Her full name is Mary Manin Morrissey. Unlike my other articles that evaluate more what a tool can do for you and which services/products and features are offered, I have to start this review with “Why can Mary Morrissey do something for you”.
You will read about her accolades, background, how she became filthy rich (and poor and rich again) and offered services later. In the case of this special Lady I have to put the soft skills first.
Tough with a great good heart
Real (nothing sneaky, salesy about her)
Analytic and intelligent
She is like a firm handshake. But let´s hear it from her friend, Bob Proctor, who might find an other expression than “like a firm handshake”.
Mary Morrissey is a life coach, motivational speaker, and bestselling author for over three decades now. Mary also holds a degree in counseling psychology.
Her current company, Life Mastery Institute offers several bestselling programs we will look into in a bit.
Her achievements include:
Three speaker gigs from the United Nations as the National Co-Chair for “A Season for Non-Violence”
While representing the Association for Global New Thought, Mary achieved her personal dream. In three week-long meetings, she had the chance to spend time and exchange thoughts with His Holiness, The Dalai Lama. They were discussing matters of the world and meditating.
She met with Nelson Mandela to discuss significant international issues the world is facing.
Author of several books, 2 of which are bestsellers.
The full list of achievements would be very long, I picked out the ones that excited me most.
Living Enrichment Center
At an early age, Mary Morrissey had the chance to prove to herself and the world that she can achieve greatness even beyond her wildest dreams. And that she is able to handle a setback. She says about herself:
Among all of my achievements and degrees in higher learning, my favorites are the two black belts I have earned, one in Success and the other in Failure.
While Mary has operated many companies I think that this project is noteworthy as it shows her colors AND includes a scandal. And we all love to hear about a great scandal, right?
In 1974, Mary, together with her husband at that time, founded a church called “The Truth Center” out of her living room. As the church was not successful, in 1979 she started touring and offered self-development classes to churches around the States.
In 1980, she founded another church and called it “Living Enrichment Center”. At one point, they had their own book store on the church grounds as well as a kindergarten, retreat center, outreach television ministry and even an elementary school.
The Namaste Retreat and Conference Center was started 1994. The most famous retreat leaders were probably Deepak Chopra, Wayne Dyer, Jean Housten and Arun Gandhi.
Under the brand “The Life Key” Mary (and her second husband) marketed audio tapes and videos. It was a million dollar business, the church had 4000 regional and 10.000 countrywide members.
That project ended when in 2004 Mary was sued for unpaid loans. Also, the personal finances were not separated from the church and many loans were made personally to Mary. The debt sum was totaling more than $ 20 million.
When in 2005 Mary´s husband at the time, Edward Morrisey, plead guilty to the charge of money laundry and soliciting $ 10.7 million in loans he was put in jail. Mary, who claimed that her husband handled the financial issues, did not get jail time and just had to pay a fourth of her earning until the debt was paid or for 20 years – whatever came first.
I feel this is enough information to describe her energy, ability to recover from setbacks and phoenix-like abilities and it is time to move on to her current project. To fall that hard you have to have climed that high.
And right away she climbed up Mt Success again:
Life Mastery Insitute
Mary is the founder and owner of this institute that offers life coach certification programs as well as coaching and training for individuals.
This short clip self help vs shelve help gives you a first idea about who Mary is – should you not know her.
Besides my own experience with the programs, I am taking into account that Life Mastery Institute has received an unusually high amount of praise by industry experts – and not to forget satisfied students who recommend her for the success they achieved with her help.
The main programs and brands available to everyone are:
The DreamBuilder Program
A weekend with Mary. Ideal for networking but you have to travel to Baltimore.
This life-changing weekend is focused on
Upgrading your skill set so that you can live the best life ever. No matter if you are at a low or high point in your life.
How to make success a habit and constant in your life.
Mingle with like-minded people to grow your network
At a fraction of the cost of most other programs these programs deliver an extreme value. They deliver to the claim and over deliver.
The approach is grounded, well structured and easy to follow. Mary Morrissey has extensive knowledge in combination with outstanding tutoring skills.
The short video about “shelve help” made me think. I own dozens of programs from other coaches. Some of which are mediocre, some are of great quality. Those people are industry leaders for a reason. Great brains, great wisdom that helped me advance big time.
Beside the approach of instrumentalising the process of dream building I have heard and know most of the things she says (don´t get me wrong. Repetition is a good and not a bad thing and the brain and mind need constant training just like every other part of the body.).
What makes the difference? What makes these low-cost programs better? The person makes the difference. Is this the best or one of the best approaches I so far have experienced? Hard to tell. Because I like her and absorbing wisdom from someone you would want to have a beer with is just so much more effective.
Mary – You have a Fan, Ambassador and Customer right here.
I strongly recommend you give her products a try to see if she has the same effect on you. Either way I would love to hear your feedback – I bet it will be positive.