A little more about 
my philosophy
Core belief: when you simplify down, you get to the root of every challenge.
Mary Baird
A little more about 
my philosophy
Core belief: when you simplify down, you get to the root of every challenge.
There’s something about Mary

Through my work in the last 20 years, I’ve learned a thing or two about simplifying.

As a professional speaker and corporate trainer, I create transformative learning experiences that spark true employee engagement. That’s a fancy way of saying…

I help teams to build work environments that don’t suck.

My passion is to help you and your people unlock the answers from within by learning how to become a Simplifier in the workplace. When this happens, you’ll find that your teams will work better together, cross-functionally and will begin to foster a real sense of belonging in your company’s culture that is undeniable.

I promise to bring laughter and simple, practical “gotta try this” ideas in my talks and interactive workshops that will leave your people buzzing with inspiration.

Based in Frisco, Texas and willing to travel all across the US and the world for your next event, either in-person or virtual.

Versatile style

Writing Workshops
Q&A Lectures
Pecha Kucha
Fireside chats
Podcast interviews
Moderating Panel Discussions
Facilitating Roundtable Discussions

Timeless topics

Time Management
Simplified Self-Care
Goal Setting + Vision Casting
Creating a Culture of Belonging

Topics that I love to simplify
  • How to prioritize tasks/projects and focus on what matters

  • How to reduce the NOISE around you, to gain focus and stay on track

  • How to run super effective and efficient team meetings

Goal setting +
vision casting
  • How to set your own Individual Development Plan

  • How to set your team + departmental goals

  • For both... gaining buy-in, defining resources/support, and setting up accountability

  • How to look after yourself when working in a fast-paced, ever-changing work environment

  • How to set healthy boundaries and maintain a thriving team vibe

  • How to spot burnout and what to do about it

Creating a culture
of belonging
  • How to bring teams together, cross-functionally and break down silos

  • How to build communities, internally as employee resource groups

  • How to boost employee engagement through team events and outings with a limited budget

Let’s connect!

Book a speaker who delivers. Someone who brings true value to your next training event or conference and someone that your attendees will talk about for years to come.

Intrigued? Let’s have a chat. I’d love to learn more about your event’s goals & objectives to see if I may be of service to you.

Let’s set up a complimentary 25-min video chat to learn more and connect.

You might have seen me at

Ithaca College
IBTM Barcelona
Mom 2.0 Summit

Austin Woman Magazine Summit
The Special Event Conference
Be Sage Conference
The Knot Workshop
Podcast Movement
Tech Nottingham
Ethical Hour