Mary, Principal of TrueRes (True Resilience) Solutions has over 20 years of experience working on major projects ranging from $500K to $5.4+ billion and has often seen businesses get their projects and ideas easily stalled or derailed, simply due to one thing – failure to communicate with influence.
Mary teaches effective verbal, non-verbal & written communication skills that influence decision-makers to action; turns difficult people into advocates; and enables businesses to leverage time, money, and resources that help fast track them to success.
Mary has held national and state-wide roles that have included resolving ‘sticky problems’ quickly in 24/7 environments, facilitating critical meetings and workshops to gain project buy-in from CEOs, to smoothing over ‘hot’ issues with grassroots businesses and communities. She now teaches or shows businesses how to avoid or minimise risks in the first place with her ‘Show Me/Don’t Tell Me’ and Get Sh*t Done methods which include how to identify who the decision-makers and influencers are who can make or break your project.
Passionate about personal and professional development, Mary has been a Board Director with the International Association of Business Communicators (in VIC and QLD) and has all necessary tertiary and industry certifications under her belt. Mary also mentors QUT students and emerging leaders, preparing, and arming them for the future of work and business, so that they thrive in a constantly changing marketplace.
Areas of Expertise:
- Strategic Stakeholder & Community Engagement
- Strategic Communications
- Project Management
- Crisis Management
- Facilitator (online / face-to-face)