Author Archives: Mary C. Finlay Coaching and Mentoring

About Mary C. Finlay Coaching and Mentoring

Mary Finlay is a Professor of Practice at the Simmons School of Management where she teaches courses on Strategic Thinking and Analytical Decision Making, Healthcare IT Management, and Project Management. She is also program faculty for the Harvard School of Public Health’s programs on Project Management and Strategic Leadership of IT. She does selective consulting engagements in the areas of individual and organizational effectiveness. Previously, she was the Deputy Chief Information officer of Partners HealthCare System, Inc. and Chief Information Officer of Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Ms. Finlay is the former Chair of the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council, an association of 500 members. She currently serves on the board of YearUp and the Boston Chapter of SIM (Society of Information Management). She has been recognized with leadership awards from the Simmons School of Management, CIO, the New England Business and Technology Association, and Babson College. She received her BA from Allegheny College and her MBA from the Simmons School of Management.

Finding and Owning Your Voice

Yesterday I had a great time with a group of women at Boston Digitas. We discussed three communication challenges: speaking up at meetings; professionally disagreeing; and how to handle situations when someone else takes all the credit for your work. … Continue reading

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Getting Unstuck

“I just feel stuck.” It’s the phrase I hear a lot these days. The underlying reason may vary but the goal is always the same: my client wants to move from their current job, company or profession and they want … Continue reading

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Doing the Thing That Scares You

While I love the Eleanor Roosevelt quote, “Do one thing every day that scares you,” I can’t say that I have lived it. A scary task on a daily basis just seems too much. But, I have lived by the … Continue reading

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Career Advice for College Graduates

My oldest daughter will graduate from Syracuse University this week and start her professional career next month. Here’s the advice I gave her: 1) Be professional- recognize the difference between your personal and professional life. Dress for work. Speak and … Continue reading

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Women in Technology

The numbers continue to be depressing.  According to Reuters, the number of women in senior technology positions at U.S. companies is down for the second year in a row. The Harvey Nash Group reports that only nine percent of U.S. … Continue reading

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The Art of Chunking

Recently I went on a winter hike with my husband. Ten minutes into the hike I wondered if I could make it to the top. The wind was howling, the grade was very steep and within a matter of minutes … Continue reading

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Welcome

Throughout my career I’ve been passionate about helping others achieve their full potential and create the life they desire.  After twenty-five years working in technology, I  decided to devote the next chapter in my career to this passion by becoming … Continue reading

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