Marcia Reynolds, Psy.D.,President of Covisioning LLC, works with clients around the world who seek to develop effective leaders. She understands organizational cultures, what blocks communication and innovation, and what is needed to bring people together for better results. She has coached leaders, designed organizational change programs, delivered leadership, coaching and emotional intelligence classes, and spoken at conferences in 34 countries.
For coaching, Marcia works with both individuals and executive teams. Individually, she is often asked to coach leaders who technically excel but seek to develop their interpersonal effectiveness. After working with Marcia, her clients demonstrate remarkable improvements in engaging their teams and mastering influence with their peers and senior leaders.
Marcia is a true pioneer in the coaching profession. She is a founding member and was the 5th global president of the International Coach Federation. She was one of the first 25 people in the world to earn the Master Certified Coach designation. She is currently the president-elect of the Association for Coach Training Organizations and is the Training Director for the Healthcare Coaching Institute in North Carolina. She also works with training organizations in Russia and China.
Prior to starting her own business, Marcia’s greatest success story came as a result of designing the employee development program for a semiconductor manufacturing company facing bankruptcy. Working with the executive staff, the company turned around and became the #1 stock market success in the United States when they went public in 1993. Marcia focused on inspiring a future-focused culture and empowering cross-functional teams to become the heart of the organization.
Excerpts from her books Outsmart Your Brain and Wander Woman have appeared in many places including Harvard Management Review, Employment Relations Today, Forbes.com, CNN.com, Psychology Today and The Los Angeles Times and she has appeared on ABC World News. Her new book, The Discomfort Zone: How Leaders Turn Difficult Conversations into Breakthroughs, will be released October, 2014.
Marcia’s doctoral degree is in organizational psychology with a research emphasis on the challenges and needs of high-achievers in today’s corporations. She also holds two masters degrees in education and communications.