Mary is the founder and CEO of Armstead Consulting Services. Mary's first independent business, Mentor and More, was established in 2011 and grew to become Armstead Consulting Services. Mentor and More focused primarily on providing mentoring, editing and research assistance to adult students seeking postsecondary educations. From this venture, Armstead Consulting Services was organized to include all services previously offered by Mentor and More, but expanded to include additional services to business professionals, organizations and institutions seeking a consultant or orator.
Mary is employed by the federal government in Washington, DC as a Program Analyst. Prior to joining her current employer, Mary was employed with various other federal agencies and departments in the Commonwealth of Virginia with positions ranging from Paralegal, Legal Administrator, Sr. Management Analyst and Transition Specialist.
Notable is her passion for education and inspiration to others. Mary has maintained a full-time employment career in public service for over 20 years, while raising a family and pursuing her advanced degrees. Achieving her doctorate degree in Organization and Management from the School of Business has equipped her with the skills and tools to be an influential and motivating force to others through teaching, consulting, coaching and mentoring.
Armstead, M. (2012). Exploring the decision to return to school: The experiences and reflections of African-American women who attained Master's degrees during mid-life. Capella University.
Armstead, M. (2011, August). From Lyceum to center of excellence: A DMS approach to strategic learning. Department of Treasury, (FMS/DMS), p. 1-7.
Armstead, M. (2011, April). The importance of data visualization: An enterprise-wide approach by DMS to utilize iPads for internal efficiency and business lines marketing. Department of Treasury, (FMS/DMS), p. 1-2.
April, 2016: Mentor with "The Mentoring Circle" sponsored by VCU Alumni-AAAC
December, 2015: SDI Facilitator (certification)
May, 2015: MBTI Facilitator (certification)
Jan. 2015 : Volunteer Speaker at J.B. Fisher Elementary, Richmond, VA
"Career Day Event" - Topic: Entrepreneurship
Oct. 2014-Dec. 2014 : Co-Active Coaches Training (CTI) , Silver Spring, MD
Courses: Fundamentals/Fulfillment/Balance/Process/Synergy(104 hrs.)
DeVry University (Adjunct Faculty)
University of Northwestern Ohio-UNOH (Adjunct Faculty)
Federal Government "Feds Feeds Families" (annual supporter)
National Council of Negro Women (member)
VCU Alumni (member)
Capella University Alumna
Strayer University Alumna
Va. Commonwealth University Alumna