Business Coaching

I help clients capitalize on their strengths, align their priorities and reclaim some of the meaning, joy and satisfaction that work can bring.


Big jobs need big thinkers.

You have a big job with many competing tasks. 

Coping with the sheer volume of work can feel like trying to drink from a fire hose.

You need systems that fine-tune your methods of delegation, tweak your time management and prioritize the demands.

You need to innovate. And you need to remember why you got into this (job, career or predicament) in the first place.

Mary helps me weave my work world and my personal world together for maximum synergy – and she coaxes me to tease them apart when necessary! She supports me and my business to stay ‘balanced’ – which is what my work is all about!
— Mary Curtis, D.C., Vitality Chiropractic

Isolation is hard. Coaching will help.

At times you may feel isolated by your position and responsibilities.

You may be (understandably) hesitant to explore your ideas or concerns with either your colleagues or your employees, but it’s hard to think in isolation.

I’m Mary Maisey-Ireland, and I’ve been a coach to executives and entrepreneurs for more than two decades. I know firsthand how important it is to have a creative, practical collaborator and thought partner who is not clouded by office politics, history, a desire for recognition or hidden agendas.

That’s why when we work together, we will streamline, leverage and prioritize. We will identify your biggest goals, map out necessary tasks, timelines and resources, and get started.

Coaching offers consistent, confidential support and honest feedback.

Every step of the way, we’ll think critically about ideas, plans and roadblocks, so that you can make the best choices.

My new business partners told me that they wanted their business coach to be involved in our merger. I was very skeptical, even a little resistant. Almost 7 years later, Mary continues to bring insight, accountability, and sound thinking to our company. We would not be where we are without her.
— Carolyn Johnson, VP, Dakota Business Center

You don’t have to do it all.

As an entrepreneur (with your own company or within someone else’s), you have vision and initiative, and you are unafraid of taking on a tremendous amount of responsibility.

Somewhere along the way, either out of necessity or by default, you probably bought into the idea that strong, successful people should be able to Do It All. On Their Own.

Doing it all is neither sustainable nor sane.

We will free you by figuring out what you are uniquely qualified to do and what you love doing most. The rest belongs on someone else’s plate. Even though it may not feel natural, you can learn how to delegate, prioritize and hold others accountable.


Find the sweet spot.

You can do big things in the world and take care of yourself. 

Every one of us has a sweet spot, that just-right place on the continuum of giving and receiving, pouring out and replenishing, doing and resting. Tip the scale too far in either direction and balance is lost.

I will help you find your sweet spot.


Business is personal is business.

Coaching can be focused on business matters or personal matters, and oftentimes, it tends to wander in and out of both.

That’s a good thing, because our patterns and approaches tend to show up in all areas of our lives. Make changes in one place and they ripple throughout.

In other words, small adjustments will change entire trajectories.

I find Mary to be an incredibly valuable strategist for both my business and my personal life. When things get hectic in either capacity, which they often do, she is both a comfort and a compass.
— Ashton Allen, CEO/Co-Founder, Rock Salt Music
I was ready to take my business to the next level but I didn’t know where to start. Mary helped me get my ideas down on paper, sort the workable from the impractical, and create lists, budgets, and timelines.
Now, business is steadily growing. Even better, I’m working less and enjoying it more.
— Kim Oslund, framer & artist, Framing, Fibers & High-End Curiousities


Your priorities are my priorities.

Over the course of two-plus decades of coaching, I have learned that leaders need what they need when they need it.

With me, there is no lockstep program or predetermined format.

We focus on your agenda in every session.

I will help you

  • explore options and examine many angles
  • brainstorm, problem solve and overcome obstacles
  • take both the 10,000-foot views and determine today’s next action steps
  • organize and delegate effectively
  • sharpen leadership skills
  • harness your creativity and think outside the box


I believe you matter.

Showing up and doing what you do makes a difference (even on those days when it feels like it doesn’t).

As your coach, I will help you keep track of your results, both tangible and intangible, as well as the kudos along the way. Doing so will change how you think about yourself and your work, fostering a greater sense of fulfillment and possibility.


Let’s talk.

I’d love to collaborate with you and help you leverage your strengths, reconsider your priorities and reconnect with your work.

To schedule a complimentary session,
Call me. (605) 484-8464.
Email me.