This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Mary’s interest in the dynamics of humans at work started while working on her family’s farm in southern Indiana. As the principal of her own business, Artemis Path, Inc., Mary is a coach, trainer, and consultant specializing in talent development, change management, and workplace interactions. Her clients include Fortune 500 companies and local businesses. Mary has a Master's degree in HR, and is certified as a Professional in Human Resources (PHR). Previously, she was a corporate employee at DuPont as an HR Manager where she worked for 20 years. While at DuPont Mary was the recipient of The Crystal Award, designed to recognize “champions of people.” Mary applies her fierce idealism to create work cultures where organizations and human beings can both thrive. She publishes on this topic and more at maryschaefer.com and leadchangegroup.com. Mary is the co-author of the book, "The Character-Based Leader."
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