Mary Jo Asmus

Mary Jo Asmus

Mary Jo Asmus

Mary Jo Asmus's background includes 25 years of global senior leadership experience at a Fortune 100 company, leading efforts in organizational strategies, systems, communication, and processes in diverse business areas such as human resources; research and development; organizational development; and global strategy and process. She is a speaker, facilitator and executive coach. She has coached dozens of individuals in the MSFT Senior Leader Bench Program since it's inception to be ready for the next level of leadership particularly in the arenas of influence, communication, and relationships.

Ms. Asmus has coached hundreds of senior executives from the Director to “C” level. Her clientele are often very “public” in an organization, community, or region and/or are high potential to move into the “C” suite. She has worked with leaders in the Microsoft senior bench program since its inception and was a consultant to the team designing the coaching program there.

Mary Jo's coaching style is that which includes the International Coach Federation core competencies; it is facilitative in nature, assisting leaders to discover and own their actions and behaviors.

Ms. Asmus is a graduate and former advisory board member of Corporate Coach University; is a founding board member and current president of the Professional Coaches Association of Michigan, and a member of the International Coach Federation. She has completed the executive certificate program at the University of Michigan in Executive Leadership.

Ms. Asmus authors one of the most popular independent blogs on leadership at, in which she highlights the "inner game" of leading. It has been required reading for adult MBA courses on organizational effectiveness. She has authored several articles for other publications, most recently a piece called "Two Voices on: The Words of Leaders" in the book Leadership Caffeine: Ideas to Energize Your Professional Development" by Art Petty.

Ms. Asmus is married to an entrepreneur and is the mother of two wonderful daughters.

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