year!  - This equates to $33/mos. (Think of the two most expensive shoes in your closet. What will they look like in a year and what will you look like in a year with this investment in yourself?) For 2015 to be a breakthrough year for you and for more information register now!


Mary Lee Gannon, ACC, CAE is an award winning coach, speaker and author who helps you position your Executive Leadership Signature to enthuse transformational change - the same change that took her from welfare to CEO of $26 million organizations. She is an International Coach Federation Certified Coach, graduate of Duquesne University's Professional Coaching Program, a Certified Association Executive, an alumnus of the Harvard Medical School and McLean Hospital Coaching in Medicine & Leadership Conference, and author or two books: Reinvent You - From Welfare to CEO and Starting Over. Her personal turnaround came as a stay-at-home mother with four children under seven-years-old who endured a divorce that took her and her children from the country club life to public assistance from where she reinvented her life to support her family. She is the recipient of the Woman of Integrity Award by Pittsburgh Professional Women, the Joe Gilbert Life Time Achievement Award and the Member of the Year from Pittsburgh Society of Association Executives, and the Leading Lady distinction by Oakland Catholic. She's been featured in Money Magazine, NPR,, U.S. News and World Report,,, Read testimonials from her clients. Both of her books: Reinvent you - From Welfare to CEO and Starting Over are available in bookstores, from online booksellers or on her web site at  
Mary Lee is a featured executive coach in MONEY MAGAZINE. 
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