Mary Giardina uses experiential learning methodologies to create meaning and impact for participants. For the past five years, Mary has facilitated Experience It Inc. programs to help clients develop leaders and teams, collaborate on decisions, resolve conflicts and manage change.
Mary’s 18 years of experience includes working with both executive and frontline staff in a wide range of industries, including banking, insurance, manufacturing and technology. She has developed and delivered programs in the areas of leadership, team development, decision making, conflict resolution, goal setting, change management, problem-solving, developmental coaching and intervention coaching.
Her personal belief, “We don’t walk this planet alone,” informs the experiential learning programs that she delivers and has inspired collaboration and sustainable organizational improvements for clients, including Scotiabank, Bank of Montreal, Mackenzie Financial, GE Capital, KPMG, AstraZeneca, Atlantic Packaging, AT&T and Yamaha.
Mary holds a master’s degree in adult education from St. Francis Xavier University. She has taught courses at Ryerson University, Seneca College, and OntarioLearn, an online learning program serving 24 public colleges.
A skilled and experienced public speaker, Mary brings energy and passion to her role as facilitator, corporate trainer and coach. Besides her work with simulations, Mary is a regular performer in business-related theater productions, which allows her to blend her love of theater and experiential education.