Ways I Can Help You Live More Courageously

Brave New You

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 fifteen as STEM faculty for San Jose State University. As a lecturing scientist with specializations in biology & psychology, I’ve personally helped over 20,000 people translate their brilliance into actionable ideas and courageous solutions.

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

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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

Empower your attendees to conquer their fears, embrace resilience, and live bolder lives

 Science based insights & tools to conquer complex challenges and discover the power of unlocking one’s hidden bravery.

Workshops

Playful Solutions Innovation Sessions

Elevate your team’s professional development with a dynamically engaging, results-oriented workshop designed to tackle specific challenges and achieve measurable goals.

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

Immersive Events for Accelerated Bonding & Connection

Transformative immersive experiences that cultivate authentic communication, enhance resilience, and foster deeper connections, all while delivering tangible skills and strengthening interpersonal bonds in a unique, entertaining way. 

Great for social clubs, corporate off sites or remote team on-sites 

“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