Marie Leithauser

Marie Leithauser

Location: Lambertville, NJ


Marie is a skilled executive coach with 20 years of experience as a senior leader in the pharmaceutical industry, and she brings that direct corporate experience to bear in partnering with clients.

Marie has a passion for empowering her clients to hone their leadership skills and optimize their own genuine leadership style. During a coaching engagement, Marie helps clients develop greater self-awareness and understanding of their organizational context, apply their unique strengths to challenges, and increase their impact. Marie is a results-oriented coach and encourages clients to experiment with different approaches. She motivates them to move from insight to action – to jump start and then integrate changes.

Marie powerfully combines deep intuition, authenticity, and her own executive experience to help others uncover their personal and leadership strengths. Marie brings warmth, respect, and open-mindedness to her practice. She possesses a keen ability to grasp complex concepts quickly and encourages clients to challenge their thinking and broaden their perspectives. 

As an Executive Director at Bristol-Myers Squibb, Marie was a key contributor to business strategy development. She has experience in restructuring, integration of acquired companies, executive communication, stakeholder engagement, change management, process optimization, and complex matrixed organizations.

Marie earned a B.S. in Chemistry from Wayne State University, an M.S. in Oncology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and an MBA from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Marie is a graduate of Duquesne University’s Professional Coaching Certification program and holds a PCC-level certification through the ICF (International Coaching Federation).

Niche Areas of Expertise

  • Career Development
  • Change Management
  • Executive Presence
  • Leaders in Transition
  • Strategic Thinking
  • Women & Leadership

Industry Experience

  • Pharmaceuticals & Medical Products
  • Nonprofit
  • Retail
  • High Tech
  • Chemicals
  • Education
  • Manufacturing
  • Professional Services
  • Financial Services


  • English


  • University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee - MBA, General business management
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison - MS, Oncology
  • Wayne State University - BS, Chemistry


  • Hogan
  • 360 Interview
  • AIIR Coaching Mindset Index
  • AIIR Team Effectiveness Survey
  • AIIR LD12
  • AIIR LD12 360

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