All posts by Mary Kuniski

Mary Kuniski is a catalyst for business and individual change. Throughout her career, she has consistently led corporate businesses into the future, often achieving process improvement and change that others could not. Mary’s enthusiastic attitude and tenacious ability to keep moving forward is why she identifies with this quote from Dale Carnegie: “Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.” Passionate about problem resolution and committed to coaching and leading others, Mary is driven to ensure that everything she does provides lasting value. At a young age, her leadership and public speaking skills were recognized and nurtured through her ten-year participation in 4-H. She has also fostered change for businesses such as Parkinson Voice Project, where she directed the implementation of their website and online learning management system, and Overhead Door Corporation, where she created and launched a successful core data process improvement strategy. During her tenure with The Michaels Companies, Mary held five Director positions and three Vice President roles, and pioneered the company’s expansion into Quebec. Her efforts to lead the transformation of over 40,000 craft items to three languages resulted in Michaels becoming the first international retailer to acquire language certification from Quebec on the initial attempt. This meant Michaels successfully adherred to strict French-language laws. Mary has over 20 years in executive leadership in the retail industry and for 10 years led supply chain shipment improvement and savings and reduction efforts at Michaels. Mary is a Dale Carnegie graduate, certified trainer, and consultant for Dale Carnegie DFW's Executive Leadership training. She holds an MBA in Global Management from the University of Phoenix and a degree in Human Development, Clothing Studies from Pennsylvania State University.

Throwing My Stress Away

Essentially, I threw my stress away by accepting the fact that I could only do what I could do, and the rest would have to wait.

What Makes a Great Leader?

Reflecting on the high-quality managers that have made an impact on my career, this blog is a tribute to those fine leaders of my past.

Great Leaders Change Their Approach

Have you ever wondered why you can provide minor instructions for one person on your team and have to go into detail instructions with another? We all inherently realize that not all human beings are the same.

How to Stop Overreacting to Stressful Events

It’s easy to get into a panic over problems that have simple solutions. When you face troubles, ask yourself…

Reward for Being a Vocal Customer

Most of us start by telling our co-workers about our experience. We might even write about our experience on Facebook or Twitter. Perhaps we would go directly to TripAdvisor and leave a scathing review.