Mary Fran Bontempo is an award winning speaker, author, humorist and podcast host who believes in the power of self-talk. For over 30 years, Mary Fran has used her wisdom and wit to motivate and inspire audiences to tweak their self-talk, making small changes that yield lasting, life-changing results.

A 2x TEDx speaker, Mary Fran is the author of four books and a former newspaper columnist. Her most recent book, The 15 Minute Master,  shares the story of her son’s heroin addiction, and the 15-minute system that evolved to navigate that crisis with intention, focus, and yes, joy.

Mary Fran was recognized as a 2017 YWCA Woman Who Makes a Difference and won the Bucks Happening Author Award the same year. She has received recognition from the Erma Bombeck Writers’ Workshop and Humor Press, among others. Featured in numerous online and print publications, she currently writes for her blog, Not Ready For Granny Panties, and is a Huffington Post and Thrive Global contributor, as well as a  featured columnist for Women’s Voices Magazine and Best Kept Self.

Mary Fran delights in sharing her inspiring and powerful message with audiences from all walks of life. Visit her at and contact her at

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