Mary Bourke is a Career & Leadership Coach supporting individuals and groups to uncover their core values and strengths, to see what success is for them and take focused steps forward with ease. Through coaching, clients learn new tools to go past their prior internal stopping points and how to thrive in uncertainty.
Prior to full-time coaching, Mary worked in technology, new media and digital advertising. At Disney, Viacom and AT&T, she managed high-volume, consumer-facing websites with large teams and numerous projects before focusing on strategic partnership management in business development and marketing.
Mary’s career in entertainment and advertising technology regularly challenged her to rapidly expand her abilities and to continually practice the quality of being flexible. She learned how to see opportunity in change and to take action despite her doubts and fears. She moved back and forth across country twice, was laid off three times, promoted as high as VP (Viacom) and "re-orged" countless times. She received remarkable management training at AT&T, Disney, Viacom and by special invitation at GE's Crotonville Campus in New York.
Mary enjoys pro-bono mentoring of new college grads entering the workforce and people mid-career who find themselves at a crossroads. She has worked for and volunteered with various non-profits and start-up companies in Los Angeles, New York and Washington, D.C. She currently serves as Board Member of Purpose Centered Coaching & Consulting, a California-based non-profit supporting women and girls of color to achieve success through coaching.
Mary has received rigorous coach training from The Academy for Coaching Excellence and is certified (PCC) by the International Coach Federation (ICF). She is an accredited Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) practitioner, and a Certified Professional in Management (AMA-CPM). She graduated from U.C. Santa Cruz with a B.A. in Russian Area Studies and completed additional coursework through UCLA Extension in technical management, investing, personal financial planning and screenwriting. Mary has been a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and is also certified in Usui and Shakti Integrative Reiki.
Mary lives in West Los Angeles with her 8.5 lb. dog Buddy. She loves road trips, art, investing, planting trees, learning new things, and imagining a better future for all.
Throughout this journey Mary’s primary passions have remained consistent: To always be developing; and to always be supporting others in following their own authentic paths.
In this strategy session, we will discuss what your goals are, what you see as your challenges, and what the next best step is for you to achieve what you want.
To schedule an initial, no-obligation discussion, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call/text (323) 683-3782.
If you are unfamiliar with coaching, talking about it is a good step towards figuring it out! I love talking about coaching and can give insights into how coaching works, how coaching differs from therapy, the different types of coaches, and anything else you might be wondering.
I look forward to supporting you!