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Marie G. McIntyre, Ph.D.
Marie McIntyre has more than twenty years’ experience in career coaching and organizational development. She has held management positions in both business and government, including Director of Human Resources in a Fortune 500 company.  Marie writes the weekly syndicated advice column "Your Office Coach", which appears in newspapers throughout the U.S. & Canada.

As a consultant, Marie has assisted a wide variety of organizations, including Cisco, The Home Depot, Tyson Foods, AT&T, Walgreens, and Panasonic. She is the author of two books, “Secrets to Winning at Office Politics” & “The Management Team Handbook”.  Marie is frequently quoted in business publications, including Fortune, Forbes, the New York Times, and the Wall Street Journal.

Employee Coaching

Do you have an employee with performance problems?
A high-potential staff member in need of mentoring?
Squabbling employees who simply can’t get along?

For many years, Dr. Marie McIntyre has helped managers deal with performance problems, conflict resolution, and staff development.  Her experience as a manager, HR director, and small business owner gives her a unique perspective on these management dilemmas. 

  Customized Coaching Plans 

After a thorough discussion of your current circumstances and future goals, Marie will provide you with a customized Coaching Plan designed to address your particular situation and accomplish agreed-upon objectives.  A cost estimate will be included with the plan.

Coaching Plans typically begin with a phone consultation involving both the manager and employee to discuss goals for the process and review action steps. This is followed by a series of phone coaching sessions with the employee.  One or more work style assessments [hyperlink] may also be used.

“Check-in” points are established with the manager to track progress.  When the Individual Coaching Plan is completed, Dr. McIntyre and the manager will assess progress and determine if any additional services are required.

  Phone Coaching Sessions

Phone coaching sessions typically last 30 or 60 minutes, depending on how much time is needed. Payment is made by credit card through PayPal, and the cost is $49.00 per half hour.  The cost of work style assessments depends on the particular survey that is used. If at any time you are not satisfied with the services, we will gladly process a refund.

 If you would like to schedule a time to discuss your coaching needs, or if you have additional questions, please email Marie McIntyre at mmcintyre@yourofficecoach.com.

Webinar Programs

Looking for a quick, cost-effective way to provide training?
A webinar might be the answer!

 In recent years, webinars have become an increasingly popular way to provide useful training in a short period of time. The typical webinar format includes a live 60-minute seminar, using audio and slides, plus a question-and-answer session. You can sign up for a public program or schedule a private event for your group.

Office Coach webinars address the following topics . . .

A.   Leadership Development

  1. Managing & Motivating the Seven Most Challenging Employee Types
  2. Discover Your Management Superpowers: Four Key Abilities that Can Multiply Your Impact
  3. Gossip, Rumors, & Workplace Busybodies: Promoting Positive Coworker Communication
  4. The Six Management Secrets that Every Supervisor Needs to Know
  5. Keep Negativity from Infecting Your Workplace: Dealing with Whiners, Bullies, Pessimists, & Other “Downers”
  6. Mastering the Delegation Process: How to Improve Your Results and Develop Your Employees
  7. Workplace Incivility:  How to Reduce Rudeness, Encourage Courtesy, & Create a Professional Atmosphere

B.   Personal Success

  1. Conflict, Criticism, & Sensitive Subjects: How to Talk about Tough Topics
  2. Gossip, Rumors, & Workplace Busybodies: Promoting Positive Coworker Communication
  3. Practicing Positive Politics: How to Increase Your Influence & Achieve Your Career Goals
  4. Adapting to Organizational Change: How to Avoid the Negativity Trap & Take Charge of Your Career

  Public Webinars

Dr. McIntyre frequently conducts public webinars which are offered through various  training companies.  Individuals and groups can register for these events through each specific company's website.  If you would like to attend a public webinar, we can let you know when your desired topic may be offered next and how you can register.  Just email Marie McIntyre at mmcintyre@yourofficecoach.com and indicate the topic in which you are interested.

  Private Events

Dr. McIntyre also conducts webinars for corporate, government, and non-profit groups, as well as small privately-owned businesses.  if you are interested in a private event, we can arrange a time to discuss your group's training needs.  For information on private webinars, please email Marie McIntyre at mmcintyre@yourofficecoach.com .

Small Business Leadership

You've built a successful business, and you should be proud of your accomplishments!
But every small business owner eventually runs into normal leadership challenges.

Maybe your employees aren’t getting along, or you have a problem performer. Perhaps communication has become more difficult or it’s tough to keep everything straight. Unfortunately, unlike corporate managers, small business owners often have nowhere to turn for help in dealing with such issues.

 Through her phone coaching services, Dr. Marie McIntyre helps small business owners resolve both the challenges that come with growth and the unusual issues that arise with staff.  Marie is not only a small business owner herself, but she has also held corporate management positions and conducted leadership development workshops for managers at all levels.

Comments from clients about their small business consultation . . .

Florida Law Firm: "Your guidance has helped us approach our staff issues in an organized, well-thought-out way. We now have a better understanding of the employee-employer relationship.”

Ohio Veterinary Practice: "Thank you so much for all of your valued counsel this past year. We are looking forward to a much healthier organization in the year to come.”

Illinois Manufacturing Company: "Thank you for all your help. I have learned a lot more about myself as a manager and can now focus on projects instead of personnel situations.”

To schedule a phone consultation . . .

Phone consultations typically last 30 or 60 minutes, depending on how much time you need. Payment is made by credit card through PayPal, and the cost is $49.00 per half hour. If you do not find the session helpful, we will gladly give you a refund.

If you would like to schedule a consultation, or if you have additional questions, please email Marie McIntyre at mmcintyre@yourofficecoach.com .

Team assessments

Do you have specific concerns about your staff or leadership team?
Or would you just like to help a good group become even better?

Just as individuals benefit from developmental activities, so do groups. Teams can become more effective by gathering data about productivity and relationships, then using the results to develop specific success strategies.

  Leadership Teams

Developed through an extensive research project involving more than 500 management team members, the Team Effectiveness Assessment for Management (TEAM) assesses a leadership group’s effectiveness on five specific Success Factors. A management team’s success or failure usually rides on their ability to implement these factors effectively.

  Work Groups

Working in teams can be both rewarding and frustrating. Team assessments use the perceptions of group members to make the team more collaborative, productive, and successful.

 If you are interested in a team assessment, or if you have additional questions, please email Marie McIntyre at mmcintyre@yourofficecoach.com .

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