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- Expert on women’s health issues
Mary Elizabeth McDonough shares her story of growing up as a child star and how she reinvented herself after the show’s long run. As a Game Changer at the Expo, Mary will both inspire and motivate you to launch your Bigger Game.
McDonough is best known for the 11 years she played Erin Walton on the hit series “The Waltons,” however, many recognize her as a respected voice with regards to women’s health and especially body image issues.
McDonough is an award-winning actress, writer, director and her memoir is a poignant story of growing up on Emmy award-winning series The Waltons, which is still being shown in the states as well as in Europe and has fans all over the world.
Mary McDonough was diagnosed with Lupus. As a result, she has become an expert on women’s health issues, testifying before Congress on many occasions.
Mary addresses and leads groups to help individuals with personal change, create life balance, and return to a sense of self.
Mary’s programs: Body Branding, Getting Comfortable with the Skin You’re In explores how we choose to “Brand” ourselves and then project that personal branding to the world. If our choices about ourselves are negative, how does it affect our daily life. “Body Branding” examines how we can undo the negativity about ourselves and change the picture you offer of yourself to the world.
If the name Mary McDonough sounds familiar, it may be because she portrayed Erin on the hit series The Waltons.
Continuing her acting career into adulthood, McDonough has appeared on numerous series; ER, Picket Fences, Will and Grace, American Dreams, Boston Legal, and was a reoccurring character on The New Adventures of Old Christine. She starred in the made for television movie, Christmas at Cadillac Jack’s and will soon be seen in the upcoming film Lake Effects. Mary is an award winning Filmmaker.
She wrote and directed For the Love of May, a film starring Patricia Neal. Mary has written, produced, and directed award winning educational films and was seen recently hosting her Walton family for, A Walton Family Reunion for the Inspiration Network which airs The Waltons daily.
She has also utilized her communication and media savvy as a special correspondent for Entertainment Tonight and host of programs.
Reaching others, it seems, was not just a career choice, but ultimately, a calling.
She wrote her memoir to share her Walton experiences and the lessons she learned through feeling she was not enough.
Life Coaching: Perhaps the result of the many years she spent working in and successfully navigating her place in a difficult and highly visible industry, it seemed only natural for Mary to reach out to others.
Thus, her work as a Life Coach began. A seasoned speaker, she works with businesses and organizations of all sizes to help them attain their goals in a more harmonious and effective way.
Most gratifying of all, however, is the one-on-one work she does with men and women to deal with and overcoming the fear and failure associated with career transition, family dysfunction and eating disorders so that they may experience the love, passion and success they so deeply desire.