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Executive Coaching with Bonnie

Coaching Programs

Bonnie empowers and inspires professional women to reach their full potential with a strategic and actionable focus. Her customized and personal approach, address each individual’s needs and helps each client to understand what holds them back and how to overcome their challenges to be successful.

Bonnie became a certified executive coach in in 2006 with the passion and mission to help other women achieve career success. Her extensive business background is rich with experience both as an entrepreneur and C-suite executive.  She has worked in start-up companies leading the pursuit and eventual award of venture capital as well as Fortune 500 companies. Bonnie also has expertise in all aspects of running a successful business and creating a fulfilling career.

Executive Coaching with Bonnie

Coaching Programs

Bonnie empowers and inspires professional women to reach their full potential with a strategic and actionable focus. Her customized and personal approach, address each individual’s needs and helps each client to understand what holds them back and how to overcome their challenges to be successful.

Bonnie became a certified executive coach in in 2006 with the passion and mission to help other women achieve career success. Her extensive business background is rich with experience both as an entrepreneur and C-suite executive.  She has worked in start-up companies leading the pursuit and eventual award of venture capital as well as Fortune 500 companies. Bonnie also has expertise in all aspects of running a successful business and creating a fulfilling career.

“Bonnie helps me manage my career with the same
DISCIPLINE THAT I MANAGE MY BUSINESS.”

—Patricia Gomes, Executive Vice President, HSBC

Executive Coaching

Succeeding in a business environment requires focus and intention. Executive coaching services help you assess what’s working in your life and career and address what may be holding you back from reaching your leadership potential. It also provides you with the practical tools to tackle current business challenges and opportunities.

VIP Day

Imagine accelerating your career in just 1 day! In this program, you will overcome months (or even years!) of being stuck. You will move your career to a whole new level. That’s the power of an exclusive VIP day with Bonnie.

Corporate Coaching 

Bonnie has customized corporate programs to support women’s leadership efforts in the workplace. These programs are designed to align with the specific goals and needs of the organization and are often initially delivered with a live workshop and then 6 months of virtual or live group coaching support.

Praise for Bonnie’s Coaching

Working with Bonnie is like watching the sun break through on a cloudy day. Her keen mind and razor sharp focus helped me clarify my priorities and create a plan for my business. Through my work with her I was able to push aside my self-doubt and find the courage to make decisions based on my true needs. I came to Bonnie as a seasoned and successful professional with a clear view of what I thought I wanted. I finished our work together having committed to a different path that has improved my quality of life while still honoring my ambitious nature. I am very thankful to Bonnie for such expert support and look forward to working with her again in the future. 

Alicia Farrell, Ph.D

Bonnie’s support was invaluable as I sought to navigate challenges in my professional life that seemed insurmountable. Her perspective, grounded in extensive experience, served to clarify events and circumstances that had eroded my confidence over the past several years. The tools and approaches Bonnie gave me enabled me to release behaviors and assumptions that were holding me back and focus on the abilities and passion I’d lost touch with. I’ve regained enthusiasm for my profession, learned to speak up and take risks, and gained more confidence than I’ve ever had. Thanks to Bonnie, I’ve been able to plot and move forward along a path to a more satisfying, productive career, improving the quality of my life immeasurably. I can’t recommend her highly enough!

Rita

Strategist, IT Engineer, Leader

My experience with Bonnie was truly life changing. I sought her help as I transitioned into a new phase in my career. Bonnie was critical in helping me identify my strengths and deal with my weaknesses. I found Bonnie extremely approachable and relatable. Her experience as an executive, the knowledge she gathered through her years of coaching, and her pleasant demeanor all contributed to a successful series of sessions and a lot of personal growth for me. Bonnie constantly challenged me, and guided me through a time of professional and personal transformation.

Nora Abusitta-Ouri

Senior Executive

Thank you for all your support and advice through the Express Coaching program.  I greatly appreciate your flexibility in tailoring my sessions for me, including moving a session to before a job interview for additional insights and changing topics based on my needs.  You were even able to uncover causes of my lack of confidence, and help me build it up again.  It is amazing how quickly you were able to make a difference in my confidence and in my life.

