You are a gift to us here in New Mexico. The progress made at the retreat is remarkable … and then some. You certainly know the tools and possess the skills to help a group align, but your presence and how you led us is the intangible piece of the success of our time together. Thank you for your work among us. I feel sure we’ll talk again in the future.

—Jeff A. Lust
Provost, The New Mexico Annual Conference
The United Methodist Church

Mary has worked with our organization for over 10 years creating a focus on patient satisfaction. Her leadership, enthusiasm and ability to engage stakeholders from across our organization of seven hospitals has helped shape the culture of service excellence that we enjoy today.

—Sherrie Sitarik
Former President / CEO Orlando Health

I have been chairing a Faculty Compensation Taskforce for two years now, and with Mary’s help, we are now finally ready to move towards closure on this issue. Mary did a fabulous job facilitating a very difficult topic. This was the most productive meeting we have had on this issue to date and we could not have done it without her. I have received comments from people saying that this was the best-run session they have ever attended at Valencia Community College.

—Maryke Lee
Chair – Faculty Compensation Taskforce, Valencia Community College

We are truly working very hard to keep our wonderful purpose statement and image alive and well. Coming up with a two word purpose statement and one so easy to explain since it makes so much common sense, is one of the best things the chamber has done. Thanks to you for getting us to it!

—Stina D’Uva
President West Orange Chamber of Commerce


We thoroughly enjoyed your presentation on Change Management. The level of engagement was truly high; a testament to your facilitation skills and interest in the material.

—Myrna Bell
Human Resources East Division
McDonald’s USA

Mary your contributions to the Mission Increase Foundation and our Inviting and Attracting Major Gifts workshop were fresh, challenging and inspiring. Feedback from those I spoke with after the workshop was extremely positive. Our entire team enjoyed working with you on this workshop end we look forward what may be next.

—Jim Dotson
Raleigh Area Director
Mission Increase Foundation North Carolina

Mary, we definitely got what we needed functionally from this team yesterday, but most importantly, we are breaking down the barriers that have existed between businesses for years… Thank you for helping to make this happen!! We’ll be doing more of this kind of work going forward, and you’ll be first on our list.

—Deanne Gabel
Former Sr. VP Owner Satisfaction, Fairfield Resorts
General Manager at The Alfond Inn at Rollins College

Each year Adventist Health Systems hosts our CFOs and key financial people at an annual conference and I want a portion of that conference to challenge our people to be better communicators and people. Mary Tomlinson of On-Purpose Partners delivered two dynamic workshops that nailed my needs. The first program was The On-Purpose Person. Mary’s presentation was engaging, powerful in content and got people reflecting on what’s really important. It added an entirely new dimension to the depth of our conference.


For her second program I needed a workshop that would help our CFOs improve their presentation skills and understanding that their job is to effectively communicate to get people to do things differently – and that the cost of poor presentations is high! On-Purpose Partners designed a customized workshop called “Presentations with Purpose.” It was packed with relevant content and included a humorous custom video featuring one of our hospitals CEO and CFO. She made her point with style and the message came across in a clear, understandable and memorable way.


I highly recommend On-Purpose Partners for the quality of the message, the expertise to customize to our needs and the presentation skills to motivate and inspire an audience.

—Terry Shaw
Senior Vice President/CFO, Adventist Health System

I attended last night’s presentation for CFHRA/ASTD, and I wanted to thank you for your thought-provoking, inspirational presentation! I work for an Orlando CPA firm that is experiencing growing pains, and think you would be a great person to facilitate a Partner and/or Manager retreat. I just wanted to say “thanks!” There are a lot of inspirational speakers out there, but I really appreciated your way of identifying the practical steps to get where we want to go.

—Anne Rollins
Human Resources Director

I just want to say thank you so much for a wonderful class on understanding each other. The staff truly enjoyed it and came back with a better understanding of each others’ personalities. We will be having an office meeting on Friday to have three of our employees explain their style. I will let you know the outcome. Thank you.

—Cynthia M. Startz
C.P.M., Assistant Manager Records Management, Orange County Clerk of Courts


Mary takes time to understand the uniqueness of each client. We couldn’t be more pleased. I highly recommend Mary Tomlinson because simply stated…she is the BEST! Thanks again for your wonderful work Mary. You are truly an inspiration and your hand has been significant in moving us in the right direction. I really appreciate having the opportunity to work with you.

—Tiffany Sellers
ARAMARK, Director of College Relations

When I was first introduced to the idea of utilizing an executive coach, I wasn’t sure what to expect or what benefits it would offer. However, after working with Mary over the course of several months, I was able to better understand my personal strengths and opportunities and put together a game plan to make improvements in my professional and personal life.


Mary’s expert facilitation, organized approach, and targeted feedback enabled me to realize my potential and put together a laser-targeted approach to reach my goals. Mary was also instrumental in working with my peers to develop one cohesive group among us working toward a common set of goals. She really puts things together in perspective and helped create a healthy mix between work and life. I highly recommend Mary Tomlinson for any coaching programs that she has to offer – she’s first class!

—Russ Manion
General Manager at Diamond Resorts International

Working with Mary made me wake up and focus on life and the journey we are on. So often, we are victims of the routine. We never stop, discuss, explore, or evaluate where we are and where we are going. Mary provides an immensely valuable process with REAL life changing outcomes.

—Jody Dreyer
Former Sr. Vice President, The Walt Disney Studios