About Business Vitality
Business Vitality LLC is a growth and performance firm which helps micro, small, and midsize business owners and professionals prosper in their personal lives and professional roles.
Initially we provided web site design and development to small businesses in a variety of industries. While we still provide that service, we expanded into business consulting and coaching to address related needs in marketing, strategy, business planning, operations, leadership development, talent management, and customer loyalty.
With the addition of strategic partners, we broadened our abilities and tools to include the latest in assessment profiles, leadership development tools, process improvement, and coaching excellence.
How We Are Different
By recognizing the very different needs of companies in different stages of growth
What type of business do you have?
- Micro: The principal does the primary work of the business.
- Small: The principal manages employees who do the primary work of the business.
- Midsize: The principal manages an enterprise.
By having a unique combination of competencies in and passion for:
- People development
- Business improvement
The ability of people to be successful in their work depends on more than their own expertise, skills, and attitudes. We also have deep experience in helping people connect effectively through technology and business processes.
How We Work
We have a proven, straightforward approach to bring order and accountability to the “messiness” of performance growth and development.
We customize our programs and tools for each client to meet your specific need and desired outcome. We collaborate with your internal employees and external support sources to align the work and support your business’ values and culture.
We help you get beyond the day-to-day chaos of treating symptoms and work with you to develop long-term, controlled, sustainable solutions.
Your results from working with us are measurable.
We have a satisfaction and “short-pay” guarantee to lower your risk and ensure a return on your investment with us.
Mary Anne Shew
Mary Anne Shew is the president of Business Vitality LLC. She is an accomplished business leader, coach, facilitator, speaker, and technology expert.
Her vision is to help business owners, corporate, and non-profit leadership teams make prosperity a way of life for themselves, their employees, their customers, and other stakeholders. She coaches senior management to leverage goal setting, planning, people development, process improvement, and technology to ensure their companies achieve the desired results. She has become a valued resource and trusted advisor to senior leaders and employees of larger companies and the owners and employees of smaller companies.
Mary Anne graduated from the University of Rochester with a B.A. degree in mathematics and also holds an M.B.A. from Marymount University. She is a Certified Business Coach, a trained facilitator, and trained content marketer.
She is also certified in several individual and organization profile and assessment tools, including talent, behavior, and motivator assessments.
Mary Anne also serves as an adjunct Talent Development Coach for Lee Hecht Harrison, one of the 5 top leadership development firms in the world, as recognized by the prestigious ALM Vanguard(TM) rating.
Her twenty-five-year corporate career consisted of managing information technology for Eastman Kodak, General Electric, and Xerox. She worked for Battelle Memorial Institute, a nonprofit corporation that serves the national security, health and life sciences, and energy and environmental industries. She also served as partner and vice president of operations for a small consultancy. Several of her assignments in all of these companies included program management in military and government environments requiring top-secret security clearances.
She is a strong supporter of her local community as a volunteer, committee member, committee chairperson, board member, and board president of many professional, business, and arts organizations in the Rochester NY area. She is a popular speaker and has given hundreds of presentations on a variety of business and technical topics to both local chapters and national conferences of business and professional associations.
Mary Anne was recognized frequently by her employers for her leadership, teamwork and results. She was also nominated twice for the Rochester Business Alliance Women’s Council ATHENA Award as well as selected as a finalist for the Daniel Penfield Award by the Penfield Business Association. Her company has been recognized as Business of the Month several times by local chambers of commerce.
Business Vitality is located in Rochester NY and primarily serves clients in the western New York region.