Ph. D., Ed. D, MFT
As a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, she has worked with individuals and families struggling with addictions to drugs and alcohol, and child abuse. She counseled adolescents in court-ordered group home placement. She taught credentialing classes for foster care parents through the Antelope Valley Community College in Lancaster, California, and classes for aspiring substance abuse counselors at Pacific Oaks College in Los Angeles.
Most recently she counseled returning combat veterans and their families at the Boston Vet Center. Dr. Burke specializes in helping clients look at deeply embedded subconscious beliefs and values that may hinder their best efforts. This work requires extensive knowledge of systems theory, stages of human and group development, motivation theories, and issues of cultural and linguistic diversity.
Dr. Mary Ann Burke
Innovations in Leadership Coaching: Research and Practice
Dr. Burke applies her experience as a therapist and teacher toward developing transformational coaching theory and practice that may be applied in working with individuals and organizations. Together with Dr. Kathy Norwood, Dr. Burke co-authored Chapter 15, “Chasing the Shadow: Coaching for Equity in Education,” and Chapter 16, “Beautiful Form Watcher: Coaching for Equity in Education,” in Innovations in Leadership Coaching: Research and Practice, Santa Barbara, CA: Fielding University Press, 2020.
Dr. Norwood and Dr. Burke previously co-authored: Transformational Coaching in Education: A Collaborative Look at the Bridges and Barriers to Learning (Dissertation); Chapter 22, “Education” in The Handbook of Knowledge-Based Coaching: From Theory to Practice, San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass, 2011; and several coach training manuals, the most recent titled: Appreciative Leadership & Coaching,and, School Coaching: What Is It and How Do You Do It? Through their organization, Coaches Evolve, LLC, they train professional educational coaches and leaders to ignite educators’ passion for teaching from their heart and soul.