Mary Charleson, is a marketing speaker, educator and strategist. She is the author of two books, Word of Mouth Mouse & Mobile and Five-Minute Marketing, each featuring tips for the time-starved business leader.
Mary is a member of the Canadian Association of Professional Speakers and the Global Speakers Federation. She is one of fewer than 12% of speakers globally who hold the designation of CSP (Certified Speaking Professional), the international measure of excellence for professional competence and proven experience.
Mary’s career spans over 20 years in media, advertising, and education. She has been a popular marketing instructor at City University of Seattle, New York Institute of Technology, Capilano University, Acsenda School of Management, and guest lecturer at UBC Sauder School of Business. Mary has worked with hundreds of businesses and organizations to improve their marketing efforts through consulting and speaking.
A contributor to Business in Vancouver since 2002 and a monthly marketing columnist for the Huffington Post, her work has also been published in the Globe & Mail, the Toronto Star, the Vancouver Sun, Marketing Magazine, Strategy, Zoomer, Cottage and Outside magazine. Mary is a frequent guest on CBC radio and TV, offering her opinion on marketing and business trends. She has been a seminar presenter for Small Business BC for the last 10 years.