Marian and Gene Guinn, partners in work and life, specialize in working with leaders, teams, and boards helping them improve communication, increase understanding and appreciation of different styles present on their teams and gain clarity around their most important issues.
We help leaders achieve more by providing: customized leadership development workshops, one-on-one leadership coaching, small group coaching, professional facilitation, strategic planning, and executive search services.
Both Marian and Gene are passionate about leadership and enjoy working with leaders to help them achieve new levels of success.
Marian Fish Guinn, MBA, PCC
Leadership Coach & Consultant, Engagement Specialist, Optimist
Marian Guinn, Partner, MG Coaching & Consulting, enjoys working with leadership teams to improve communication and increase understanding and appreciation for differences in style. She works with leaders individually, as an executive coach or thought partner helping them move through transitions or achieve desired competencies. As a leadership trainer she and her husband Gene, work with teams to provide training customized to create desired changes in organizational culture. As consultants, they facilitate strategic planning processes, and work with organizations to enhance board engagement. She is co-founder of the High Impact Leadership Project, a four-month leadership development program focused on emotional intelligence and leadership agility.
Marian obtained post graduate certification in Executive Coaching from the College of Executive Coaching and holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Kentucky Gatton College of Business. She is certified in Breakthrough Coaching, PQ Positive Intelligence, DiSC and Change Style Indicator. She holds the designation of PCC, Professional Coach Certification from the International Coaching Federation.
Prior to establishing MG Coaching & Consulting, Marian gained real-world experience with leadership and management roles first at the University of Kentucky Hospital as Director of Fund Development, and more recently as CEO of God’s Pantry Food Bank, where she successfully led the food bank for 19 years through multimillion-dollar campaigns, building projects and significant program growth.
Marian serves on the KNN Board of Directors as a Past Chair and is President-Elect of the ICF Ohio Valley Chapter Board. She has been recognized as one of Central Kentucky’s most influential leaders by the Lexington Herald Leader, inducted into the Gatton College of Business Hall of Fame, 2008 Feeding America Executive Director of the Year, and received the Kentucky Nonprofit Network’s Distinguished Nonprofit Leadership Award.
Marian can be reached at Marian@MGCoachingandConsulting.com or 859.230.4664
Gene Guinn, ACC
Leadership Coach & Consultant
Gene Guinn, Partner, MG Coaching & Consulting, works with leaders individually, as an executive coach or thought partner helping them move through transitions or achieve desired competencies. As a leadership trainer he and his wife Marian, work with teams to provide training customized to create desired changes in organizational culture. As consultants, they facilitate strategic planning processes and provide Executive Search services.
Gene is a graduate of the University of Louisville School of Business having earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Marketing. He received a Certificate in Personal Development Coaching and Post Graduate certification in Executive Coaching at the CaPP Institute. He is also an authorized facilitator for transition coaching through Now What? and is certified in PQ Positive Intelligence. He holds the designation of ACC, Associate Certified Coach from the International Coaching Federation.
Gene joined MG Coaching & Consulting in 2020 after a 30+ year career as a leader and executive in the radio industry. Most of that career was with the same company, in a variety of leadership roles. The last 15 years he served as Area President for iHeart Radio in the Central Kentucky Region, leading the best and brightest sales, on-air, promotions, and engineering staff in the business. That staff helped him be recognized as Country Radio Small Market General Manager of the Year in both 2016 and 2018.
Gene has served on a variety of boards in Central Kentucky; including Habitat for Humanity, The Bluegrass Sports Commission, Golf Fore the Hungry and is past president of the board of The Explorium of Lexington. He is currently serving on the board of the International Coaching Federation Ohio Valley Chapter.
Gene can be reached at Gene@MGCandC.com or 502.403.6797