About Mary Rauchenstein

Shaping Tomorrow’s Leaders Today

Mary Rauchenstein is a certified John Maxwell speaker, trainer and coach!  And she’s  ready to help you transform your workplace. At Leadership Edge Solutions, we start with the end in mind. Through targeted inquiry, Mary helps you identify quite simply, what’s happening and what should be happening. Solutions are customized for your needs, whether it’s a series of thought-leading sessions, seminars, individual or team coaching or a special project!

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Cruise into Spring

A time for growth and new beginnings.

Thinking about coaching?

Are you simply following the road ahead, yielding to occasional distractions and obstacles? Or, are you breaking through and forging your own path?

Sign up now for 12 one-hour sessions and you will also receive one free ZeroRisk assessment and consultation for just $1500! Don’t settle! Choose the road best traveled!





Certified with John Maxwell

Speaker/Trainer/Coach

SPEAKING
Keynote Addresses / Executive Speeches

TRAINING
Customized Programs / Pre-Employment Screening

COACHING
Executive Coaching / Team Coaching

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

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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Are You Curious Enough?

In the past month, all the technology in my office and my home changed. In theory, it should have been a smooth transition, but it wasn’t.  However, through the process I tried to remain curious.  Technology is changing and I don’t want to become a dinosaur who refuses to learn new things.  What I learned … Continue reading “Are You Curious Enough?”

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Fill Your Own Tank

Unless you’re driving a Tesla, you know what would happen if you failed to fill your gas tank. Donald O. Clifton and Tom Rath suggested in the short read, How Full is Your Bucket, that we each have an emotional bank account which requires regular fill-ups. We can rely on others to fill our emotional bank account … Continue reading “Fill Your Own Tank”

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What Do You Need to Break Through?

As a leadership coach, it’s rather ironic how we are often challenged to practice what we preach. A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of filling in at the last minute for a breakout speaker at a World Language Educators annual conference. I was very familiar with the location of the hotel, parking etc. I … Continue reading “What Do You Need to Break Through?”

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Bullying – Rite of Passage?

My first book will be published in just about one month! Exciting, right? Yes, and no. I chose to write this book to help shine a light on a very important topic; to help kids (and families) see that suicide and taking other’s lives is not a necessary outcome of being bullied. It was by … Continue reading “Bullying – Rite of Passage?”

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Build any Bridges Lately?

What could happen if we chose…

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How’s Your Vision?

As we begin the promise of a New Year, we might benefit from a vision test.  No, I’m not talking about reading an eyechart of sorts.  This is a much more challenging test. 

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Resisting Regifting

Okay, we’ve probably all re-gifted from time to time. There are some gifts, however, that should never be re-cycled or reconditioned. To do so, would be a grave misuse. Check yourself every now and then to be sure you aren’t throwing away your gifts…

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Manipulation or Inspiration – It’s Your Choice!

If you believe as John Maxwell proposes, that leadership is influence, nothing more and nothing less, then we’d have to say that there have been some pretty successful leaders in our day, some of whom have done some pretty horrific things.

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Where Were You?

It’s almost unfathomable to me that in less than a month we will memorialize 15 years since the attack on the World Trade Center Twin Towers, the Pentagon and United Airlines Flight 93 which crashed in a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania.

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Had Your Oil Changed Lately? – Part 1

Some of you may be heading to a garage this weekend to change the oil in your car. Why? So your car can run more effectively and efficiently. When was the last time you changed the oil in your emotional tank?

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