My Story

Dream it. Believe it. Achieve It.

Mary Jo Romeo

Founder+Director

After a successful first career building and leading national sales teams, coaching others to reach for and realize their full potential is all I want to do now.

Whether it’s working one-on-one with an executive or with the entire C-suite team, my goal is to create a safe, open, confidential environment for people to dream big and believe ardently (as I do!) in their ability to achieve anything by changing in ways they never thought possible.

And now, the ‘official’ bio:

At MJR Coaching+Consulting, Mary Jo brings decades of valuable experience to her individual, team, and corporate clients. She is known for her positive energy, passion for connection, and ability to see what can be. Partnering with Mary Jo enables coaching clients to turn their ambition into action. Especially during this Covid-19 crisis, clients who are anxious, overwhelmed, and struggling, find her engaging style a breath of fresh air.

Mary Jo is a Columbia University Certified Executive Coach. Executives and emerging leaders rely on her experience leading national sales teams and growing businesses. For clients in a new role or changing careers, her laser-focus on agreed-upon outcomes fuels their success. A communications expert, she weaves in tools and techniques to elevate executive presence and communication. During a coaching relationship, various assessments are used to delve into thinking preferences, strengths, personalities, and how clients are seen by their colleagues, managers, and clients. Clients change in ways they never thought possible.

Career Transition is a proven, video-based program that Mary Jo developed specifically for clients who prefer to work independently. In addition to executive, career and transition coaching, Mary Jo also facilitates virtual and in-person workshops and consults with companies on business growth. Own The Room, a global training company, lists Mary Jo as a coach working with Delta, Facebook, LinkedIn, and others. In 2012 in New York City, Mary Jo co-founded UP Business Communications which trains tech start-ups and media companies such as The Atlantic and The New York Times. She sold the company in 2018 but continues to act as an advisor.

A highly regarded publisher and senior executive leading national sales, advertising, and marketing teams, Mary Jo has worked with top companies including Google, Johnson & Johnson, Merck, Procter & Gamble, and The Weather Channel.

Dedicated to giving back and active in nonprofit women’s groups, Mary Jo has led workshops and been recognized for her many contributions by the YWCA of Greater Charleston and She Runs It in New York. A Charleston South Carolina resident, Mary Jo donates her time to Charleston Women in Tech, College of Charleston MBA program, Camp Southern Ground, MICHA, Rotary Club of Daniel Island, YWCA, and other area non-profits.