Mary Tips


Mary is a consultant at Blue Beyond with a strong background in talent development, employee communications, and leadership.

Previously, Mary spent seven years with the Learning and Development team at Cisco, where she focused on talent development strategy and created several impactful programs in support of company objectives. Mary also spent 10 years working in marketing and communications for various high tech companies, as well as one year as a field producer in TV news in Washington, D.C. She’s worked with a mix of stakeholder groups including Engineering, Finance, Sales, customers and partners and has influenced and communicated with all levels of an organization.

Mary is most complimented on her commitment to excellence, unique ability to lead and deliver both strategy and execution, and building trusted partnerships. She holds a BA in political science from UCLA and an MBA from Georgetown University.

What skills and expertise do you bring to the team?

The ability to create impactful and compelling employee development programs, the ability to influence and build long-lasting relationships with stakeholders, partners and customers, and I enjoy working in fast-paced and ambiguous environments.

What do you find most rewarding about your work?

Building relationships and interacting with incredibly smart and talented people, helping employees feel appreciated and invested in, enabling and encouraging employees to share their time and talent with others, and building a sense of community among employees so that they can do their best work and feel a part of something bigger.

What have you learned most recently?

I recently went on a community service trip to Nicaragua with one of my daughters. That trip reminded me how blessed and fortunate I am and how important it is to give back and share my time and talents with others. I also learned the importance of getting outside my comfort zone and experiencing new people, places and cultures.

What is your favorite place?

My favorite place is Lake Tahoe. I have been going there since I was a kid and I never get tired of it and always consider it a great vacation. I love it equally in the summer – for hiking and swimming – as I do in the summer – for skiing, reading and relaxing!

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