Communications, leadership, workplace and interpersonal relationships, Issues for women over 60; relationships, health, self-esteem, confidence, lifestyle, career and self-fulfillment. Family and children/grandchildren situations. Dealing with breakups; divorce, new relationships, and online dating. Mary has over 24 years’ experience as an author, freelance writer, ghost writer; speech coach, executive coach. Columnist, blogger, feature writer, technical writer and interviewer on business, management, careers, success and motivation. She is an accomplished motivational and business speaker, seminar leader and facilitator, with the ability to work with all levels to improve productivity and performance for organizations, and motivate individuals to achieve personal and professional success.
Leadership,entrepreneurship, working from home, communications (dealing with stress and difficult situations both business and professional), living single after 60, relationships, living healthy, self-confidence and self-esteem, finding real joy and purpose in your life.
Industries: Hospitality, Banking, Medical, Home-Business, Consulting, Entrepreneurship, Creative Arts, Non-Profits, Hotels/Resorts, Human Resources, Career Development
Mary attended several universities and colleges while working full-time, including Marquette University, Indiana University, Maryland State University, Montgomery College (Maryland) and Diablo Valley College (Pleasanton, CA). She completed her B.S.B.A degree at Washington Adventist University (then Columbia Union College) in 1991.
Mary works with a wide variety of organizations, Fortune 500 companies, associations and non-profits with over 25 years of experience as a consultant, coach, trainer, speaker and facilitator. Her focus is on communications, leadership, personal and professional development, she blends her in-the-trenches experience with insight gained as a business owner, consultant and coach to her writing, blogging, video and media presentations.
Mary is the expert on planning for career success, dynamic resume writing, confident interviewing, and managing a life of career changes in uncertain times. With over 25 years as a senior human resources professional and as a successful entrepreneur working with clients and contractors, she brings her invaluable mix of real-life experience and certification as a SHRM-SCP to all her writing, speaking, coaching and consulting projects.
Mary has worked with major health care facilities in the State of Georgia, including the Medical College of Georgia and University Hospital in Augusta, GA, designing and delivering management and supervisory training programs and as a conference speaker. She was a state conference keynote speaker for the National Associate for Occupational Health Nurses in five states. She has written health-related articles for Livestrong.com and other websites (under Mary Nestor-Harper.) One of her passions is how to manage stress in the workplace and as a solopreneur working from home.
Mary's blog posts have appeared in a variety of online sites as well as her website. Topics focus on the workplace, careers, communications, leadership, work and life balance and topics for women business owners.
Mary has written hundreds of articles for a wide variety of clients on diverse topics. She began as a columnist for a business magazine on quality management, leadership and communications, and has extensive experience as a newspaper feature writer, interviewer, short-form articles and "how-to" instructional articles.