Mary Nestor is a communications expert, award-winning speaker, business consultant, coach and author who works with corporations, executives, leaders and managers who want to stop wasting time, money, talent and opportunities. Mary brings her message, “Say It Now! Say It Right” to large and small companies struggling with how to easily communicate the tough (and tender) messages in any situation. Her presentations, keynotes, consulting and writing are filled with her real-world experience as a communications and management professional, and consultant to Fortune 500 companies and small businesses in the public, private and non-profit sectors.
Mary talked her way into a her first management position, unaware that the job required speaking and making presentations at Executive Committee meetings. Forced to face her worst fears, she signed up for the Dale Carnegie Course on Human Relations and Public Speaking. Mary finished the course, winning top honors and found her voice and passion for speaking and training.
A move South, gave Mary the opportunity to begin what would be a 20-year career as a motivational speaker, management consultant, business writer, and seminar leader, specializing in communications, leadership, motivation, workplace engagement, change management and process consulting. After 9/11, she took an opportunity as Director of Human Resources for Daufuskie Island Resort and Spa, and spent the next 14 years alternating between consulting, speaking and leading seminars in the U.S. and the U.K. as President of MJN Consulting, and a Human Resources Executive in corporations and non-profits.
Originally from the Midwest, Mary now lives in Savannah GA. When she's not writing or speaking or leading seminars, she sings with the Savannah Philharmonic Chorus and the Cathedral Choir of St. John the Baptist Cathedral in Savannah. She runs an occasional 5K, bikes or walks the trails on Skidaway Island, spends time on the beach on Hilton Head Island, and loves spending time with her family in Atlanta, GA and Jacksonville, FL
Mary's book, "SAY IT NOW! SAY IT RIGHT! Tips to Handle the Tough (And Tender) Conversations In Any Business and Life Situation," was released by Motivational Press October 27, 2016. Her second book is due for release by Motivational Press in 2018.
Listen to Mary on Business Innovators Radio
Her articles have appeared in business/professional magazines, the Savannah Morning News, and on the Web. Her team building exercise, “Life Links,” was featured in Training and Development Magazine, and has been used by NASA, Western Michigan University, Georgia Power Company, SEDA, Coach, Inc., and many other organizations.
She is a member of the National Speakers Association and Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM). MJNH Consulting is a certified M/WBE with the City of Savannah, Georgia, and Chatham County, Georgia.
All the feedback from the participants…was outstanding. Your ability to keep the group engaged and participating added to the learning process and really made the workshops enjoyable.
- NutraSweet Company
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