Executive Edge: Edith Varley of The Varley Group
Edith C. Varley graduated from Washington University in St. Louis, College of Art & Science with a major in physical education, health and recreation, certified to teach K-12. She started her career at McDonnell Douglas Corporation as an Industrial Recreation Specialist. Two years later she entered the business of chemical manufacturing founded in 1921 by her Grandfather and Grandmother. Over the next 29 years her responsibilities included over the road sales, sales management, marketing director, V. P. of sales, President and owner operator.
In 2000, Edie transitioned from the business of manufacturing chemicals to business and organizational consulting and formed The Varley Group, Inc.
The Varley Group’s outcome-based mission is to transform human potential into constructive contribution. The focus is teaching emotional intelligence in order to develop leadership competence, advising executives in order to enhance their personal effectiveness and speaking in order to inspire individuals to live up to the fullness of their promise.
In 2004, Edie graduated from the Olin Business School Executive MBA program at Washington University in St. Louis, receiving, by class vote, Peer Honors in the category of “Inspirational” and Co-Commencement speaking honors at graduation.
In 2010 Edie completed an eight day course at Texas A&M titled “Being A Leader and the Effective Exercise of Leadership: An Ontological Model”.
Today, Edie consults with the Olin Business School as Director of Discernment ~Executive MBA Program and teaches Emotional Intelligence for the Open Enrollment Program in Executive Education for the Olin Business School as well as the School of Engineering in the Center for the Application of Information Technology (CAIT).