Mary Burkhardt,


Mary Burkhardt, BS, MA, CAS, serves clients in strategy creation and engagement for execution, positioning ever-maturing leaders and team members to win in our highly competitive global marketplace and how to excel in operational excellence. Mary is recognized as a performance results leader applying innovative solutions, discipline and best practices to significantly improve and sustain performance in for profit and not for profit businesses, healthcare, government, and education.

Mary helps clients make strategy everyone’s job, leverage and align diversity and culture as a key performance asset, apply methods for simplifying and removing waste in business processes, consolidate functions for improved efficiency and cost reduction, and implement fast cycles of improvement and strategic transformation renewal for business success and competitive advantage.

As an experienced global change agent, Mary has led people in small to worldwide organizations to be more focused on customer delight, accountable, flexible, proactive and productive as compared to the competition. She has demonstrated the ability to build performance-based cultures through proactive relationships with customers, suppliers and people across multiple organizations. Mary has held a wide range of leadership roles in public and higher education, business units, manufacturing and corporate functions including serving for a number of years as a Corporate Vice President in a Fortune 100 Company, responsible for the performance of thousands of employees.

Mary authored four books, two reaching Amazon #1 Bestseller status.

Mary wrote the forward to “Why Johnny Still Can’t Read: A New Look at the Scandal of our Schools” by Rudolf Flesch, was published in “Empty Pages: A Search for Writing Competence in School and Society” by Clifton Fadiman and James Howard and in “Changing Focus” by Alecia Swasy.

Postgraduate education and executive development includes: Finance and Accounting for Non-Financial Managers, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania; Leadership in the 21st Century, Kenan Flagler Business School, University of North Carolina; Program for Manufacturing Excellence, Carnegie Mellon University; Statistical Thinking for Managers, Joiner Associates; Communication Skills for Managers, Ridge Associates; Lean Thinking and Simplification, Toyota; Quality Management, Dr. Edward Deming; Motorola Six Sigma; Coaching Certification.

Email Mary at: [email protected]