About Mary Lore

Mary J. Lore is the founder and CEO of Managing Thought, LLC, which helps individuals and organizations develop self-awareness and change the way they think to attain profound change and long-lasting success. She is an internationally recognized thought leader, multiple award-winning author, executive coach, and mentor to key influencers and thought leaders around the world.

Her work is hailed around the world and is endorsed by corporate leaders, educators K-12, college professors, psychology professionals, spiritual teachers and executive, sports, and life coaches. Her background in business start ups, crisis management, business turnarounds, and entrepreneurship gives Mary the unique ability to apply thought management to corporate culture, leadership, vision and strategy, creativity, communication, team building, motivation, and profitability.

Her book Managing Thought: Think Differently. Think Powerfully. Achieve New Levels of Success and audio book Managing Thought: How Do Your Thoughts Rule Your World?® have received six best book awards in various categories including business motivation, conscious business and leadership, and enlightenment and self-help. Previous winners of the most recent award include the Thich Nhat Hanh, Eckhart Tolle, and the Dalai Lama.

Mary has devoted over thirty years to serving as a Certified Public Accountant, senior executive, crisis management and business turnaround expert, entrepreneur, and mentor to corporate leaders. She has successfully assisted others in North America and Europe through her corporate and public workshops and thousands of hours working with CEOs, managers, employees, teachers, parents, and teens. Since 2002, Mary is a highly-sought expert resource for Vistage International, also known as TEC, The Alternative Board (TAB), Clark Leadership, Competitive Edge Leadership (COMPELCEOs), CEOIQ, and other organizations which professionally develop CEOs and key executives.

Mary earned her BBA in finance, with a minor in philosophy, and graduated valedictorian (first in her class) from the University of Michigan-Dearborn College of Business.

In 1997, she was named Distinguished Alumnus of the Year by the Alumni Society and was the chapter honoree for Beta Gamma Sigma in 2002. She served on the University of Michigan-Dearborn’s College of Business Dean’s Advisory Council from its inception in 1993 to 2015. She was named one of Michigan’s Top 25 Women Business Owners of Distinction and her company was named one of Metro Detroit's Future 50 Companies for three consecutive years.

Managing Thought sprouted from an “aha” moment when Mary—feeling drained, unhealthy and completely out of balance—realized that she could take responsibility for her reality. She decided to apply the system of thinking and being that made her successful at work to change her entire life.

Mary, a CPA, is also certified in Gardening Fine Arts, as well as the practice of Dao-In, an ancient Chinese yoga practice. Mary enjoys camping, hiking, cooking, singing, traveling, and enjoying the company of family and friends. Her business, Managing Thought, is based in Denver, Colorado. She currently resides in Michigan and can be found at ManagingThought.com, MaryJLore.com, and MindfulnessMonday.com.

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