Michelle Wilson

I learned of Bonnie Marcus and Women Success Coaching from her blog and her book, “The Politics of Promotion.”  Her wisdom and guidance were immediately applicable to my situation and my life.  When I began looking for a personal leadership coach, I thought of Bonnie first. From our first call, her questions challenged me to change my perspective, revisit all my assumptions and own my triggers.  She has been in the C-suite and held the CEO job, making her intimately familiar with the struggles and self-talk that can plague so many women in leadership today.  Her coaching has made me a better person and a more focused and aspiring senior executive.

Lynn Mason

Healthcare COO

During one of the first coaching sessions, Bonnie said, “why are you the lone ranger and not have more support” – it struck a chord.  She was spot on with how I felt. Over our coaching sessions, we worked on building consensus in the organization around the strategy and tactics.  Bonnie gave great advice on using simple words and phrases to continue to transform the perception of me and what I deliver.  She made an impact on my performance in a short period of time.

Laura Comilla

Director Solutions Design & Value Creation, Abbott Molecular

Bonnie provided a much needed, clear-eyed perspective on my current leadership challenges, and gave me sound advice on how to think them through.  Working with her was both productive and instructive. She understands the gendered aspect of leadership, which was also very helpful. I highly recommend her.

Anne Weisberg

SVP Strategy, Families and Work Institute

Bonnie was recommended to me by a friend who worked with her and I could see how the coaching sessions helped achieve her career goal after a few short months of working with Bonnie.  I hired Bonnie to help me transition to a new firm after 16 years at my previous employer.  Bonnie coached me and in my first 90 days she helped me reach my goals and assisted me in shaping how I wanted to be perceived and to put forth my value proposition.

Joanne Lenhart

Director, Regional COO Compliance Americas, Chief Operating Office, Barclay's

I started working with Bonnie as a coach when I was feeling “stuck” in my career after ten years in the same position. Bonnie’s insightful questions helped me to clarify my career goals and articulate my value proposition. Through coaching, I set aside time to conduct personal self-examination and reflection. Bonnie’s honest, constructive feedback encouraged me to move out of my comfort zone and I secured a higher level position at a new company. In my new position, Bonnie has provided insight and perspective assisting me to strategically build relationships and navigate the C-Suite. I look forward to our monthly sessions!

Mary L. Rotunno

Associate General Counsel, El Camino Hospita

I attended one of Bonnie’s webinars and was intrigued enough to sign up for a 30 minute coaching session. Using the assessment, she very quickly honed in on some areas like building and leveraging relationships and mastering self-promotion where I was not being as deliberate as I needed to be. She offered practical suggestions that I immediately adapted into my daily routine. It completely changed how I was viewed in my organization. I recently was able to attend one of her in person seminars and the hour flew by as she engaged the audience in a dialogue on building your brand.

Stacy Schaeffer

Sr. Director, EMC

I met Bonnie at a Senior Women’s Leadership Event run by Barnard College and hosted by my employer. I was so impressed with Bonnie that I hired her shortly after to be my coach. It was one of the best investments I ever made. Bonnie helps me manage my career with the same discipline that I manage my business. I was able to achieve clarity around my career goals, put in place an action plan and focus on execution. Within a few months of working with Bonnie that long sought after promotion came through. Thank you Bonnie!

Patricia Gomes

Managing Director, HSBC

Our conversations truly helped me understand how my achievements and contributions are more valuable than the sum of the each individual accomplishment. This analysis taught me to step back and look at the commonalities of my successes and to write a story worth reading; a story that demonstrates how my experiences translate into value for my current employer, my future employer as well as in my position or in preparation for my next step. Also, your guidance on company politics, communication styles and the importance of being visible are so on-target.  The reality is that our hard work does not always get us noticed, rewarded, or considered. Over that past 10 months I have had the opportunity to observe and practice these skills. I have developed an extensive network of professional connections both within my large company, with customers and outside my field and region.  It is through these efforts that I have identified strategies for success and created a plan to navigate growth opportunities. While I consider myself a continuous work in progress, this experience has helped me professionally. I better understand how to better navigate the politics with less fear and frustration, I communicate with more effectiveness, and I am recharged with the confidence I need to continue to develop. I would definitely recommend this program to anyone who needs to either recharge or refocus their internal conversations from ones of doubt to ones of confidence, courage and the creation of actionable steps toward growth.

Renee Devine

Senior Manager, Siemens

Bonnie Marcus is an accomplished professional woman who cuts straight to the heart of why your business is your passion and why your business can serve others greatest needs. She knows how to pull the bedrock story of your business out of you and guide you in the most prosperous direction in sharing your value and services. My experience working with Bonnie was both intensely personal and profoundly helpful for focusing the growth of my business. Bonnie’s coaching is extremely powerful and enlightening for important business development.

