Mary O’Sullivan has over 30 years of leading, writing, and editing experience in the aerospace and defense industry. In each of her roles, she wrote entire sections of major defense related proposals and business development material. Also, as a leader, she acted as a change agent, moving teams and individuals from status quo to higher levels of performance, through offering solutions focused on changing behaviors and fostering growth. She is also an experienced speaker and executive coach.
Currently, Mary is a weekly contributing writer to Rhode Island News Today, a daily digital news magazine. In addition, Mary regularly contributes her work to Providence Business News, as well as Arianna Huffington’s Thrive Global.
Her first book, The Leader You Don’t Want to Be: Transform Your Leadership Style from “Command and Control” to Transformative Visionary is now available at several Rhode Island booksellers and all digital bookselling outlets. Her companion book, The Field Guide, recently debuted on Amazon as a workbook to enhance the reader’s experience with the original book, offering practical, actionable steps to make a toxic workplace survivable.
Mary has a Master of Science in Organizational Leadership from Quinnipiac University. In addition, she is also an International Coaching Federation Professional Certified Coach, a Society of Human Resource Management Senior Certified Professional and has a Graduate Certificate in Executive and Professional Coaching, from the University of Texas at Dallas. She is also a certified Appreciative Inquiry Practitioner and a certified EQ1-2.0 and EQ360 Practitioner.
In her leadership and executive coaching roles, Mary focuses on improving executive behaviors that impede high performance and enhance growth, such as soft skills, effective communication, and micro-bias awareness. She has successfully supported leaders such as attorneys, surgeons, pharmacists, and university professors, make career decisions that lead to success.