Mary is a dynamic speaker who presents often to groups of business leaders on practical and actionable talent management strategies. She has received aclaim for her work with groups of women on the unique challenges they face – particularly in male dominated industries. It’s not easy being the sole female leader on a team and Mary shares some of her lessons learned along the way.   Mary has received positive feedback on her keynotes as “thoughtful, meaningful, and inspiring.” She works hard to understand the issues facing her audience and to speak directly to them. Her thoughts and lessons are delivered in a very accessible way.

As co-authors of The People Effect: Find, Grow and Retain the Best of the Best (2019, Advantage Publishing), Mary and her co-writer Joel Carver, are a compelling speaking team when they make joint appearances to deliver their message of how to leverage the People Effect (your employees are your most valued resource) in the hospitality industry to achieve maximum success.

To inquire about Mary’s availability for speaking engagements, please contact us.

Recent Presentations

Moving From Me To We

Successful leaders master the art of delegation and empowerment. Learn how you can shift your focus from personal achievements to team successes. Explore why it is hard to “let go” and strategies for moving forward. Discover how delegating tasks and authority to others builds a strong and effective team that is able to meet ongoing demands. Be the leader that creates more leaders!

Leading Change

In this session, you will learn the dynamics of change, including organizational change and how people react to it. This presentation addresses a limitation in traditional change management discussions. Specifically, the implication that if we can only ‘get through’ a change that life will then settle down and we can operate in a more stable environment. However, in reality, change never stops. Better understand the way that you and others react to change will help you to maintain a positive and productive environment.

3G Leadership

This keynote was given to a group of women in construction – women in traditionally male dominated work environments. Mary and her co-presenter provided insights on how they (mostly) successfully navigated their careers in a guy’s world; gave some ideas on how to take your career to the next level; shared war stories and advice on how to overcome obstacles; and inspired the audience that you can achieve whatever you set out to do.