About Mary Marcdante

Mary Marcdante

MARY MARCDANTE is an inspirational speaker, author, consultant and coach who helps people stay inspired, creative, and healthy through challenge and change. A communication and stress management expert, Mary has spoken to over 500,000 people and given over 1500 speeches, seminars, and workshops around the world to a diverse group of clients including 50+ U.S. Healthcare Systems, Procter & Gamble, Deloitte & Touche, American Greetings, Wal-Mart, Northwestern Mutual, Hewlett Packard, and the IRS.

MARY MARCDANTE is a published author and writer who helps people remember what’s important to them long after she has finished her speech. She is the author of Living with Enthusiasm, My Mother, My Friend, and Inspiring Words for Inspiring People. She is a contributing author to five Chicken Soup for the Soul books, and A Woman’s Way To Success in Business. Mary also consults with and coaches subject matter experts and aspiring speakers and authors on growing their community and creating a more socially impactful platform.

MARY MARCDANTE is a welcome radio and talk show guest and national spokesperson who helps her clients publicize events and build community. She has been featured on CNN, NBC, ABC, CBS, MSNBC, Fox, Oxygen, ABC Radio, Voice of America Worldwide, and in the Wall Street Journal, Glamour, Shape, Modern Maturity, The Chicago Tribune, as well as more than 200 national, regional, local, and internet radio stations and newspapers across the United States, including her nephew’s 4th grade school newspaper. As a spokesperson and consultant, Mary has worked with several national media marketing campaigns for clients including one of the top two social expressions manufacturers in the world.

MARY MARCDANTE is a professional you can count on. Based on her 1000+ corporate and association speaking engagements and 500 public seminars worldwide, Mary knows first-hand how important preparation and team-work are prior to client events. During her program, clients can count on attendees staying fully engaged. Mary recognizes the need for enjoyable learning experiences and incorporates scientific and social research, personal experiences, and fun along with the use of visuals, music and audience participation in her presentations. She is a graduate of Dr. Martin Seligmans’ Authentic Happiness Coaching Program, certified to administer and teach the Myers Briggs Type Indicator, certified as a Laughter Leader (CLL) through the World Laughter Tour and an active student of mindfulness with Insight San Diego.

MARY MARCDANTE is a successful businesswoman and entrepreneur who loves helping people get their ideas and creative projects out into the world. She founded her personal development company in 1980. Her business background includes Vice President of Marketing for one of the world’s leading technology/strategy consulting firms, Centennial Project Manager for a city of 250,000 celebrating its 100th birthday (award-winning book, sell-out concert and community party for 25,000), image consultant to corporate America, and award-winning fashion stylist for media and print. Mary individually consulted with over 6,000 women and men, helping them project a more positive and professional image. Her advice has been highlighted in a nationally released image video sponsored by Burlington Sheer Indulgence. Her educational experience includes a B.A. in Fashion Design from Mount Mary College in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, graduate studies in Psychology and Art Therapy, and personal development seminars with leading experts in the human potential field over the past thirty years.

MARY MARCDANTE is an industry and community leader who understands the needs of the meetings industry. She is a past president of the Wisconsin and San Diego chapters of the National Speakers Association (NSA), and a past chair of the NSA Meetings Industry Council. She was an advisory board member for the Jenna Druck Foundation, a national spokesperson for cervical cancer prevention (she is a grateful 20+ year survivor) and a community volunteer for women’s and girl’s health and empowerment. Mary was a grand prize winner in Self Magazine’s “Realize The Dream” contest and awarded “Woman of Inspiration” by the Women’s Leadership Institute, San Diego, for her work in helping women realize their potential.

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