Claim Your Power

Transform your health, your life, and your leadership!

COVID-19 has been a defining moment for all of us. Some are working. Some are not. Many are living in fear or enduring a high level of stress. The circumstances with which we find ourselves are challenging us to choose our lenses. Are you struggling with low self-worth or are you creatively examining what could be next for you? Are you completely stuck or are you courageously forging ahead and taking risks? Are you ready to give up, or are you ready to claim your power?

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Mary Rauchenstein

Mary believes that each of us can lead both at work and in our personal lives, from where we stand. Yet the first person each of us must lead is ourselves. And leading yourself in challenging times is imperative to your well-being and the well-being of others.

Mary is a credentialed and experienced health, life and leadership coach who helps clients embrace change so that they can become the best version of themselves. When you work with Mary, be ready for a transformation!


About Mary

Certified with the Health Coach Institute and the John Maxwell Team

Health/Life/ Leadership Coach

Executive Coaching / 90 Day Programs

Customized Programs / Lunch & Learns

Keynote Speaker / Executive Speech Coach

Our philosophy

Leadership is a verb, not a noun!

Millennials now outnumber Gen X and Baby Boomers in the workplace. And as more and more Baby Boomers retire, Gen X and the Millennial generations will vie for long awaited leadership positions. But, as John Maxwell states, Leadership is a verb, not a noun! Leadership is not a position that you aspire to, but rather a choice that you make about how you will influence others. And it’s a skill that needs to be honed.

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A new book about bullying

“Right of Passage”

Over the years, bullying has been rationalized as “kids being kids.” Victims are forgotten or dismissed, and bullies are not held accountable. Bullying is no rite of passage that anyone should endure. In this book, I challenge readers to take responsibility to join a revolution. Great tool for Youth Pastors, Educators and Leaders of all kinds!

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A Word from our Clients

“Prepare to be Inspired”

Leaders committed to their own development as well as the success of their organizations, should attend Mary’s sessions and prepared to be inspired.
Bob M. / Director of Human Resources

The Bully Within

Do you recognize this young person? I do. For years, I blamed the playground bully, the high school bully, the bully boss…the list goes on. (I even published my first book about all of my external bullies – truly to help kids who’d been bullied). I allowed unkind, cruel and hurtful thoughts into my belief … Continue reading “The Bully Within”

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The Likability Factor

2020 was a year unlike any other that most can recall. And while we endured the heartache, loss and displacement brought about by COVID, the presidential election did not disappoint. The candidates of the two major parties were distinctly different. You might even say that the strengths of one were blind spots in the other. Yet how could … Continue reading “The Likability Factor”

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Wake Up America!

Every day, we recommit to healing ourselves and each other, and to co-creating alongside comrades, allies, and family a culture where each person feels seen, heard, and supported. We acknowledge, respect, and celebrate differences and commonalities. We intentionally build and nurture a beloved community… If you are not aware, this is verbiage taken right from … Continue reading “Wake Up America!”

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Remember when we were kids, hide-and-go-seek was a popular game.  Personally, it wasn’t one of my favorites, but I went along with it probably due to peer pressure.  It reminds me of what’s happening right now with leadership.  We have an upcoming Presidential election, perhaps the most important election in our lifetime.  Because if Lady … Continue reading “Hide-and-Go-Seek”

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Lead, Follow or Please Get Out of the Way!

I had this impressed upon me from the beginning of my career.  Leaders need to lead, unless they can’t or shouldn’t or are incapable, in which case they need to follow or step aside. It’s painfully obvious right now, who’s leading, who’s following (and not allowing others to lead) and who really just needs to … Continue reading “Lead, Follow or Please Get Out of the Way!”

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Systems Thinking – We Need It

Perhaps because I’m working on a couple systems thinking training modules for a client of mine, (and I’m most grateful for them) this is top of mind.  Though my longing for leaders (political, civil, religious – all leaders) to think systemically, has been percolating for quite some time. In its simplest form, systems thinking is … Continue reading “Systems Thinking – We Need It”

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Connection is Key

As human beings, we are naturally social creatures. We crave connection! However, too many of us miss genuine opportunities to connect. We may be thinking about what we want to say, or otherwise be distracted. One of the keys to really connecting with others is attentive listening! We’ve all sat through that training session where we were told hearing … Continue reading “Connection is Key”

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Normandy’s Leadership Legacy

I couldn’t help but tear up watching the coverage celebrating the 75th anniversary of the invasion of Normandy which ultimately changed our world, for the better.  These brave veterans taught us many lessons in leadership that are still worth consideration, today.  Extraordinary leaders… Know that leadership is messy – not for the faint of heart … Continue reading “Normandy’s Leadership Legacy”

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What Your Recruiting Practices Say About Your Brand

A brand’s reputation is everything.  What many don’t think about is that your team members are the most visible ambassadors of your brand.     As an example, your Talent Management or Recruiting function is an outward-facing department.  These professionals spend much of their time crafting job postings and managing the recruiting process from receipt of … Continue reading “What Your Recruiting Practices Say About Your Brand”

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Act As If

One of my favorite quotes is from the late Dr. Wayne Dyer, “If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.” You may recall a similar quote by Henry Ford, “Whether you think you can or can’t, you’re right.” This week, in a conversation with a dear friend, I … Continue reading “Act As If”

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Choose Your Destiny

This week I had the joy of speaking with a prospective client in the Gulf Standard Time Zone, a half a world away.  In preparation for the call, I did a little research about this country, their culture, business etiquette and more.  I wanted to be respectful in every way that I could and not … Continue reading “Choose Your Destiny”

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Bullied No More

My heart is heavy as I’ve learned that bullying was at the root of the violent fight that claimed the life of a 5th grader in a South Carolina school.  The victim’s mother, as I understand, complained that her daughter was being bullied for more than a year, and now her daughter “has her angel … Continue reading “Bullied No More”

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