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Mary Mavis

Mary Mavis has more than 30 years working inside companies and as an external advisor to organizations. She has implemented organizational change and built exceptional talent and team cultures across many industries. Mary takes a strong “outcome” focus to each assignment. Her role as a coach, teacher, and consultant is greatly enhanced by a broad set of tools and frameworks she has created.

Prior to founding Mavis & Company, Mary was a Partner with Liberty Business Strategies for two years and led an independent practice for the previous five years. The work in both firms focused on team and leader coaching.

Mary honed her consulting skills at Sibson & Company, an international management-consulting firm. Heading HR, she built the firm’s professional development, performance management and coaching systems. As a senior consultant, she focused on realigning performance management for client organizations to drive business performance. The performance feedback and coaching conversation tools she created revolutionized the firm’s service offering.

At Mavis & Company, we are forging a strategic alliance with Rappaport Associates to bring unique, yet complementary skills and experience to client opportunities. We will engage at different levels and for different purposes in the work.

Herb Rappaport

Herb Rappaport, Ph.D has been an advisor to CEOs, founders, and senior teams in corporations, partnerships, family businesses, and entrepreneurial ventures for over 30 years. Dr. Rappaport is a clinical psychologist and has bridged a deep understanding of human behavior with the complex systems within organizational life. Find out more about him at:

“Mary has partnered with me on numerous leadership assignments. We employed her framework of methodically engaging senior leadership teams to clearly define their business priorities and to improve strategic thinking and decision making. The results throughout have been a consistent upgrade in disruptive thinking and a step change in business outcomes.”
John O’Brien, Founding Investor at ARdVRk Technologies
“As a leader, Mary has helped me shape or refine my own thinking and utilize my own natural strengths to create positive results.”
Bill Mezzanotte, Therapeutic Head, Respiratory, Boehringer Ingelheim, Inc. AstraZeneca Inc.
“Working with Mary, I not only executed my strategy, but I reset the bar and drove exceptional results.”
Sandra Morgan, Vice President, National Sales, HCA
“Mary was instrumental in pushing me to work through a review of lifelong experiences, clarification of my leadership style, and a definition of the value which I bring to an organization.”
Ina Kamenz, Chief Information Officer, Eli Lilly Inc.
“Mary is an amazing advisor and strategic thinking partner. She has been instrumental in helping me build strong teams, break down communication barriers, and achieve cross functional alignment to a common goal.”
Libby Keating, Founder, Keating Consulting LLC
“Mary provided our commercial organizational with exceptional executive coaching, partnership, and support. Her efforts were critical in helping us navigate the obstacles in achieving our objectives. Our relationship has provided my company and our leadership the insight to achieve remarkable measurable success.”
Julio Garamvolgyi, HR Business Manager – New Holland North America
“Mary is an exceptional business professional who understands how to achieve great results through people. Her creative, practical and direct guidance has helped me transform my firm’s consulting practice from reactive and marginally profitable to a proactive business unit poised for growth and profitability.”
David Rees, Principal, Health Strategies Group, Inc.