A Great Leader
Building leadership skills take humility, courage, and discipline. When I think about the attributes of the best leader I have ever worked with, I realize he used a servant leadership philosophy to manage his team. Traditional leaders exercise power to achieve results. By comparison, the servant-leader shares power, puts the needs of others first, and helps their people develop and perform as executives. Servant leaders use their power to benefit the people they lead.
Ms. Kuniski is a resident of Myrtle Beach, S.C., and spends her free time as a Volunteer Guardian ad Litem with the South Carolina 15th Circuit Court in Horry County as the voice for children in the foster system. She started her own company called Golden Executive Coaching, LLC in 2014 when she found many of the leaders, she previously mentored were coming to her for career coaching. As a result, she worked closely with many leaders highlighting their accomplishments and helping them present themselves in the best light while they found new employment.
Ms. Kuniski has been an executive for over 30 years. She has extensive experience in the supply chain, finance, human resources, vendor management, data management, and change management in the retail and manufacturing industries and has worked to help three non-profits develop their long-term growth strategies.
Ms. Kuniski is a catalyst for business and personal change. She has consistently led corporate companies into the future, often achieving process improvement and change others could not. She held leadership positions and fostered change for The Michaels Companies, Parkinson Voice Project, North Texas Dale Carnegie, Children’s Recovery Center, and Overhead Door Corporation.
Ms. Kuniski has been certified by Dale Carnegie, John Mattone, and Marshall Goldsmith in their coaching methodologies and uses all three to determine the best method to coach her clients. She holds an MBA in Global Management from the University of Phoenix and a Bachelor of Science in Human Development from Pennsylvania State University.
Career Transition Coaching
Are you without a job? Perhaps you have not updated your resume or searched for a job in all that time. You have uploaded 100’s of applications and nothing. Now is the time to contact us!
Applications are very simply a waste of your time! 85% of new hires today are hired through networking. At Golden Executive Coaching, we will teach you how and when to network. We will work with you to update your resume and LinkedIn profile. Today’s hiring world works through networking. Recruiters see few of those uploaded resumes because they get filtered out by software working behind the scenes.
We offer you our Career Transition Services for one fixed price! That price includes revision of your resume from start to finish, update or creation of a LinkedIn profile, training on when and how to post, and most importantly we will help build your confidence on networking and asking for referrals so you can begin your next career.Contact Us
Social Media Exposure
Today’s job search is not like the days in the past. Recruiters seek you out as opposed to you seeking them out. The only way to get noticed is to publish, publish, publish.
Where do you publish? Your own website, Linkedin, Instacart, and Twitter. This is all new to many of us. Uploading resumes can help or hurt you depending on the format you use. And oh, how to get started on a new resume? No worries. We are here for you and will help you produce a resume that highlights your accomplishments and a LinkedIn site where you will be noticed.
If you have been in the workforce for 15 years or more, you are a candidate for a complete and thorough review of your resume and LinkedIn profile. Take that step today and we will make you a one price offer to update and educate you on the complications of using today’s social media to sell yourself to recruiters!Contact Us
A recent survey indicated that one-half of today’s employees plan to seek another job next year. Chances are you are one of those people If you are looking at this website. At the very least, you are feeling insecure or unhappy.
Do you feel like you are on the edge of that promotion, but simply cannot climb that mountain? Do you feel stuck, unhappy at work, and unsure of what to do next? Did you lose your job during a company downsizing or COVID and cannot seem to get back into the groove to locate a new job? Perhaps you are afraid of what comes next.
You may be a candidate for career and or emerging leader coaching. We can help you define your mission and your future. Contact us today for a free consultation. When you sign up with us for career coaching, your satisfaction is guaranteed. If you are not satisfied without coaching, you don’t pay.Contact Us
Emerging Leader Coaching
HUMAN RESOURCE LEADERS THIS IS FOR YOU!
Do you have emerging leaders that are willing to make changes in their approach to leadership, but simply do not know what to change?
Marshall Goldsmith’s Stakeholder Centered Coaching may be for these leaders. Mary Kuniski is a trained Marshall Goldsmith Stakeholder Centered Trainer and will work with you and one or more of your leaders who has potential to become a great leader with this coaching. This training is not for leaders who are at their last stop before they go out the door. Stakeholder Centered Coaching requires the leader to possess Courage, Humility, and Discipline to succeed.
If you have one or more leaders ready for this coaching, contact us and we will design a program for your company. Human Resource Leaders who sign a contract with us prior to March 31, 2022, will receive a free Marshall Goldsmith Training guide for each leader included in the contract. This manual is a $150 value. Contact us today for a no-obligation evaluation.Contact Us
Do you feel like you are being passed over for promotion year after year? Are you frustrated because you often feel invisible in meetings? Do you lack the self-confidence to sit at the boardroom table during an executive meeting? Give us six-months to identify and help you change behaviors that are holding you back. If you are not completely satisfied, you will receive your money back
The point of coaching is not for me to help you do something, but rather for me to identify the areas in which you need assistance. We then work together to build an action plan based on Marshall Goldsmith’s feed-forward protocol that will help you correct the areas that need to improve. The real question is do you have the courage to find out what those areas might be and the humility to change them?
Leaders are committed to continuous self-improvement. Explain to your boss that you are interested in self-improvement and will learn the renowned Marshall Goldsmith feed-forward approach to making behavioral changes that last.Figure out what the pay-back might be if you were able to change one competency and present that with your request for coaching.
