Author and Producer of the world-renowned Internet videos, MakeADifferenceMovie.com about the Teddy Stallard Story and AcknowledgmentMovie.com about the Who I Am Makes A Difference Acknowledgment Story – together amassing over 10 million views within a few short months of their releases.
She has written eight books, twelve online programs and has spoken to tens of thousands of people in a two-year period in every major city in the U.S. As a professional speaker, Mary’s dynamic presentation range covers the spectrum from subtle, lightly spiritual and endearing to outrageously, side-splittingly funny, to hammer-the-point intensity. She is also wise, humorous and masterful at helping others trust that what they prefer is valid.
As an author, she writes as she speaks, with vocabulary that’s familiar and engaging. As a consultant, her advice is direct, not airy-fairy encouragement, to get people going with the changes they know they need to make. She opens your “heart” with gentle, probing questions like, “So how do you really prefer it to be?” and “Why do you think you can’t have it?”
Mary spent her early professional years as a K-8 classroom teacher, K-12 counselor, family and substance abuse counselor. She was having tremendous, measurable academic results with the kids nobody else wanted in their classrooms by developing “attitudinal” energy techniques to empower students and parents to bridge effective communication and leadership within the educational system.
As a former girl’s volleyball and basketball coach who won district championships in each sport, she knows what it takes to energize and positively influence teams to winning outcomes with synergistic focus and intention.
She parlayed her phenomenal success with at-risk youth into Continuing Education Courses for Portland State University on how to be energetically effective educators.
For the past two decades, she has taken her exceptional programs to educational professionals, business leaders, entrepreneurs, corporate managers and administrative assistants conducting training and consulting on how to be effective in creating improvement in their organizations through the power of Team Synergy.
There is nothing more important to Mary than her husband, children and extended family and friends. She feels she lives an amazingly rich life, having put her faith, family, and her passion for world healing and peace as her top priorities. Her husband, Craig, was able to join her in the production of on line flash movies and publishing business in 2004. She feels the greatest of all her achievements is her blended family, with her husband’s two daughters and her son.
Her enjoyments are football, knitting, quilting, and ballroom dancing with her husband.