Marie Mactavish, Ph.D.

Marie has spent over twenty years providing leadership development for CEO, senior, and mid-level managers in government, non-profit, and corporate organizations. Marie’s work specifically focuses on building and maintaining executive, project, and department teams; individual and team coaching; as well as self-awareness and interpersonal skills. She is certified to administer a wide range of assessment tools including OPM Leadership 360®, Benchmark®, Myers-Briggs Type Indicator [MBTI]®, BarOn EQ-i®, and the Leadership Practice Inventory®.

Recent clients include the U.S. Department of Personnel Management, U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Prisons and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, U.S. Department of Defense, Defense Contract Management Agency, The Inspector Generals Office, Denver Children’s Hospital, The Colorado Trust, Dolby Laboratories, and Schlumberger.

Marie has a history of managing, designing, and delivering year-long executive leadership programs for several agencies such as the Department of Justice, Bureau of Prisons, and the National Institute of Corrections. Marie is an adjunct faculty with the Western Management Development Center. She has also served as an adjunct faculty of the Center for Creative Leadership.

Before establishing her own consulting practice, Marie worked as the social scientist for a Total Quality Management consulting firm; worked for former Governor Roy Romer in Colorado; taught in the European Division of the University of Maryland; was Director of Human Services for Aspen, Colorado; and served as Program Specialist with the U.S. Department of Justice, National Institute of Corrections. Marie has also worked as a Lieutenant in Corrections with the Boulder County Sheriff’s Department.

Marie earned a Ph.D. in Human and Organizational Systems from the Fielding Graduate Institute in 1993, and earned a Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Washington. She is the author of several journal articles, and most recently authored chapters in the U.S. Department of Justice, National Institute of Corrections’ books titled Correctional Leadership Competencies for the 21st Century, covering topics such as Self Awareness, Teambuilding, Collaboration, Managing Conflict, and Developing Direct Reports.

Marie lives in Boulder, Colorado. She loves photography, spending time with family, cottage gardening, hiking, and traveling.

Marie Mactavish, Ph.D.
Marie Mactavish, Ph.D.