MJ Cabanel PCC, CPCC

Mary-Jeanne ‘MJ’ Cabanel

Mary-Jeanne ‘MJ’ Cabanel, MBA, PCC, CPCC

Founder and Managing Director, MJ Cabanel Coaching

Co-Founder, The Geneva Coach Alliance

Leadership Consultant, Team & Executive Coach & Trainer

Facilitation specialties: High Performance Management, Women’s Leadership, Collaborative and Effective Teams, Influencing without Authority, Managing Change

Coaching specialties: Board & Director, High Potential Managers, Women’s Leadership


Location: Geneva, Switzerland

Delivery: Worldwide

Coaching and Training Languages: English and French



MJ is a leadership development consultant and entrepreneur living in Geneva, Switzerland. She designs, delivers and manages leadership programs to mid and senior level executives facing change initiatives, human resources reform and the on going call to deliver more with less. MJ specialises in transforming technical experts and individual contributors into inspiring leaders and collaborative teams..

MJ has trained and coached leaders from over 100 nationalities on such topics as Fundamentals and Advanced Leadership Skills, Inspirational Leadership, Team Building, Agility and Managing in a Matrix Organization. Her training style is experiential and rooted in the practical to allow individuals and teams to make sustainable, remarkable change. As part of the learning process, each client or team develops a roadmap to success that details key milestones, success metrics and stakeholder buy-ins. The roadmap is consulted regularly and reporting metrics are discussed and shared with the sponsoring organisation and the participant.

MJ believes that sustainable behavioral change begins with self awareness, and she using time proven coaching strategies, assessments and tools to cultivate this awareness. MJ trained with the Coaches Training Institute (CTI), where she is currently a member of faculty, and CRR Global, which provided the framework for her team approach.Prior to her current role, MJ was a sales and marketing executive in the financial services and pharma industry for over 20 years. She also worked on international trade and supply chain projects with the International Labour Organisation and the US Commercial Service in Paris France.

Skills and Accreditations

  • Master of Business Administration, Thunderbird School of Global Management
  • Certified Professional Co-Active Coach, CTI
  • Certified PractionerNeuro Linguistic Programming (NLP)
  • Organizational and Relationship Systems Coaching (ORSC), CRR Global
  • Professional Certified Coach (PCC), International Coach Federation (ICF)
  • Geneva Consultants Network
  • Vaud Chamber of Commerce
  • Lean-In Geneva
  • Psychometric Certifications: MBTI, Hogan SDS, The Leadership Circle, Team Diagnostics, Leadership Versatility Index; Lencioni’s 5 –Dysfunctions of a Team, Firo-B, 360 Profilor, Global Mindset Index

Key Clients: Cargill, HSBC, UBS, Julius Baer, Novartis,Nestlé, Rasgas,Deutsche Telekom, Swisscom, World Trade Organisation, The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, World Economic Forum, European Security Mechanism