Mary’s Bio

Mary DiCaro is a corporate trainer, coach and motivational speaker who has been improving organizations and changing lives for the past 25 years.

home_main_2As a professional educator and respected leader in the field of training and development throughout her career, Mary has created and delivered hundreds of customized Best Practices training workshops, keynote addresses and motivational speeches to corporations, governments, educational institutions and not-for-profits across the country. Clients love Mary’s unique training style, which combines insight, sensitivity and humour with practical strategies for success.

Along with workshops focused on leadership, customer service, team building and many other elements of personal and organizational success, Mary offers one-on-one executive coaching sessions and employment training programs that have helped thousands of individuals maximize their career opportunities.

Mary has been recognized for her significant contribution to the field of training and development with the “Outstanding Achievement in Training in Ontario” award from Central Michigan University. Her expertise has also been sought out by Canadian Olympic Committees and many individual Olympic athletes looking for coaching in public speaking, presentation skills, career change and transition.

Mary has a Master of Arts in Adult Education through Central Michigan University, a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology through York University in Toronto, as well as a General Arts Diploma in Human Resources Development. She is certified in Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and is a Level 2 Trainer in both Personal Dimensions and True Colours.

The DiCaro Difference

Mary will tell her clients: “I don’t train in vain.” She is not interested in making superficial improvements that will quickly fade. Mary insists on investing the time and personal attention needed to get to know her clients and inspire real, lasting change in people and organizations.

She is unlike some other trainers, who deliver a workshop and then disappear. Mary builds relationships during and after her sessions; she leaves each group with a customized action plan to implement new, positive behavior and phase out unproductive habits. Because she cares about each team’s progress and wants to see every person improve, Mary will follow up regularly and hold her clients accountable to doing what they promised.

home_main_1Mary will fearlessly challenge an organization’s accepted wisdom if she feels she can push that organization to achieve better results. She will persevere in the face of resistance and defeatism, never backing down from a conflict if working through the issue will bring a group closer together. She will go where other trainers would never dare go to identify and solve an organizational or emotional problem that is negatively impacting team success.

Sometimes called “Mary on a Mission” or “Boot Camp Mary” by impressed clients, Mary is a straight shooter who tells the simple truth to managers and front-line people alike, all with the aim of moving performance and personal satisfaction from ordinary to exceptional.

Intense? It can be. But Mary cares so much because she believes strongly in what she does, and applies her teachings to her own life and career. She knows that if people participate in her workshops and are serious about making a change, they will improve their lives.

Audiences describe Mary as someone who trains with passion and ignites the passion in others. Armed with an infectious energy and her trademark sense of humour, she makes training fun while constantly adapting to the needs of each individual group, making a real difference in their lives. It’s a rare and winning combination.