As a professional speaking coach, Mary Anne Dorward has helped hundreds of people give powerful and winning presentations. Her clients include politicians, CEOs, sports celebrities and humanitarians. 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 has helped businesspeople across the country sharpen their ability to speak both strategically and authentically to their many different audiences: clients, investors, board members, employees and the media. Committed to being a force of positive influence for the greater good, Mary Anne has coached leaders in the not-for-profit community, not only helping organizations gain visibility but also to raise millions of dollars.
But a commitment to making the world a better place doesn’t mean Mary Anne only takes high-profile clients; just the opposite. She knows that the most important speech many of us give is a toast at a wedding, a eulogy, or for a dinner with friends. Mary Anne delights in working on projects of all scales, helping everyday speeches become extraordinary ones.
More than just a speaking coach, Mary Anne loves her Specialized Roubaix road bike, playing tennis and taking art classes. She is fluent in Spanish and is an avid international traveler.
“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
“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