All posts by MaryAnn Means-Dufrene

MaryAnn Means-Dufrene is Tarrant County Market President for Dale Carnegie North Texas. MaryAnn develops tailored strategies to meet the professional development needs of Fort Worth businesses. Through strategic partnerships, she works with clients to create customized skill development plans to enhance the variety of solutions Dale Carnegie offers through both in-house delivery and publicly offered workshops and seminars. MaryAnn has tremendous experience in collaborating with organizations in Tarrant County, most recently serving as Executive Director of Susan G. Komen Greater Fort Worth, and previously serving as Deputy Chief of Staff to Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price. She is a graduate of Texas A&M University with a degree in psychology, and earned her Master of Public Administration and Master of Strategic Human Resource Management degrees at the University of Texas at Arlington. MaryAnn lives with her husband Matt, son Hogan, and three dogs, Sable, Deuce, and Lovey in Fort Worth, Texas.

Is your #friyay suffering from a New Year’s #resolutionfail ?

This third week of January is a great opportunity to determine if our New Year’s resolutions are serving us well or if they, perhaps, could use a revamp.

Have You “Found Your Jam” Within Your Organization?

What is the origin of confidence, and how can we get more of it for ourselves and our teams?

3 Keys to a Fearless Presentation

We need to remember there is a reason we have been asked to speak or granted an appointment to present information–we have an important perspective this audience needs to hear.

What comes first, thoughts or actions?

We’ve all heard the phrase, “As a man thinketh…so is he”. But are our thoughts everything?

The Reason You Waste Time

Sadly, that night was like many moments during my early adulthood that I used sleep, television, and unhealthy eating habits to cope with a life that increasingly felt unmanageable.