Coaching for Women

Women in Business

Women business is the fastest growing sector of the American economy.

  • Over 10.6 million women-owned businesses employ 27.5 million people and contribute $3.6 trillion to the economy.
  • Nearly half (48%) of all privately held businesses in the U.S. are owned 50% or more by women.
  • The number of women-owned firms has grown 28% during the past seven years.
  • The purchasing power of women-owned business is over $100 billion annually.

However, women continue to face unique obstacles in the world of business:

  • Work/life balance.
  • Subtle and sometimes not-so-subtle prejudices in the business environment.
  • Lack of clear roadmaps for success on their own terms.

We specialize in working with women and family-owned businesses and will help you find the right balance whether you are getting started, growing your business to the next level or simply looking for that elusive sense balance in your life.

Executive Women
In his book, Re-Imagine, business guru Tom Peters tells us that women represent the fastest growing segment of business in America and make the majority of purchasing decisions in our society, but the “mindset of American enterprise seems to be mostly masculine.” Despite much more equality in the workplace than in the past, there are only seven Fortune 500 companies with female chairpersons! His conclusion: “In a world where talent is primary—particularly in executive positions—the most overlooked piece of the [talent] equation is women!”

More and more women are realizing the traditional path of success offered by corporate America is inappropriate for their life styles and ambitions. Leadership in women is not a quality that can be developed by following ten easy steps to management or by copying male models of leadership. Women leaders need to draw on their unique life experiences, their sense of identity, their organizational skills, and balance their priorities and environment.

We provide both individual and group coaching to help you address key issues:

  • What is my unique leadership style and how can I make it work for me in my organization?
  • How can I achieve what I want and be true to myself?
  • Do I have to go it alone?
  • Why do I feel I can or should be more successful when I am almost at the top of the heap?
  • Why is what is most important to me getting lost in everyday demands and how can I gain or regain better balance?

Contact us so we can help you choose the appropriate approach.



“Marilyn is fun-loving, non judgmental and in my mind, a perfect fit for women trying to navigate the rocky shoals of career, motherhood, errand-running, in-laws, housekeeping, volunteer work, aging parents, good citizenry as well as reclaiming a sense of self-calm. She is able to hone in precisely on the obstacles that keep people stuck. Womens’ lives, it seems to me, have gotten more complex, rather than less. Working with Marilyn has helped me regain a sense of humor, first and foremost, as well as clear away some overgrown brush to move forward on several long-held goals and dreams. The clearing has enriched all areas of my life.

-Miranda Mancusi
Harvard University Kennedy School, Cambridge, MA

“I want to tell you how grateful I am for your advice at the Massachusetts Conference for Women. You had some very pertinent tips on how to further my career, or rather how to reinvent myself as an editor and translator. Thank you for your time that day.”

-Wendy Foster, Gloucester, MA

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