The reason I started THRIVE was because I kept hearing things like: "They don't care about me at work, why should I care about them;" or "It's just a job, I live for the weekend;" or "I had to quit, that place was sucking the life out of me."

The people who said these things were making a good wage with benefits; but something was missing. Something was wrong. Something needed to change.

Fall PicFor the past 30+ years, I have worked in various capacities that support and develop the people in organizations. I knew that I wanted to find a way to help people have more positive work experiences.

I have developed strategies, tools, processes and programs to help organizations maximize their culture initiatives, to help them better understand the changing needs of their team members, and to help them increase engagement and retention.

I enjoy working together with the team members, engaging them in the process, and promoting trust and accountability that will ensure continued success.

Previous experience includes: Human Resources & Business Operations Management, People Development & Training, Leadership Assessment, Marketing/Branding & Customer Engagement

Community Involvement:
Big Sister with Big Brothers/Big Sisters of NE Wisconsin
Alzheimer's Association fundraising events
Provide marketing assistance to Prevent Suicide Fox Cities
Previous member of Golden House Fundraising Committee
Previous Co-coordinator for Greater GB Figure Skating Club Learn to Skate Program


"Mary easily brought everyone into the conversations and included their input on everything that was accomplished." - Superintendent, Government

"Thank you for all the time and effort you have put into helping us get going in the right direction." - Board Member, Nonprofit

"I can personally say Mary's approach and interaction really brought out the best of all of our team members. We thoroughly enjoyed working with Mary and realize how truly valuable her skills and assets are to an organization seeking to build a culture of trust and integrity. It's my absolute pleasure to recommend Mary." - Director, Government

"I have worked with and known Mary for over 10 years. She has a background in and has had leadership roles in Human Resources and Business Management. She has extensive and diverse knowledge and skills that would benefit any organization and will always put what is best for a business and the team members first. Without hesitation, I would recommend Mary to any organization looking to grow and improve." - Kevin S.

"Thank you for all your hard work, passion and ideas for making us a better company. You went above and beyond." - Steve H.

"Thanks big time for your leadership and dedication as we worked through an important transition." - Tom G.