Although we are available to come to your office, we find that most coaching can be handled using Zoom.
If you are dissatisfied with your coach, please tell us and allow us the opportunity to make changes for you. If we can’t make i right, we guarantee a full refund on any coaching investment you have made. (Please note: 360 evaluations are not refundable)
Any good coach will reinforce the positive things you have done to change behaviors. Initially, we will recommend a 360 evaluation be completed by your peers, boss, and upper management. You get to decide who evaluate you. Once we receive those results, we will build a plan to enable you to conquer difficult areas. This can be the most difficult part of the coaching process and takes courage to implement. However, we will be with you every step of the way.
Typically, a coachee will take from 6-12 months to make the behavioral changes needed to move to the next level in their career.
That is up to you. We will ask you what success looks like to you? We need to set up expectation and identify the goals you want to achieve. We will ask you what you would like to be different in three to five years? Once we develop the answers to these questions, we will put together a plan for you to rise to the next level.
Mary is an incredible source of wisdom, coaching and professional expertise and I was blessed to be the recipient of her assistance during my career transition. She was a major catalyst behind the transformation of my resume and Linked In profile, taking them both from a style and content format from the 90s and transforming them into compelling storylines that articulated my professional purpose and mission. I am absolutely blessed to have been assisted by her and believe her executive coaching a gift to a team in search of someone of her caliber.
Luis Gonzalez – International Senior Business Leader
Mary gets results. She followed a thorough process that included a 360 assessment, "feed-forward", regular check-ins, and a post-coaching 360 assessment. The two areas of leadership that I focused on were critical to both me and my team. According to my team, I improved in both identified areas during the coaching process. I'm thankful that Mary helped me to step up my game in leadership, and I highly recommend her to anyone that's looking to take their leadership skills to the next level.
Ryan Akins – Regional President, Dale Carnegie
Mary is a great executive coach. I was lucky to stumble upon her during a time I was trying to transition to a more management role. She assisted me in articulating myself in a manner that emphasized my experience and then coached me ahead of major interviews. Thanks to her expertise, I was able to break into a management role in my field with my current employer and have been promoted beyond the initial role.
Valerie Vijil- Management Analyst
Mary met with me every week for over a year to improve my business acumen and leadership ability to meet my career She developed a strategy just for me that helped me make behavioral changes. Due to a company restructuring I found myself looking for a new job. Mary met with me weekly via Zoom and she guided me through the search process. She asked me questions to probe my background and as a result helped me highlight my accomplishments on my LinkedIn profile and resume. Mary role-played with me prior to each job interview asking me interview questions based on her research of each operation. I regained my self-confidence and was able to sell myself to new companies more effectively. Mary's support and confidence in my ability were paramount for my job interviews. The words thank-you do not see adequate for all the time and support Mary gave me during this difficult time. However, I do know that Mary will be there for me anytime I need career advice.
Kelly Gustafson – Store Manager, Tractor Supply
Mary is amazing! She is a strong cross-functional leader with a tremendous business acumen. Mary’s strength is understanding the value of employees and developing everyone's personal talents. Seeing a need to help women grow professionally, Mary established a woman’s leadership group at a major craft store. This group provided training, coaching, and mentorship to nearly 200 women positively impacting their lives. Mary is an excellent coach and mentor and is a pleasure to work with.
Lori Lei Smith – Senior Information Technology Leader
I have worked with Mary for many years and her leadership constantly drove successful projects to completion. Her vision to use technology creates efficiency and innovative ways to increase profitability. Mary is a solid leader and great mentor that you can always depend on to be the core of a winning team.
Tom Greenhaw – Owner, Nova Libra, Inc.
I've had the pleasure of working with Mary thru our company’s interaction over 10 years and have always found her to be a consummate professional. She provided leadership and guidance through some significant and impactful conversions in a craft retailer and yet has always been available to help us navigate through some difficult problems. I think she is an outstanding professional and I would not hesitate to recommend her to coach others.
Doug Johnston, CEO Prym Consumer USA
Mary was one of the most significant factors in our company's growth with a major craft retailer. Her collaborative approach and focus on supplier partnership allowed our teams to work closely together, eliminate obstacles, and develop a clear path to maximum performance. Mary's communication was always clear and timely and her dedication to success was impressive. Working with Mary has always been a win-win situation and she made us a better company. On top of all that, Mary was a pleasure to work with.
Jim Scatena – Board Member
Mary is a driver of business and a significant mentor for my career. She is a powerful leader who has time and time again successfully managed multiple complex strategic projects. She led the Craft industry in supply chain enhancements that changed the landscape of how they do business. I know I can always count on her to be there when I have questions.
Shirley Garrison – Senior Director of Supply Chain
In addition to being a competent, decisive leader, Mary is always willing to support the growth and professional development of people and is passionate about helping others to become the best version of themselves that they can be. Mary taught me how to refine my presentation skills and present to C-level executives. I could always count on her to give me candid, actionable feedback in a way that allowed me to internalize her insights and modify my behaviors and communication styles. Mary is an extremely competent coach and helped me achieve my career goals.
Lisa-Beth Galvin – President, Cre8 Direct, Inc.
Mary Kuniski is one of those leaders who stands out as a true game changer. Mary effectively communicated the company’s strategies and her vision to organization partners by delivering powerful presentations at summits that developed momentum, enthusiasm, and pride. Her effective leadership and innovative ideas played a key role in Supply Chain improvement.
William Surrency – Director of Distribution Centers