Testimonials

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    Participating in Mary Ann’s Executive Mastermind for the past two years has been life changing for me. Not only have I formed incredible relationships with people that I trust and respect, I have been able to get laser focused on my life’s purpose and gained clarity around what’s really important in life. Our mastermind group session is probably the most productive two hours of the month due in large part to Mary Ann’s talents as a facilitator, coach and mentor. Joining her program is well worth the investment.


    — Tracy Imm, Global Communications Director, Algeco Scotsman

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    It is a pleasure to work with Mary Ann. She has helped me to focus on the right stuff and align my personal values with our business future. She always does what she says she will do and just as important holds me accountable to do the same. If you want to grow personally and professionally I highly recommend that you engage her. You will be glad you did.


    — Dan W. Harris, CLU, ChFc, Senior Managing Partner, Premier Planning Group

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    I gained a better understanding of the needs of my peers… We have more enjoyment from work and trust knowing that we support each other to work together. Our level of trust and interaction has reached a level that helps drive positive change.


    — Mark Hara, VP, Nationwide Insurance

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    Thank you so much for your all of your help last year. It provided a lot of clarity and gave me a vision to be proactive and come up with a plan.


    — Rick Schaupp, Portfolio Manager, Global Finance Company

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    It is a pleasure and a privilege to work with Mary Ann. Our company is truly an example of how her sessions can take an organization to its fullest potential by teaching strategic thinking and planning.


    — Chris Galligan, CFO, Emory Hill Real Estate Services

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    I don’t judge people like I used to. We have more trust, collaboration, structure and respect. By working together, we are more satisfied and have less stress. By being satisfied, we can accomplish more. By accomplishing more, we will better meet our strategic objectives. Awesome program. I wish it wouldn’t end.


    — Dennis Giglio, VP, Nationwide Insurance

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    I am now a convert from a non-believer to a firm believer in Mary Ann’s coaching. She has helped me shape and grow my business and has erased my doubts. I’ve learned to take care of myself first and know that the business will come my way.


    — Jim Borst, Desert Pacific Advisors, LLC, Property Management and Real Estate

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    Whenever I talk to Mary Ann, she has a way of getting me to focus on the bigger issues. She keeps me on track. She makes sure I stay accountable and follow through on the ideas that we come up with together. I feel that the company is much more focused on ways to save money, use current assets in positive ways, and grow successfully in the future. She always seems to know the right questions to ask to get you to think differently.


    — Cathy London, Developer, Affordable Properties, Inc.

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    Mary Ann has shown me how to be more firm and confident. My level of self-confidence has increased my energy and improved my personal presence around others. I feel great about my progress and I’m fortunate to have had this great coaching experience.


    — Steven Potts, Patterson Woods Commercial Brokerage

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    I've been a part of Mastermind for 4 years and have found it to be an invaluable resource. It's like a board of directors for your life. Through our real-world and frank discussions and as leaders of very diverse companies, we explore in a safe environment our approach to values, relationships and opportunities that will bring us (and sometimes keep us from) success in business and in life.


    — Sarah Winkler, President, Educe

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    I feel the most valuable thing I am taking away is a great example of how to approach team and personnel development. I think the team is closer than it’s ever been, and it doesn’t surprise me that our collective work has translated into a successful new campaign. Where the team is now is positioning us for long-term success.


    — Brad Barnett, AVP, Nationwide Insurance

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    After coaching with Mary Ann “Skipper,” Kris has increased her effectiveness as a leader. She has developed powerful communication skills and is able to navigate conflict with greater awareness, confidence and ease. She has developed a strong team that is collaborative and is getting positive results with our clients. She has been promoted during the course of her coaching and is a well-respected member of our team.


    — Jeffrey Lee Cohen, President, BECO Management, Inc

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    Working with Mary Ann has been an absolute pleasure. My time spent with Mary Ann helped me to realize that I was setting myself up for failure every single day. After my work with Mary Ann, I am more efficient and productive, have started to delegate more and actually work less hours and spend more time with friends and family. I am more confident, and feel successful, more energetic and more positive about my life.


