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Dr. Marcia Reynolds, president of Covisioning LLC is the master of teaching others how to engage in powerful conversations that connect, influence, and activate change, even when emotions are strong. From government agencies and large multi-national companies, to coaching schools in Italy, Turkey, Russia, China, Kazakhstan and across North America, she’s been hired by organizations around the globe, not just because of her highly engaging presentations but because of ability to change people’s minds.

This highly sought-after behavioral scientist is happily obsessed with uncovering the latest discoveries in neuro/behavioral research and putting them into practical applications. With a doctoral degree in Organizational Psychology, two master’s degrees in Education and Communications, Marcia’s expertise ranges from holding powerful conversations to activating the emotions of passion and courage at work.

Then when you face difficult conversations, Dr. Marcia Reynolds offers solutions on how to flip defensiveness, create rapport, and have everyone involved experience the elusive “optimal productive state” where they deeply connect and imagine unique solutions together.

CORPORATE EXPERIENCE:  Dr. Reynolds has trained and coached leaders in 41 countries and has presented at the Harvard Kennedy School, Cornell University, Smith College, Almaty Management University in Kazakhstan and The National Research University in Moscow.

Dr. Reynolds is a pioneer in the coaching profession. She was the 5th global president of the International Coach Federation and one of the first to earn the Master Certified Coach credential. She is also a past president of the Association for Coach Training Organizations. Dr. Reynolds is also on faculty for the International Coach Academy in Russia and Create China Coaching in China. She is recognized by the Global Gurus as the #3 coach in the world.

She has significant experience with coaching in the healthcare industry. She is the Training Director for the Healthcare Coaching Institute at Virginia Tech and has coached many leaders for hospitals, clinics, and major pharmaceutical companies over the past 25 years.

Her training experience dates to 1981 but her greatest success came from designing the employee development program for a global semiconductor manufacturing company facing bankruptcy. Within three years, the company turned around and became the #1 stock market success in 1993.

Marcia has been a student and researcher of how humans learn since earning her second master’s degree is adult education in 1986. She became fascinated with emotional intelligence after reading Daniel Goleman’s book in 1996 and designed a training program that integrates emotional choice with leadership presence, communications effectiveness, and life satisfaction. She has since taught her programs for many agencies of the National Institutes of Health, multi-national corporations around the world, and for coaching schools in Europe and Asia.

Dr. Marcia Reynolds is on a mission:  to have leaders feel that their greatest purpose is how well they successfully enrich the lives of others. With Marcia’s guidance, you can outsmart your brain and make a powerful difference one meaningful conversation at a time.

My Background

Education:  My doctoral degree is in organizational psychology and she has two master’s degrees in education and communications.


Master Certified Coach  - International Coach Federation

Certified Speaking Professional - National Speakers Association


“Thank you for speaking to the DCRI leaders about emotional intelligence; it was a truly memorable day. I am very grateful for the time and effort you took to explain how a person can understand and better respond to emotions, overcome stress, and heighten their awareness about how words and actions impact others. You are an outstanding speaker. Many attendees have already commented on how this Road to Resilience conference was the best yet!” – Keith Frederick, Head of Organizational Resilience, Duke Clinical Research Institute 

“You gave me a new dimension and techniques I have practiced ever since your program. As a result, I am hoping to see the development of more leaders in our organization plus a higher level of service, improved staff morale and commitment of heart and energy.” – Z. Orem, HR Director, World Vision, Somalia

Marcia is a dynamo of vibrant energy in everything she does. A fabulous keynote speaker and storyteller, she will take you on journeys that inspire, motivate and challenge. She is insightful, and deeply caring. Her experience of life and her willingness to share herself in service to the best in others makes her exceptional. She hits themes and memes that are critical to our times. She is lighting the path, a true global warrior. Hire her, cherish her. She will give her all.”  – Christine McDougall, Co-Founder at Big Blue Sky

“I invited Marcia to present to CA Technologies’ global women network on the topic of turning difficult conversations into positive outcome, and it was one of our most popular talks by the number of participation and replays. Research-backed, actionable tips, empathetic problem-solving approach, all of these make Marcia a powerful speaker. Listening to her talk is simply a joy!” – Jin Zhang, VP of Product, CA Technologies

“Marcia’s training with our internal team of coaches was tremendously impactful. There were three key benefits. Firstly, it improved our ability to coach leaders and navigate difficult conversations with more confidence and effectiveness; secondly it increased our effectiveness as individual leaders through our increasing our awareness of the importance of leading with brain, heart and gut; and thirdly it brought us closer as a team by fostering more trust and openness.”  – Amee Olson, Director, Coaching and Executive Development, The Hershey Company



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