The evolution from Owner to Leader

Successful business owners have the skills to develop and build the company. The next set of skills to master? Leading people. I work with small and mid-size business owners who want to make the shift from Owner to Leader. I also work with leaders within larger organizations who seek to develop or hone superior leadership skills.

The E3 Shift

Effective Priorities
Emotional Intelligence
Exceptional Teams

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Ideas for small but significant changes. Sent weekly. About 60 seconds out of your day. Swear.

Says one subscriber, "47 seconds of the best advice you're going to get all week."

"Mary made a tremendous impact in my life both professionally and personally. She began working with me at just the right time. With her help and guidance I was able to refocus my practice on what was truly important and bring more value to my clients. My only regret is that I did not hire her earlier in my career."

Christine Zych, Owner, Dovetail Estate Planning, P.C.


Mary Kutheis (kooth-ice), CPC

Executive Coach & Confidant

Fixing what's not working...

The challenges at the top (and more) are fixable.

You need a  confidential partner to listen, diagnose and advise. Also important are improving specific skills and harnessing the mindset to optimize both your time and your on-the-job relationships.

Working together, dependent upon your specific challenges you take away...

  • systems and processes to use time to your best advantage
  • greater insight into yourself and others
  • improved collaboration and teamwork
  • confidence in your leadership skills
  • a focused, resilient mindset
  • greatly reduced, even eliminated, overwhelm
  • the ability to accomplish more of the right things at the ideal time
  • a motivating company culture
  • simply being happier at work

There are a million coaches out there. What’s different about my process?


It's about you.

It starts as a human process – tapping into who you are, how you work, what drives you and where you’re going. Then we create solutions tailored to your unique style, habits, preferences and goals.


Unique expertise.

I have a mastery of time and people management – a unique combination of expertise. People are at the root of the culture of your business. Culture matters, so people matter. Get better at understanding and leading people and your culture will be a magnet to other top performers.



I’ve established an accountability process that clients say they haven’t seen with other coaches. I kindly and firmly keep you accountable to yourself and your professional and business growth.



My thirty-six years of business and people experience is put to use for you. I spent 17 years working for other people and have been a business owner for 21. We drill down to key issues and create targeted solutions focused on the most effective use of your time and create a culture of collaboration.



Coaching engagements start with a fascinating look into who you are and why you do what you do. Every client remarks at how dead-on the results are. It’s a rocket ship to me understanding you and an opportunity for you to gain extraordinary clarity about yourself.

If you could make the changes you want on your own, you would. Teaming up will get you there.

Working as a team, the situations that have challenged you are uncovered. Then skills are developed and strategies created to significantly improve results, landing you where you want to be.

You get the results you’re looking for because you have a partner working alongside you.