Marcia Reynolds, PsyD, Master Certified Coach

••• Marcia Reynolds

Dr. Marcia Reynolds, president of Covisioning LLC, works with clients around the world who seek to develop effective leaders. She understands organizational cultures, what blocks communication and innovation, and what is needed to bring people together of all generations for better results.

She has coached leaders, designed organizational change programs, delivered leadership, coaching and emotional intelligence classes, and spoken at conferences for clients in 35 countries. She has also presented at Harvard Kennedy School, Cornell University, and Smith College.

Prior to starting her own business, Marcia’s greatest success story came as a result of designing the employee development program for a semiconductor manufacturing company facing bankruptcy. Working with the executive staff, the company turned around and became the #1 stock market success in the United States when they went public in 1993.

Marcia attributes the success of the cultural change to teaching leaders a more coaching-approach to their conversations and empowering cross-functional teams to become the heart of the organization.

For coaching, Marcia works with both individuals and executive teams. Individually, she is often asked to coach leaders who technically excel but seek to develop their interpersonal effectiveness. After working with Marcia, her clients demonstrate remarkable improvements in engaging and influencing others.

Excerpts from her books Outsmart Your BrainWander Woman, and her latest, The Discomfort Zone: How Leaders Turn Difficult Conversations into Breakthroughs have appeared in many places including Harvard Management Review, Fast Company, CEO World,,, Psychology Today and The Wall Street Journal and she has appeared on ABC World News.

Marcia’s doctoral degree is in organizational psychology with a research emphasis on the challenges and needs of high-achievers in today’s corporations. She also holds two masters degrees in education and communications.

Read more about the Discomfort Zone process on her website.