Who We Are


Bio Photo Molly Walsh is an executive coach and career strategist who helps individuals align what they do with who they are. As Owner and Principal of STANDOUT Consulting since 2012, she specializes in executive and career coaching, individual leadership development, team coaching, and career transitions. Her practice is committed to helping individuals identify, reach, and maximize their career goals through personalized, strategic guidance.

Molly’s clients are from across the US and have diverse backgrounds; they include finance executives, physicians, health care executives, consultants, attorneys, creative arts professionals, entrepreneurs, IT professionals, journalists, scientists, and non-profit executives. Molly has provided leadership and career coaching to C-Suite and senior executives from numerous large corporations, national law firms, small businesses, start-ups, and non-profits.

Recognized as a career expert, Molly has been featured on Forbes.com, in Cleveland Magazine’s Community Leader publication, Currents Magazine, and on Channel 3, WKYC TV in Cleveland. She has been a presenting speaker at the Cleveland Foundation and the CFA Society of Cleveland. In 2012, Molly was recognized as the Arthritis Foundation’s Community Leader of the Year, where she is a past Board president. She serves on the board and executive committee of the City Club of Cleveland, and has held volunteer leadership positions with numerous organizations, including the American Red Cross and Playhouse Square.

Molly holds a Master’s Degree in Education from DePaul University and a Bachelor of Arts from Loyola University Chicago. She is a certified Executive Coach by the Center for Executive Coaching and by the Weatherhead School of Management Executive Coaching Program at Case Western Reserve University. She is an Associate Certified Coach by the International Coach Federation.

She is a member of the Forbes Coaches Council, the Career Thought Leaders Consortium, and the Cleveland Chapter of the International Coaching Federation. She holds certifications in the Emotional and Social Competence Inventory (ESCI); the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Assessment tool (MBTI); The Profile XT Select; and as a Professional Resume Writer (CPRW), a Certified Career Transition Coach (CCTC) and a Certified Profile Writer (ACPW).