MARY FRAN BONTEMPO is a speaker, author, and humorist who teaches audiences to control their most powerful influence: Self-Talk. Author of The Woman’s Book of Dirty Words, and Not Ready for Granny Panties—The 11 Commandments for Avoiding Granny Panties, Mary Fran proves small changes in self-talk yield big life changes, allowing individuals to be positive, productive and vital in a rapidly changing world.
A Huffington Post and Thrive Global contributor, and columnist for multiple online sites, Mary Fran inspires and motivates followers to tame the self-talk beast, reminding them to find joy along the way. After thirty years’ experience as owner of a full-service recruiting firm, and finding herself in the middle of a perfect life storm—turning 50, a crashing economy, and most devastating, a son battling heroin addiction—Mary Fran created the blog, Not Ready for Granny Panties, later growing as a motivational speaker as her writing was increasingly in demand. A frequent media guest and speaker, audiences delight in her empowering and entertaining message. Find her at www.maryfranbontempo.com.
“People look for retreats for themselves, in the country, by the coast, or in the hills . . . There is nowhere that a person can find a more peaceful and trouble-free retreat than in his own mind. . . . So constantly give yourself this retreat, and renew yourself.”
- MARCUS AURELIUS