Mary is bringing the leadership skills

April 30, 2024

We’re celebrating Mary Garman, who recently launched her company ME&Garman Consulting!

This is Mary’s second entrepreneurial pursuit — but this time, she’s jumping in full-time. Read on to meet her.

Introduce yourself — who are you and what is your company?

My name is Mary Garman & I’m rewiring my career. After several decades in an executive leadership role in healthcare, I decided it was time to venture out on my own. I decided that leadership consulting would be a perfect pathway forward.

During the course of my career, I committed to lifelong learning. I’m constantly reading, writing and searching contemporary styles and models of leadership to compliment my experiences. I want to make sure the services, expertise and advice I offer are consistent with strategies which will be effective in the world we live in today.

How did your company start?

I’ve been fortunate in my career, and I’d love to help others experience success. I wanted to focus on coaching, consulting, and helping those who are interested in learning, developing, and transforming their organizations.

Did you always want to be an entrepreneur?

Yes. I’ve always had an independent attitude and personality and have seen myself as an entrepreneur in many ways. I love strategy and creating new things. This is my second attempt at being an entrepreneur, but the first time I’ve had the luxury of this being my only job.

How do you embody the Launch Dayton community values?

I took my first management job because I wanted to remove barriers for those who worked for me. My nurses struggled often because they had to work through barriers to accomplish all they needed to do. I continued that commitment throughout my career.

What identities or life experiences do you bring to entrepreneurship that helped prepare you for this lifestyle?

I spent more than 40 years in the complex world of healthcare. I’ve been a clinician, educator, manager, leader, board member and consumer. I’ve learned more lessons than I would have ever imagined.

Why do you love what you do?

I love what I do because I can see progress and growth in the leaders I work with. I love the fact that I’ve had experiences and opportunities over the course of my career which I can share with others to help them navigate their journey.

What advice would you offer fellow or aspiring entrepreneurs?

Be resourceful and patient. Identify those in your network and have the courage and confidence to ask for help and advice. Always focus on building your network and understand those are always two-way relationships. You can help others, and they’ll do the same.

Connect with Mary on LinkedIn.