Jennifer Schelter

Owner

My VIP Day with Bonnie was just what I needed. She helped me clean out the mental muck that had been impeding the expansion of my business. Bonnie listened well, perceived accurately and helped me design a path to move my work forward. She was directive and supportive and challenged the way I had been approaching my work. Bonnie Marcus is a valuable coach who helped me take my business to the next level. Work with her – she’ll help you, too!

Laura Crandall

Slate Communications

I have worked with Bonnie for the past year and she has provided tremendous insight while helping me to think more strategically about my career, build strategic relationships and clarify my value proposition.

Mary L. Rotunno

Senior Counsel, Dignity Health

Every time I hear Bonnie speak, I learn something valuable for my business and my career. After the first time I heard her speak, I asked her to be my business coach. I was getting burned out in my job and hadn’t recognized the symptoms. I now work more effectively and efficiently using the tools and guidance I received from Bonnie during the last year. I actually spend more time working on the business, instead of in the business. As a small business owner, it is nice to have someone to be accountable to. If you are stuck or in a rut, I would highly recommend working with Bonnie.

Lynn Skurla

Skurla’s POS Solutions

Bonnie Marcus opened my mind to a new way to look at presenting myself to clients with my “Value Proposition.” I was one of the fortunate four to be chosen to receive a one on one coaching session in front of the Five Hundred participants in one of Bonnie’s seminars at the Baypath Leadership Conference. I now have a new and different approach to presenting myself to clients. I am putting more emphasis on my past accomplishments in brochures and information to my prospective clients. I have had wonderful success with this new approach with new and better projects. Thank you so very much for having given me this tool!

Bryarly Lehmann

BRYARLY CONSULTING LLC

I had the pleasure of working with Bonnie for a 4 week coaching session. From her first question to her last, she helped me to focus on my value to my community/company. I was challenged to focus on me, and not those around me. It is very difficult for me to do this; however, her skills and thought provoking questions were helpful in so many ways. I enjoyed getting to know and working with her. Most of what I discovered about my true value, I over looked daily. Her time and compassion helped me to look at my characteristics and my true self. Bonnie, thank you again for your time, energy and compassion.

Heather Connelly

HR Professional

I’m an established entrepreneur with a decade of experience as a hospitality & lifestyle experience. As a communications consultant, my diversity of experiences are rooted in branding, PR & business development. Call it the 10-year itch, but I found it challenging to create the next platform for me to best advocate my developing skill-set. After much research, I chose Bonnie Marcus as my Women’s Success Coach. Best call I could have made! Her years of expertise immediately pinpointed my core strengths, how to promote them for business, how to better articulate my ideas for the future & how to look at my unique strengths in a different way. In short, Bonnie showed me how to be a better entrepreneur in a no-nonsense, effective & supportive way. I recommend Bonnie to anyone who’s interested in becoming a better businessperson. Period. She’ll help you get your job done.

Davida Tretout

Times are tough and it is all too easy to fall into negativity. The hole gets deeper as we carry the burden of self doubt and recrimination. It’s like a monkey on our back, or the elephant in the room while we interview. Bonnie Marcus helps us to find our value, to focus on who we are and to–in her words–align ourselves with our strengths to move forward. I admit I was doubtful, being too long in the comfort of negativity: why try to leap the wall? Bonnie blasted through the wall and helped me to be positive about myself, to recognize my abilities and to focus on what I can contribute.

Louise T. Gantress

Bonnie Marcus is a true gem in the world of career coaching. In addition to her remarkable instincts and knowledge, she brings a unique passion and enthusiasm that is uplifting and contagious. Working with her is challenging because she asks difficult questions to get key answers. She is insightful and offers valuable perspectives. I enjoy the way she pushes me out of my comfort zone to think about different ways to attain new heights. I walk away from every conversation with new insights that I know will help to propel me in my career. I am excited to be working with her one on one and look forward to making some real strides towards my career goals.

Sonia Chhabra

Healthcare Professional

Bonnie Marcus was instrumental in helping me realize the value of “what I bring to the table” in terms of my background and experience as a woman in the workplace. The interactive interaction with the other professional women in the group brought different points of view to light that allowed me to view situations from a variety of angles.

