Over the last 30 years, Mary Stelletello has worked in the nonprofit, philanthropic, and corporate sectors. She led five different nonprofit organizations focused on children and youth development, domestically and internationally. Mary began her consulting career in 2007 with La Piana Consulting based in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Mary founded Vista Global Coaching & Consulting in 2010. Vista Global became a certified B Corp in Wisconsin in 2012 and remains the longest certified B Corp in the state. We partner with organizations and individuals to make meaningful change in the world. Mary has worked with more than 200 organizations and individuals in 30 countries across six continents fostering organizational transformation.
Other accomplishments include an International Fellowship in Community Development sponsored by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and participation in the Salzburg Seminar in Austria on the topic of Engaging Youth in Community Development. Mary co-authored the case study, Success Factors for a Nonprofit Merger and the eBook, Proactively Plan for the Inevitable: A Guide to Leadership Transition and Succession. Mary is a contributor to The Leadership Challenge Activities Book, by James Kouzes and Barry Posner.
Mary holds an MA in Latin American Studies and an MBA in International Management from the University of New Mexico. She received a BA in Political Economics with a minor in Spanish from the University of California, Berkeley. Mary is a PCC credentialed coach through the International Coach Federation, a Conversational IntelligenceⓇ coach and an accredited Integrative Enneagram Practitioner. She is proficient in Spanish and speaks some Portuguese.
Mary’s Thoughts on Finding Her Purpose…
My leadership journey began when I was 9 years old, as the first girl to play little league in a town outside Chicago. At age 21, I traveled to Ecuador as a volunteer with Amigos de las Américas. Since then, I have spent time in 12 Latin American countries, deepening my connection to the Latin American culture. My husband and I now spend four months every year living in Oaxaca, Mexico.
My work has led me on paths from the rural areas of Hawaii to the cities of Macedonia and South Africa. I have worked with community-based organizations, multinational corporations, and United States Congressional members. These experiences have shaped the lens that I have on the world and the work that I do
The change we want to see in the world starts with the way adults engage with young people today. Not only do young people need the opportunity to develop and demonstrate their greatness, adults need to build their confidence in young people to lead. My approach to work incorporates both aspects of this audacious social change agenda.