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“Enjoy Life: This is Not a Dress Rehearsal” is the mantra by which Marianne lives her life. This ‘Buckeye’ from Ohio rolled south and landed in Taylors, SC over 25 years ago. She is a Humorist, Interactive Trainer, Keynote Speaker and Author. Her new book project is “If They’re Laughing . . . They’re Learning!”
Her original career was Physical Therapy with a specialty in Dementia Care. As a health educator she discovered a passion for creative teaching. After earning her Masters in Health Services Administration (MHSA) from The Medical University of SC, she decided to have fun with audiences by describing the MHSA as “Masters in Humorously Sharing Anecdotes.” She’s an adjunct instructor at Greenville Technical College which allows her time to market her creativity laden, brain building and energy boosting seminars.
She is well known as the “Hat Lady” to audiences who enjoy her use of hats for introductions, as well as her infamous ‘Solemate Seach’ icebreaker. Her audiences include leadership teams, businesses, organizations, and churches. She integrates humor, laughter, and play into both her professional and personal life which she shares with her husband, Stephen Grindel, with whom she also shares a passion for dancing, gardening and traveling.
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