It's time to calm your inner critic through fearless authenticity. 


CliftonStrengths will take you there.

  Private Coaching • In-Person/Virtual Keynotes & Workshops • Digital Course • Executive Coaching • Organizational Team Building  

for next level self-leadership in business and life 

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Are you ready to get out of your own way?


Hi, I'm MaryAnn Gramig, a GALLUP Certified Strengths Coach and international speaker here to help you calm your inner critic, serve the world with your strengths, and define what genuine success means to you. Because that's whose opinion really matters.

Helping my clients bring real and lasting change to their lives is why I LOVE what I do!

I am also the creator of the amazing, transformational course – Calm Your Inner Critic- The Six-Week Plan to Stop Your Inner Critic from Hijacking Your Authentic Voice.

The most important thing you need to know is that I used have a bully living inside my head, too. (Thankfully, these days she's more like a gnat.)

Even though I've experienced high levels of success in my life, she spent years trying to convince me I’m less than I am.

As a matter of fact, she EXCELLED at it.

She had lots from my life to work with.

Adoption – “Your own mother didn’t even want you.”

Abuse at the hands of a family child predator – “You’re bad and it’s all your fault.”

Anorexia – “You’re worthless. It’d be better if you just disappeared.”

My inner critic kept me on a wild pendulum ride swinging back and forth between perfectionism & judgment to anxiety & depression.

But it wasn’t until a traumatic event with my 16-year-old daughter that the whisper of my authentic self I’d been ignoring my entire life became a painful shriek.

At long last, I’d had ENOUGH.

Everything my inner critic had told me to keep everything under control and behave in certain ways to prevent anything bad from happening finally became crystal clear for the lies they were.

So I made some pivotal changes in my life. And you can too.

So, let’s do this!


What Clients are Saying:

"I was deciding what I really wanted for the next step in my career"

"I leaned into all I was learning through my journey of coaching with MaryAnn. The beauty of enlightenment is the aptitude to make better decisions. It culminated by interviewing for my dream job and getting it!

There is no greater gift than knowing what you really want and being confident in your decision. MaryAnn helping me calm my inner critic allowed me to accomplish that confidence. I am forever grateful to her!"

Katie Fussenegger
VP, Kentucky Derby Museum

What Clients are Saying:

"I used to let my inner critic get the best of me on what my strengths were."

"Which at times, allowed me to question myself based on past experiences.  With MaryAnn, I now know what my strengths are; and that my strengths are authentic to me. This has helped me to subdue my inner critic and allowed for my best self to lead through."

—Kendra Aloo
Graduate Student

The truth behind everyone's Inner Critic


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Why CliftonStrengths?


We've all wondered who we are and what makes us unique.


The CliftonStrengths assessment answers those questions. More than a "personality" assessment, based upon science and research, it takes a more granular approach measuring the intensity of your talents across 34 themes.

These themes represent what all human beings who thrive do best.

They categorize all that's right with humankind -- distilled down to 34 unique themes.

You may discover you possess high Focus, or Strategic, or Connectedness talents. 

So, what. What do you do with the information now? What's next? That's where I come in. To help you determine your next steps. 

It will be an exciting time for you. 

People who use their strengths every day are six times more likely to report having an excellent quality of life.


Your Next Steps 

The Quiz

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Calm Your Inner Critic

Digital Course

Take my transformational six-week digital course. Discover the best of your authentic self and move to the next level in your purpose.   


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I work with clients privately 1:1 or in teams within organizations, bringing fearless insights through the power of Strengths that deliver dynamic outcomes.


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What Clients are Saying:

"Even as a successful business owner, I have been victim to my inner critic in more ways than one."

"But because of MaryAnn's course and her coaching, I now feel empowered to make decisions that impact my life and work in a positive way, which in turn, helps me to positively impact others. I don’t resent my business anymore! Instead I look forward to what each day holds."

—Shanna Hernandez
Owner, All Things New Salon

"Reassessing, embracing, and leaning into my authentic self..."

"...through the knowledge of how my strengths show up, has proven to be a vital exercise, not only in my business but in my personal life as well.

MaryAnn is a master at breaking down the detailed information, showcasing the power of coupling strengths, and helping her clients (me) hone into what will make the biggest impact as a leader.

Through MaryAnn’s meticulous guidance, I have been able to identify ways to work more robustly with my team and also realize more acutely who I ultimately wish to attract for the future on a much grander scale. This process has allowed me the time to deeply reflect on my own gifts, as well as to embrace the areas in which I can grow stronger.

Being a true advocate of personal development my entire adult life, I wholeheartedly endorse MaryAnn and the systems she so thoughtfully puts in place for her clients throughout the coaching process.”"


—Noël Lambert Riley, Independent Marketing Executive and Wellness Educator

"Having gone through StrengthsFinder at a board retreat, I was intrigued by the results ..."

"... but didn't investigate further. Several months I had the wonderful opportunity with MaryAnn to dive deeper into my StrengthsFinder results with some coaching. MaryAnn had a great way of asking questions and having me really take a look at my responses. She did this in such a positive, thought-provoking way which encouraged me to look at different approaches to how I communicate and approach life.

My coaching with MaryAnn opened my eyes to numerous possibilities. I am a business owner and serve on the boards of a few organizations near and dear to my heart.

I am excited to now be implementing those strategies into my daily interactions on a professional and personal level. It has been a very fulfilling journey. I highly recommend MaryAnn and her ability to take your strengths and guide you through the process of incorporating them into a positive and productive way as you interact with others and reach for your goals. I look forward to continuing my coaching with MaryAnn."


—Darlene Snow, Executive Director, Leadership Shelby KY


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