Mary Beth Simon of ‘Niche Partnership Consulting’: How Busy Leaders Create Equilibrium or Balance Between Their Work and Family Lives

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9 min readJan 3, 2021


Respect your routine. I have learned that I demonstrate self-respect by honoring the lifestyle and rhythm that sustains my energy and focus. My routine is one of the secret ingredients that allows me to give my very best to my clients and collaborators. Regardless of what is happening in the world, I have learned that a lifestyle based on honoring the habits that keep me healthy mentally, physically, and spiritually helps me weather any storm.

As a part of my series about the strategies that extremely busy and successful leaders use to juggle, balance and integrate their personal lives and business lives, I had the pleasure of interviewing Mary Beth Simón.

After 30+ years in corporate financial services, Mary Beth now uses her strategic talents to coach entrepreneurs and individuals on creating their contingency plans empowering their second-in-command to keep business and life flowing smoothly in an emergency. Mary Beth founded Niche Partnership Consulting because her clients’ transformations inspire her. She believes that the combination of continuous learning, growth, and change is the fountain of youth and recently became a certified Les Mills BodyFlow instructor.

Thank you so much for doing this with us! Our readers would love to get to know you a bit. Can you share with us the “backstory” behind what brought you to this particular career?

As a corporate project and program manager, I loved creating clarity from messy and ambiguous situations. I believed then and still think that we can solve most problems.

I planned to create a consulting practice after retiring at the end of 2018. But then, in 2017, one of my closest colleagues who had retired two years prior was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Through the process of spending time with her before she died and then helping her husband navigate the…