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An Inclusive Mindset. A Team of Resources.
Mary Balistreri, The Mindful Business Coach, is the CEO & President of MBT More Business Today. Building a culture of belonging is the center of success for any business and all good leaders. Mary, a leadership and business coach for more than a decade, offers a variety of coaching and professional development services to individuals and organizations focused on harnessing strengths to grow talent and develop more business. Mary’s approach is goal driven, focusing on measurable results and developing actionable plans to move past obstacles that hold individuals, teams, and organizations back.
As a Certified Diversity to Belonging Facilitator through Veritas Culture and the Selma Center for Nonviolence, Truth and Reconciliation, and a Conversational Intelligence (CIQ) Coach, Mary believes that courageous conversations are essential to inclusive leadership. All of the services offered through her business, MBT, incorporate the importance of mindfulness in developing relationships. The trusting relationships lead to success in leadership and in business.
Mary offers expertise in business development, team building, professional development, and leadership development coupled with strategies to improve conversational and emotional intelligence to support clients in achieving their goals. In addition to the education noted above, she is a certified Leadership & Talent Management Coach, and earned a certificate in DEI in the Workplace from the University of South Florida, Muma College of Business.
A solopreneur, she understands that for some clients, she is a perfect fit, and that some clients need a bigger team. That is why Mary created a network of coaches, facilitators, and business professionals to offer the right-sized team to each client.
Mary brings more than 20 years as a business development professional working with professional services firms to her coaching and training engagements. She started her career as a journalist after earning a BA in Mass Communications-Print Journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She wrote for a number of Wisconsin news outlets until taking a detour for five years to co-create and manage Circlestage, a nonprofit musical theater-in-the-round experience.
Mary’s business, MBT More Business Today LLC, is a certified Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) through the WBENC (Women’s Business Enterprise National Council) and a certified WOSB (Woman Owned Small Business). A director of the NAWBO (National Association of Women Business Owners) Chicago board as the representative of Wisconsin, she is also a member of ICF (International Coach Federation), and ATD (Association for Talent Development).
Mary enjoys arts of all kinds, gardening, and baking. She lives in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin with her husband Steve Thompson, a pressure point massage therapist, son Owen Thompson, who works with 3D modeling and computers, and a houseful of pets.