Mary Fran Bontempo

Unlocking Resilience, Igniting Brilliance, Cultivating Success.

Mary Fran Bontempo is an award-winning 2-time TEDx and Keynote speaker, workshop presenter, author, humorist and media host who teaches audiences to uncover their Brilliance and Resilience 15 minutes at a time. A sought-after speaker for ERGs, BRGs, corporate, conference and association events, Mary Fran is author of The 15 Minute Master, Brilliantly Resilient and The Woman’s Book of Dirty Words and co-founder of the life-changing program Brilliantly Resilient. Mary Fran proves small, imperfect actions are the answer to navigating big challenges and creating life-altering transformations. An, Huffington Post, Thrive Global contributor and columnist for numerous websites, Mary Fran created a life-affirming brand of practical strategies, wisdom and wit after meeting the challenge of her son’s heroin addiction. A frequent media guest and speaker, audiences delight in her practical, empowering and entertaining message. Find her at and