Marcia Reynolds

Author, The Discomfort Zone: How Leaders Turn Difficult Conversations into Breakthroughs

Dr. Marcia Reynolds, president of Covisioning LLC, is a master at teaching others how to engage in powerful conversations that connect, influence, and activate change. From Ernst & Young, Sanofi, and Hershey to schools in Italy, Russia, China, Singapore, and Kazakhstan, she’s been hired by organizations around the globe, not just because of her highly engaging presentations but because of her passion and ability to inspire people to act. Marcia has worked in a multitude of industries, from banking, financial services, and technology to government agencies and global associations. Her work in building high-trust, high-growth communities has consistently garnered remarkable results. Using her Covisioning Process, she was instrumental in taking one company from near bankruptcy to the #1 stock market success in three years. With a doctoral degree in Organizational Psychology, two master’s degrees in Education and Communications, Marcia’s expertise ranges from building connections to the science of motivation and engagement. COACHING EXPERIENCE: She coaches executives and teaches coaching in her leadership classes worldwide. She is past president of the Association for Coach Training Organizations (ACTO) and serves as Training Director for the Healthcare Coaching Institute taught through Virginia Tech. She also is on the faculty of coach training schools in Russia and China and is an associate professor for the National Research University – Higher School of Economics in Moscow. BOOKS: Excerpts from Marcia’s award-winning books Outsmart Your Brain and Wander Woman How High-Achieving Women Find Contentment and Direction, have appeared in many places including Harvard Communications Newsletter, Wall Street Journal, Cosmopolitan, and The New York Times and she has appeared on ABC World News. Her latest book, The Discomfort Zone: How Leaders Turn Difficult Conversations into Breakthroughs, has been discussed in Fast Company, Forbes,, The Globe and Mail, and on as well as in many leading leadership blogs. Learn more at or email Marcia at

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