I’m Mary Beth Leisen, Ph.D., and I work with motivated people committed to growth and development, who want to become the best versions of themselves that they can be, whether as people or as leaders – or both.
At our core, every one of us wants to feel fulfilled. Alive. Successful. Happy. But how do you achieve this in a world full of distractions, competing demands, and conflicting motives, where it’s all too easy to get overwhelmed or go on autopilot?
I help people become the leaders they want to be, whether that’s in leading their own lives or also leading teams and organizations. I teach them to source from their inner wisdom as they create, lead, and transform. Ultimately, it’s about fulfilling their own potential.
When you live this way, you are not only successful by conventional standards, you’re also successful by the ultimate one: a life well lived. It’s not just what you do, it’s also how you do it. In the end, you are proud of your actions, in integrity, and aligned with your values. You are deeply connected to others and inspire them to be their best. You leave the world a much better place than you found it.
I work with people ready to embrace a more fulfilling way of leading, whether that’s leading your own life or leading others in groups, companies, and organizations. I use mindfulness, emotional intelligence, and wisdom tradition approaches that have been validated by scientific and management research. This work always progresses from the inside out, starting with understanding who you uniquely are and leading life from that knowledge to achieve what’s important to you.
I guide you in exploring three key areas: sourcing from your inner wisdom, showing up with presence and awareness, and taking conscious action with accountability.
Profound and lasting growth requires a commitment to show up and take ownership of this journey of exploration and change. We do this together. It’s a dynamic, co-creative process built on openness, curiosity, and honesty. This kind of work is transformative. It’s tremendously rewarding. And on top of all that, it can be fun!
I’m based in Chicago, where I do in-person consulting. I also conduct workshops and retreats in other locations and am available to consult via Skype anywhere in the world.
Have a look around, and contact me with ideas or questions. I look forward to starting the conversation. Thanks!
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