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Michelle Walker, ACC

Michelle has over 25 years of domestic and international management experience in real estate investment management and retail store development.

Michelle has a passion for leadership development and the art of unleashing possibilities and potential. It was in her pursuits of personal leadership development that she discovered the value of experienced coaching and the transformational change that coaching brings to individuals, families and organizations. This passion has led Michelle to complete her coaching certification through the well-known Hudson Institute of Santa Barbara and integrate executive coaching into her consulting practice.

Highlights of her corporate experience include serving as Director of Existing Stores, Canada, Director of Facilities, North American and International Implementation Manager, Global Development for Starbucks Coffee Company. Michelle has also previously held portfolio asset management positions; responsible for assets exceeding $1 billion with the largest single pension fund in Canada, the Ontario Teacher’s Pension Fund Board.

She is a graduate of Abilene Christian University, with a B.A. in Speech Communications with a minor in Psychology.

Michelle is an active member of the International Coaching Federation, International Council of Shopping Centers, Professional Retail Store Maintenance Association and Building Owners & Managers Association, Former member of the Association of Investment Management and Research and Charter Financial Analyst Candidate. Michelle is also past co-president of the Seattle LGBT Community Center and help line for gay youth.


Mary Ellen Leary, ACC

Mary Ellen combines her over 30 years of strategic Human Resources and organization development experience with her executive coaching expertise to bring a seasoned, big-picture perspective to her coaching clients. She works with business owners and corporate executives where a change in behavior can make a significant positive difference in their organizations and themselves. She has coached clients who wanted to improve their leadership capabilities, or reinvigorate themselves to take on new challenges or find new ways to solve old problems.

She is graduate of The Hudson Institute of Santa Barbara’s Executive Coaching Certification program. She is certified in the Myers Briggs Type Indicator, and has a range of assessment tools and techniques available to assist her coaching clients in self-evaluation and goal setting.

Mary Ellen has board-level experience in the professional association, non-profit and private for-profit sectors, serving as board member and/or chairman of the board/president for two professional associations, four human services agencies and one life insurance company. She is currently Board Chair for ProAct, a $14 million human services agency based in Eagan, Minnesota.

Mary Ellen earned her MBA in Integrative Management from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree from St. Catherine University, also in St. Paul. Mary Ellen holds the SPHR designation (Senior Professional in Human Resources) granted by the Human Resources Certification Institute.

Mary Ellen is a frequent guest lecturer for a wide variety of professional associations and special interest groups.