Our mission is to help leaders value and inspire human talent to produce innovative and exceptional results for the individual and the organization.
We use our evidence-based research across many industries and deep knowledge of human behavior to connect the natural motives and passion of individuals with the work of the organization.
Founder and thought leader, Mary Esteves brings over 30 years of experience and research to her clients. Mary and her team of experts provide solutions that improve their clients performance in considerable, dynamic and enduring ways.
Creative people at the flagship office of a global communications company were at odds with their colleagues…
Leadership in an international brand name clothing comapny was divided at many levels in the organization…
A technology company that had pioneered classic products was deeply divided over…
When founders of a professional services firm were about to retire, they brought in a leader…
“Mary [and her team] bring a special kind of magic to developing talent for business leaders. While data and analytics are core to the work of her and her team, Mary brings a level of insight in understanding the human characteristics that make leaders perform and excel.”
— Laureen Cassidy
“Mary is gifted in both the science and the art of leadership. She has helped me and Polaris with the fundamentals of management, but her particular strength is in helping managers to connect with the meaningfulness to them of the company’s mission, and harness its power to sustain high standards and workforce productivity.”
— Grant Grissom
Polaris Health Directions
A mission of inspiring excellence and exceptional results.
We develop unparalleled visionary leadership in some of the most well respected businesses, organizations and institutions in the world. Our clients come to us from the public, private and social sectors. We work with our clients to help them unlock the full potential of their greatest asset: their people. We have made a significant difference in some of the finest organizations in the world and we feel honored to have played a role in their success.
Nova Consulting Inc Proven Leadership Strategies
are for busy managers/leaders seeking insight to specific job challenges.
Receive the distilled wisdom of our coaches in every publication, gathered from
years of experience across the world without the high cost and
time drain of on-site company training.
SETTING VISION AND DIRECTION
Get things done through others and lead in a way that makes people want to follow. Whether you are a seasoned leader or new to managing others, learn how to inspire people to take action through the way you create a clear vision and give clear direction as you build the organization with the necessary talent and resources for success.
LEADERSHIP IMAGE AND STYLE
Learn how to demonstrate the most important behaviors that spell confident, capable, trustworthy leadership. Maximize your contribution by open-minded intelligent risk taking and decision making that gets you the support you need to move beyond the status quo.
RELATIONSHIPS AND COMMUNICATION
Learn how to build productive working relationships across functional areas when interests differ with yours. Peer relationships represent one of the most valuable assets in organizations, so make sure you’re investing your efforts in keeping them alive and healthy.
INDIVIDUAL AND TEAM DEVELOPMENT
Understand the dynamics of group interaction to optimize team performance and team spirit. Get everyone on-board with fruitful conversation that gets the best contributions on the table. Build a work environment that enlivens people to deploy developed talent to take collective action to advance business objectives for the good of the organization.
“I appreciate the honesty and clarity of the information provided and suggestions of how to become a better leader, in a way that is heart centered and directed to working with and helping people who might be under your leadership.”
— Povilas Mecys
Branding & Design
“Mary is a true expert of her craft. She is insightful, highly intuitive, and handles sensitive issues with a kind, yet direct style. Her advice is thoughtful and actionable. I have grown as both a professional and a person through my work with Mary.”
— Kate Harken
Chief Marketing Officer
SPM Marketing & Communications