Mary Lee Gannon, ACC, CAE is an award winning Corner Office Impact Coach, author, speaker and president of StartingOverNow.com – a consulting firm that helps people get off the treadmill to nowhere and play big in the corner office with mindful leadership practices. Mary Lee has a unique perspective with 20+ years as a CEO and currently leads a $24 million organization within a 60,000 employee organization, as well as coaches executives on how mindful practice, and a mindset shift lead to more confidence, connections, calm for the high earning corner office leader.
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 her and her children from the country club life to public assistance from where she re-invented her life to support her family.
Mary Lee is an International Coach Federation Certified Coach, graduate of Duquesne University's Professional Coaching Program, a Certified Association Executive, a participant in the UCLA Mindful Awareness Practices Program, 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. Mary Lee was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by Pittsburgh Society of Association Executives and the Women of Integrity Award by Pittsburgh Professional Women. Mary Lee is the "Mindful Leadership" columnist for Smart Business Magazine. She’s been featured in Money Magazine, ABC, CBS, NBC, NPR, Yahoo.com, U.S. News and World Report, msn.com, Forbes.com, CareerBuilder.com and Monster.com.