Motivational Presentations & Keynote Addresses

Mary can tailor her presentations and keynotes for any of your events. Here are some descriptions of her most popular presentations:

Ignite the Passion

Passionate people know how to ignite passion within others. The secret lies in where we choose to focus our energy. In Ignite the Passion, Mary calls for “a paradigm shift away from doom and gloom.” The F.O.C.U.S. model is a natural prescription for success that stresses how making healthy choices with a positive attitude can improve our experience in the workplace and in life.

  • Fun: There is a clear correlation between Ha-Ha-Ha and AHA!
  • Optimism: Develop your passion by finding the opportunity in every challenge.
  • Creativity: Tap into your creative potential to turn the ordinary into extraordinary.
  • Understanding: Embrace and enjoy the diversity that surrounds us – seek first to understand, then to be understood.
  • Self esteem: Drop the victim mentality, gain perspective to eliminate awfulizing and catastrophizing, and enjoy the journey.

Landmarks of Success

The core components of success that underscore all of Mary’s work are Knowledge, Skills and Attitude. When you acquire the appropriate knowledge, develop the necessary skills, and choose the right attitude, nothing will stand in your way. Learning how to recognize and use these landmarks will help you adapt to new challenges and find a unique solution to any problem.

C.O.L.O.U.R. Your World

Do you see your world in living colour, or are the skies always gloomy and gray? Don’t lose sight of the work of art that surrounds you. Each new day is a blank canvas – and only you hold the paintbrush. This illuminating session will use the C.O.L.O.U.R. palate to show you how you can:

  • Catch the Energy: Bring a sense of play to what you do – we catch the energy when we have fun, work productively with others, and feel engaged in the process
  • Optimism: Accentuate the positive – the quality of your experiences will be heightened and enriched
  • Laughter: The shortest distance between two people, laughter is also an express train from Ha-Ha-Ha to AHA!
  • Opportunity: Our greatest successes usually come out of our greatest challenges
  • Understanding: Embrace and enjoy the diversity that surrounds us – seek first to understand, then to be understood
  • Reframing: Reframe situations to gain perspective – eliminate awfulizing and catastrophizing, and seize the day

The Dance of Resiliency

Life can often feel like a dance – one step forward, three steps back. The minute you think you have mastered the steps to the latest tune, another song starts to play and new steps must be learned. Keeping up with the constant rhythms of change in your personal and work lives can be challenging and exhausting – or, exciting and energizing. This edu-taining session will demonstrate how the dance of resiliency can help you put the energy back into your step and stay balanced whenever it feels like you are tripping over your own feet. (No dance shoes required.)

The Power of T.O.D.A.Y.

Each day we are given a new opportunity to make a difference in the quality of our lives and the lives of those around us. At work and at play, we can choose to use our learned and innate talents to achieve success. This motivating and edu-taining presentation will demonstrate how you can tap into your talents to make each day a great day, starting TODAY!

  • T = Take Charge: The time is now – because this is the only life you have.
  • O = Observe With All Your Senses: Look for the bless-in-the-mess – it can prevent distress.
  • D = Ditch the Baggage: Your mind is like luggage – you can’t fit new stuff into it without getting rid of your old stuff.
  • A = Activate Your Creativity: Stimulate your senses as nature intended – get addicted to energy!
  • Y = You Can Make It Happen!: Your choices influence your outcomes – choose to make a difference, and take care of YOU today.

The Power of C.H.O.I.C.E.

People who achieve success and bring success to others are those who recognize the power of their choices and the impact these choices have in both their workplace and in their personal lives. These are people who create positive experiences for themselves and for those around them which results in their personal and professional growth as well as the growth of the organization. When a work environment is nurtured with these people the outcomes are extraordinary – enhanced job satisfaction, increased productivity, boosted morale, motivation and cooperation – generating an energized and exciting workplace. This dynamic and edu-taining session will enable participants to recognize and value the power of their choices and how their success is greatly reliant on the choices they make through their everyday actions.