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Mary Beth Robles

Mary Beth Robles

Wellington, New Zealand

Mary Beth believes that life is an adventure, and with that comes unknowns, risk taking, great success and failure. She provides support for leaders and their teams to see and grow their bigger selves by becoming more self-aware and more comfortable with uncertainty and risk, by cultivating vulnerability, resilience, and reflection as companions along the journey. Mary Beth’s fierce compassion for leaders combined with her background as a global corporate executive makes her uniquely skilful as a coach, trusted advisor and consultant for complex change.

Mary Beth draws on her experience and learning 20+ years of progressive international leadership at Colgate Palmolive. She has lived and worked in the U.S., Americas, Europe, Asia and Pacific and understands the complex dynamics of leading an organisation on the ground as Managing Director and also leading from the centre as Vice President Global External Innovation, which included accelerating the company’s Innovation Capabilities. She served as Chair of Colgate’s Global Innovation Fund.

Over the past five years she was worked with a broad range of client organisations around the world in consumer products, tech, banking, healthcare and communications to co-design and partner with executives and teams in executive coaching and development.  Her pro bono work includes WWF, and coaching social entrepreneurs through the Coaching Fellowship at Mozilla.

Mary Beth holds a BS in Spanish from Georgetown University, an MBA from Thunderbird School of Global Management, and a Masters in Organisation Development from American University. Her extensive coach training includes The Coaches Training Institute (CTI), organisational relationship systems coaching with CRR Global, and developmental coaching as a Growth Edge Coach with Cultivating Leadership. She is certified in several instruments including Birkman, The Leadership Circle, Immunity to Change, Polarity Management, and the Global Leadership Profile (GLP). Mary Beth is a certified Dare to Lead™ facilitator with the education group of Dr. Brené Brown and a Designing Your Life Certified Coach. She is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) with the International Coach Federation.

Wellington, New Zealand is home and a great launch pad to the world.

Mary Beth is truly a remarkable individual and her coaching was invaluable. I learned to identify barriers to my own growth and fulfillment, to recognize what was truly important to me and where my passion is. She helped me harness my unique strengths to further my performance. I now see myself and others more objectively. I appreciate choice as leading to intention and possibility rather than right or wrong. Mary Beth has a keen understanding of human nature, is genuine and insightful. She is skilled at asking challenging questions and is direct yet tactful.

Coaching client, Global Retailer