About: Marie’s Bio

An international Executive Coach with more than three decades of experience in technology and leadership coaching and training, Tether Free Vision Founder, Marie Bankuti, specializes in helping leaders and teams bridge multicultural differences, so they can thrive in our global economy.

Marie’s work focuses on helping individuals develop their Cultural Intelligence, the capability to work and relate effectively across any number of different cultural contexts. She helps leaders understand how to engage with and leverage variations in beliefs, values, behaviors and styles present in diverse teams and organizations. She engages with multicultural teams to build awareness, enhance communication, boost productivity and minimize conflict. Marie also helps foreign-born professionals accelerate ease of acclimation and improve their future leadership potential.

Offering individual, group, and corporate coaching and training, Marie has worked with hundreds of individuals from more than a dozen countries, with client companies including Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Cognizant Technology Solutions, Eastman Chemical and Harvard University.

Prior to launching Tether Free Vision in 2008, Marie spent many years in a wide range of project management, business analysis and hands-on information technology positions. A natural born “translator,” Marie has often played the role of improving communication between technology and business leaders, as well as between U.S. and foreign-born professionals. The concept behind Tether Free Vision is the process of cutting ties; identifying and eliminating the things that hold us back from reaching our goals.

A frequent and sought-after speaker with a passion for engaging and inspiring audiences in interactive experiences through keynotes, symposiums, workshops, facilitation and roundtable discussions, Marie has been recognized with both the Toastmasters Advanced Communicator Bronze Award (ACB) as well as the Toastmasters Advanced Leadership Bronze Award (ALB).

Marie’s professional qualifications include Professional Leadership & Team Coach/Trainer, Professional Certified Coach (PCC), Certified Cultural Intelligence Trainer, Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC), and certified Project Management Professional (PMP). She has a BS in Business Administration from Emmanuel College in Boston.

Marie is an avid outdoorswoman and adventure sports enthusiast and enjoys a self-proclaimed “love affair with hot air balloons.” She lives in Maynard, Massachusetts.