Kerry Mooney

CTA, Travel Professional

I took Bonnie’s GPS Career Group Coaching Program in January 2012 and the benefits I received were inspiring. My one big take-away from this program was that connecting with my true value and identifying my “uniqueness” ultimately helped me gain self-confidence and success. I would highly recommend Bonnie’s courses if you are interested in identifying your unique strengths, the qualities that you bring to the table and how you can better leverage this in your career.

Antoinette Cialdella

JP Morgan

I recently worked with Bonnie for a little over a year, and I’m so glad I did. Bonnie is professional, smart, effective, and a lot of fun. Her years of business and coaching experience are evident in her work. I had just started my career in consulting when I began working with Bonnie, and her coaching techniques quickly taught me things it would have taken years to figure out on my own. She helped me tackle issues related to self-promotion, setting and achieving career goals, and navigating the corporate world. I plan to stay in touch with her as my career unfolds, and I would recommend that others do the same!

Katherine Smith

Consultant

My father was preparing for a national lecture. I asked if he was nervous. He calmly replied, “I’m prepared, so there’s no reason to be nervous”. I’ve used this advice continuously throughout my life. Recently however, I found myself in a position that required so much preparation that I just couldn’t start preparing. I needed help interviewing for a senior level corporate position after being out of the workforce for 8 years. How was I going to sort through my 20+ years of experience, bridge the gap from the last several years, and then communicate my talents and value (in one hour) well enough to be considered for candidacy? After far too much procrastination I called Bonnie Marcus, Certified Executive Coach, Women’s Success Coaching. Hands down, that was the best thing I’ve done in 20 years! In only two 1-hour sessions, Bonnie led me through a process to organize my key qualities and relevant experiences, taught me how to think of them in terms of being beneficial to the position and company, and most importantly, through role-playing and inquisition prepared me to concisely articulate them during the interview. I wasn’t nervous. I was excited and confident. I actually enjoyed every second of the interview with the President & CEO the company. With great pride and endless gratitude to Bonnie, I have one more final interview and expect to land the job. I was prepared!

Lori Pinard

Marketing Professional

How on earth do I promote myself? Bonnie Marcus strikes a chord… By connecting to my value and talent, I can feel good about promoting myself in an authentic way. (Thank you, Bonnie for mirroring back my good stuff in such a clear and concise way and for “taking care of business” on many levels! You are great at what you do!)

Janina Serden

Bonnie helped me, as a new entrepreneur, net out what was otherwise a rather lengthy and convoluted explanation of what I do. I’m now much more comfortable promoting myself and am confident that I can get my point across in a direct and succinct manner. Thanks Bonnie!

Stephanie Deitzer

Founder/President, Style at Work

Working with Bonnie was a profound experience which has benefited many aspects of our business. The process of creating a new elevator pitch shed light on how stale and tired Bevara’s marketing had become in recent years. By creating a new pitch, I experienced a creative burst of energy, and also returned to the very core of the company’s mission. The new pitch led to the development of an entire re-branding which included our website. It also fundamentally re-shaped how we write proposals. This new found energy has led to even more jobs, and an increased profit, for Bevara. Thanks to my experience with Bonnie, I feel as if I found re-discovered my professional soul!

Stefanie Joy Muscat

Founder & Principal, BEVARA

Bonnie truly knows how to ask us the perfect questions so first–we clearly know who we are, what we do and how we can best serve our clients. From there she works her magic to help us create an “elevator speech” that sounds concise, smart and natural. Thank you Bonnie for helping form a much easier line of communication between my business and those who can help me prosper.

Donna Mac

Sound Designer & Voice Artist, DMacVoice Productions

I live in Australia and have never connected with anyone via Skype before. This was an exciting experience and Bonnie made the process so easy. She was very easy to communicate with and was very skilled in drawing out the information she needed to help me put together a “pitch” for my business. I didn’t realize until speaking to Bonnie that I didn’t really have a pitch at all and when people asked me, I was very hesitant and not at all convincing. So by the end of a 20-minute interview with Bonnie, I had ideas for my pitch. I was then able to put it together easily and Bonnie kindly gave me feedback. I now feel really confident that I will be able to easily and confidently promote my business. With thanks.

Louise Stoddart

EmPOWERingU2Change

As a first-time small business owner, Bonnie’s GPS Your Career course helped me understand and articulate what sets me apart from other image consultants. This course is truly like a personal GPS! Prepare to dig deep, climb high and discover!

