What Clients Are Saying

“Mary Jane coached me at a time when I needed to find myself and my direction. She was an insightful listener, providing support and challenge at the appropriate times and offering useful models that added value to the topics we discussed. As a result, she helped me redefine myself and my business strategy which has led to an increase in revenues and confidence and ultimately to long term success.”
—director, UK leadership consultancy

“Mary Jane has a rare talent for advancing a group toward its goal. She listens, reads the group dynamics, and then expedites group progress by articulating the precise question that removes blockages and provides aha moments.”
—Christy Martin, executive compensation expert and co-founder of the Seattle and Bellevue Chapters of the Women Presidents’ Organization

“ I worked with Mary Jane Pioli for six months as my leadership coach. Mary Jane is an excellent teacher and coach, and I would recommend her without hesitation. She has extensive experience and a high level of creativity. Those worked together with her strong listening skills and ability to relate quickly to make this a particularly positive and worthwhile endeavor for me. As a female manager in a booming start-up company, I was able to improve my ability to communicate, manage, and lead as a result of coaching sessions with Mary Jane.”
—marketing manager, high growth start-up company

“I have had the good fortune to work with Mary Jane for more than ten years. In our early days, she assisted my firm with strategic planning and positioning. As our firm grew, my role as managing partner became more complicated. Mary Jane provided me with leadership and executive coaching that has proven to be invaluable. At first, I was not even sure I needed coaching because I did not recognize the difference between administrative and managerial leadership skills. By guiding me through a learning process of self-examination and reflection on my core values and my goals for myself and my law firm, Mary Jane taught me how to be a more effective leader, and our firm has grown and prospered as a direct result. Working with Mary Jane was transformative, and I recommend her without hesitation.”
—managing partner, boutique law firm

“Mary Jane helped me clarify what differentiates me in my business, and how to use that to develop an actionable business development plan. She taught me to celebrate success every day which has resulted in even greater success!”
—senior vice president, wealth management firm

“I truly feel like the work we did together not only helped me through challenges, but also helped me build a solid foundation from which I am able to coach and lead our team effectively. Our team could not be more cohesive and productive.”
—manager, high growth distribution company

“I am constantly reminded each time I attend, how valuable and different [my WPO] group is. I truly appreciate the education and support I am receiving through WPO.”
—member, Women Presidents’ Organization