Episode 103: Children’s Book Author, Speaker & Coach Maria Dismondy

Maria DismondyMaria Dismondy was born and raised in the suburbs of Detroit, Michigan. She is the award-winning author of five children’s books. Maria holds a Masters degree in education and served as an elementary school teacher and reading interventionist for ten years before transitioning into her current role as author, blogger and professional speaker. Maria’s experiences have shaped her into an individual who lives life to the fullest, appreciating what she has and who uses her passion to make a difference. She is dedicated to making a difference in the lives of children through meaningful literature. Maria is a dynamic speaker who presents on a number of empowering topics such as bullying, character building, and reading and writing for young authors. She lives in the suburbs of Detroit, Michigan with her husband and three young children.

Inside This Episode

  • Motivational Quote

Episode 103: Children’s Book Author, Speaker & Coach Maria Dismondy - BizChix.com

  • Must Read Book

 The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch - BizChix.com

  • Books Authored by Maria

Spaghetti in a Hotdog Bunch by Maria Dismondy - BizChix.com

The Potato Chip Champ by Maria Dismondy - BizChix.com

Pink Tiara Cookies for Three by Maria Dismondy - BizChix.com

The Juice Box Bully by Bob Sornson and Maria Dismondy - BizChix.com

Spoonful of Sweetness by Maria Dismondy - BizChix.com

  • Productivity Tool/Tip
    • Meal Planning!
      • I plan my meals on Saturday,
      • Grocery stop on Sunday and
      • Make a stop at the Farmer’s Market on Wednesday.
      • Find a grocery store that is open before your children wake up so you can run and grab anything you need without having to drag everyone to the store!
    • Being creative with your time. I will work for 45 minutes before the kids wake up on days I am not working out. If my husband has a work or friend commitment, I work that night after the kids are in bed. I put all my kids down for a nap at the same time to get dinner going and squeeze in another 45 minutes of work (that’s how I am able to do this interview as a working from home mama!)

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  1. Writing a children’s book is on my to-do list. Thank you for introducing me (and other lucky listeners) to Maria. I’m going to check out the details about her upcoming webinar as soon as I’m done with this comment. I appreciated her speaking tip about relating to your audience. I have had the pleasure of speaking to graduating college seniors about entrepreneurship on a couple of occasions and referring to the music I happened to be listening to on repeat at the time – Lorde ‘s “Royals” was one song – helped me make a connection with them and create a more relaxed environment. I even got into a short aside with one of the students about our shared love of Nirvana (the band).

  2. I think we are sisters, somehow. Our lives mirror each other’s completely- the only difference is I am only on book one!
    I’d be very interested in hearing what first step you took to become your current self. Please email me @ stephaniebaruffi@gmail.com
    I love each of your books and had them in my classroom when I was teaching!

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