    — Amy Null, MBA, MT(ASCP), SBB, System Director Laboratory Services, Mount Carmel Health System

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    Mary Ann is so insightful and has really helped me to gain another perspective on so many aspects of my life, my career, and my style. I feel very fortunate and grateful to have you as my coach.” “This has helped me be a better leader at work, a better team member and have better balance at home.” “We are more effective at addressing concerns head on. We have deeper, trusting relationships that help us get through difficult times more productively.


    — Jennifer Dean, Vice President, Nationwide Insurance

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    My coaching experience with Mary Ann was very rewarding. With her guidance I gained a fresh perspective on what motivates me, and also what holds me back. Mary Ann instinctively knew when to push me to do more than I thought I was capable of achieving. She appreciated me for the successes I achieved and the obstacles I overcame. Through these experiences I learned more about the small but significant changes I could make to my habits to be a better, more authentic leader. I continue to practice what I learned both at work and at home every day.


    — John C. Crespo, Deputy General Counsel-Regulatory & Nuclear American Electric Power

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    For the past two years, I have learned so much at the Executive Leadership Forum meetings with Mary Ann. I always come out of the meetings with a thought, idea or takeaway that I can use immediately. With the guidance of Mary Ann and the help of other Mastermind members, I have truly found my voice.


    — Judy McGovern, President, Real Street Staffing

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    After beginning my coaching sessions with Mary Ann in November, our numbers jumped from $8,000 to $17,000 in one month! In December, we then reached an impressive $19,000 and our January numbers revealed another jump to $21,000! Mary Ann taught me how to ‘be’ with my people and my clients, how to have fun, and how to really look at the potential relationships I can build with this business. She taught me that it's not all about money: it's about listening and caring. My confidence has skyrocketed and I’ve learned to not take everything personally. I now have many ‘light bulb’ moments.


    — Rachel Thompson, Regional Vice President, Arbonne International

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    Who would not consider becoming part of something this powerful! My experience with Mary Ann Masur and her ability to facilitate a mastermind group based on the same principles of Napoleon Hill’s definition brought me to discover my true values. I am a better leader as a result of this enriching experience. My vitality, energy and overall enthusiasm for what I do daily is contagious among my peers, employees and customers. This brings the results to the bottom line. Consider being part of something bigger than yourself. Thank you, Mary Ann!


    — Stanley Stokes, President, K.C. Company, Inc.

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    I cannot thank you enough for your partnership with respect to our team's progress! You have been an amazing coach and partner throughout this journey.” “It’s been a journey of intense personal development and team growth. I would highly recommend it! We, as a team have achieved excellent results - driving business and launching a new campaign.” “Our engagement scores improved. We “show up” better, our work is of high quality.


    — Jennifer M. Hanley, Senior Vice President, Brand Marketing/Nationwide Insurance

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    Thank you Mary Ann as you have taught me and my team so much. We are using so much of what you have taught us. I could have never done this without you!!


    — Tina Urquhart, President, Charm City Concierge

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    The time that I’ve spent working with Mary Ann has been very beneficial to me. She has helped me focus my efforts and clarify my ‘vision’ for my family, finances, and law practice. I have a much stronger feel for where I am going and I know how to get there. I am grateful and I highly recommend her services.


    — Ann Goodman, Esquire, Partner, Parker, Counts & Melton, LLP

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    I'm seeing myself in a different light and am more confident in the things that I bring to the table. If I hadn't been working with Mary Ann, I would have gotten sidetracked.


    — Chris Schultz, Senior Software Systems Engineer, Computer Sciences Corporation

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    Plain and simple: Synergy Consultants means IMPACT! I began working with Mary Ann last July and in only six short months, my business has grown over $65,000. Her coaching strengths and focus-driven discussions have directly impacted the explosive growth in my business and have also fostered balance in my personal life. I would highly recommend and encourage anyone who wants to make big changes in their life and business to engage the services of Mary Ann! She is compassionate and strong and has a keen ability to direct with a strategic focus.


