Sara Foster, Senior Manager, Allstate Headquarters, Chicago

I hired Mary to develop the agility of my team of 45 consultants and empower them to apply this agility to their project management process. Her experiential approach, sense of humor, and inviting personality engaged them instantly. The IMPROV techniques she shared have proven to be invaluable. In a follow-up survey, 98% of my team found the program to be extremely beneficial to their job. I have noticed continued improvement in their skill-set across the board as a result of Mary’s program.”

Hossein Youssefi, Emeritus Managing Partner, Jones Lang LaSalle

“When I hear the name Mary Curtis, I immediately think back to how instrumental she was as LaSalle Partners Development Management grew from a small boutique operation to a national and then International giant. She created online tools and systems that could be accessed globally. She streamlined processes and reduced our marketing overhead. She also transformed how we communicated. In addition to launching monthly national staff meetings and e-bulletins; she conducted communication training for our entire staff. We experienced a 30% increase in our client satisfaction rating in the area of communication the following year. If you want to grow and strengthen your organization you need Mary on your team.”

 Duane Cummings, Founder, A Sensational Life.

“When I met Mary I immediately saw the incredible value she could provide.  I have witnessed her effectiveness and the power of her content several times, most recently and impressively at this years 5th Annual WPN Conference. Mary took the stage on two occasions and held the audience spellbound. She provided a comprehensive and dynamic presentation, as well as an interactive exercise that “hit the nail on the head.” The results were immediate as attendees continued to actively and publicly use the information she provided throughout the remainder of the conference. She has proved herself to be a dynamic and entertaining speaker over and over again by using splashes of humor to hold the audiences attention and straight talk to wake you up and get you taking action. Her stage presence and easy style ring true with a wide demographic and make learning unfamiliar concepts simple and unforgettable. I would recommend Mary to anyone or any group who wish to learn new skills that will create life changing results.”

Magistrate Diane Kirigin, Florida Bar Leadership Team


“Mary was the Keynote Presenter at our leadership retreat and what a way to start our new year! Our goal was to enhance our ability to collaborate as a team. We learned so much about ourselves as well as our group dynamics. From managing our emotions to becoming more approachable—we broke through silos and communication barriers and grew together as a team and, the best part is, we had fun doing it. I’ve already recommended Mary to other organizations. Talk about experiential learning; this was fun, challenging and growth enhancing.”

Bernadette Bruce, Associate Director, Nova Southeastern University


“I was very fortunate to have spent two days with Mary at the Leadership Broward Class Retreat. She facilitated two programs for our class; The Mindful Leader and The Agile Leader. I was so impressed I invited her to facilitate a session with our Department at Nova Southeastern University. The goal of the session was to develop synergy among divisions to increase the effectiveness of the department as a whole. Our goal was accomplished in a short period of time thanks to her experiential style. We had fun, brainstormed, and developed plans and processes that are still in place today.”