About

We help you break through the ceiling between your current reality and your highest potential.

Lit Up Leadership, LLC is a  leadership training, tools and team transformation company.  But we are really in the business of breaking down barriers and igniting the fire within leaders, teams and their organizations.

We are obsessed with people, potential and the seemingly intangible space between.  This is the space where innovation and the richness of life reside and what brilliant leaders can see and lead.

Our mission is to make the complexity of uniting focus, action and unique people simple so more leaders are born, more businesses break out of stagnation and more lives are enriched.

Our work is deeply informed and performed by and through our values.  Our way of being is our guiding light to stay on path as we join yours.

Values Guiding Principles
Love Give unconditional open hearted acceptance and attention to everyone we serve.
Integrity Unify what we think, say and do with awareness to the integral experience of others.
Growth Initiate action to increase learning, development and creative capacity.
Healing Do what will relieve suffering and restore vitality
Transcendence Expand beyond current realities to connect patterns and ignite transformation

We serve entrepreneurs, executives and their organizations with science backed solutions built for modern business to bring our clients growth where it matters most – in their people, profits and purpose.

About the Founder

Dr. Maryann Baumgarten is a sought after motivational maven and advisor to business leaders around the world.

As the Founder & CEO of Lit Up Leadership, Maryann helps entrepreneurs and executives activate the often hidden human potential that amplifies their leadership.  She has been recognized as a global award winning leadership development consultant working alongside numerous brilliant business leaders at Microsoft, Google, Apple and many other successful large, mid-sized and small businesses.

Before founding Lit Up Leadership, Dr. Baumgarten spent 14 years at Microsoft working with top executives and created the MACH (Microsoft Academy for College Hires) Generation Y career & leadership development programs.  Maryann holds five academic degrees in human science - AA in Social Science, BS in Human Services, MA in Organizational Management & Development, MA in Human Development and PhD in Human and Organizational Systems – and is the author of Engage:  How leaders bring more energy to work and life.  

Helping more people make their uniquely brilliant impact in the world is Maryann’s passion and driving purpose.  She is a lifelong learner and Silicon Valley resident where she lives with her husband and their 2 brilliant children.

What Others Say…

quote-tip It has been a pleasure working with Maryann over the last few years...and I am deeply grateful for the relationship I have with her. And that it to say nothing of her deep expertise in culture, OD and professional development of highly intelligent staff.
- Peter Sheahan, International Thought Leader & CEO of ChangeLabs
quote-tip Maryann has built innovative and award winning programs and is strong in understanding people and systems.
- Ana White, GM Human Resources at Microsoft
quote-tip She has the admirable gift of bringing theory into practice in a highly effective manner.
- Madelaine Melberg, HR & Business Consultant
quote-tip Maryann was an outstanding partner...I would, without reservation, work with Maryann again...
- Frank Halasz, Co-founder at Lellan, Inc.
quote-tip Maryann is a strategic learning and development professional who is able to take the complex and create a well-conceived program that delivers tangible business results. I highly recommend Maryann and would welcome an opportunity to work with her again in the future.
- Michelle L. Evans, Founder & Principal, michellelevans.com
quote-tip Maryann has a deep understanding of how to get people engaged and inspired to do and feel their best at their job. She is a creative/ visionary where it matters most..and helps others feel inspired, ready to work and learn. I have worked with Maryann for several years and everyone loves her!
- Lisa Watts Smith, President at An Affair 2 Remember

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