Marie Dumas

marie-dumasMarie is a former Fortune 100 Training and Development Executive who applies her business experience to coach leaders and top talent to perform at their highest potential.

Marie has seen what it takes to be successful and continue to develop in today’s complex, global and constantly changing business environment.  She has coached leaders and teams through mergers, re-organizations, leadership transitions, divestitures and the impact of risk and regulatory changes.   Marie has a passion for working with rising top talent who aspire to take on roles of increasing responsibility and impact and must often recognize and re-focus habits and behaviors that don’t serve them anymore.

Coaching Style

Marie is described by her clients as being able to see the big picture, build rapport quickly and demonstrate she is open to engage with any personal change challenge.  Marie is willing to ask hard questions, with compassion, in service to growth and discovery.   She uncovers the stories we tell ourselves – in some cases it’s a form of self-talk which is limiting, at other times it’s a view of competence which prevents us from seeing blind spots.  Throughout, she works with her clients to identify and leverage their strengths and values, assess the style they bring to work, and clarify how others see them “show up”, while working toward practical and solution oriented goals that serve her client’s immediate and long-term measures for progress and success.

Special Interests

Marie is the founding partner of Pelham Performance Partners, a consultancy specializing in executive coaching, management and leadership training and organizational effectiveness strategies that deliver meaningful results through innovative work models and pragmatic programs and processes.

Industry Experience

Marie is a former Managing Director, Chief Learning Officer, with JPMorgan, where she spent 18 years delivering global organizational effectiveness, learning, and analyst development strategies which drove results, mitigated risk, defined culture and developed leaders world-wide. Additional industry experience includes leading financial services companies, major publishing and entertainment conglomerate, and prominent consulting firm.


Marie’s client portfolio includes a leading consumer products company, global asset manager, and an international law firm, as well as, not-for-profit agencies including The Clinton Foundation, Ashoka, Gramatan Village, and the Episcopal Church.

Training and Qualifications

Marie has a Master’s Degree in Instructional Design from the University of Massachusetts in Boston and holds these credentials and certifications including:

  • iCoach NY Executive Coaching Certificate
  • EQ-2.0/EQ360 Certified
  • Columbia University Advanced Organizational Development (4 week) and Principles and Practices of OD (2 week) certificates
  • MBTI
  • Hogan Assessment Suite
  • Advanced Team Building from NTL
  • Political Savvy for coaches

She is committed to continuous development of her own skills including regular coaching supervision and coursework.