The world is changing. It’s impossible to ignore. And as this change forges ahead with or without our permission, the most important decision we now face as individuals, leaders and members of communities is how we choose to participate in this change. Today more than ever there is an opportunity for pragmatic idealists to explore, find, and implement solutions to the complex situations faced by our global community; complex situations including cultural change, global conflict, ethical leadership, community management and even our own personal understanding of death and spirituality. The way ahead is challenging. There is hard work to be done, but there is also the opportunity for great transformation.
I invite you to join me. Saying yes to this transformation means committing to a different way, one that focuses on our intellectual, emotional, and social/spiritual capacity, and ultimately one where all of us will be much more likely to live and die fulfilled, satisfied, in peace and complete.
Mary’s four pillars
of global transformation:
Since 1995 Mary has been delivering world-class leadership and organizational development programs in public, private and not-for-profit organisations across sectors. She specializes in working with business, spiritual and political leaders in countries emerging out of violent conflict.
In her book, The Final Act of Grace, Mary shares her personal account of life, death, love and grief. With courage and candour she delves into the discomfort of our darkest moments, braving our death-phobic culture to take readers on a journey of how to master a peaceful death.
Mary has been a lifelong activist for peace since visiting the Hiroshima Bomb Peace Park as a sixteen-year-old student. Today, as The Global Head of Strategy for The Business Plan for Peace headed by Dr Scilla Elworthy, Mary continues her commitment to building a world without war.
Clients Mary has worked with include:
On the 9th August Mary’s book, The Final Act of Grace, Mastering a Peaceful Death, was launched in Mary’s home town of Hobart, Tasmaniaread more
Podcast Series: The Writing Journey Behind The Final Act of Grace Every two weeks, for the next 12 weeks, we will be releasing a short podcast that relates to Mary's book; The Final Act of Grace. The podcasts will follow a variety of themes. All podcasts have been...read more
Each week for the next 6 weeks, we will be releasing a new podcast. These will feature a range of topics linked to Love, Life, Leadership and the Spirit of all things. The podcasts were recorded during the launch of the Final Act of Grace. They feature six different...read more
During Mary’s time with us, I watched CPCS staff grow into a unified, cohesive team that mutually supports one another in all fields of our work, enhancing our organizational capacity. Her leadership training left me confidant that our team will continued to shine on, building upon the foundation of core values and ultimately pushing the organization to higher standards. There is no doubt that we are a more effective and grounded organization for it. I hope one day she will return to Siem Reap to witness all the good work Impact Solutions International has generated here. Until then, we remain committed to growing and strengthening CPCS on the foundations she has helped us build.Emma Leslie, Executive Director