Marybeth Cale

Founder, Estuary Life and Leadership Coaching

Marybeth Cale, Certified Life and Leadership Coach, has been enthusiastically serving in leadership roles since her days as president of her high school class! After receiving a BA in Sociology from St. Mary's College of Maryland, she worked as a college admissions counselor for her alma mater, traveling extensively to give presentations, educate prospective students and parents, and develop relationships with high school guidance counselors. By age 23, she was running the development and public relations department for a multi-million dollar nonprofit (Abilities First), where she learned the communications and leadership skills necessary to engage the broader community in her organization’s mission. After giving birth to her second son, Marybeth envisioned building a life that'd allow her to enjoy a career in context of her desire to make family her top priority. Thus, she launched Cale Communications, a New York State Certified Women Business Enterprise

Since their company first launched, she and husband Tom Cale (also her business partner) have been providing a full scope of communications services to clients from all over the United States and into Canada. They've also been publishing Living Rhinebeck magazine since 2016, sharing positive human interest stories with a mission of connecting community members to one another.

Over the years, Marybeth has developed and led multi-faceted campaigns, has provided coaching and conducted leadership trainings for young adults, aspiring leaders, CEOs, executives, and employer groups throughout the country, and has served in volunteer leadership roles for several nonprofit organizations in her home Hudson Valley region. She gained designation as a Certified Life Coach in 2016 through the Institute for Life Coach Training, a program accredited by the International Coaching Federation. She feels that coaching is truly her life's work, and genuinely wants to do all she can to promote the kind of self-discovery, self-confidence, and self-awareness that will allow each client to shine.

Her favorite role is that of being a mom, and notes that this experience has provided her with the best training possible when it comes to leading and living with heart and humor. In addition to spending time with her family, she loves tennis, hiking, long power-walks, movies, sunsets, and live music. She’s passionate about using her work to connect people to vision, ideas, stories....and one another.

Current Volunteer Roles:

  • Board of Trustees/Secretary, Anderson Foundation for Autism; Chair, PR Committee

  • Volunteer Burger Hill Steward, Winnakee Land Trust

  • Volunteer Advisor/Publicist, Village of Rhinebeck Autism Supportive Community Committee

  • Recreation Department Volunteer, Baptist Home at Brookmeade

  • Volunteer, Astor Home for Children Adopt-A-Family Program

  • ​Volunteer Publicist, Rhinebeck Porchfest

  • Volunteer, Neighborly Chats Program, Rhinebeck Responds

Past Affiliations:

  • Vice President, Board of Directors, Rhinebeck Area Chamber of Commerce

  • Board of Directors, Winnakee Land Trust

  • Certified Life Coach, Omega Institute for Holistic Studies

  • Advisor, Rhinebeck Interact Club

  • Board of Trustees, Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley

  • Board of Trustees, Rhinebeck Community Scholarship Fund

  • Parent Representative, Rhinebeck Central School District Committee on Special Education

  • Trustee, Center for Spectrum Services Foundation Board

  • Member and PR Chair, Rhinebeck Rotary Club

  • Member, Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce​

  • Volunteer Publicist, LUNAFEST Film Festival

  • Loaned Executive, United Way of Dutchess County


  • Citizen of the Year Award, Rhinebeck Rotary, 2019

  • Top 40 Under 40 Winner, 2006

  • Wappingers Falls Rotary Club Service Above Self Award, 2003

  • Leadership Dutchess Graduate, 2001

"If there is one thing I’ve learned about business, it is that people like to do business with people they like. Marybeth is one of those people who lights up a room when she comes in; her smile and energy are infectious, her ethics are a model for others. She will always do the right thing by others and is a pure delight to be around. To me, it just doesn’t get any better than that”

- Keryl Pesce, Author, Happy Bitch

“I am so happy I hired Marybeth as my executive coach. She has helped me gain clarity and confidence to manage my workload far more efficiently. Marybeth’s coaching skills and business acumen have generated immediate results to my wealth management practice.”


- Michael, New Jersey