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Mary Franz

Katy, TX, US
"I help my clients navigate the stress and overwhelm of the work and home environments, focus their strengths to make big things happen and feel confident so they know deep down I've got this!" Professional Certified Coach Mary Franz brings over 36 years of experience as a behavioral health specialist and critical incident responder to her coaching relationships. With a trusted ear, Mary works side by side with clients: *** A business client brainstorms ways to approach her business partner about an emotionally charged issue while structuring simple daily tasks with her bigger vision in sight. *** An entrepreneur who is excited about her growing business seeks relief with a non-business issue that requires some emotional savvy. She leaves with renewed focus for leveraging her strengths to manage the incident surrounding her overwhelming feelings and can now concentrate on her business. *** An online business owner quickly refocuses after sessions where he can safely and easily find kinks in his productivity armor so he can make tweaks to his habits and behaviors, gain more emotional energy and momentum each week. Coach Mary is helpful to clients because: * She is incredibly easy to talk to * Weird or uncomfortable emotional stuff is okay to talk about * Mental mangles or self-defeating talk can be sorted so you feel free * She is an accountability partner so you get things done and can enjoy time off * Relationship issues that have gotten messy can be cleaned up * Ideas for approaching difficult conversations are plentiful * Navigating conflict successfully is possible and feels energizing * Deeper, fundamental concerns that drive you are valuable assets * Sometimes you need to add more resources and stop burning yourself out * She gets the entrepreneur learning curve and can help you normalize stages * She asks how you can use your strengths to advance results and feel in control * She knows all beginnings are hard and is prepared to help you navigate * A sense of humor is fun and helps you feel less stressed * She shows up, asks some hard questions and cares that you get what you need You can have your successful business, relationships and dream life. Book with Mary. Lets get started.


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How To Say “NO” To Living Without Happiness Once And For All

Are you happy? Here’s popular author James Patterson’s story about what inspires and motivates him to write. I think it’s a story capturing happiness magnificently. I truly love writing. I sometimes think about my grandfather when I reflect on this. When I was a boy, I lived in a town on the Hudson River. During …Read More about How To Say “NO” To Living Without Happiness Once And For All

How To Perk Yourself Up By Using Your Strengths

Need a perk-me-up?  Feeling challenged by a relationship issue at home or work? Are you managing news of a company lay-off or your best friend’s decision to move out of state? Feeling stuck and uninspired personally? Experiencing bouts of overwhelm, resistance or confusion? Living is about navigating change, transitions, ups and downs in relationships and …Read More about How To Perk Yourself Up By Using Your Strengths

How Digging in the DIRT Grounds You (Pun Intended)

In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like DIRT.   –Margaret Atwood Connecting to Mother Earth is so good. All of us, no matter our backgrounds, social/financial status, station in life can welcome the crumbly soil between our fingers (and feet), digging in the dirt to plant a row of vegetable …Read More about How Digging in the DIRT Grounds You (Pun Intended)

How Saying “No” Is Good For Your Business

Do you relate? ==> A friend and colleague said she couldn’t do justice to more than one course at a time, so she was saying “no” to joining our group for another business course. ==> Another business owner in my building shared that she had decided to cut back (say “no”) on long office hours …Read More about How Saying “No” Is Good For Your Business

Why Self-Compassion Is Important, But Hard To Do

Are you like my client? She says: I’m so generous with others, quick to share compassion and protect my friends and loved ones from harsh judgments by themselves and others (a sibling who chooses to travel rather than go to college, a friend who leaves a good job to start a business which is floundering, …Read More about Why Self-Compassion Is Important, But Hard To Do

How to Move in Front of Adversity & Elevate Goodwill

Know what it’s like when — Things aren’t going as you planned Feelings of unwelcome take over Profound helplessness smothers hope Feeling betrayed, deeply offended, or just royally pissed when — Mocked by someone in a group meeting Called a vulgar name by someone online you’ve never met Ignored by others who watch, remain silent, …Read More about How to Move in Front of Adversity & Elevate Goodwill

How to Be Great at Learning and Living Life to the Fullest

I believe we have two lives. The life we learn with and the life we live with after that.  –from the movie, The Natural Life is one big (or small) lesson after another– a giant classroom. You’re the student, teacher, and proud (or concerned) parent/caretaker wrapped in one. (Ain’t it grand to be an adult with …Read More about How to Be Great at Learning and Living Life to the Fullest

How To Do What’s Hard, Shake Off Limitations & Succeed!

