Mary-Jeanne “MJ” Cabanel

Background

MJ is the Managing Director and Founder of MJ Cabanel Coaching a coaching network comprised of over 100 senior executive coaches and facilitators with solid leadership experience. Her mission is Fulfillment at Work and as such she partners with global corporations and organizations to create positive and productive professional environments, and engaged and inspiring leaders. MJ works with functional leaders and learning & development professionals to create impactful, transformational leadership programs for sustainable change.

In addition to spearheading global programs, MJ has trained and coached leaders from over 100 nationalities on such topics as fundamentals and advanced leadership skills, team building, managing change, and coaching for managers. Her style is direct, experiential and rooted in the practical to allow individuals and teams to make sustainable, remarkable change. As part of the learning process, each client or team develops a roadmap to success that details key milestones, success metrics and stakeholder buy-ins.

MJ believes that sustainable behavioral change begins with awareness, and she using time proven coaching strategies, assessments and tools to cultivate this awareness. MJ trained with the Coaches Training Institute (CTI), where she is currently a member of faculty, and CRR Global, which provided the framework for her team approach.

Prior to becoming a coach, MJ worked as an international marketing, sales and business development executive notably with such financial concerns as Smith Barney, Prudential Bache and E.I.M. S.A. She holds an MBA from Thunderbird School of Global Management and a BA in Art History and Economics from Columbia University in City of New York. MJ is dual national American and French. She is married with two children.

Skills & Accreditations

  • Master of Business Administration, Thunderbird School of Global Management
  • Certified Professional Co-Active Coach, CTI
  • Certified Practioner Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP)
  • Organizational and Relationship Systems Coaching, CRR Global


  • Professional Certified Coach (PCC), International Coach Federation (ICF)
  • Organization of Women in International Trade (OWIT)
  • Business and Professional Women Lake Geneva (BPW)
  • Geneva Consultants Network
  • Vaud Chamber of Commerce

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