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Mary Verstraete, PCC

President, Leadership Consultant and Coach


Mary’s focus is developing leaders of significant influence. Her wealth of leadership experience brings expertise to CCE as she shapes the professional coach training programs to deliver effective, lasting impact. 

With more than 30 years’ experience in leadership development, training, and consulting, Mary’s work with leaders and organizations consistently demonstrates the importance of coaching in developing quantifiably competent leaders. 

In 2007, Mary cofounded the Center for Coaching Excellence (CCE) along with Roger Erdvig, who now serves as an educational administrator and adjunct professor. Working together to author and publish the first version of what is now known as Essential Training, Mary and Roger built the foundation for what would become one of today’s most effective resources for leaders and coaches. 

In her current role as President of CCE, Mary continues to expand coaching into diverse industries by developing customized coach training used in companies such as ExxonMobil, Fairview Health Systems, and MJ Senior Housing.

As a leadership consultant, Mary works with organizations to establish a synergistic team culture through a strengths-based approach that results in greater employee engagement and communication effectiveness. She trains leaders to maximize their competencies, develop greater agility, and achieve more influence by developing their unique leadership brand.