Business Is Built on Relationships

By Mary Williams / June 21, 2019 / 0 Comments

I had lunch with an old friend and fellow entrepreneur.  Outgoing, fun, energetic, involved and positive are ways in which I would describe her.  She founded her own franchise business about a year before I launched Mary Williams FIA.  She is a few months ahead of me on the learning…


Navigating Professionalism in a Digital Universe

By Mary Williams / May 17, 2019 / 4 Comments

We know the world is digitalized and our professional and personal lives are available for the world to see.  We know we can reach anyone in the world at any time.  The biggest question we need to ask ourselves is this.  How do I want to present myself to the…


A Reflection on Mother’s Day & Working Moms

By Mary Williams / May 12, 2019 / 0 Comments

As Mother’s Day approaches I want to share my experience as a working mom and why I believe it’s important to honor and appreciate all the sacrifices moms make across the world. I cannot talk about Mother’s Day or my experience as a working mom without thinking of my own…


The Four Rules to Mastering Introductions

By Mary Williams / April 25, 2019 / 0 Comments

During a lunch meeting with an incredible woman who happens to be a concierge cardiologist, she was sharing her experiences mentoring two engineering students from her college alma mater.  We were discussing our thoughts on the rewards of mentoring and how best to inspire and communicate with millennials and generation…


The Skills You Need to Succeed in 2019 and Beyond

By Mary Williams / January 15, 2019 / 1 Comment

Did you know that 91 percent of dissatisfied customers or clients will never complain about their interaction with you? Instead, they will simply take their business elsewhere. If you think soft skills are trivial or unimportant, think again. Here’s the deal: 85 percent of job success is based on social…


Nice Still Matters

By Mary Williams / December 5, 2018 / 5 Comments

Have you ever had someone tell you that you are “too nice” in business? I have. And ironically, this feedback was given to me by my most respected, and highly accomplished boss and mentor. Is it wrong that nice is the only way I know how to be? I could…