executive coach

Mary Marshall is a top-level executive coach, consultant, and author with an extensive background in coaching and consulting entrepreneurs and executives. She began her career running a small, family-owned business; the familiarity with operations and management this provided has assisted her as she has managed mergers and acquisitions, run a 5 million-dollar tech company, and consulted on operations management and organizational development. She expanded into executive coaching as a Vistage Chair, working with over 100 local CEOs and receiving many awards along the way. Mary was the first woman in Vistage International’s history to hold the #1 Chair ranking for the US. After many years as a Vistage Chair, Mary moved into the role of Senior Vice President, responsible for growth and operations of the western half of the US as well as training and development for the Chair Community.

In late 2012 Mary left corporate life at Vistage to go back to what she loves best: working with entrepreneurs to help them achieve their dreams. She launched Marshall Advisors, LLC as a CEO and executive advisory agency in order to work with CEOs and their executive teams to help them achieve their goals more quickly and efficiently, and have some fun while doing it. As a part of her practice she also teaches a course for entrepreneurs for the SBA called Emerging Leaders.

Mary believes every executive leader has the answers to the challenges they face–sometimes they just don’t know how to access them. She asks hard questions that allow them to find their own answers or to better formulate the solutions that might be a bit muddy. As a coach, she helps clients figure out how to move forward, not by providing answers, but by guiding them through new perspectives and insights. When working with HumanPoint’s clients, Mary gives them the perspective they have not yet thought of to help them become better leaders.

Mary earned her BA in psychology and international affairs from Lewis and Clark College. She is a member of WIPP (Women Impacting Public Policy), advocating for women business owners and participating in Small Business Saturdays. She is also a Trustee for the Washington State Chapter of The Nature Conservancy. In her spare time, Mary enjoys spending time in her English gardens in Woodway, working on her stained glass projects, or up at her home on Lummi Island.


  • Leadership Assessment and Development

  • CEO & Senior Executive Coaching

  • Strategic Planning & Implementation

  • Emotional Intelligence; Using EQ-i 2.0 and Other EQ Assessment Tools

  • New Leader Onboarding

  • Executive Team Coaching and Development

  • Values & Organizational Cultural Identification and Training

  • Professional & Personal Goal Setting for Work/Life Balance

  • Leading through Transition/Change

  • Hiring & Training for Hiring

  • Organizational Development

  • Sales & Sales Management Training

  • Re-organization Facilitation & Training

  • Strengths Based Leadership Assessment

  • Retreat Facilitation

  • Intentional Culture Speaker

  • Author: Putting together the Entrepreneurial Puzzle: The 10 pieces every business needs to succeed.