Mary loves the quote “Broken crayons still color” as it speaks directly to the hope that she sees in the world. Her strong Christian faith is her foundation as she attempts to live out her life purpose – to intentionally add value and connect with people to make a difference in their lives.
An accomplished Marketing Executive with more than 30 years in Marketing Agency Management at Ryan Partnership, Mary defined success by creating and building strong teams and client relationships to reach enterprise goals. She built and retained these teams by hiring, developing, coaching and motivating skilled professionals. Her high energy and Servant Leadership style combined to create a dynamic, productive and unified environment for all.
She values family and friends, an enthusiastic attitude, making a difference in those around her and listening and walking with others experiencing challenges in their lives. Her positive approach allows her to easily command a room and speak in front of audiences of all sizes.
A true Baby Boomer, Mary’s second season has already produced a Life Coaching practice specializing in growth and hope coaching. A certified John Maxwell Team Member, her coaching, speaking and training topics focus on determining one’s purpose and being intentional in life. Additionally she is the Founder of a non-profit, A Place for Hope and Healing dedicated to serving Compassionate Responders (First Responders, Clergy, Teachers, Healthcare and Mental Health providers). Her Christian Ministry work includes Stephen Ministry, Prayer Ministry and Church leadership.
Mary’s heart and soul is dedicated to making comfort available to as many people as possible. Top Dog and Handler for LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs Addie and Leah, she loves connecting with those who need love and compassion. Recently she had the privilege of serving with Addie and Leah in Parkland, FL with the faculty and students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.
This passion is her fuel for co-founding Inspiring Comfort. She believes that the time is now for all of us to look up, and intentionally connect in love with those around us who are carrying burdens and troubles. While developing out and testing Club Comfort these past two years, she has seen story after story of love and connection combining to truly change lives. She is excited to expand the platform so that we can do our part to reverse the trend of the loneliness and social isolation epidemic we are seeing every day.
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