About Me

Mary Verstraete


It’s my absolute pleasure to help ambitious, committed business professionals establish an unwavering legacy of lasting significance.

My focus and vision is assisting ambitious, successful business professionals in establishing incalculable leadership influence that creates a mark in the world.

With more than 30 years’ experience in leadership development, training, and consulting, I’ve consistently seen the critical need and importance of quantifiably competent and influential leaders.

I love what I do because I’m passionate about leaders! Whether it’s sitting across the table from you, talking on the phone, or coaching and consulting, helping you as a  leader is the highlight and focus of my life's work.

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Creator & Founder

2004

LifeMap for Focused Living


Created and developed a highly effective resource, the LifeMap for Focused Living Process, which has been used by hundreds of leaders to bring personal and professional convergence to their lives. Today the process continues to be a valued for its life-changing results.

2007

Center for Coaching Excellence


Cofounded the Center for Coaching Excellence and continue to serve as its president. The center provides International Coaching Federation-approved neuroscience based coach training. The customized training enables individualized mentorship aimed at developing highly skilled coaches, a person's unique coaching style and focus.

2017

Conversation Matters!


After decades of working with senior leaders across industries, I created and developed Conversation Matters!, a tangible communication process backed by  neuroscience behavior and mind-set research that leaders can incorporate into their personal and professional lives for outstanding—and lasting—results.

I have had the privilege of expanding communication processes and skills by developing customized communication training used in companies such as ExxonMobil, Luse Companies, MJ Senior Housing, Rowan University, Kennesaw State University, and Hennepin County.

Today, I continue to present and customize training for diverse industries in the United States.

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Certifications & Training

International Coaching Federation Professional Credentialed Coach, Certified CliftonStrengths Coach, Myers-Briggs Administrator, Brand Alignment Trainer, Business Agility Coach, Certified ScrumMaster, and Scrum Product Owner, and Certified Conversational Intelligence Coach with a concentration in the neuroscience of communication.

I reside in the beautiful Twin Cities area of Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota, on a hobby farm with my husband Bob of 40+ years.

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