    — Laura Harry, Regional Vice President, Arbonne International

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    I’m a more effective and confident leader, and I am teaching others what I learned. I see them being more effective team members/leaders.” “We have a higher level of commitment and productivity from a team while having more fun. The value of this coaching program is that we now trust each other. We can have open minded and sometime difficult conversations. We are collaborating sooner and deeper.


    — Sue McManus, VP, Nationwide Insurance

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    I am so happy to be working with Mary Ann. Our meetings are excellent and the last one was our best yet! Mary Ann is terrific to work with. I highly value her positive contributions to my personal life and to the company as a whole.


    — Paul Wolman, CEO, Feats, Inc.

  • coaching Testimonials

    The skills Mary Ann has taught me have allowed me to move ahead and realize my professional potential. I know how to discuss goals, what it will take to reach them, and am now able to create plans to successfully achieve them. Mary Ann knows how to help you evaluate your thought patterns to recognize what, if any, roadblocks may be stopping you from reaching your goals. She will help you create a mindset to move forward in accomplishing them.


    — Denise Ross, Real Estate Broker, Colliers International

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    To say it has changed my life would be an understatement. This will be my fifth year and each month I look forward to it. I leave our meetings feeling like I went on a mental vacation and more grounded and at peace with myself and my Company. That sounds dramatic but it’s a safe space that allows for reflection and at the same time giving you the insight and motivation to forge ahead renewed.


    — Tina Urquhart, CEO, Charm City Concierge

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    Mary Ann has shown me ways to improve my business and personal lives that are simple and congruent with my expectations and abilities. Her observations are presented in a simple way and are thought provoking. She doesn’t tell you what to do, rather she helps you figure it out…I worry less and am much more effective in reaching my goals in business. Mary Ann has shown me how to be clear and effective on my own terms and in my own way…She has helped me be in ACTION rather than in REACTION.


    — Christina Porter, NAI Capital Commercial Real Estate

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    I don't think I would be where I am today without Mary Ann’s help. I used to feel so exhausted and overwhelmed by small projects and didn’t seem to accomplish anything, but with Mary Ann’s help, my life is now under control. With her guidance, I now understand my life's true goals and am on the path to a better quality of living. Her method of coaching helped me reach one of my largest goals of exiting my business with ease, while reaching my ‘happy place.’ I now feel that I have reached that place and am so thankful for Mary Ann’s coaching.


    — Richard Stern, P.E., Partner, Stern & Associates, Inc.

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    Mary Ann assisted me in developing my team and increasing my confidence as a leader, and she provided valuable tips to assist me in my interactions with my supervisor and my colleagues. A true professional - she always came prepared to our sessions and had phenomenal insight into human behavior. Her focus is on helping clients understand their own communication style and its impact on others. I especially appreciated Mary Ann’s attention to work and life balance. She pushed me even when I resisted in a caring and compassionate way.


    — Gail Capel Stephenoff, Director, Analysis and Reporting, The Ohio State University

  • healthcare Testimonials

    I was able to immediately implement a number of the helpful tips that Mary Ann gave me. Her teaching has proven to be quite useful!


    — Melinda Edmondson, Special Events Coordinator, Seton Hays Foundation Seton Family of Hospital

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    Mary Ann’s coaching has truly resulted in some fairly rapid progress in our division of pediatric anesthesia…Coaching with Mary Ann has been an eye-opening experience. Her direct feedback and assessment tools have changed the way my team and I work together. I am more proactive, feel less stressed and more energized, and have more balance in my life now. I also have greater clarity and can more easily focus on the team’s priorities and vision. My team is more engaged and we are moving our initiatives forward. This has been a unique educational opportunity.


