About Mary Anne

Mary Anne Dorward

Mary Anne Dorward, PCC, is a speaker, author, coach, blogger, award-winning radio host and cancer survivor. She is committed to being a positive influence in the lives, organizations and companies she touches through her speaking and writing. Mary Anne has helped hundreds of people give powerful and winning presentations. Her clients include CEOs, politicians, non-profit leaders, humanitarians and college students looking for their first internships and jobs.

Mary Anne has helped business people around the world sharpen their ability to speak both strategically and authentically to their many different audiences–clients, investors, board members, employees, and the media. She has coached leaders in both the business and the not-for-profit communities to help them both gain visibility and raise millions of dollars.

“Without a doubt, working with Mary Anne is the best thing I have EVER done. It will transform not only your work, but also your life.”
– Anne Buckner, Founding Member of Washington Women’s Foundation

A member of the National Speakers Association, Mary Anne has addressed hundreds of groups and delivers entertaining, educational and inspirational keynote speeches around the world.

Mary Anne is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, and a veteran of the entertainment industry with professional acting experience on stage, television and radio since she was seventeen.

She is the author of the inspirational book series, Words to Thrive By, which includes:

Survive To Thrive: 11 Keys To Unlock Your Thriving Life [Due out: January 2018; click here to be notified]

Words To Thrive By: Powerful Stories of Courage and Hope [Buy It Now on Amazon]

“Mary Anne’s brilliance and zest for life comes through in the words in this dynamic book: ‘ Words are alive and powerful. The right word at the right moment can change anything…’ It is a book of authenticity filled with soulful stories and reflections. I recommend it highly!”
– Gretchen Schodde, MN, ARNP, FNP-BC, Founder of Harmony Hill Retreat Center on Hood Canal

Footprints in Ecuador: Words To Thrive By For World Travelers [Buy It Now on Amazon]

“As you read Mary Anne’s extra-ordinary stories, life-changing adventures and pivotal moments that changed the trajectory of her life again and again, you can feel your own heart melting open, surrendering itself to more fully receive love and embrace the very pulse of Life. It is one thing to be inspired by another’s words, but wholly another to be changed by them. Allow this book to minister to your very soul. Allow it to change you. Be renewed and exhilarated by the vibration of love, reverence, awe and deep gratitude that rolls off of its pages.”
– Debrena Jackson Gandy, National Best-Selling Author of Sacred Pampering Principles: An African-American Woman’s Guide to Self-care and Inner Renewal

Mary Anne lives in Oceania and is an avid kite boarder, international traveler and tapioca pudding lover. You can learn more about Mary Anne at her website here: http://www.maryannedorward.com

“Authenticity is a strong taskmaster. I deeply value Mary Anne Dorward’s integrity and honesty. Mary Anne is an insightful and powerful person. She is an inspirational guide for all of us.”
– James R. Harvey, Founder and President, Opus 111 Group

Mary Anne's Recent Posts


ABUNDANCE: Where Spiritual Programs Go Wrong

Do you feel like everywhere you look these days that spirituality has become a “marketing trap?” The current hawking of spirituality as a product and promise of “an even more perfect life” is particularly troublesome when the program or the person promises something they cannot, and never really intended to deliver. Yet people continue to […]

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