Feel and look like the Goddess you are … every day
When you take an empowered mindset and add a wardrobe created for your personality, you show up as the most confident version of YOU every day, no matter what the day might throw at you.
It might not be what you are used to hearing but your wardrobe is actually the last step. The rocket fuel comes from doing some inner work first.
Hi, I’m Mary. I’m a fashion designer, entrepreneur, empowerment coach and author.
Over the last 30 years, I have helped thousands of my 1:1 clients feel and look like the very best version of themselves at every stage of life, no matter what is going on inside or around them.
life is hectic
You are juggling all the things…..you’re an entrepreneur | you’re running a business | you have a lot of responsibility in your 9-5. You are making an impact in the world. You are raising a family, caring for parents, being a loving partner. You are meeting yourself coming back and never seem to have 5 minutes for yourself.
I want to give you effortless systems to feel great and look fantastic every day, no matter what is going on inside or around you.
Imagine the feeling of stepping out of your bedroom every morning ready to take on the day, no matter what curveballs come your way.
What you wear affects how you feel
If you feel like you are well put together, you will always have a better day.
A great outfit is superficial unless we go beneath the surface first
to discover who you really are and what you are trying to get done in your life.
A little bit of inner done regularly will keep you in touch with who you are and what you want to achieve. This keeps you evolving and moving forward just a little at a time so you never feel like you are stuck. It gives you the opportunity to assess where you are at with the things that are most important to you and adjust where necessary. Only then do we tailor your wardrobe to be the toolkit you use to show up as the right version of you in the different areas of your life. We finish it all off with self-care routines to keep you looking after yourself every week.
What happens when you don’t take a bit of time to work on and look after yourself?
What happens when you don’t keep a little bit of you for YOU?
What happens when you don’t stay in touch with your dreams and who you authentically are.
You feel …
- Stuck. The years slip by and if we are not paying attention, one day not too far into the future, you end up looking in the mirror not recognising the person looking back at us.
- Overwhelm. You live your life from day to day on automatic pilot, always feeling like you are playing catch up.
- Frustrated. You want to make changes but you do not know where to even start.
- Burned out. You constantly feel overworked, tired, unmotivated.
- Lost. You don’t know who you are or what role you in the world play. Our family grows up and we need to find a new purpose. I have seen this take years, sometimes it never happens at all.
- Invisible. Over time if we get stuck in a place in the past. We haven’t kept moving, we slip into middle age and blend into the furniture.
- Unfulfilled. We do not stay in touch with the dreams we once had. In time, we forget what they even were.
- Having no time. It’s the easiest excuse in the world for not doing anything but it is a lie we tell ourselves when we are going through life on automatic pilot. What you focus on and prioritise creates your future reality.
- Staying true to yourself. We don’t show up in the world as who we truly are so the world makes that decision for us.
- Anxiety. We avoid situations that take us out of our comfort zone. We may be a rock star in one area, but we go into panic mode in others.
- Guilt. We are the baby growers, the nurturers. We give 100% of ourselves to others. We feel guilty about keeping even a small percentage for ourselves.
- Resentment. If we don’t hold on to a bit of ourselves and lay that expectation for others, with the best will in the world, we end up being taken for granted and that does not feel good.
- Adrift. Our every day life changes as we go through different stages. If we are not constantly evolving, something will happen that changes our schedule and we feels a bit rudderless.
- Unable to relax. We can fill every waking hour with all the things we need to do as a woman, running the world & family life keeps us very busy!
- Letting go. We cannot say no to the things that are not serving us because we don’t know where we are headed.
- Fear of judgement. We all want to be liked, but the reality is that we don’t like everybody we meet and not everybody will like us either. People will judge us all day long. If we don’t know and own who we authentically are, we end up trying to please everybody and worrying when we dont.
- Power. We give our power to others. We allow them to set the expectations for how we show up in the world. This keeps us from stepping into our potential and setting the course for our own future.
Everybody benefits from being around the best version of you
You shine from the inside out. Your relationships improve. Your life experience improves. You are the best role model you can be to your children. You raise the bar and help to change the course of the lives of future generations of women.
Hi, I’m Mary Grant.
