About Mary2018-02-04T11:28:09+00:00

My Success is Your Success

My goal is to help  you to achieve yours.  That means helping you to achieve RESULTS.

And that’s why I’ve spent the last 7 years, using the knowledge and experience I gained over the last 35 years as a business consultant and entrepreneur, perfecting a system and methodology to help you overcome midlife overwhelm, frustration and hopelessness so that you can achieve clarity and create a life and business that brings you true wealth and happiness.

I’m Mary F. Collier, the best-selling author of “A Woman’s Quest for Clarity” and the founder of CorePowered® Entrepreneurs, the leading business resource for women over forty.   I help women at midlife transition figure out who they are, what they want in the 2nd half of life, and how to create a life and business that is filled with passion and purpose, and how to create a legacy that matters

My mission is to help women over forty empower themselves by tapping into their Core and create a life and business that lights your fire and feeds your soul.

Unfortunately, two-thirds of all the women in the U.S. retire at poverty level, but it doesn’t have to be that way.

The internet and today’s technology has all but eliminated the barriers to entry, allowing you to start and run a business with little to no capital.  And the possibilities are almost limitless!

The rules of retirement have totally changed from generations prior and we are left to forge our own version of retirement going forward.

And that’s why I started CorePowered Entrepreneurs.

“2/3 of the women in the U.S. retire at poverty level”

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My Story

I understand what it’s like standing at the midlife cross roads trying to figure out what to do.   At the age of 40 I had achieved my ultimate goal of owning my dream ranch in Montana and retiring so I could raise horses and live happily ever after…

But my dreams were soon crushed by the tragic death of my husband and the shattering of everything I thought to be the greatest goal of life and living.  And that began my 10-year quest to discover the true meaning of success and happiness.  And after a lot of soul searching and wonderful mentors, I found what I was looking for…

…I discovered that true wealth comes from within.

From that moment forward, everything in my life changed.  I became clear about who I am and what I want in life.  I stopped looking to external resources for guidance.  And I began to live my life with intention, purpose and passion.  And now, I have dedicated my life to helping other women, just like you, to discover your own Core Power.

I still vividly remember the day my life purpose—living from the Core, collided with my cause, values, passion, talents, and experience.  That was when I knew that I wanted to help women over forty become entrepreneurs and create a new version of retirement, one personalized just for you, your purpose, and lifestyle so you can define success on your own terms and leave a legacy that matters.

CorePowered Entrepreneurs

CorePowered Entrepreneurs is the leading business coaching resource for women entrepreneurs over forty.

CorePowered is more than an approach to business, it is a way of life lived from the inside-out.  It is from this internal source that we gain our power. This personal power is what guides us, fuels us, and makes us who we are.  By living the CorePowered life and self-expression through a CorePowered business, we are able to bring a new authenticity and shift in the way business is conducted.

As women, and especially as seasoned, prime-time women, we are gifted with the natural talents most needed in the world today to bring about a radical shift in the way business is conducted not only at home, but around the world. Insight into the top companies today reveals that their success is driven by innovation and vision brought about by the introduction of feminine qualities such as collaboration, intuition, sensuality, and creativity into traditional business.

As women entrepreneurs, we are the linchpin to global, economic success and peace.  As entrepreneurs, we are the key to economic growth and as women we control the destiny of future generations to come.

It’s time for us to come into our own, step up to our glory, and redefine business for the new millennium.

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CorePowered Guiding Principles

  • Your Biz Model should be as unique as you are

  • Authenticity is crucial

  • Success is defined on your own terms and measured by internal, not external, factors

  • Feminine qualities such as innovation, creativity, intuition and collaboration are recognized and openly promoted

  • We strive for collaboration, not competition

  • Marketing is conducted from the inside-out

  • We recognize the importance of giving back and paying forward

  • Business is an integrated, mutually advantageous value exchange between you, customer, partners, community, and planet

  • Focus on a multi-line, bottom line creates benefits for all parties and recognizes that we are all organically interrelated

  • True wealth comes from Within

About Mary


With more than 35 years of business experience, my love of all things entrepreneurial has led me to start several companies, including an award winning, multi-million dollar software company, and to help other startup companies ranging from zero to $50M+.  In addition to my extensive training in business planning, management and optimization, and digital marketing, I am also trained in equine facilitated leadership coaching, energy healing, feminine leadership, and other personal growth modalities.

I’ve worked with numerous Fortune 500 firms, NASA, technology firms, and renewable energy companies. I started my career as a software consultant for Booz, Allen & Hamilton before becoming CEO of a successful startup software company.  After 15 long years, I received my Bachelor’s degree in International Business and Information Systems from American University in Washington D.C.

While I’ve traveled throughout my youth as the daughter of a Naval Officer, I finally found my home by in 1999, in a small ranching town in Montana.   I am also a glass artist, passionate about design, and love to restore vintage trailers.  I’ve also recently taken up fly-fishing and golf after selling the ranch.   I have two grown children, a stepson, an adopted-at-heart son, and grandchildren.

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We loan because…we want to empower other women entrepreneurs to live their life with passion and purpose. We have been blessed with success and want to help others to sow the seeds to realize their own success. We believe we are all connected and giving and receiving are one and the same.

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