Home - Mary T Curtis

Change Agent. Speaker. Coach.



  My name is Mary T. Curtis, and I am passionate about developing people and organizations. As a facilitator and coach; I strive to empower individuals and teams to reach their true potential.   My approach involves developing personal mastery, emotional intelligence, and effective communication skills. Partnering with me; individuals have thrived, teams have soared, and organizations have exceeded expectations. Born-n-bred in Dublin, I bring my Irish charm and sense of humor into everything I do. Client's have referred to me as "dynamic," "engaging," "real, and "passionate."  I am honored to be held in such high acclaim. If you're ready to partner with a down-to-earth, client-centered Irish-woman, you've landed on the right page. Organizations partner with me to accomplish goals such as:
  • Analyze and improve processes and procedures.
  • Develop high performing leaders and teams.
  • Strengthen corporate synergy.
  • Improve organizational effectiveness.  
  • Create and implement learning strategies.
  • Manage culture change.
  • Enhance employee engagement and motivation.
Individuals partner with me to accomplish goals such as:
  • Gain self-awareness and mindset mastery.
  • Strengthen communication skills.
  • Enhance relationship building abilities.
  • Improve job performance.
  • Manage emotion regulation and emotional intelligence.
  • Change a specific behavior.
I focus on people and interactions;  from corporate retreats and executive coaching, to personal development and therapeutic workshops.

Eclectic Background

Born in Dublin, Ireland, I worked as an administrator in local government by day and performed in theatre at night. In 1994, I left the Emerald Isle and settled in Chicago, Illinois. There I studied at DePaul University and performed the duties of National Marketing and Communication Director for Jones Lang LaSalle. I also took a new direction in my theatrical endeavors, entering the world of “improv” at The Second City where I graduated from the esteemed Conservatory Program. There, I began to see the correlation between the techniques of improv and the skill-set required to effectively communicate, collaborate and inspire others to action. As a result, I began to integrate improv techniques into my leadership role as I facilitated training programs nationally and coached senior executives for global presentations. With my talent and success in tow, I relocated to Florida. There, I became a certified International Addictions Counselor and Life Coach, participated in Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Training with the Marsha Linehan Behavioral Tech, and became a Certified NLP practitioner. As my passion for empowering individuals grew, I studied Personality Type Assessment and became a certified MBTI practitioner.

Individuals. Teams. Organizations.

From corporate retreats and business communication seminars, to personal development and therapeutic workshops; I focus on people, interactions and relationships. I've been quoted in Oprah's 'O Magazine', presented at Oxford University, and shared the stage with Jack Canfield, Duane Cummings, and Loral Langemeier.  On a personal note; my favorite color is purple, I love going to the movies (as long as popcorn and diet coke are part of the experience). Laughter is vital to my existence and I love to have fun daily. What moves my spirit is dancing and singing, especially Latin music...I know, I'm Irish, what can I say. Sunday mornings I lead the Youth Ministry and enjoy the presence of amazing children and teenagers. I am an active advocate for mental health and substance abuse awareness AND, I am passionate about empowering young girls to thrive.