“Tell me and I forget.  Teach me and I remember.  Involve me and I learn.”

Benjamin Franklin

A skilled facilitator helps a group define where they are today and where they’d like to go.  I have extensive experience with group facilitation in the areas of strategic planning, prioritizing opportunities, and generating new ideas to improve service, a process, or a program.  My unique ideas will move a team forward if they are struggling with groupthink or need to unite around a cause.

I have guided teams through change management supporting the impact on people and the organization.  I use DiSC®, Personalysis®, Lateral Thinking®, and Six Thinking Hats® to improve team dynamics and effectiveness.  These tools and my facilitation style are effective regardless of the type of organization or business.


Lori Popkes, Chief Nursing Officer

Mary has an innate talent for facilitation. She brings a style that is knowledgeable, engaging and dosed with just the right amount of humor. I have been a part of numerous groups that Mary has facilitated. She is talented in working with groups of various sizes and ranging from c-suite executives to middle managers, as well as front line staff. Mary demonstrates an excellent ability to engage and creatively work with diverse groups, I would highly recommend Mary!

Sara Henderson, Vice President of Supply Chain

Mary has a unique ability to facilitate large groups of individuals through tough discussions to actionable outcomes. She not only is able to engage the room for involvement with ease, but provide relevant activities to inspire thought and discussion. After every session with Mary, I am filled with ideas that I will take back to my own leadership style and teams.

Fred Slunecka, Retired COO

Dr. Sand is truly one of the most remarkable facilitators I have ever had the pleasure to work with. Her ability to work with people from all walks of life is uncanny. Every voice in the room is heard and respected, even in the most difficult of discussions.

Kimberly Jensen, Chief Human Resource Officer

Mary is a highly regarded professional that I have had the pleasure of working with for over 10 years. I have seen her facilitate challenging strategic planning discussions with high level executive teams. She is able to engage diverse thinking groups in thought-provoking discussion and the implications of change. I would strongly encourage others to use her services. I look forward to working with her in the future.

Mick Gibbs, Hospital President

Mary Sand is an extraordinary facilitator and is skilled with groups of high complexity. She has mastered the skills of problem definition, stakeholder identification, and assisting groups to select, implement and measure optimal solutions. Mary’s presentation skills are second-to-none. Her facilitation skills and presentations skills are only the beginning. What separates Mary is her ability to identify and affect group dynamics. In an era of increasing demands on leaders, Mary is a rare asset.