Mary Margaret Harris, Ph.D. is a core member of Spencer Stuart’s Leadership Advisory Practice. She specializes in C-suite succession planning, executive coaching, and executive assessments for selection and development.

Succession planning expert and executive coach

  • Mary Margaret has partnered with dozens of organizations to facilitate C-suite succession planning, ranging from founder-led to Fortune 100 companies. Optimizing how people, strategy and culture come together to drive sustainable growth is at the core of every engagement.
  • Her portfolio of work spans across industries and sectors with a specialization in healthcare and private equity. Over the years, she has developed a passion for medical technology and has become a go-to human capital advisor in the space.
  • A certified executive coach, Mary Margaret engages clients with a blend of emotional sensitivity and disarming objectivity. Her approach is anchored in a rigorous academic education that has been rounded out by practical experience. Her coaching areas of expertise include career transitions, conceptual thinking, interpersonal awareness, managing conflict, women in leadership, and working parents and caregivers.
  • Before joining Spencer Stuart, Mary Margaret worked in talent management roles at Levi Strauss & Co. and Procter & Gamble.

Mary Margaret received her coaching certification from the Meyler Campbell Coaching Institute based in London. She holds M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in industrial and organizational psychology from The University of Akron. She also earned a B.S. cum laude in business administration from Washington & Lee University.

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