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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Break Through to a New You!

2020 is the start of a new decade and a new YOU! Coaching is about habit change and you can achieve whatever you believe or dream for yourself! During the process of habit change, you’ll learn to acknowledge and even appreciate the past so you can better celebrate the outcomes you’ll achieve as a result of forming new habits and releasing old habits. Email me at mary@theleadershipedgellc.com to schedule a 30 minute no-strings-attached discussion. Whether you are interested in individual coaching sessions or coaching programs, we will focus on taking steps that will enable you to become a more vibrant leader, healthier and/or lead a more fulfilling life. Want to try out coaching? Sign up by March 31, 2020 for 10 (one-hour) coaching sessions for just $1500. Coaching sessions may be in person, on the phone or via Zoom.

Certified with John Maxwell


Keynote Addresses / Executive Speeches

Customized Programs / Pre-Employment Screening

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

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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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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