Dynamic Insights Consulting and Coaching
Dr. Mary Heidkamp

Directing Change for Lasting Results since 1999!

Background and Philosophy

As a former Sr. Executive of organizations with life-impacting missions, Mary Heidkamp understands the pressures faced by managers for whom a high level of performance is a minimum job requirement.  In motivating her staff and volunteers to achieve the organizational success, Mary developed a coaching approach to managing people that became the hallmark of her leadership style.

Mary's emergence as a coach was the natural outgrowth of her experience and her personal desire to serve.  Mary has had the privilege to serve with gifted supervisors, mentors and talented staff.  As a non-profit executive, she faced a wide range of challenges, overcame adversity and suffered through public and painful failure.  Through reflection on the leadership experience and overcoming difficult challenges, Mary recognized it was the  invaluable professional relationships that sustained her throughout her career. 

Now retired from her executive career, Mary devotes herself to providing others with the kind of direct, empowering feedback that she herself received.   Through her consulting and coaching, Mary can help you develop stronger relationship, become an inspirational leader or help you and your staff achieve your goals.

Dr. Mary Heidkamp engages leadership bodies through active participation to problem solving, working through conflict, building teams, or strengthening the board.  She is a master diagnostician, moving clients quickly from complexity to solution.  She believes that leadership is about energy, the fire within, and she inspires and motivates from that perspective. 

Drawing on the experiences of eight years spent living in South Africa, Japan and India, Mary brings a cross-cultural and international perspective to the work of organizational problem solving and leadership. 

Mary's approach to coaching emphasizes
Personal responsibility
A deep respect for her clients' core values

She believes in helping her clients gain an accurate assessment of their own strengths and weaknesses. Then she works cooperatively with them to build upon their strengths and manage their weaknesses. She believes in developing emotional intelligence as a key component of personal and professional success.

Bachelor of Arts, Clarke College
Doctorate, McCormick Theological Seminary with a specialization in organizational change and executive leadership

Executive Positions
Director, Chicago Campaign for Human Development
Co-Director, Peace and Justice Office for the Archdiocese of Chicago

Teaching Experience
University of Illinois at Chicago: Strategic Management, Operations Management, Board of Director Development
McCormick Theological Seminary: Organizational Change

Harry A. Fagan Roundtable Award
Cardinal Bernardin Common Ground Award
Clarke College Distinguished Alumnae Award for Humanitarian Service

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What Clients are saying about Mary!

"Mary provided us with excellent facilitation. We achieved our goals with enthusiasm and renewed commitment to move forward together as a team all striving for the same results."

G.G., Chicago, IL


"Mary works tirelessly with organizations and individuals to make their dreams come true by identifying priorities and developing implementation strategies. With Mary's dynamic leadership and insightful analysis, executives and staff work together to build their skills, overcome obstacles and solve problems. Through her company, Dynamic Insights International, Mary provided a variety of services tailored to meet our specific needs. We are thrilled with the results."

R.H., Atlanta, GA

Additional Info

Dr. Mary Heidkamp Phone: (708) 203-1860(cell) or 708-386-8414 (office)

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