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Mary Bicknell MSW Speaking

Mary Bicknell MSW: 

Life & Business Strategist and Speaker


Mary Bicknell, MSW is President and Founder of — a company which focuses on life & business strategy for women. She is the creator of two impactful programs.  The Big, Bold Life & Biz Method provides deep dive psychological and mindset breakthroughs for women, and The Business of Growing a Practice teaches therapists and other helping professionals the how-to’s for building their private practices, both online and off.

Whether marching in Washington DC for women’s rights, or lobbying at the Maryland Capital for the hungry, or working in the inner city ghetto in Baltimore, or providing crisis intervention in the ER at Johns Hopkins, Mary’s mission for there past 25 years, is to find a way to help people see their capabilities. She combines her years as a Clinical Social Worker and a psychotherapist with her experience as a sales and cognitive behavioral trainer to help women worldwide have all the time, money & emotional freedom they want.

Mary is a straight shooter.  Her clients tell her that she gives them a kick in the pants while giving them a hug. She believes that once you get your mental house in order, it is just a matter of creating a plan and implementing systems to achieve your goals. With time as her main driver, Mary works closely with clients to find an effective way to be brave and bold

In addition to speaking all across the country, she gives interviews in newspapers, podcasts, summits and magazines.

On a personal note, Mary and her family moved to Portland, Oregon in 2010 when her husband, Lt. Col. John Bicknell retired from the Marine Corps. Knowing no one and not having a job or a house, they lived out their philosophy of #bebolditstime. When Mary is not busy with business, she is a mama to her 11 year old daughter, River, and a wife to John (who is her biz partner) and the wrangler to three black cats and a cute little mutt.  Mary enjoys hiking, drinking coffee over a good book, and zoning out to cooking shows.


Mary Bicknell delivers in spades! As a speaker myself and a program organizer I know what it takes to both educate and entertain. Mary spent time getting to know the audience before she ever got on stage, and she had everyone engaged throughout the whole talk. Thank you Mary for serving our audience at such a high level! You rock!

Kris Prochaska, MA

Tedx Speaker, Author, Mentor & Program Chair

Speaking Topics

Shake Feeling Like a Fake, Fraud or Imposter. What if you REALLY ARE as amazing as they say? Get over the mental b.s. keeping you from a big, bold life & biz. 

Have you ever considered the high cost to your life & biz when you suffer from feeling like a fraud, worry “they” are going to find out the truth and how Imposter Syndrome may be keeping you from having everything you want in life and in business Many high achieving, brilliant and educated women seek validation or permission from others instead of giving it to themselves. They wonder if they are “good enough” and look outside for the answer. Many lives are NOT fully lived because of this mostly female phenomena.

Key Points & Take Aways:

  • Learn the 3 Step Process to Give Yourself Permission to Want What You Want and Have IT ALL, Unapologetically
  • Understand the Psychology of Thinking (YOU have the power)
  • 3 Words Women Over Use that Undermine Her Authority
  • The Secret Thoughts Men DO NOT HAVE 
  • #1 Blindspot Keeping Success in the Dark

Your PRACTICE Empire Building: 5 Keys to Unlocking the Door to Your Very Own Private Practice Empire 

Want it all? The lifestyle you desire and the business you need to create it is available to you! Today is the day you DECIDE you are ready to have make a BIG IMPACT in the world and make a BIG PROFIT as well. Come away from this talk with a clear outline of what it takes for you to embrace building your own private practice empire, no matter how big or small you want it.

Key Points & Take Aways:

  • The Key Mindset Shift to Go From Time for Money, to Multiple Income Streams
  • 3 Systems Every Successful Business Owner Needs to Implement, today.
  • The SINGLE Most Important Skill Successful Helping Professional Entrepreneurs Need to MASTER
  • #1 Mistake New and Seasoned business owners make

Every Woman Has a Story: Are You Living Yours or Someone Else’s?

