Marjorie Brody

Understanding what you need to succeed.

Marjorie Brody founded BRODY Professional Development more than 30 years ago, after a successful career as a college professor teaching communications and presentation skills. BRODY has since grown to be a global training, conference speaking, coaching and consulting firm with many clients in the Fortune 100.

Marjorie has written more than 30 books on a variety of business/leadership communication topics, including “IMPACT! Deliver Presentations That Get Results,” “Influence Without Authority,” “Leadership Presence,” (co-authored with Amy Glass) and “Ignite Your Personal Brand.”

Over the years, Marjorie has delivered most BRODY programs – in person and virtually. Currently, Marjorie focuses on: presentation skills training offerings, Influence Without Authority, Leadership Presence, Ignite Your Personal Brand, and Coach With Courage.

She has been interviewed/featured by members of the local and international media, including: CNBC, Fox-TV, CNN.com, Oxygen Network, ABCNews.com, ABC “World News Tonight” Webcast, CBSNews.com, Kiplinger & Philadelphia TV stations; The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, The Washington Post, The New York Times, People, Fortune, Real Simple, BusinessWeek & many more!

Marjorie is a member of Master Speakers International, Healthcare Business Women’s Association, and Life Sciences Trainers & Educators Network. She has also served on nonprofit boards of directors, including National Speakers Association and National Speakers Association, Philadelphia Chapter.

When she’s not training or coaching, or leading BRODY, Marjorie loves to spend time with her family and friends, travel. ski, and go to the movies and theater.

Other Business Experience

  • College Professor in Public speaking, Bucks County Community College
  • Chair, the Communications Department, Bucks County Community College

Training Experience

Marjorie has delivered many in-person and webinar training sessions for corporate clients and associations in several industries. Examples include:

  • Allergan
  • Association for Talent Development (in 2018)
  • BI
  • BMS
  • Campbell Soup
  • DSI
  • Genentech
  • Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Microsoft
  • Novartis
  • Pfizer
  • Society for Human Resources
  • Weichert Workforce Mobility

Education, Credentials & Awards

  • BA in Public Speaking and Rhetoric, University of Pittsburgh
  • MA in Public Speaking and Rhetoric, Temple University
  • Hall of Fame Speaker
  • Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) – National Speakers Association
  • Professional Certified Coach (PCC) – International Coach Federation
  • Pennsylvania’s Best 50 Women in Business
  • Induction into the Temple University “Women’s Entrepreneurial Hall of Fame”
  • One of 12 women selected as “Distinguished National Leaders” by the National Association of Women Business Owners, Greater Philadelphia Chapter
  • One of 25 women selected as “Women of Distinction” by the Philadelphia Business Journal, National Association of Women Business Owners and The Forum of Executive Women.
  • BRODY Professional Development was a finalist in the small business category for the “Family Business of the Year Award,” coordinated by Wharton Small Business Development Center
  • Finalist in the Ernst & Young 2002 and 2001 “Entrepreneur of the Year” awards, in the business consulting category

How Would You Describe Your Training Style?

“facilitative, interactive, experiential and fun”

What Do You Like Most About Training?

“My mission is to help people be more successful. Training and coaching are ways to give people the tools and confidence to reach their goals.”

Marjorie Brody