Hollyhock Presenters

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Our presenters are curated for their quality, depth, integrity, and alignment with our educational purpose. Since 1982, a distinguished faculty of authors, educators, activists, artists, performers, and practitioners have shared their work at our Cortes Island campus and in Vancouver.

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Mary Prefontaine

Mary Prefontaine, CPCC + RYT250, holds accreditations from the International Coaches Federation, The University of British Columbia, and Yoga Alliance. Guided by her purpose to elevate human consciousness, Mary works extensively in the area of human potential with individuals and organizations. Her coaching and consulting practice revolves around the deeper and more meaningful questions, “What does the world need that is uniquely mine to give?” “What is the impact I hope to have for generations to come?”

Prior to creating Hallam Prefontaine + Associates, a coaching + consulting business, Mary spent 25 years as a senior executive, leading teams in marketing, communications and business development. For nearly a decade, Mary was the CEO of ICAN, the Institute for Career Advancement Needs, a leadership institute based in the USA whose mission is to educate leaders to inspire transformation within their organizations and communities. She is a professional thinking partner for leaders in Canada, the USA and Europe, where she collaborates with leaders to foster awareness, and skill, for the necessary conversations to inspire growth and innovation. Recently, she co-founded Mind Into Matter Yoga School, where she brings her leadership to Yoga Teacher Trainings around the globe.