Mary Anne is an author, motivational speaker, coach, trainer and organization/management development professional who is skilled in group dynamics, consultation and facilitation. She specializes in the areas of leadership, communications and executive coaching, change management and career transition and has experience in the Financial Services, Telecommunications, public utilities, insurance, retail and healthcare industries, numerous government agencies, non-profit organizations and academia. As someone who has always had a keen and sincere interest in the development of human resources, Mary Anne’s personal motto is “committed to the extraordinary.” As a result, she remains “in touch” with the most current and most provocative issues relative to American business today. She is a determined individual and is committed to giving any project she is involved with one hundred percent of her talents and energies. She thrives on being in front of groups of people as they experience their learning, growth and development. Her philosophy “learning should be fun” is successfully integrated into her personal and professional life. Mary Anne holds a Master’s of Science Degree in Organization Development from the American University/National Training Laboratories program in Washington, DC. Additionally, she holds the National Training Laboratories Certificate for Organization Development and is certified to administer the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator. As a result of more than twenty years of experience in various Fortune 500 Companies, she has a broad background in the area of organization development consulting and training. Her experience ranges from resource development and evaluation to program development and delivery. Her first book, Power vs. Perception: Ten Characteristics of Self-Empowerment for Women is currently in the final editing stages and should be available for purchase Third Quarter 2013. She is an engaging and energetic speaker who inspires her audiences through her own personal experiences combined with her commitment to excellence and professional expertise. Before becoming an independent consultant, Mary Anne was an Assistant Vice President of Training and Development in the Financial Services Industry as well as a Training Specialist for AT&T in their School of Business and Technology. In both roles she performed consulting services for clients and developed interventions based on their individual organizational needs. She managed curricula and all career development and mentoring programs, delivered leadership, management development and skill development courses to employees at all levels of the organization and selected outside customers. The skill areas addressed by these courses included leadership, communications, diversity, managing people, managing work, team building, self-management and career development. In addition, Mary Anne is an Adjunct Professor at Passaic County Community College where she teaches a class on Public Speaking as well as an Adjunct Professor of Management at Fairleigh Dickinson University where she taught a graduate level course on managing change. She has also held the title of Senior Director of Human Resources at The Professional Service Group at the NJ Department of Labor. Some of her clients include: Lucent Technologies, Public Service Enterprise Group, The State of New Jersey, The US Department of Labor and Fifth Third Bank. She has executive experience from the Executive Branch of Government as a Member of the Borough Council for the Borough of South Plainfield. During her three-year elected term, she held two appointments: -Economic Develop Committee Chairperson: Member of Planning Board, Liaison to Land Management Committee, Business Persons’ Association and Business Person’s Advisory Group. -Public Safety Committee Chairperson: Police Commissioner, Fire Commissioner, Liaison to Rescue Squad, Emergency Management Department, Municipal Court, and Code Enforcement Office.