Mary Jo Romeo
The Wise 1000
44 / 1000
#44 OUT OF 1000
This coach is a recognized leader in their industry and a master in their practice.

Mary Jo Romeo

Executive & Communication Coach for High Performing Leaders

"Leaders aren't born, they are made. And they are made just like anything else, through hard work. And that's the price we'll have to pay to achieve that goal or any goal." Vince Lombardi focuses on being an intentional leader - that speaks volumes.

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PRICE: $450 / Hour


At MJR Coaching+Consulting, Mary Jo brings decades of valuable experience to her individual, team, and corporate clients, tapping into her considerable coaching, facilitating, and consulting expertise to drive change and growth.

Mary Jo is a Columbia University Certified Executive Coach, specializing in transition, leadership, business growth, communication and women’s advancement. Her clients in transition are often changing careers and struggling with next steps. She is a strengths based coach and uses various assessments in her coaching practice.

Mary Jo is also a presentation and communications Coach for Own The Room, a global training company, and has recently worked with American Express, Delta, Facebook, and LinkedIn. In 2012, Mary Jo co-founded UP Business Communications which trains tech start-ups, ad agencies, and media companies in New York City on presentation skills. She sold the company in 2018 but continues to act as an advisor.

When appropriate, Mary Jo weaves in communication tools and techniques when partnering with her executive and transition coaching clients to positively impact how they show up on interviews and in everyday communication.

Earlier in her career, Mary Jo spent 20+ years as a highly regarded magazine publisher and senior executive leading national sales, advertising, and marketing teams. Over the years, she has worked with top companies including Google, Johnson & Johnson, Merck, Procter & Gamble and The Weather Channel. 


  • Columbia University in the City of NY: Columbia University Coaching Certification, 2018
  • Racial Equity Institute Training, Charleston SC, 2020
  • YWCA of Greater Charleston, What Women Bring Honoree, 2018
  • She Runs It, New York, President's Award 2015, Crystal Prism Award 2011
  • Pennsylvania State University, Distinguished Alumni Women's Studies Program, 2002
  • Pennyslvania State University, Bachelor of Science 1981


  • Business Growth

    Driving revenue and business growth can be challenging. With a background leading national sales teams and launching companies, I am passionate about growth, partnering with clients to increase revenue and profit.

  • Communication

    In business, communication is everything. As a communication expert, I work with clients to elevate their skills so that they become more effective, more intentional, more authentic and more memorable.

  • Leadership

    Developing as a leader is one of the most important roles for any executive. How do you want to be seen internally? Externally? What should you do now to advance your career? As your coach, we'll get you there quickly.

  • Transition & Career Transition

    Change can be hard. Whether in a new role within a company, working at a new company or trying to determine a new career path, I work with professionals who are commited to successfully navigate change.

  • Women's Advancement

    When it comes to advancing in the business world, women often get in their own way. For over 20 years, I have partnered with women to bring out their best selves. Let's work together to break through what is holding you back

Leadership/Career Advancement

Intuitive. Flexible. Caring. From our first coaching session together, Mary Jo helped me clarify my thoughts on my career aspiration and identify what I needed to do to move forward. Her insights, great questions and gentle prodding helped me break down the steps I needed to take into bite-sized actions. Her follow-through is remarkable, as is her steadfast positive attitude. I can highly recommend Mary Jo to anyone seeking a highly committed, easy to connect with guide or mentor - in fact, this combination is what makes Mary Joe such a great coach and wonderful person to work with.
— Martin V; Corporate VP, Fortune 500

Leadership/Career Advancement

Mary Jo is simply fantastic. She has pushed me outside of my comfort zone to help me own my executive voice & presence. She's an expert at asking just the right questions to get me to elevate my thinking beyond surface answers to everyday problems. She challenges me every time we talk to do more....and I just love it!
— Wangui M., VP, Fortune 100

Career Transition

I found Mary Jo’s authentic approach for my own career transition to be positive, productive and results oriented. After working with Mary Jo during my recent challenging professional time, I felt empowered and energized to make an industry change with my career. With Mary Jo’s coaching and expertise, I now have many tools in my tool kit to successfully navigate the waters of changing roles and industries. In this sometimes chaotic professional climate, I know that everyone would benefit from Mary Jo’s strengths based approach. 
— Amy J., Project Leader, Tech

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