Wendy Jacobs

House of Colour

Bonnie is an excellent coach. She listens intently and stays focused on your goals throughout the session. She has a unique and effective blend of coaching and consulting that she uses to move you forward each session in a way you might not have ever realized on your own. Her natural ability to connect with you and her compassionate way of approaching your goals makes her one of the best coaches around. I highly recommend her if you are serious about reaching and even surpassing your life goals. Two thumbs up Bonnie!

Sara Orozco, Ph.D

Psychologist

Bonnie was amazing as my coach. She provided a supportive, reflective and action-oriented coaching partnership with me to help me achieve weekly goals. Whether or not I was working on something very specific or was having a particularly challenging personal issue, Bonnie’s approach was consistently attentive to my needs as her client. I miss my weekly phone calls and hope to have her as a coach again in the future.

Kelly Wishart

Adminstrator, Professional Development and Quality, Children’s Friend

I highly recommend Bonnie Marcus to any business professional looking for a coach. Bonnie’s solid background in business allows her to understand the challenges faced by entrepreneurs today. Her expertise as a coach is to help her clients achieve their goals and more importantly to sustain those results.

Marie Scherer

HR Manager, Staples

I worked with Bonnie for 10 years and I’ve known her for 18 – and I can say, without a doubt, that she is amazing. This is a woman who has always been and will always be successful. Her business sense is sharp and right on; her capacity to listen, guide and support others is phenomenal; her life experience as an executive, entrepreneur and single mother is invaluable. If you are ready to live the life you’ve been dreaming about, call Bonnie – she is the best.

Cheryl Bode

Owner, A Basket Case, Former VP, Gentiva Health Services

Bonnie is a very professional and knowledgeable business coach. She is very good at showing that there is more than one way to get a job done. Bonnie has positive energy and approaches her work with an experienced accomplishment. She is very organized and approaches her business life with a calm efficiency that instills confidence in her clients. Bonnie is widely respected in her community and by her peers.

Caroline Taylor

Real Estate Professional

Bonnie is a gifted, dynamic and highly skilled coach. Not only has she helped me to launch my life coaching and Laughter Yoga business, but she has been pivotal in propelling it to the level of success I desire. With both her coaching and her phenomenal workshop, “Selling From Your Comfort Zone,” I was able to target my niche audience and gain the confidence needed to understand that I can market my business authentically. Her approach is results-oriented with an eye towards hurdling what is holding her clients back, so in addition to one’s vision/goal being attained, it is also sustained. I cannot recommend Bonnie highly enough to anyone seeking to start or grow their business or career.

Katie West

Katie West Life Design

I would highly recommend Bonnie as a coach or business consultant. Her creative and professional approach really helps to bring your business goals into focus after which a solid plan can be formulated. I used Bonnie as a coach to help me develop my business and found her personality, warmth and intelligence to be an inspiration. She helped me immensely.

Laurie Charpentier

PHR, CEC

Great Results, Expert, High Integrity. I took Bonnie’s 12-week action marketing group. Bonnie’s group helped me meet my sales goals, stay on track and also bust through several challenges that were keeping me from taking action. Bonnie sets a great tone–the group was very effective, efficient and supportive. Bonnie’s ideas are terrific. I also hired her to help me with a sales letter and her suggestions were invaluable. I highly recommend working with Bonnie.

Lisa Tener

Book Coach

In my coaching path with Bonnie, I learned an infinite amount of lessons. One of the most important ones was: support your ambitions by building a business case. It’s not just about the tasks you enjoy performing: it’s also about the value you bring to the company by performing them. 

Jessica Fabrizi

PR Manager, Singapore Airlines

Executive Coaching

Succeeding in a business environment requires focus and intention. Executive coaching services help you assess what’s working in your life and career and address what may be holding you back from reaching your leadership potential. It also provides you with the practical tools to tackle current business challenges and opportunities.

VIP Day

Imagine accelerating your career in just 1 day! In this program, you will overcome months (or even years!) of being stuck. You will move your career to a whole new level. That’s the power of an exclusive VIP day with Bonnie.

Corporate Coaching 

Bonnie has customized corporate programs to support women’s leadership efforts in the workplace. These programs are designed to align with the specific goals and needs of the organization and are often initially delivered with a live workshop and then 6 months of virtual or live group coaching support.

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