McDonough School of Business
McDonough School of Business

Mary A. (Mish) Michaud

Mary A. Michaud (Mish) is an executive coach who specializes in transitions. She coaches people about their careers, about their business, and about how to be a leader. She coaches talent at all levels – from executives to emerging leaders to middle managers. Clients represent a diverse array of industries including financial services, technology, professional services, pharmaceuticals / biotechnology, education, health care, and public/nonprofit sectors. These clients range in size from Fortune 500 giants to startups. Her passion as an executive coach lies in assisting leaders to successfully navigate transitions – leading through uncertainty during organizational change, taking a career to the next level, or moving in a new direction.

Michaud partners with people, teams, and organizations to name where they want to go and translate their strategy into concrete action. She has honed this skill throughout her
multi-dimensional career, which spans roles in banking, strategy, talent management, marketing, internal consulting, and communications. Today it is how she coaches. As a vice president/senior director, she brings industry experience from working in financial services at Merrill Lynch, in biotechnology at Elan Pharmaceutical, and in publishing and education at Pearson plc. Beyond her private practice and coaching with Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, Michaud is also a leadership and career coach with Lee Hecht Harrison and BetterUp.

Michaud is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) by the International Coach Federation. She earned her MBA from New York University’s Stern School of Business and her M.A. in organizational psychology from Columbia University. She lives overlooking the Hudson River in the Bronx with her husband and their dog, Lexie. Her son and daughter are college students.

She is your coach if you are seeking guidance in navigating career or organizational changes, strategizing and advancing your career, or honing your leadership skills.