Ever since 6th grade speech class, Marie has loved communicating ideas and making them come alive for others to demonstrate how people can add value to their lives. She was drawn to Own The Room’s methodology because it is fast, fun and effective.
Marie has over a decade of experience working with for-profit and nonprofit education companies, including Score Education Centers, Kaplan Test Prep, and Kumon Math and Reading Centers (for which she opened 12 centers when the company first arrived in New York). As Director of Training and Professional Development for Success Academy Charter Schools, she built a training team for NYC’s largest charter network. She is also a licensed Financial Advisor Representative with Primerica Financial Services, the largest independent financial services marketing organization in North America. She has a Master’s of Science in Management from the University of Maryland and a Bachelor’s Degree from New York University.
Marie is a dancer who won several regional competitions in high school, and is still known to break out into a dance on subway platforms. She enjoys skiing and running.
"You are great at putting others at ease and inviting openness in return; especially when it's a setting in which someone is expressing a vulnerability, admitting they don't know something or asking for help."
Amanda Hudson, Director of Client Services, MCS Healthcare Public Relations
"Very natural, encouraging and supportive. Knows her stuff and takes questions from the floor like a pro. Very enjoyable."