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Mary  LoVerde

Mary LoVerde

Expert on Life Balance


For fifteen years, as a busy mother with a demanding career on the faculty of the University of Colorado School of Medicine and Director of the Hypertension Research Center, Mary LoVerde tried the ‘superperson’ route –and failed. Struggling valiantly to keep up, she turned to time management, prioritizing, delegating and simplifying. Yet, she continued to feel overwhelmed and torn apart. One day, while furiously working away at her computer and shouting at the kids to keep their distance, she realized a startling fact. In her zeal to get everything done, she had become disconnected -- from her family, from her work and from the person she was and wanted to be. LoVerde adopted a new life motto: When you can’t keep up, CONNECT.                        Read More >

A dynamic international speaker, consultant and writer, LoVerde is President of Life Balance, Inc. a company devoted to spreading the message of finding balance through connection. She speaks to diverse audiences across the country and also shares her empowering strategies with dozens of major corporations including AT&T, Merck and Company, Proctor and Gamble, Discover Card, Hallmark, Lucent Technologies and the Mayo Clinic.                     

Author of Stop Screaming at the Microwave! How to Connect Your Disconnected Life and contributor to the best-selling inspirational collections, Chocolate for a Woman’s Soul and Chocolate for a Woman’s Heart, LoVerde has touched many readers with her stories –including her gift of a "Memory Jar," filled with handwritten reminiscences to her mother. She presents a wealth of uplifting insights and innovative ideas for taking small steps in the right direction for a less stressful, more satisfying life.                     

Inspired by her mother, who was separated from her sisters and put into foster care at the age of nine, LoVerde is the national spokesperson for Camp to Belong, which reunites brothers and sisters placed in different foster homes for events of fun, emotional empowerment and sibling connection. LoVerde makes time to share family meals (though she hates to cook and considers pizza today’s pot roast), establish new family rituals (like feasting on gourmet takeout and singing carols by candlelight on Christmas Eve), and cheering each other on and laughing together –even when she’s on the road and far from their home. Read Less ^

Speech Topics

I Used to Have a Handle on Life But it Broke

You’ve organized, prioritized, and delegated. You’ve made friends, linked in and have klout. You’re a veteran of the time-management wars, fighting for the life-balance ideal – and you’re losing! In this humorous and fast-paced presentation, you’ll learn a new work-life balance approach. You’ll leave armed with “works in real life” ideas for staying connected to what matters most.

The Elusive Work-Life Balance: What's In It For Business?

Emerging research from neuroscience and economics show that the link between a thriving workforce and better business performance is absolutely clear: Happy employees scored three times higher in productivity, sales, and creativity, and felt ten times more engaged. But leaders’ plates are full. Who has time to make people happy? In this fun, interactive session you’ll learn strategies to enhance your own work-life balance and feel more energy at both home and office.

The Invitation: When You Are Ready To Take Your Next Step

Do you believe there’s more to life- and just aren’t sure how to move forward? In this interactive session you’ll explore what’s holding you back and receive valuable lessons to help you lead the life you want now…not someday. If you are ready to quit what’s not working and kick-start what does then take your next step and say yes to The Invitation.

Stress & Work-Life Balance: I Used To Have a Handle On Life, But It Broke

At work, are you thinking about family responsibilities… and at home, are you thinking about work responsibilities? If so, join the club. In this interactive program Mary facilitates a fascinating exploration of how women can create connection while addressing multiple demands. You’ll love her stories of women just like you who have learned how to honor their different roles with strategies that keep you focused on what’s most important, even when you have a dozen things to do, yesterday.

Leadership/Career Development: Ready To Take Your Next Step

In a research study of thousands of business leaders,* women outscored men in all but ONE of the 16 leadership competencies. What was it? “Develops a Strategic Perspective.” More men than women focus on developing skills and relationships that support their success. In this high-content program, you’ll get clear about what you want and what you need to quit in order to advance your career and develop an improved strategic perspective. There’s no reason we can’t make it 16 out of 16.

Stop Screaming at the Microwave!: How to Connect Your Disconnected Life

Keeping Your Life in Balance When Cloning Yourself Won't Work

Books & Media


Stop Screaming at the Microwave