    — Gary Haynes, M.D., Former Dept. Chair of Anesthesiology, St. Louis University Medical Center

  • healthcare Testimonials

    Our departmental training sessions with Mary Ann have given us intangible and priceless tools and methods that are vital to our success. Mary Ann was not only inspirational, but also instrumental in transforming the mentality and approach of the team as a whole. We continue to reap the benefits of her work, as we emerge stronger, more interpersonal, and more in tune with our dynamic institution’s needs…Mary Ann empowered each team member to become aware of his responsibility to the success of the group…Through fun and engaging activities, Mary Ann helped us to work through dysfunction and negativity, recognize team toxins, and move forward to build a positive, open environment. Eye-opening sessions put our team on the track to productivity, positivity, accountability, and open, honest communication. Mary Ann is engaging, energetic, positive and quite knowledgeable. Her expertise and gifted coaching put our department on the road to greatness!


    — Marian LeDieux, Nurse Manager, Anesthesia Assessment and Pain Management Clinic, MD Anderson Cancer Center

  • healthcare Testimonials

    I have had an invaluable experience with Mary Ann. I have already achieved significant professional and personal goals as a direct result of our training. The techniques and strategies acquired through working with Mary Ann can be applied in any aspect of my life and will surely be met with success, whether in a professional, personal, or social environment. This training would benefit anyone and everyone willing to practice her techniques…I have benefited so much from the work we have put in together and I look forward to using all of these tools to really design a good partnership at work.


    — Chris Kirman, M.D., Medical College of Wisconsin

  • healthcare Testimonials

    Thanks so much for a great retreat! You were a great facilitator, and kept the pace, yet kept us on track. This was the best Executive Retreat we have been on together as a team. The personal stories were so effective, and really personalized the experience. I loved all of the experiential activities. They made the point we were trying to achieve, in short time frames, and kept things moving at all times. I did not notice anyone becoming disengaged during the entire time-which is a great compliment to your facilitation skills. Feedback from all the team members has been very positive, and everyone was feeling much closer after our time together. The timing on this was perfect.


    — James E. Bobbitt, Vice President Human Resources Saint Agnes Hospital

  • healthcare Testimonials

    Mary Ann’s wonderful tips, encouragement, professionalism, and expertise have helped me so very much.


    — Julie Niezgoda, M.D., Pediatric Anesthesiologist, Cleveland Clinic

  • healthcare Testimonials

    Mary Ann’s sessions are fun and stimulating and she is a wonderful presenter. Her book is extremely enjoyable, as well!


    — David E. Guyer, CFRE, Vice President, Development Providence Healthcare Network; Executive Director, Providence Foundation

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    It is difficult to fully capture my gratitude for Mary Ann’s consultative services. She was brought in at a time of critical HR and motivational unrest in our pain department and helped our team come together to work toward a common vision. Our current success is a credit to her talent and persistence! I look forward to our ongoing ‘touch up’ sessions and a life full of learning based on the leadership principles she has brought me and our group.


    — Allen W. Burton, M.D., Former Professor and Section Chief, MD Anderson Cancer Center

  • healthcare Testimonials

    Mary Ann is a great problem solver and she lets me work through things. If it weren’t for her help, I would be discombobulated and wouldn’t be able to keep up!


    — Ingrid Allard, M.D., Associate Dean, Community Outreach and Medical Education Albany Medical College

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    Mary Ann has inspired me to be a better person, enjoy life, and accept things for what or who they are. She has taught me to be more open-minded and to accept things for what they are… I always walk around with a smile. I feel like I can even take more on, especially at home. I have more time to do more and I don’t even feel overwhelmed! I have a newfound energy that has allowed me to enjoy life…In my professional life, I have become a better communicator and I ask for what I need… I learned that I don’t have to be perfect…My leadership has grown, and as a result, I feel more connected with my staff. Mary Ann is an outstanding teacher, leader, and mentor. She has made me a better me...She gave me the opportunity to start my life again. I am a new person. I laugh more. I don’t sweat the small stuff and I live in the moment. I have accepted me for me.


