I first met Mary Foley through her book “Bodacious Woman: Outrageously in Charge of Your Life and Lovin’ It!”  I scanned it and I thought if I did live my life with bodacious intent then the people in my life wouldn’t like me. That was because I was living my life to please others and not myself. It was a big shift for me and I started working towards living a life that pleased and worked for me. That has evolved into letting go of negative people in my life. I found the more I let go of negativity the more room I made for positive people/experiences to enter my life. Today, I am living my bodacious life and making progress to living it fuller each day. 

Fast forward to five years and I got to actually meet Mary Foley. We talked about doing a personalized portrait session to update her website. The timing wasn’t right for her and we continued to keep in touch through mutual networking events. As we got to know each other better we found we had more in common and we were ready to do business!

I asked Mary Foley to bring some of her natural props. She is a big Wonder Woman fan so she brought her cape and her favorite Wonder Woman book. Mary also brought a chair from her office. I always enjoy these branding sessions as we start with an outline and then we work collaboratively together to come up with great portraits. Things evolve organically and naturally. 

Mary met with Anetra Johnson of NeeChic Styles a few weeks ahead of our portrait session. Anetra and Mary came up with 5 strong outfits that were in line with Mary’s brand of black, red and gray. Mary actually got 3 new outfits out of her closet that she didn’t know she had. Clients love that! 

I love how Mary Foley’s branding session turned out. It really shows her energy and enthusiasm for life! Thank you Mary Foley for helping to plant that bodacious seed of enlightenment! 

Makeup Artist: Makeup by Holly; Holly Byrd Miller

Hair Stylist: Beauty by Brittany; Brittany Williams

Mary Foley‘s Bio

Known for her insights, candidness and humor, Mary Foley is an undercover engineer who specializes in energizing women’s professional events as a motivating, interactive keynote speaker and as an “immoderate moderator” who facilitates lively panel-based discussions designed to involve everyone in the room.

Mary began inspiring women to create the careers they really want after her 10-year career at AOL – when AOL was cool – where she started as an $8 an hour customer service rep and rose to become the company’s first head of corporate training.

She is the author of three books, including Bodacious! Career: Outrageous Success for Working Women, and blogger on WorkingMother.com. In a surprising turn of events, Mary appeared on the cover of Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine and was spoofed on the E! Entertaining TV show The Soup. No matter what she’s doing, she refuses to wear a pocket protector.

For more, go to maryfoley.com.


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