Empower Your Employees and Your Organization

2X TEDx presenter, award winning author, humorist and podcast host, Mary Fran Bontempo, has been writing, speaking and enlightening audiences for over 30 years. With wit and humor, she delivers a message that will inspire followers to gain control of their self-talk, re-focus, re-energize, and grab their share of joy as they meet life’s challenges head on.

A former newspaper columnist, Mary Fran did some reinventing in her writing life; that’s when she created Not Ready for Granny Panties, starting with a blog, then books, and finally a lifestyle. The reinvention proved that life offers opportunities at every turn and small changes can yield big results. Plus, there’s fun to be had in the process, which Mary Fran shares with audiences eager to learn how to remain relevant and enjoy life in a rapidly changing world.

Audiences embrace Mary Fran’s life-changing message, which is punctuated with personal anecdotes and laughter.

Mary Fran relates to adults and students alike, and by redefining your “dirty words” and offering a new set of “commandments,” she will energize your organization to move towards personal and professional success with a healthy dose of wit and wisdom on the side! Click HERE to learn why you should hire Mary Fran for your next event.

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Featured Speaker

TEDx Lehigh U
TEDx Loyola University
Arcadia University
Atlanta’s Audio Dust Jacket Radio
Be the Talk Podcast Radio
BEN FM Philadelphia Radio
Blog Talk Radio
Bucks County Community College
Delaware Valley College
EmCare Physician Services
EOFire Podcast with John Lee Dumas
GNPCC Women in Business Conference
Lessons in Joyful Living Radio
Mercer County College
NATCAP Society of Government Meeting Professionals
NJ Assoc. of School Librarians
Pearl Buck International
Penn Suburban Women’s Network
Polka Dot Powerhouse
Sisters U
Soroptimist International
Society of Professional Women
Temple University
The Big Talk Podcast
The Creative Giant Show
The Great Girlfriends Podcast
The Sophia Group
The Wellness Journey Radio
Victorious Women Gala
Voice of Business Radio
Women’s Business Forum
Women of Willow Grove
Women to Watch Media
Women’s Summit on Entrepreneurship
WWDB-AM Philadelphia
Among Others

Available For

Corporate Events
Women’s Programs
General Sessions
Breakout Sessions
Small Business Meetings
Non-Profit Events

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Corporate, Association & Group Programs

Recommended for business organizations, women’s groups, health conferences, book clubs and conferences on aging. (All content is available in presentation, workshop, lunch and learn, and breakout session formats and is customized to your group demographic.)

Leadership and Your Inner Monologue: Harnessing the Power of Self-Talk
Your self-talk is where your life starts, yet our self-talk is often our worst enemy. We are intelligent, we are professional, we are impactful. But that voice in our heads can be ready to trip us up at any moment. Clean up and redefine the internal language that sabotages the path to personal and professional success. Healthy wisdom and wit to tame the self-talk beast.  A perfect topic for any professional.

The 15 Minute Master
You’ve heard, “Take it one day at a time.” Yet hectic lives and an exponentially changing world can make planning and producing for an entire day nearly impossible. But 15 minutes? That we can do. This powerful program teaches audiences how to focus intentionally on the next 15 minutes, leading to increased productivity, success and happiness, accomplishing more and finding balance in every day.

Lose Control and Take Command of Your Life
Sometimes, the best way to be productive is to lose control. Find out how doing less and surrendering to your loss of control allows you to accomplish more, leading to surprising opportunities. Intentionally doing the “wrong” thing and embracing “ignorance” can lead you to the life you never knew you wanted. Learn to lose control and find your way to success.

The Power of Reinvention
Occasionally, life throws a curve ball. Whether it’s a job loss, a troubled child, an empty nest, or just the need for a change, reinvention is a necessity—and a game changer. Learn to hit the curve ball and get back on base by utilizing the power of reinvention through challenging times and beyond.

Are We Having Fun, Yet?
Studies show the importance of fun and play to a healthy lifestyle. Yet most of us are too busy for fun, let alone adventure. Learn to find fun and adventure in your daily life experiences, leading to a happier, healthier, more productive you. Pretty soon, you’ll find your grin again!

Who Is That Woman in the Mirror?
When you’re last on your own list, you usually look it. Self-care is not only physical, but mental and emotional. Learn how to put yourself on a pedestal and “idolize” you, making your health and yes, appearance, a priority in your own life. With a few simple tweaks and some TLC, you’ll soon recognize yourself again!

Student and Teen Programs

(Content can be altered to suit group demographic)

Finding Yourself in a Noisy World

Today’s students are under assault. Whether it’s the media, technology or their own peers, the pressure to be what everyone else wants is unrelenting. In this humor-filled program, students learn how to:

  • “Ignore More” and know when and why to unplug from technology
  • “Be Conspicuous” and decide who they are and want to be
  • “Scare Thyself” and discover how pushing through fear leads to confidence and opportunity