    — Rosemary McCullar, Operators Manager, Anesthesia Assessment Center, MD Anderson Cancer Center

  • healthcare Testimonials

    Mary Ann has helped us immensely in improving our communication skills between both individuals as well as different levels of the organization. She has reminded us of our organization’s integrity and our core values are reflected in our work. We cannot thank Mary Ann enough for her suggestions and dedication.


    — Adrian E. Long, M.D., Executive Vice President/CMO, St. Agnes HealthCare

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    "Mary Ann taught us how to successfully introduce fresh business initiatives to a traditional workplace. She has the rare ability to relate to every group member and she managed the team with grace and finesse, even when tension was present. Mary Ann created an environment in which group members felt safe to freely discuss concerns and issues.


    — Deborah L. Kennedy, Former Principal, and Terri Weller, Principal, Chesapeake Medical Staffing

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    Mary Ann is an outstanding coach. She establishes trust and rapport with her clients and helps them identify and actualize improvement opportunities. She works well with both novice and experienced executives. I have seen significant improvements in the effectiveness and job satisfaction of our executives who have worked with her.


    — Kenneth S. Lewis, M.D., J.D., President and Chief Executive Officer Union Hospital

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    We are so thankful for Mary Ann’s special talents. I know that my entire team will make good use of her valuable tips.


    — Heather Beck, Development Officer, Providence Foundation

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    Mary Ann was able to help me focus on important aspects of my professional development with her insight and helpful suggestions. She is a very enthusiastic speaker and highly engaging, as she assigned fun tasks to complete and shared interesting stories to illustrate her point. This was one of my most memorable experiences.


    — Tsveti Markova, M.D., FAAFP, Associate Professor, Vice Chair of Clinical Affairs and GME WSU/ Crittenton Family Medicine Residency Program Director, Department of Family Medicine and Public Health Sciences, Wayne State University

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    The more I think about our time together, the more positive I am about what we accomplished. If I were a new CEO to an organization, I would contact you soon after for assistance with my team.


    — Patrick F. Mutch, Executive Vice President, Physician and Strategic Services Saint Agnes Hospital

  • healthcare Testimonials

    I have a group of very high performing executives who have had great experiences and successes in this and, for a few, a different organization. With the many challenges facing healthcare today, I needed someone to help us to come together quickly as a team that respects each other’s capabilities, can support one another as needed and, most importantly, understand each other’s strengths and areas for improvement so we can carry each other’s “load”. Mary Ann was recommended to me by the President of my Foundation and by my prior Board Chair. Amazingly, in a two day retreat, we were able to meet most of my expectations and even created simple tools that now guide our interactions. We were successful because Mary Ann did a lot of pre-retreat work, understood my goals and was so prepared for the meetings that everything ran like clockwork. She is exceptional at her trade!


    — Bonnie Phipps, CEO Saint Agnes Hospital

  • workshops Testimonials

    Her program added a level of professionalism to our Leadership Courses. Many of our attendees said that Mary Ann was exactly what they needed.


    — Matt Child, PE, Director of Engineering Services, American Concrete Pipe Association

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    Every one of our employees came away from Mary Ann’s training sessions filled with enthusiasm and new ideas, from which several new committees have been formed. We now have a "Spirit Committee" whose goal is to keep that new enthusiasm alive!


    — Carmen J. Facciolo, Jr., Partner, NAI Emory Hill

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    I had the distinct pleasure of attending Mary Ann’s session on effective communication at the AAMC Mid Career Women Faculty Professional Development Seminar. The strategies and skills she outlined were comprehensive and relevant to communicating in business as well as medicine. She understands healthcare and academic medical environments. Mary Ann’s authentic presentation style is understandable and clear; she held the attention of audience members with various backgrounds. I hope to work more closely with her in the future; whether in front of a large group or just one-on-one, Mary Ann is able to demonstrate the skills she promotes.


