Motivational Speaker, Personal Development and Leadership Coach
You CAN make a difference in the world by sharing your unique strengths, skills and talents!
+Are you ready to...
+ achieve a specific or professional goal?
+ improve your personal effectiveness?
+ uncover your full potential and strengths?
+ increase your resiliency amidst change?
+ create a healthier work/life balance?
As a Personal Development and Leadership Coach, Mary works with executives, emerging leaders, professionals and practitioners, and individuals looking to maximize their strengths and build their skills to achieve a variety of personal and/or professional goal(s). Through positive support, skill identification,
resiliency training, feedback and reflection, clients have been able to increase their personal performance while building an effective plan of action to flourish in their life's work. Individual consulting sessions are available and flexible to meet your schedule. Contact us for additional information and available dates!
THE REFLECTIVE PROFESSIONAL - Motivational Presentation
Employee Development Workshops, Executive Seminars
"An excellent presentation on a much needed practice to be used by leaders and front line personnel alike! Loved Mary's perspective sense of humor and her trademark "rally meets reality" approach. She's a real gem!, great speaker! Strategic Planning Executives Group, Midwest Region.
What is a Reflective Practice? Reflective Practice is to understand, evaluate and interpret events and experiences in which we are involved as a means to enhance our leadership skills, self-development and professional performance.
In this presentation, Mary provides information on how
Through critical reflection, we can question our routine, convenient, everyday practices and ask questions about what really does and doesn’t work on the job and in our professional lives. Through Reflective Practice we can challenge some of our deeper social and cultural thoughts, feelings and reactions, or what Hillier (2002) calls our ‘taken for granted assumptions’. Critical reflection within our Reflective Practice is about challenging and testing what you do and being prepared to act on the results. (Crawley 2005).
Reflective Practice quicken's a leader's response. One becomes acutely aware of what steps to take to attain the most effective outcome. This new practice should be a part of ever leader's daily routine!
About Mary Vidas,
Besides her work as a Certified Celebrant and Licensed Officiant in service to the community, Mary's background includes 20 years serving in executive and leadership roles in the public and nonprofit arena, as well as, faith-based organizations. Mary assists start-up organizations and companies in developing strategic plans aimed at maximizing their potential and success. As a consultant, Mary has worked closely with Fortune 500 organizations and private businesses in leadership and talent development, change management and transitional planning,organizational vitality and community engagement.
A recognized educator, Mary teaches Leadership and Reflective Practice at the University of Minnesota and is a frequent guest lecturer and presenter speaking to students, corporations, nonprofits and faith based organizations on this important topic.
Mary holds a Master's degree in Leadership Development and Nonprofit/Public Administration from the Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs (University of Minnesota) and is a former Arthur Naftalin Award Scholar for her community engagement and governance contributions. Recently Mary was nationally recognized as among the Top 100 Strategic Planning Professionals and her role as Mentor and Leadership Development Coach. Additional work and background can be found at www.mcvidasassociates.com.
If you are interested in having Mary speak at your next gathering, workshop or conference, please use our Live Chat feature, inquiry form or call 651-303-6005.
We are also happy to provide additional information on our Life Quest Coaching, Leadership and the Reflective Professional Programs!
SPECIAL RATES APPLY - Natural Blessings' Life Quest Program
awaits those who are ready to take up the quest for their life's work.
The first step on this journey is to determine the direction you want your life to take! (Zen & the Art of Making a Living, Boldt, L).
Are you looking for a personal 'dream keeper'? Someone who will encourage you along life's journey? As part of our Life Quest Program, you are invited to explore several key landmarks that will help you get your bearings, clarify your values, identify your skills and talents, and develop specific objectives and action steps to successfully accomplish your goal.
Program length can be customized based on initial consultation with client and goal determination. Subsequent consultations available in 30 minute and 60 minute increments.
Convenient On-line Coaching is available as well as In-Person Consultation! Contact us to learn more about this valued program!