Organizational Coach & Strategic Consultant

Meet Mary Kay

Strategist, Organizational and Business coach  


Mary Kay Delvo, founder of INspiring Sight, is an experienced organizational coach and strategic consultant specializing in working with boards, senior leadership teams and nonprofit organizations. She works with both leadership teams and individuals to help them develop as leaders and contribute to their organizations' success. 

She has developed her emotional muscles over twenty-five years of multi-sector and interdisciplinary experiences managing human emotion within complex systems. Her experiences range from local, county and state governments to higher education, K-12 Education, nonprofits, associations, and private companies throughout the agriculture industry. 

As an experienced communicator, public speaker, and systems strategist, Mary Kay attributes much of her success to her diverse personal and professional experiences.  She has worked with individuals from every generation - from early childhood through end-of-life, and with individuals across all socio-economic classes -  in urban, suburban, and rural settings.

Based on her extensive board work and multi-sector experience, Mary Kay designed a unique process for coaching organizations through the strategic alignment and planning process and how to use their strategy as the litmus test for staying focused and on course. This, combined with her engaging and interactive style, develops effective boards who understand the difference between governance and management. Her sweet spot--trade associations and professional member organizations.  




Masters of Liberal Studies, University of Minnesota; College of Professional Learning | Emphasis on self-awareness in leader program development

Certified Professional Coach (CPP), Learning Journeys International Center for Coaching

B.S. in Social Work, University of North Dakota

MN State Board Certified Licensed Social Worker (LSW)

B.A. in Public Relations, University of North Dakota

Minnesota Agriculture and Rural Leaders (MARL) Class IX, alumnus

University Leadership Academy, University of Minnesota Extension



Leadership Positions

  • Fridley Independent School District # 14; Board of Directors, 2018 Chair
  • Intermediate School District 916, Board of Directors
  • International Coaching Federation, MN Chapter, Board of Directors (Professional Development Co-Chair)
  • Minnesota Ag in the classroom Foundation Board (MAITC)



Clients like you are moving forward with organizational coaching

During my 24-year tenure in higher education, I have served on both for-profit and nonprofit boards and many committees. The meeting Mary Kay organized and led was without a doubt the most efficient and productive meeting I have ever been a part of. Her dedication to preparation was evident throughout the meeting and we were able to accomplish more in 2 days than our board had in the last 18 months.
— Chuck Holloway | Sheridan College