Mary J. Yerkes is an award-winning writer, certified spiritual director, coach, and speaker located in Northern Virginia. She also mentors church and marketplace leaders, helping to create deepening intimacy with God, emotionally healthy spirituality, and sustainable rhythms of life and leadership.
Mary has also worked in the financial services sector as a writer and editor for more than 10 years. In that role, she has ghostwritten articles for CEOs, taught communication and presentation skills to executive and senior-level executives, and written and edited in-house and external communications. In 2015, Mary left the corporate world to pursue her personal passions.
As a seasoned leadership coach, Mary works with individuals and organizations in the U.S. and abroad. She helps leaders live and lead from a healthy soul, identify and overcome areas that hinder their growth, and thrive in their families, businesses, and ministries.
On a personal note, Mary works and travels with her mobility assistance dog, Jeeves. Through her partnership with Jeeves, Mary has also become a disabilities advocate.
She lives with her husband Paul in Northern Virginia. Together, they have one son, Ricky, and a daughter-in-law, Diana, who is a joy and blessing. Mary loves reading, intimate conversations with friends, and adventures with all three of her collies—Zeke, Lexi, and Jeeves.