Maggie Ellis Chotas
Before Maggie started The Mulberry Partners with Betsy, she was a camp counselor in Australia, a teacher in Philadelphia, a graduate student in Santa Fe and a school director in North Carolina. From all these experiences she gained an impressive set of skills in listening, leading, writing, public speaking and campfire singing.
Maggie was just about to pursue another master’s degree, when she and Betsy decided it was time to work together, making good on the promise they’d made back in high school after partnering on an English class project. In 2003, they launched Mulberry, a coaching and consulting firm dedicated to making work work better for leaders, teams, organizations and systems that weaves together Maggie’s educational background and Betsy’s consulting experience. Since then, they’ve had a great run helping clients enact meaningful changes to strengthen their leadership while building collaborative cultures in an atmosphere of partnership.
In 2014 Maggie and Betsy wrote about their partnership and the collaborations of 125 other female entrepreneurs in their critically acclaimed book, Power through Partnership: How Women Lead Better Together. When Maggie isn’t co-leading Mulberry or volunteering for high-impact organizations, you can find her in her cozy home in the woods of Durham hanging out with her husband, kids, multiple pets and the many members of her extended family.