    — Sumita Khatri, M.D., Co-Director Asthma Center, Case Western

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    Mary Ann is a dynamic and entertaining speaker, and she engages the audience throughout her presentations by incorporating interactive activities. Mary Ann exudes professionalism offstage, and is customer-focused. It has been a pleasure to get to know Mary Ann over the past few years.


    — Elizabeth Coakley, M.A., Director, Women in Medicine and Science Association of American Medical Colleges

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    Thank you so much for your engaging presentation. I personally took many notes during your presentation that I will refer to often. Thank you for spending your time at our WPSA Forum. It was a special day due to your presence.


    — Mary R. Rensel, MD, ABIHM, President Woman’s Professional Staff Association

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    Mary Ann packaged an excellent workshop that was informative and direct. All participants took away very useful information. She was easy to understand, enthusiastic, knowledgeable, and in-tune with the group.


    — Rosemary Horstman, Director of Property Management, Catholic Charities of Maryland

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    Mary Ann met—if not exceeded—our expectations. Her seminar will definitely give us better insight into the way our team functions. It will help our team maximize its potential!


    — W. Duncan Patterson, President, Patterson Woods Commercial Properties

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    Mary Ann’s warm and welcoming presentation style facilitated valuable interaction with the attendees. Her listening skills demonstrated her quick flexibility to personalize remarks when addressing the specific experiences and challenges of the audience. I was so excited by the concepts she presented that I immediately drafted action plans for two organizations as a result of contemplating issues from the perspective which she presented.


    — Karen M. Singer, General Counsel, Corporate Office Properties Trust

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    Mary Ann gave a wonderful presentation at our recent retreat. We really enjoyed the day and our attendees learned about themselves and their co-workers. I believe that her enthusiasm and style were vital to the retreat’s success.


    — Charles G. Woods, Principal, Patterson-Woods & Associates, LLC

  • workshops Testimonials

    Thanks so much for a great retreat! You were a great facilitator, and kept the pace, yet kept us on track. This was the best Executive Retreat we have been on together as a team. The personal stories were so effective, and really personalized the experience. I loved all of the experiential activities. They made the point we were trying to achieve, in short time frames, and kept things moving at all times. I did not notice anyone becoming disengaged during the entire time-which is a great compliment to your facilitation skills. Feedback from all the team members has been very positive, and everyone was feeling much closer after our time together. The timing on this was perfect.


    — James E. Bobbitt, Vice President Human Resources, Saint Agnes Hospital

  • workshops Testimonials

    Thank you for a great presentation. I have seen many presentations on how to reduce stress and live a better. You offered some novel approaches that didn't make me spend a lot of time learning how to save time.


    — Toni Thompson, MA, OTR/L, C/NDT, Occupational Therapy Living Life To Its Fullest

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    Thanks for a great WOW presentation – the ladies really enjoyed you and your topic. Your energy and style are so natural and genuine!!


    — Carla Porcaro Powers, Vice President Client Services, Tampa Bay Trust Company

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    I had the pleasure of personally attending Mary Ann’s workshop. I walked away with a new and refreshed perspective and some great ideas on managing my time at the office and in my personal life.


    — Joseph P. Burns, President and CEO, Healthcare Council

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    "Recently, Mary Ann developed and delivered a seminar for our annual conference. Her unique skill set allowed her to tailor the course specifically to our members. Mary Ann's comprehensive approach to the course content and her delivery style were very well received by the course participants; she was one of the highest-rated instructors we had at the event. We look forward to having Mary Ann facilitate another course in the near future!


    — Kathy Shelton, Educational Program Manager, National Precast Concrete Association

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    I really enjoyed your presentation. You have a way of speaking that draws people in and you got a great amount of participation from the audience…much more than any other presentation I have seen recently.


    — Jamie Dierking, Regional Manager of Communications Public Information Officer, American Red Cross of Greater Kansas City