Mary enjoyed an 18-year career with the Walt Disney Company where she was an executive in marketing and a general manager coaching teams of 8-800.
As a Disney Marketing Brand Director, she developed brand positioning and strategy for Walt Disney World businesses, resorts, and theme parks. As the Business Director of Disney’s internal advertising agency, she oversaw the team who annually managed 5,000 projects with a $130 million budget. She also served as Director of the former Disney Institute, a 585-room resort hotel and learning center with 800 employees, 100 training programs, and a $65 million budget.
She is President of On-Purpose Partners, a coaching, facilitation, and consulting firm which specializes in internal company culture, customer service and team building, the design and facilitation of planning retreats and personal and executive coaching.
She is a national speaker and the published author of Wholehearted Purpose and Facilitation Made Easy and serves as the Co-Founder of PCW (Professional Christian Women – professionalchristianwomen.com) and the Board Chair for Your CenterPeace – yourcenterpeace.org.
She loves living the empty nester life in Raleigh, North Carolina with her husband, following the adventures of their two grown children and grandbabies.
Jody Jean Dreyer
Jody spent over 30 years with the Walt Disney Company progressing from front line cast member to Corporate senior executive. She joined the team as a summer intern on the Walt Disney World College Program. Jody served in 22 different roles including; leading worldwide synergy, heading Disney’s global outreach initiatives, various marketing, synergy, guest relations and community affairs positions in the theme parks, motion picture unit, and at the worldwide Corporate offices.
Among her many projects, she had a leadership role as part of the grand opening team of Disneyland Paris. She was also honored to serve as the Walt Disney World Ambassador-representing the Cast; traveling around the globe as a goodwill spokesperson.
Jody is the author of “Beyond the Castle: A Guide to Discovering Your Happily Ever After,” (Harper/Collins/Zondervan). She currently serves as a podcaster, writer, speaker, advisor with an emphasis on practical, everyday solutions and encouragement; and is proud to serve as Trustee for CenterState Bank and Young Life.
She met her husband, John, former head of Disney’s Corporate Communications, at a Disney Company Christmas party. They currently live in South Carolina, where Jody tries to live out her mantras, “Happily Ever After Starts TODAY”! and, “Don’t Forget the FIREWORKS”!