The McGuckin Group acquires Key Associates, expanding its women’s leadership development program

The McGuckin Group, a talent design innovation firm in St. Petersburg, has acquired Tampa-based c-suite leadership development company, Key Associates.

The combination of the two entities expands the reach of both companies’ leadership development programs to women around the world. As part of the acquisition, The McGuckin Group welcomes the Key Associates community into The McGuckin Group’s Women On Their Way peer-learning leadership development program.

Founded by Mary Key, Key Associates offers women’s leadership forums and executive coaching.

“Audrey’s systematic approach to developing women leaders empowers all women to uncover, unlock and unleash our innate leadership skills and talent,” said Key, president of Key Associates, in a statement. “We share a commitment to peer-based learning and the Women On Their Way approach brings next-level skills to my community. I am thrilled to have our team, and our members, join this exciting venture.”

As part of the acquisition, the Key Associates Women’s Leadership Forum team and the Key Associates staff, has joined The McGuckin Group as part of the Women On Their Way organization. Key will continue as a key advisor to Women On Their Way, working closely with McGuckin Group founder, Audrey McGuckin.

“Dr. Mary Key and I share the vision of helping organizations transform their leadership approach, especially when it comes to women,” said McGuckin, founder and CEO of the McGuckin Group, in the statement. “We are thrilled to welcome the Key Associates team into our family and we look forward to moving the needle forward for women leaders everywhere.”

The two companies will join together for the first time publicly at the Key Associates’ annual Key Women’s Leadership Forum Summit in Tampa on August 25.

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