Learn More About Mary Despe

Helping professionals who feel 'unseen' develop a strategy to attract the roles they desire

Interview and Career Coach - Mary Despe

๐‘ฌ๐‘ฟ๐‘ท๐‘ฌ๐‘น๐‘ป๐‘ฐ๐‘บ๐‘ฌ: As an experienced Career and Interview Coach, I help mid-to-senior level professionals who feel unrecognized and undervalued in their role develop a tailored strategy to attract and succeed in landing their desired position. I’m qualified in DISC Personality Assessments, which enables me to delve deep into my clients’ true authentic selves and provide insights so that they can plan their career more successfully.

Mary Despe - Certified Diversity Sourcing Professional (CDSP)

With nearly 20 years as a recruiter, Iโ€™ve seen the hiring process from both the candidate & hiring manager sides of the table. Hence, Iโ€™m able to bring a unique, ‘insider’s perspective to working professionals who come to me for guidance in advancing their careers.

Mary Despe - coaching for resume writing

Services I Offer:

โžก๏ธ ๐‘ช๐’‚๐’“๐’†๐’†๐’“ ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐‘ฐ๐’๐’•๐’†๐’“๐’—๐’Š๐’†๐’˜ ๐‘จ๐’…๐’—๐’Š๐’”๐’๐’“๐’š: success tips for the next level
โœ… ๐‘ฒ๐’†๐’š๐’๐’๐’•๐’† ๐‘บ๐’‘๐’†๐’‚๐’Œ๐’†๐’“: career advancement & visibility strategies
๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿฝโ€๐Ÿซ ๐‘พ๐’๐’“๐’Œ๐’”๐’‰๐’๐’‘ ๐‘ญ๐’‚๐’„๐’Š๐’๐’Š๐’•๐’‚๐’•๐’๐’“: applying job search techniques
โœจ ๐‘ด๐’†๐’…๐’Š๐’‚ ๐‘บ๐’‘๐’๐’Œ๐’†๐’”๐’˜๐’๐’Ž๐’‚๐’: hybrid & future of work


I am an expert who has helped global professional services firms and tech companies build high-performing teams.

Prior to becoming a career coach, I worked as an HR Business Analyst. I realized it wasnโ€™t what I was passionate about, so transitioned to a more fulfilling career path.

Areas Of Specialty

Professional Background


Lead Sourcing Specialistย | Recruitment Consultant

Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Deloitte | Contract
Jan 2022 – Presentย 

Developers, Implementation Consultants, Functional and Technical Consultants and Leads, Solution Architects, DevOps, Data Scientists, Data Analysts/Engineers, Product Managers, Reliability Engineers

๐—˜๐˜…๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜๐—ถ๐˜€๐—ฒ ๐˜€๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ด๐—ต๐˜:
CPQ, CLM, Salesforce, Apttus, Zuora, NetSuite, RevStream, Snowflake, Spark, Kafka, Kubernetes, Subscription, Revenue Recognition, Billing, Digital/IT Transformation + Leadership, ML, AI, big data

Unless specified, most of our roles can be based anywhere in the US (remote).

**I am a Recruitment Consultant through TCWGlobal at Deloitte.

Recruitment Advisor. DISC Certified Behavioral Consultant.ย 

MK Despe Consulting
Nov 2006 – Present
Hawaiian Islands

Who I Work With *
These days, I am a passionate advocate for those who feel ‘unseen’ in their professional pursuits, providing expertise around attracting and landing opportunities they desire.

โžก๏ธ I engage with those interested in career advancement through education, including:

  • Conducting workshops, including hosting events for the Move Up Mindset Career Community
  • Delivering talks and coaching support to working professionals
  • Creating content focused on how candidates can maximize their experiences & personal brand to attract success in the job search.

โœ… I’ve run a sole proprietorship providing Sourcing, Full-cycle, Search, Contingent/Temporary staffing services, too (2012-2019).

  • Service provider to organizations in the private and non-profit sectors in the North America, Europe and Australia.
  • Focused on tech, development, solutions consultants, healthcare IT system and functional resources, data scientists and analysts, and project managers.

๐—ฃ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ฎ๐—น ๐—น๐—ถ๐˜€๐˜ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—ฝ๐—ฎ๐˜€๐˜ ๐—ฐ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜๐˜€

Innovative North American-based recruitment provider for healthcare professional opportunities – clinicians, locum tenens, RNs, Home Health Care professionals.

Maui-based recreation, excursions and spa management service leader

Global recruitment agency for the Fortune 1000 in IT, Sales (Based in Dublin, Ireland)

Italian-based high-end cosmetics and spa organization with locations in the Middle East

SF Bay Area-based global online marketplace leader
California-based social network, online community network of top rated relationships websites

Boston-based executive/personal development life coach and training business.

Phoenix-based major hospital
Honolulu-based major medical center – analyst for research, business development and clinical data

Honolulu-based luxury jewelry retailer

Hawaii-based alternative medical services provider

Hawaii-based locations for cutting edge vacation property management technology

Hult International Business School

MBA, General Management 2006
Activities and societies: HAPEC.

Joint coursework with the Carroll School of Management, Boston College.

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

BA, Political Science & Communication

Activities and societies: Asian Pacific American Coalition, Asian American Association, Philippine Student Association, Residence Hall Association.

Harvard University

Certificate, Administration & Management 2002
Harvard University, The Extension School.
Graduated from CSS, Graduate Certificate, Administration & Management.

3.65/4.0 GPA.

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