When Own The Room taught a seminar at Time Inc., Mary was one of its most enthusiastic participants—so enthusiastic, that by the end of the training, she had resolved to become a public speaking coach herself.

Before becoming a coach, Mary was involved in the behind-the-scenes magic of producing magazines at Time Inc. She has managed production of well-known annual publications such as the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, Time’s Person of the Year, and the Fortune 500 issue of Fortune, and has facilitated the handling of advertising deals with companies ranging from Rolex and Cartier to Procter & Gamble, Toyota, and HBO. She loves brokering deals; at Time Inc, she worked with a wide range of professionals daily, from journalists to senior business executives, helping them craft solutions that left all parties happy.

Mary is an avid snowboarder, having hit the slopes across North America and Europe, and is currently training for a marathon.

"I found great value in our OTR session...Mary was a fantastic facilitator and won the room over very quickly. I’m confident the program has had immediate impact. I could see the skills being implemented by all over the following two days in our team offisite. Personally, the evening after the training, I spent an hour incorporating many of my learnings into our team offsite material and saw immediate behavior change in myself! A very big thank you to Mary for her attentiveness, expertise, and engagement."

Kelly Hobson, Global Sales Learning, Americas, Facebook

"Great engagement. Mary was very impactful and used the tools she taught. The day was a great use of time and preparation for future work."

Francine McDermott, Enterprise Transformation Consultant Global Corporate Operations, Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc.