“Mary’s presentation was insightful, motivational and very inspiring. The members truly appreciated the topic of Work/Life Balance and we were glad she was able to help us with key thoughts and encouragement to move forward positively in 2013. “Thank you for serving on our Health & Wellness panel “Well done!” – Cherise Walker Charlotte Chamber Ballantyne Chapter
“As the facilitator for Ultimate Source, a life-enhancement, group coaching program, Mary’s experience and skill as a nurse, coach, and mentor has been invaluable to the 20 staff participants of this 12-week session. Not only does she provide insight and perspective based on her professional background, but Mary also generously shares her compassion, enthusiasm, and encouragement with the group. Each week the class looks forward to benefitting from all she has to offer and impart to them.
I, too, have been personally challenged and motivated by engaging Mary as a personal coach in order to more intentionally focus on my physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual health. Mary is delightful to work with and a real blessing.” – Karen White, Director of Spiritual & Community Development, Inspiration Networks
“Mary has set a wonderful example of how to engage and build relationships with people, always showing great expertise and professionalism. Even more importantly, you are helping people in spirit, mind and body. You have blessed countless people, and we are so proud of the work you are doing!” – Andy, President of Charlotte, NC Metro YMCA
“What a great example of service and dedication to the community. Great job! I cannot thank you and the team enough for what you are doing in the community to fulfill our mission of health, wellness and fitness.” – Mike, VP Sports Medicine, Carolinas Health Care System
“I have known Mary Buchan for the last 4 years through our work together with Carolinas HealthCare System. We have worked together on an intensive weight management program that has enrolled over 1500 participants system-wide over the last few years. In the course of that program I have had the opportunity to hear from Mary’s program participants and also directly experienced the quality of her work.
The participants of weight management program reported that Mary is very supportive and gets them to the necessary resources they need to be successful. As the coordinator of the weight loss program, I can attest that participants at Mary’s program site had higher than average completion rates and more than average weight loss despite the fact that Mary had more than the average number of participants on her list compared to other YMCA locations. I attribute this outcome to the quality mentoring Mary provided.
Mary also goes beyond just “what’s required”. She attended weekend events in support of the program and her participants. More than “just showing up”, she shared her talents and her time to increase the success of these events.
From my perspective, Mary was also a delightful person to have on a program team. She was timely in her responsibilities and always more than pleasant in our working relationship.” –Lauren F Hatcher, M.S., R.D., L.D.N., C.W.P.C. Human Resources Specialist, Live WELL Carolinas! Carolinas HealthCare System
“As a life and health coach, Mary takes relevant life issues, guides and equips you with perspective and insight to live the life you desire.” – Kathrine Lee, founder of The Source
“We are great admirers of you, Nurse Mary. Thank you for making such a positive difference in this world.” – Lynn & Jim, Coaching Clients