Vérité Founder Mary Proctor Trane is a Gallup certified strengths-based Coach and Master Facilitator, dedicated to developing engaging, effective communicators.

Specializing in executive presentation skills, Mary creates customized workshops, as well as one-on-one coaching, to help professionals learn to share their true selves with their audience to become engaging, persuasive and effective public speakers. At the heart of Mary’s approach is authenticity; she believes finding what comes naturally and honestly leads to personal and professional growth.

A former professional actor who went on to lead a Global Education program at The Estée Lauder Companies, Mary has the unique ability to teach people to express themselves naturally and organically in front of others. She combines speaking and movement techniques honed both on the stage and in the corporate setting to help participants craft clear, concise, powerful presentations – all while staying true to themselves. Her workshops are both enjoyable and transformational – it’s important to her to be fearlessly authentic, bringing the material to life through meaningful conversation and activities.

Mary developed her approach during her 11-year tenure as Education Director of Bumble and bumble University, where she helped build and lead one of the best in class corporate education programs in the country. There she trained C-suite executives and beginners alike on topics ranging from leadership development, public speaking, business culture, team building, management, and retail strategy. Her workshops, known for their warm and open atmosphere, quickly gained popularity outside the walls of the University, becoming the most requested classes in The Estée Lauder Companies. Mary also holds a Masters of Fine Arts in Performance from the FSU/Asolo Conservatory, as well as Coaching Certification from New York University.

Originally from Minneapolis, Mary is now a New Yorker, living in Manhattan with her husband, 8-year-old son, and their beautiful (and very expressive) dog, Trixie.


certifications include

  • Certificate in Coaching, New York University

  • M.F.A. in Acting, Florida State University, Asolo Conservatory

  • Gallup Certified Strengths-based Coach

  • Master Facilitator, Fierce Conversations

  • MindGym Coach

  • Leadership at the Edge Expedition Leader (Syncretics, Inc.)

  • Hogan Assessment Coach

  • The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

  • The Five Dysfunctions of a Team