Mai ElFouly

Mai ElFouly is on a mission to empower leaders to transform their organizations through holistic, innovative, and empathetic leadership. She is dedicated to unlocking the full potential of individuals and teams, fostering sustainable growth, and creating a positive impact on humanity.

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Mai’s journey into executive coaching was inspired by the profound impact that coaching had on her own career and personal growth. Experiencing firsthand the power of self-exploration and insightful coaching, she developed a passion for partnering with leaders and businesses focused on supporting and impacting humanity. Mai brings a whole-human approach to her coaching practice, integrating her extensive background in corporate global settings with diverse coaching methodologies.

With over 2,500 hours of global coaching experience, Mai works predominantly with executives at the VP, SVP, EVP, C-level, and founder/CEO levels. Her expertise spans strategic conversations, team dynamics, and leveraging digital platforms and AI to enhance leadership effectiveness. She helps executives refine their strategic vision, navigate complex organizational changes, and foster cultures of innovation and empathy.

Mai measures success based on the unique goals of each client, whether it's advancing their career, enhancing team dynamics, or navigating organizational changes. Her clients frequently express appreciation for her ability to unlock their potential, enhance their strategic insights, and infuse compassion into their leadership.

Mai’s coaching philosophy is deeply rooted in her commitment to making a lasting impact not only on individuals but also on their organizations and broader networks. She believes in the power of holistic growth and leverages her extensive background in corporate strategy, human potential, and alternative medicine to guide leaders towards their highest potential.

Her approach is characterized by a blend of strategic insight, compassionate leadership, and a relentless drive for excellence. By fostering a culture of innovation and empathy, Mai ensures that her clients are well-equipped to lead their organizations through any challenge, ultimately creating a positive and sustainable impact on the world.


Mai’s coaching methodology includes:

  • Assess: Utilizing a blend of assessments to provide a comprehensive baseline of self-awareness and external perceptions.
  • Engage: Facilitating deep, strategic dialogues aimed at unlocking potential and overcoming limiting beliefs.
  • Collaborate: Working with clients to enhance empathy, innovation, and strategic thinking.
  • Transform: Guiding clients through personal and organizational changes to achieve and exceed defined success goals.


In addition to one-on-one coaching, Mai offers:

  • Team coaching and tripartite sessions
  • Workshops and corporate development training
  • Executive education and keynote speaking
  • Advisory board services, including building and chairing board charters


  • Marlee Certified People Leader and Coach 
  • Professional Certified Coach (ICF-PCC)
  • Senior Practitioner (EMCC-SP)
  • Certified Executive Coach (CEC)
  • Certified Level-2 Human Potential Coach (CHPC)
  • Certified Business, Life & Leadership Coach (CPC)
  • ACE Coach Accelerator™ Enhanced Practitioner
  • Certified Advisory Board Chair™
  • Certified Executive Educator
  • Certified ACE Coach™
  • Certified ACE Virtuoso™ Coach
  • Certified Principles YOU™ Coach
  • Certified Metaverse Expert
  • Hogan Certified: HPI, HDS, MVPI, High-Potential, Cognitive Judgement, Teams & 360
  • Positive Intelligence Mental Fitness Coach Practitioner
  • Cognitive-Intelligence C-IQ™ Coach Practitioner
  • B.Sc.: Earth & Environmental Sciences, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • M.Sc. Courses: Hydrogeology & Petroleum Studies, Cairo University, Egypt
  • Executive Certificate: Digital Transformation, University of California, Berkeley
  • Executive Diploma: Digital Business, Columbia Business School & MIT Sloan
  • Executive Certificate: Disruptive Strategy, Harvard Business School
  • Executive Certificate: Entrepreneurial Studies, Harvard Business School
  • Executive Certificate: Negotiation Essentials, Harvard Business School
  • Ph.D. Candidate: Doctor of Natural Medicine, Quantum University


  • Marlee Individual, Team & Culture Debriefs & Workshop
  • Executive Coaching & Mentorship
  • Motivational Team Leadership
  • Leadership Coaching & Development
  • Cross-functional Team Leadership
  • Group Mastermind Facilitation
  • Chairing Advisory Boards
  • Executive Relationship Management
  • Human Resources Management
  • Career Development & Transition
  • Corporate Marketing Management
  • Strategy, Innovation & Transformation
  • Health, Mindfulness & Wellbeing
  • Embodiment Techniques
  • Quantum-healing modalities
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Fluent in Arabic and English


Simply incredible! Our coaching sessions are focused on my goals and are highly productive. She helps me think about aspects or scenarios that I haven’t considered. She explains new concepts well and provides practical suggestions. I love that I leave our sessions with a solid plan that I can immediately put into action. Love her positivity and energy.

— Tiffany Readinger | Global Director Commercial Development and Training | Paradigm for Parity

I love Mai's gentle nature and how she’s able to help draw a different perspective out of me. I never feel rushed. I feel seen and heard, and understood. Our coaching sessions are always a safe space for me to be open and honest, and transparent. It helps me give myself less judgment. And I love the guidance and insight each session comes with.

— Jae Rene | Founder and CEO | Journey to Aha

Mai has been absolutely incredible to work with! After each session, I had so much clarity, insights, and next steps and felt much more connected to myself, centered and clear on the next steps, and aware of what has been in the way. Her genuine care and ability to listen is priceless. I always feel so heard and seen by her. She is incredible at what she does!

— Margaryta Korotun | Sr. Director | Giorgio Armani

Mai is an empathetic coach who provides a safe, trusting space for empowering, heart-centered conversations. She has a rare combination of hard-earned international and corporate work experience, a warm presence, and intuition. During my time with her, I felt emboldened to break out of my comfort zone and follow my passion, and I was given resources for further self-exploration that continue to have a lasting impact today. I highly recommend working with Mai!

— Keitlin Li | Founder and CEO | Lower the Waterline Coaching & Consulting

Mai has the ability to keep my process moving forward with ease and flow. She is knowledgeable, insightful, and intuitive. Her coaching has been a wonderful asset to my process. She helps me to achieve my goals with valuable information and care.

— Sherly McDonald | Founder and CEO | Sherapy 101

Mai has been a great coaching partner in launching my business. She worked with me on a deeper level, helping me address personal and business issues at the root. She's insightful and empathic and challenged me to think outside the box, helping me see growth beyond what I had originally envisioned.

— Hanna Salem | Founder and CEO | Enoch Jewelry

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