Mary Jo Greil founded the Carson Greil Group, LLC, out of a passion to help leaders grow—both individually and corporately. Business professionals throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe have benefited from her work which informed her Strategic Change Consulting, Leadership Development, and Executive Coaching services since 2002.   Her clients have been from across most sectors including:  healthcare, information technology, manufacturing, financial, agri-business, consumer products, automotive, federal government, higher education, faith-based groups, and non-profits.

With over twenty years of senior management experience in the steel manufacturing, healthcare, and forest product industries, Greil has worked in startup and midcap businesses as well as a Fortune 50 company. Throughout her corporate career, she has played a key role in launching large-scale initiatives. During the 1990s, Greil became the Sector Systems Manager of a $7 billion sector of International Paper and directed a leadership development and organizational business change effort that trained and developed over 6,000 employees.

Since starting Carson Greil in 2002, Greil has also donated time to community development. In 2004, Memphis Woman Magazine showcased Greil in their list of “50 Women Who Make a Difference,” and in 2007, Greil partnered with four Memphis-based organizations to launch  Imagine Memphisa program dedicated to bringing youth and adults together in appreciation of each other and the strengths of Memphis to create a more vital future for Memphis.  Over five years, over 900 youth and adults interviews occurred impacting beliefs, careers, and relationships.

Greil holds two masters degrees, one in Curriculum and Instruction and another in Telecommunications and Information Systems Management, as well as a doctorate in Management Information Systems. She has also completed certificate programs with experts in fields relating to organizational and leadership development:    Peter Senge (Systems Thinking), David Cooperrider (Appreciative Inquiry), Robert Kegan (Immunity to Change), Frederic Hudson (Executive Coaching), and Richard Strozzi Heckler (Embodied Leadership).


Mary Jo combines years of business experience with coaching strategies from the following institutions, which are both certified through the International Coaching Federation.

1) Hudson Institute of Coaching is one of the early leaders in the field of coaching, and has been providing developmentally based coach training for leaders for more than 30 years. HI sets the standard for experiential learning programs that lead organizations and people to reach for their best as leaders and human beings in our global world.

2) Strozzi Institute pioneered somatic techniques for group and individual leadership development. Upon her graduation in 2009, Greil was one of sixty-seven master Strozzi coaches. As a somatic coach, she helps leaders to accelerate clarifying the relationship between one’s values and the whole self (the physical, emotional, and mental aspects of yourself), enabling you to be a more effective leader.

3) International Coaching Federation the largest worldwide resource for professional coaches.

4) Positive Intelligence helps build powerful habits for a positive mind. Mary Jo recently received her Certified Positive Intelligence Coach (CPQC) coaching certification from Positive Intelligence.