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About Marlo Lyons

Passionate About Inspiring and Empowering Others

Owning your future or big decisions in an organization can be scary. But swirling in a fog of uncertainty or confusion is much harder than figuring out your next move.


I've been there. I get it.


I'm passionate about helping you pursue a meaningful career no matter what education or experience you have and/or helping you lead and your teams collaborate in a way that enhances productivity. 

My story

Hi!  I’m Marlo. I’ve spent more than 20 years inspiring, motivating, and empowering people to excel in their careers and businesses. I like to consider myself a master career builder who lays the foundation and empowers my clients to build their perfect career path and/or grow their business acumen. My own career journey started in TV news, where I was a General Assignment and Consumer Investigative Reporter in five states. After I was fired - yes fired! -  I didn't know what I wanted to do. So, I secured a new job in TV news knowing I'd be getting back in to get out. While working full time as a Consumer Investigative Reporter in Oklahoma City, I went to law school because I always had an interest in law. But it took just one summer as a law firm clerk for me to realize that wasn't my final destination. After finishing school, I took off for Los Angeles to be a screenwriter. I thought for sure Law & Order needed me!  Well, the show didn't need me and I spent the next six years at NBC performing reality show due diligence, including reviewing casts’ background checks, psychological exams and medical exams on some of the biggest reality shows such as The Apprentice, The Biggest Loser, The Real Housewives of NJ and Top Chef.  Oh yes, the stories I could tell you! After six


more years as a VP at Viacom, leading the company's Production Risk Team in managing all legal and publicity risk through diligence plus immigration, foreign travel, child labor on shows including Teen Mom, Catfish, Real World, Challenges, and Love & Hip Hop, I needed a change. I loved writing, leading a team, coaching, and mentoring, but again, I had no idea what I wanted to do. That’s when I employed what I now call my proven Career Transition Strategies®, which helped me stop the career confusion in my head and the pros and cons lists of each career. I confidently determined I wanted to be an Executive, Team, and Career Coach and I wanted to do it independently as well as inside a company to keep my pulse on how the C-Suite thinks about growing business and how hiring managers evaluate job candidates for prospective employment. I accepted my first HR role as Director, Human Resources Business Partner at Roku (for more money than I was making as an attorney)! I coached five C-Suite leaders including the heads of both businesses, Advertising and Whole Home (TVs, Players etc.), the CMO, CFO, and General Counsel. There I learned the ins and outs of HR, including how leaders align skill sets with company goals and how recruiters work.  I also learned how organizations scale, what keeps an employee relevant and top of mind, and how organizations make people decisions, even when business is thriving, in support of continuous growth. From there I moved to Intuitive where I continue to succeed in a similar role coaching executives and teams to ultimate productivity and success. Combining 20+ years of business, management, and leadership expertise with my inside HR knowledge gives me the 100,000 foot view into peoples’ careers and how to provide each job seeker the right strategic pathway forward, whether that path means obtaining a new job at the right company, transitioning to a new career, recovering from a termination, or re-entering the workforce after a long absence. It has also provided me with an opportunity to help leaders thrive and teams rebuild trust to succeed. Every path is unique and my coaching will help you achieve your desired outcome.

Certifications / Licenses / Training

  • ICF Professional Certified Coach (PCC)

  • Co-Active Training Institute (CPCC)

  • ORSC Team / System Coaching Trained

  • Accenture/Kates Kessler Org Design Trained

  • SPHR - Senior Professional Human Resources

  • GPHR - Global Professional Human Resources

  • JD - California licensed lawyer

  • 360 Certified, Center for Creative Leadership


  • Thousands of coaching hours including C-Suite leaders, hiring managers and employees at all levels

  • Successfully changed careers multiple times and helped clients' do the same with a proven structured approach

  • Public company executive

  • Previously worked for private and start up companies

  • Leader / Manager  / HR executive

  • Author: Wanted -> A New Career

For media inquiries, keynote requests and MBA program speaking engagements,

please contact Marlo through the contact sheet below.

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