Mary Hayes Grieco


Speaker • Healer • Storyteller

Kindling a spirit
of peace, purpose &joy!

Mary Hayes Grieco is a masterful catalyst of positive change and spiritual enrichment for individuals and groups who want to experience hope and freedom in their lives, now. A dynamic philosopher, a pragmatic emotional healer and a charming storyteller, Mary is dedicated to liberating the joy of the human spirit, and her events and appearances are always memorable. Based in the Twin Cities, Minnesota, Mary Hayes Grieco has been a respected and steady presence as a leader in her community for the better part of twenty years.

Mary’s first book, The Kitchen Mystic: Spiritual Lessons Hidden in Everyday Life, is a perennial collection of essays first published by Hazelden in 1992. Her original material from her most popular seminars have been published in a four-part audiotape series, The Peaceful Heart Series. From 1987-1994 Mary was the creator and host of a weekly radio program in the Twin Cities, featuring interviews with local and national leaders in spiritual thought and wholistic health, and her own unique style of philosophical discourse. She currently serves on the faculty at The Management Center of The University of St. Thomas, and is a popular retreat leader at Hazelden Foundation’s Renewal Center. Her workplace leadership insights have been published in the Journal of Strategic Performance Measurement.

Mary has shared her wisdom with the public in a variety of venues since 1984, and she is a professional member of the National Speakers Association. Her presentation style is warm, entertaining, and audience interactive. Mary creates an atmosphere of collaboration and community in all of her endeavors. A program with her will delight and inspire your audience!


Here are some sample topics that you can use as a basis for your own customized program. All topics can be presented as a lecture, a half day seminar, a full day seminar, or a weekend retreat. Fee schedule available on request.

General Audiences:
“The Kitchen Mystic: Kindle the Magic in Daily Life”
“Living My Purpose “
“Develop Your Intuition”
“Eight Steps to Freedom: A Method of Forgiveness ”

Workplace Spirituality Seminars
Find Center Amid Chaos
The New Spirit of Leadership
Personal Self Mastery in Times of Change
(Emotional Healing for the Wounded Work Place)

The Healing Factor: Wellness Seminars
Hope, Happiness, and Health
The Medical Professional as Healer
Forgiveness: The Key to Emotional and Physical Health
Alternative No More: Embracing the Shift in our Medical Paradigm

Women’s Topics
Something Magical Happens When Women Get Together
(The Power of Friendship)
A Woman’s Ways: The Values and Practices of Women’s Spirituality
Healing Husband Disappointment: A Guide to Forgiveness in Marriage
The Woman Entrepreneur: A Spiritual Journey of Empowerment

“The Bumpity Road to Total Enlightenment”
(or “A Funny Thing Happened on My Way to God”)
“Tales of the Divine Mother”

What they say about Mary

“Your presence among us as the key note speaker of our conference helped to create a strong experience of community that was exciting and refreshing. A number of our participants described your talk as healing as well as informative.”
- Bob Salt,
Body Mind & Spirit Conference,
University of Wisconsin

“Mary Hayes Grieco’s talent lies in showing us where the kitchen sink and the cosmos come together, and where the rubber meets the road with making spirituality real in daily life. Her style is a cross between Erma Bombeck and Joseph Campbell.”
- Program participant

“Mary Hayes Grieco is optimistic, passionate, enthusiastic. If you’d like to spend an afternoon or an evening with Mary’s wisdom, I suggest you pick up The Kitchen Mystic and put the kettle on to boil.”
-Roseanne Bane
The Phoenix

“Mary’s Kitchen Mystic commentaries share laughter, wonder, self-examination, magic, growth, loss – everything that goes into the sensational stew called living. Love her!”
-Audrey De LaMartre
Minneapolis Star and Tribune


Partial Client List

Leadership 2000 Series;
University of St. Thomas
Nobel Peace Prize Forum
American Family Mediators Association
Care of the Soul at Work Conference
Women and Spirituality Conference
Joy of Life Conference
Iowa Methodist Health System
Tullycoll Self Mastery Program
Northern Ireland
Glencomeragh Retreat Center Ireland
Aiseiri Treatment Center; Ireland
Hazelden Renewal Center/Alumni
Programs (MN, Chicago, Florida)
Thrivent Financial for Lutherans

MidMetro Businesswomen Association
Work and Family Spectrum
Mn. Dept. of Human Services
Theological Insights Series
College of St. Catherine
The Humphrey Institute
Center for Creativity and Innovation
Holistic Nurses Association
North Memorial Hospital Women’s Center
Abbot Northwestern Hospital
Woodwinds Hospital
Park Nicollet Medical Center
Camden Physicians Clinic
Medical Information Managers Assn
St. Anthony’s Retreat Center Wisconsin


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