Accelerate Your Leadership Career. Be Fulfilled in Life.

Seizing Success gives women leaders the tools and techniques to develop essential leadership skills to claim their accomplishments and overcome obstacles.

Whether you are a seasoned female leader or aspire to be, this book for women leaders offers strategies, tools, and real-life examples that can help you get from where you are to where you want to be. The time is right for women to take the lead. Our natural strengths lend themselves to be the right leaders now and in the future.


Takeaways from Key’s Leadership Book

– Boost Confidence –
– Handle Pressure to Perform –
– Learn How to be More Assertive –
– Overcome Habits Like Perfectionism –


What people are saying about Seizing Success

“Mary offers some of the best strategies from her years of experience coaching and developing leaders. In reading each chapter, you feel like you just experienced a great coaching session from a master coach.”

- Pam Iorio
President & CEO, Big Brothers Big Sisters of America

“Women struggle with feeling the pressure to perform. Mary Key aces it in identifying why women often recoil from pressure and what to do about it. The strategies offered in Seizing Success serve as a guidepost for women at any stage of their careers, especially those starting out.”

- Dr. Hendrie Weisinger
Author of New York Times Best Selling Book, Performing Under Pressure

“Memo to Women: you don’t have to wait for the perfect mentor or sponsor to move forward as a leader. Instead, start enlisting peers today. This wonderful and well-researched book shows you how to do it. Mary Key is a master coach so pay attention to what she says. Fresh and persuasive.”

- Sally Helgesen
Co-author with Marshall Goldsmith, How Women Rise

About Mary Key, Ph.D.

Mary Key is an international consultant, author, speaker, and executive coach. She is President of Key Associates, Inc., an organizational transformation consulting firm committed to helping leaders and organizations grow.

She is the founder of the Key Women’s Leadership Forums. The purpose of the women’s forum is to bring together women in leadership roles to focus on each other’s pressing issues, leveraging your influence and aligning your careers with what is purposeful for you.

Key has worked with Fortune 500 companies, Inc. 500 winners and government entities. Among others, clients have included: Ericsson, CitiFinancial Retail Services, Nokia, Nissan, Infiniti, Baycare Health System, ACG/AAA, Baptist Health Care, Bausch & Lomb, Wyeth Nutrition, Jack Morton Worldwide, Mission Healthcare System, Stanford University, Tenet Healthcare, Nielsen, Waymo, Tribridge, Vology, Vector Solutions, myMatrixx, and many not for profit and government agencies.

In addition to Seizing Success: A Woman’s Guide to Transformational Leadership, Key has authored other books including CEO Road Rules: Right Focus, Right People, Right Execution and The Entrepreneurial Cat: 13 Ways to Transform Your Work Life. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Virginia and her BS from the University of Massachusetts. She was selected to be part of the Society of International Business Fellows (SIBF), Leadership Florida, Athena Society and the CEO Council of Tampa Bay. She is a member of the Association of Corporate Executive Coaches (ACEC).

Key lives in Tampa Bay with her husband, Lewis, and their three cats.

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