They say hard work never hurt anybody, but I figure why take the chance.   — Ronald Reagan Love this wry one-liner– thought about it all week. Since day 1 of school we’ve been sent off with some version of the message: Be good. Have fun. Work hard. And we did. And we do. But what …Read More about How To Do What’s Hard, Shake Off Limitations & Succeed!

Even More Insights for Keeping the Lid on Anger

Are you trigger-happy? Here’s a story my dad shared from his childhood: Setting: Early evening on the farm. Mother stirring pot on kitchen stove-top. Younger Dad (7 yrs. old) enters the  kitchen. 7 yr. old: “Mom—what’s for dinner?” Mom:  “Borscht,”  (a Russian soup made with beets, cabbage, onions, potatoes, carrots, and spices). 7 yr. old: …Read More about Even More Insights for Keeping the Lid on Anger

More Tips for Keeping the Lid on Anger

He is a fool who cannot be angry; but he is a wise man who will not.   — Benjamin Franklin Anger is a normal human emotion. Expressing, suppressing or calming are reasonable ways to manage your anger. Done well, they all help you keep the lid on anger or as Mr. Franklin says, makes you wise. …Read More about More Tips for Keeping the Lid on Anger

Tips for Keeping the Lid on Anger

How do you keep the lid of an old fashioned pressure cooker from exploding and spewing food all over the stovetop? You turn the heat off. Your anger, like the hissing sputtering pressure cooker, can be cooled off too by reducing the heat which keeps it at a dangerously rapid boil. Wherever YOU are there’s …Read More about Tips for Keeping the Lid on Anger

The Key to Success is Making a U-Turn

To get to your destination turn around and make a U-turn or as my Boston friends say: bang a uey. Ah– you’ve arrived. Are there U-Turns YOU can make along the way to professional and personal success? They aren’t on the original route when you started– those turnarounds– although you suspected the route may include …Read More about The Key to Success is Making a U-Turn

How to Reach Out for Joy by Being True to Yourself

Make this your first inventory of the new year. Why? Because the holiday rush and emotional high is over. As busy people with stressful (and exciting) home and work lives we can get caught up and lose ourselves in the throes of activity and expectations. To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying …Read More about How to Reach Out for Joy by Being True to Yourself

Building Resilience– 5 Tweaks to Recharge & Focus at Work and at Home

Are you challenged like my client? He wrote… [box] I need to be more motivated to not think about life when I am at work, and not think about work while I am at home.[/box] It’s frustrating because productivity at work and a successful private life (social, family, and personal attention) won’t happen if your …Read More about Building Resilience– 5 Tweaks to Recharge & Focus at Work and at Home

How Entrepreneurs Keep the Business Momentum Buzzing After the Initial Excitement Wanes

Many new entrepreneurs aren’t prepared for the natural drop of enthusiasm after signing on to a new business venture. There may be a realization that there will be a lot more time to wait before any money is received for all the hours of work. Or perhaps their best efforts to market to the customer’s need …Read More about How Entrepreneurs Keep the Business Momentum Buzzing After the Initial Excitement Wanes

8 Things Entrepreneurs Wish They Had Known When Starting Out

  Confucius says… Choose a job that you like, and you will never have to work a day in your life.  I haven’t met an entrepreneur yet who hesitates answering the question, What do you love about what you do? Things like…   Finding my own way Learning so much about myself and the people …Read More about 8 Things Entrepreneurs Wish They Had Known When Starting Out

How to Handle Disappointment Smoothly

This is your chance, you’ve prepared and you’ve got 15 minutes to wow them… So, the committee hears your demonstration, your “pitch” for the project and you know, deep inside, it wasn’t your best. You hear the critical chatter inside your head saying, “you forgot  this… you spent too much time on that …and why did you …Read More about How to Handle Disappointment Smoothly