All posts by MaryAnn Means-Dufrene

MaryAnn Means-Dufrene is Tarrant County Market President for Dale Carnegie North Texas. MaryAnn develops tailored strategies to meet the professional development needs of Fort Worth businesses. Through strategic partnerships, she works with clients to create customized skill development plans to enhance the variety of solutions Dale Carnegie offers through both in-house delivery and publicly offered workshops and seminars. MaryAnn has tremendous experience in collaborating with organizations in Tarrant County, most recently serving as Executive Director of Susan G. Komen Greater Fort Worth, and previously serving as Deputy Chief of Staff to Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price. She is a graduate of Texas A&M University with a degree in psychology, and earned her Master of Public Administration and Master of Strategic Human Resource Management degrees at the University of Texas at Arlington. MaryAnn lives with her husband Matt, son Hogan, and three dogs, Sable, Deuce, and Lovey in Fort Worth, Texas.

The Reason You Waste Time

Sadly, that night was like many moments during my early adulthood that I used sleep, television, and unhealthy eating habits to cope with a life that increasingly felt unmanageable.

3 Secrets to Convert Conflict into Trust

The typical American workplace is often rife with clashing egos, ideas, and agendas.

Is Mother’s Day a “Hallmark Holiday”?

My son, Hogan, is wildly intelligent and resourceful, for a four-month old.

A Lesson from Un-Bridezilla

I turned toward Emily, the beautiful bride, and watched her shining eyes narrow into tiny slits. Her face transformed as she hissed through clenched teeth…