Woman are raised and conditioned to act and react a certain way…since birth. Why is it we stop, we hesitate, we question our own inner knowing? Why do women want more and fail to live full out? Because the ghosts of our past whisper their judgment. And unless she is BOLD and doesn’t give a damn what others think, she will live out a story someone writes for her. 

Key Points & Take Aways:

  • How to Identify YOUR Voice from the Ghosts of the Past.
  • 3 Blind Spots Women Need to Understand that Keep Them From Living Fully 
  • Giving Yourself Permission to Live the Life you Love, Unapologetically
  • Your family is Just One Chapter in Your Story Book (ensuring your are not writing your childs story so at 40 they not questioning the Ghosts of the past!!)


Big Bold Life & Biz Plan

Ready to rise up to the next level, but there’s a blind spot (aka: FEAR) that’s holding you back from everything you want in your life and in your business?

Learn powerful proven strategies & mindset shifts to remove the fears & roadblocks keeping you from having more success.

Together we’ll create a simple plan for you to experience a new level of confidence so that you can step successfully into your very own BIG, BOLD LIFE & BIZ.

Key Points & Take Aways:

  • How to eliminate Overwhelm, Burnout and The ‘I’M CRAZY BUSY” Syndrome. 
  • Learn the 5 BLINDSPOTS (aka: FEARS) keeping women entrepreneurs from ever achieving their full potential.
  • The Single Most Important Way to Set Boundaries and Say YES TO YOURSELF!
  • Discover #1 way you are KILLING your FREEDOM & the easy way to stop.
  • The FACTS about Your Thoughts and Beliefs about MONEY with this MINI ASSESSMENT.

Master Your Money Mindset (learn to love your money)—-Workshop

What if your money was a puppy? Would it be fat and happy or sad and frail? Would it grow to support you and something you know you can lean on or does it seem to hide, never around when you call for it? In order to Master Your Money Mindset, you need to recognize how you are avoiding taking care of your money. Too, frequently women say they are “not good with money” or say “I don’t know numbers”. Well, if you can add 1+1 and get 2, you can understand money. And it is 100% necessary if you, as a strong, bold woman are going to take personal responsibility for growing your biz and growing your wealth.

Key Points & Take Aways:

  • 10 Quick and Easy questions to uncover where you stand today with money.
  • The #1 Way to understand your money, start right now. 
  • How to develop a relationship with money, perhaps for the very first time.
  • The SINGLE Most Important Skill Successful Women Entrepreneurs Need to MASTER

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Mary Bicknell is truly a captivating and inspiring speaker. Her unbridled passion, energy, boldness, humor and ability to truly connect with her audience leave me wanting more. One of the many things I appreciate about Mary is her ability to be vulnerable with her audience in a way that allows the audience to really connect to her message in a more impactful way.

Jennifer Blankl

Tony Robbins Certified Relationship Coach & Strategic Interventionist, The Art of Fulfillment

The Alliance of Women Owned Businesses is always on the lookout for special programs for our monthly Power Series. We like to feature speakers who have a message to share that educate, empower and inspire our members who are entrepreneurs, business owners and office managers. We had the opportunity to learn, from Mary Bicknell, what it means to be BOLD in business. Mary’s message is strong and powerful and she delivers it with confidence and the expected boldness that she models for every woman in her audiences. Thank you, Mary, on behalf of the Alliance of Women Owned Business, for traveling to give us a dynamic talk for our members and guests!

Dyann M. Lyon

Certified Healthy Edge Coach, Whole Health By Design

Our members LOVED LOVED LOVED you! And I just want to thank you again for being so incredibly gracious. The women raved about the fact you are so interactive and that allowed them to have many insights. Can’t wait to hear you again.

Suzie Conine

Coach & Managing Director, eWoman Network, South Puget Sound

Mary Bicknell completely brought down the house with her talk, giving our members a lot of great content, and inspiring them to be bold and dream big in their businesses! Mary really walks the talk of playing big in her career and in her life, and your audience will LOVE you for booking her.

Jeany Park

CEO CompassRose & Speaker Coordinator, CompassRose Video

Mary Bicknell Public Speaking Events

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