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Ms. Mayer has a proven 20-year track record of coaching business professionals, guiding companies through transformative change, and designing training programs to transition professionals into new roles, develop leaders, enhance team dynamics, strengthen core competencies, and change behavior.
She began her business career in the highly demanding and competitive investment banking (Goldman Sachs and Citigroup) and business consulting industries (Deloitte and Touche) where she honed her unique approach and developed a proprietary strategic leadership development model called Collaborative Competition.TM Ms. Mayer's vision of competition offers clients a win-win strategy to maximize the value of their greatest asset — human capital — to the fullest potential by building on strengths and through collaboration, developing areas that need improvement.
Ms. Mayer's passion for competition dates back to her career as a competitive junior tennis player. She was a top ranked amateur tennis player for 25 years. This is where Ms. Mayer first discovered the power of learning from your competition rather than fearing it.
She holds certifications in Myers Briggs, Covey's Seven Habits, FIRO-B, Personal Profile System, Political Savvy, The Center for Creative Leadership's Benchmark Instrument, The Actors Institute Coaching Program, the Birkman Instrument, and Citigroup's 360-degree feedback instrument.
She received a BA in Sociology with Phi Beta Kappa honors from St. Lawrence University and earned an MS in Counseling Psychology from SUNY at Albany. She has taken courses in the Workplace Learning Institute at Columbia University and seminars in Executive Coaching and Advanced Executive Coaching at New York University.