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Dr. Mary Hemphill



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Dr. Mary Hemphill is a Leadership Expert & Development Coach, K-16 Educator & Administrator, Author, & Motivational Speaker. With over 17 years of professional experience as a teacher, administrator, state director, & university professor, Mary understands the importance of fusing education, empowerment, & leadership together as she works with learning & working communities & speaks to audiences across the country. She holds a Ph.D. in Leadership Studies, & has led, coached, & impacted close to 40,000 educational and corporate leaders around the world on transformational & innovative strategy, self-empowerment, & leadership development. Mary is the proud CEO & Founder of The Limitless Lady LLC ™, an organization that helps people ignite the leader in themselves so they can better serve their community, company, and personal career through coaching, consulting, workshops, and keynotes aimed at corporate and educational leaders and organizations.

Through her roles as North Carolina’s first state director of Computer Science & Technology Education, Director of Academics, & Chief Academic Officer, Mary is adept at working with leaders at every level to leverage support & leadership around strategic initiatives and programming as well as helping leaders navigate change management. Mary was named Regional Principal of the Year for the Sandhills Region of North Carolina for her transformational work in school turnaround and reform. Most recently, Mary was selected as a 2021 School Ambassador Fellowship panelist by the US Department of Education to add her voice & expertise to the process of selecting ambassadors for the Department’s current administration.

Mary is the author of The One-Minute Meeting: Creating Student Stakeholders in Schools, which teaches readers how to leverage a unique instructional practice called the One-Minute Meeting to authentically glean information from students. Developed to inspire school and district leaders to fully engage with and empower their students, The One-Minute Meeting is an exceptional resource for college & university courses in school leadership and administration. This text is also a valuable resource for in-service educators and administrators at K-12 institutions.

Mary believes that in order to show up in the world as your most authentic & powerful self, we must break through limiting beliefs that keep us from maximizing our full potential. If we want to create opportunities, pathways, & impacts that shift our world in a more positive direction, then we need young adults, learning communities, & organizations who are prepared to lead the movement!

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The One-Minute Meeting -

A Convo with Dr. Mary Hemphill & George Couros on The #InnovatorsMindset 

Shifting from Self-Care to Self-Awareness for Engaging Leaders


The Assistant Principal Podcast |
Courage with Dr. Mary Hemphill

 in the media!

Limitless Motivational Album Trailer 



After the Bell Podcast with Educating Laura | Thinking Forward with
Dr. Mary Hemphill

Taking a Breath Podcast (Ep. 55) Limitless Leadership


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