Hire Mary Kay to speak 

Mary Kay is a professional speaker for conferences, workshops, and team-building retreats. She helps your team or audience wake up to how they show up. 


Listen to an excerpt from my interview with Diamond Mind Coaching on the intersection of systems and generational tensions.


Speaking topics

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Got negative thoughts?

learn how to eliminate them

Do you have negative thoughts that have taken up residence in your mind? Do they cause you to doubt yourself, perform poorly, and keep you from taking risks and challenging yourself?

Learn a fun and effective method for evicting negative thoughts. This workshop will help participants identify how thoughts become limiting beliefs that keep you stuck and from reaching your full potential at home and at work. This workshop applies to organizations and individuals.

Ideal audience: Organizations struggling with productivity, employee or member engagement, high turnover rates or whose culture feels unsupported, exhausting, tense, unnecessarily competitive, and toxic.

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How to keep your purpose alive so you can keep your employees

Do your employees or members leave because they don’t see or feel their work connected to the organization’s purpose, do they tell you they need to have more meaningful work or that they don’t feel valued? Learn about my three-step process which leverages board strategy for connecting every employee to the mission every day.

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Three cultural factors driving change in all organizations

This workshop puts a new lens on decision-making by providing real-world context, expanding perspectives, and challenging status-quo thinking—all essential components of navigating change. In this session, you will begin to understand the context of the three cultural factors driving change in all organizations—the rapid acceleration of technology, globalization, and key human capital challenges--one of which is the shifting view of members and employee wants based on experiences specific to four generational contexts. You won’t want to miss this informative, engaging and eye-opening session so you can realign your organizational strategies for success.


do your conversations sound more like sparring matches? Learn the art of the question

Do you find yourself dreading conversations with others because they quickly become polarized, divisive and filled with conflict? Learn how asking powerful questions can change the tone from one-off verbal sparring matches to ongoing conversations filled with perspective.

Ideal audience: Organizations with employees or customers which include multiple generations. Organizations or teams who engage in public facing work and discussions on a regular basis. This workshop was designed around the food systems and agriculture sector.

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Are meetings sucking the life out of your board and employees? They don’t have to

In the U.S., meetings are strongly associated with productivity. Yet, if I had a dollar for every working professional who grumbled that meetings get in the way of doing their actual work, I could run my business part-time and still make ends meet. But meetings do play an important role in moving an organization forward. Learn to effectively utilize meetings in a way that increases accountability, connects employees to strategy and reignites engagement.

Ideal audience: Leadership teams,board of directors, managers, and well, anyone that goes to meetings.


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On stage she performs like a real artist and has the flair to inspire her audience to action.
— Dr. Vijayender Nalla, Agribusiness Academy | Alternative Higher and Executive Education Provider

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