Marialane Schultz is a seasoned executive coach and business advisor to a variety of public, nonprofit and private sector clients.
She partners with executives in start-ups and mid to large size organizations to help them increase their capacity to lead with a results-orientation and in a way that inspires others to do their best work.
Marialane is a respected business executive with more than 25 years of successful leadership experience managing major business operations, Information Technology, strategy, and policy in Fortune 100 and defense organizations. Her prior executive roles include, vice president of Fannie Mae’s Mortgage-Backed Securities (MBS) Program Office covering over $2.5 trillion in MBS securities. Prior to that, Marialane was the deputy executive director of the Defense Contract Management Agency’s business operations, workforce development and strategic planning. In this role she oversaw a distributed workforce of over 14,000 with a book of business valued at $900 million. She also served as a senior staffer to the Clinton Administration.
Marialane’s clients frequently cite her fluency in business, knowledge of leadership, and her heart-centered results orientation as key reasons why she is so often entrusted as an executive coach and advisor. Indeed, her clients describe her as an effective and experienced thinking partner that helps them lead with clarity, compassion and impact. Her clients include major universities, law firms, business start-ups, EdTech groups and various Federal and Fortune 100 organizations operating in a variety of industries.
Marialane is the author of several White Papers including, Leading in the Era of AI: What Organizational Leaders Must Know to Thrive, So You’re a New Leader: Are You Ready To Lead? and The Habit Mindset: The Art and Science Behind Habits that Stick (with Dr. Ali Navidi). She is a keynote speaker, strategist, and the creator of Rapid Leader Assimilation™, a program designed to help newly hired executives hit the bricks running and succeed.
As a leadership coach, Marialane works extensively with C-level leaders, transitioning executives, and organizations focused on building a deep bench of emerging leaders. Her coaching style is honest, direct, and results-oriented, while also creating space for experimentation and self-reflection. She understands the challenges her clients face in today’s business environment as she helps leaders assess where they are, where they need to be, and how to shape how others view them as a leader.
Marialane earned her B.S. in economic and social development from the School for International Training in Brattleboro, Vermont. She received an Executive Coaching Certificate from Georgetown University, is an ICF Certified Professional Coach; and is a certified Resilient Leader and Team Coach; Practitioner of the Leadership Circle Profile 360 and Culture Survey; Center for Creative Leadership’s 360; DiSC; and more.