Ways I Can Help You Live More Courageously

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Strategies, Tools, and Neurohacks to Live More Courageously Every Day

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Hi, I’m Dr. Mary Poffenroth

Fear/Courage Expert &
San Jose State University Faculty

I help people take courageous leaps forward to solve complex problems, faster!

It’s been over 20 years since I first began my science career at NASA, spending the last fourteen as STEM faculty for San Jose State University. As a lecturing scientist with specializations in communication, biology, & psychology, I’ve personally helped over 20,000 people translate their brilliance into actionable ideas and courageous solutions.

I work with motivated professionals and forward thinking organizations to navigate the challenges, opportunities, and crucial choices that can mean the difference between tragedy and triumph, using science and the power of play.

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Hi, I’m Mary!

I help people take courageous leaps forward to solve complex problems, faster!

It’s been over 20 years since I first began my science career at NASA, spending the last fourteen as STEM faculty for San Jose State University. As a lecturing scientist with specializations in communication, biology, & psychology, I’ve personally helped over 20,000 people translate their brilliance into actionable ideas and courageous solutions.

I work with motivated professionals and forward thinking organizations to navigate the challenges, opportunities, and crucial choices that can mean the difference between tragedy and triumph, using science and the power of play.

Trusted by the World’s Leading Organizations

Inbound
Science
Forbes
TED
American Psychological Association
Wiley
SXSW
Entrepreneur
National Geographic
Walton Family Foundation
TIME Magazine
Harvard University

Speaking

Transform attendees relationship with everyday fears

Learn how to tap you’re your own hidden knowledge and Develop fresh insights into tough issues.

Workshops

Distinct Goals & Specific Outcomes

Office formal joy-filled learning with specific problems to solve and goals to achieve.

Perfect for breakthrough thinking, leveraging innovation to navigate uncertainty/change, collaboration, and ideation.

For: Teams/Entrepreneurs

Mary Poffenroth at a LEGO Serious Play Event
Mary Poffenroth at a workshop event

Experiences

Team Bonding Immersive Events

Experiences are all about getting people to connect, communicate and bond in a fun, but deeply authentic way while upskilling communication & resilience.

Great for on-boarding and returning to face to face

“Mary got us unstuck and quickly moving through the frustrating barriers that kept us going in never-ending circles. We began to talk to one another instead of just talking over each other.”

Ryan Bond
Ryan Bond

Britannica

“Mary gave me the courage & tools to break through the noise to make big, positive changes, in both my personal and professional life.”

Carolyn Thielman
Carolyn Thielman

Estée Lauder Companies

“Discovering Mary Poffenroth fundamentally changed how we talk about fear with our clients. Her work combines the best of scientific knowledge with an incredibly effective, no-shame, nuts and bolts strategy.”

Casey Clark and Julie Fogh
Casey Clark and
Julie Fogh

Vital Voice Training