I am a female empowerment coach with a background of 30 years in the fashion industry. I have designed my own collections which I retailed in my stores until covid hit in 2020. I have won several business and design awards which I credit to building my business over the years based on feedback from my customers.
Whenever I was on the shop floor, I would have great conversations with my customers. All through my life, people tended to tell me things they didn’t tell others, I was a great keeper of secrets. I got to hear life stories from women of different ages from all walks of life. We chatted about their successes, their insecurities and all the times in life where they got stuck. I noticed that no matter how successful a woman is in one area of life, there are other areas which she doubts herself. I have seen how life’s curveballs can knock the wind out of a woman’s sails leaving her feeling stuck and questioning everything she thought she knew about who she was. When I was designing my collections, I always had the faces of these women in my mind and a passion for making them feel great every day with the clothes I designed for them. Seeing a woman walking out of our stores feeling 10ft tall was my rocket fuel.
Over the years, this passion for empowering women continued to grow until it matched my love of designing. When Covid closed my stores in March 2021 my passion for empowering women began to take centre stage and I was able to lean into creating a membership that helps women to stay in touch with who they are, keep evolving through every stage in life and show up in the world with a wardrobe that speaks to their personality and the life they live.
It is my mission to help entrepreneurs, business owners, women with a lot of responsibility in their 9-5 and busy mums with hectic family lives stay true to themselves and show up every day as the most fabulous, confident, empowered and fulfilled version of themselves. No matter what we have achieved or what age we are, there is always more life to live and more growing to be done so that some day in the future, instead of limping into old age, we skid into our graves crying “What a RIDE”!
I have taken my 30 years of fashion experience, everything I have learned from my lovely customers, added my life coaching qualification and created simple and fun processes that will help you feel and look like the Goddess you are every day. This all lives inside The Inner Circle membership.
Your membership gets you
The Empowered Style Process
A 5 step simple process that helps you to connect who you authentically are to the version of you that shows up in the world in the different areas of life.
The Empowered Style Assessment
Take it any time you want to see where you are at and what you might work on next.
Your next 90 day challenges
There are 3 workshops each quarter for setting your goals ( work or personal) with coaching exercises to help you decide how you want to move forward in the next 90 days.
Self coaching tools
To give you structures around which you can explore your thoughts in different areas of life.
Monthly interactive masterclasses
Coming over the Summer : How I curate a fashion collection ( so you can do the same with your wardrobe) | How to create balanced outfit | How to tweak an outfit using accessories
Based mainly around self care, some of our previous speakers were experts in relationship coaching, haircare, skincare, eyecare, nutrition…
Seasonal wardrobe challenges
One week each season when we do a wardrobe detox together. This gets faster each time you do it. After a few seasons when the heavy detoxing is complete, you are just doing a little top up and charting your outfits for the season ahead.
We do these each season a couple of weeks after the wardrobe challenge. It is a fun event where people get to exchange a few items that do not serve them anymore for some new treats to change up what they have already
These are lots of inspiration boards that you can dip into when you need some ideas. These are updated every season. New ones often appear inspired by conversations I see going on in the group.
Best buy round-ups
These are done at the start of every season. People tell me what is missing from their wardrobes and with a wishlist in hand, I scout around my favourite haunts and find the best pieces that will stand the test of time.
Weekly accountability and celebrate your wins posts
Each Monday we post what we are hoping to achieve in the week ahead. Big goals and more mundane to do lists, everything goes…whatever is most relevant for you in that week.
Each Friday we celebrate a win for the week.
Self care calendar
(coming July 2021) The things that we need most accountability around are usually self care, drinking your water being #1. Each month, you will receive our self care calendar with prompts to do the little things that keep you on track, making looking after YOU effortless.
Feel and Look like the Goddess you are
Feel like the goddess you are
The Quarterly Club will keep you moving forward achieving the things you want to achieve in small bite size pieces. You can choose big hairy scary goals or smaller personal goals or a mixture of both.
The power of accountability and a group of supportive women who cheer each other on will help you to achieve your goals faster. I have seen amazing results from weight loss and quitting smoking to creating zen gardens and paying off mortgages.
Your Next 90 days
Step 1 Start with a fun, thought provoking coaching exercise to get you focused on what you want to achieve over the next 90 days.
Step 2 Set your goal ( goals). Choose 1 big one or a few small ones. Some people like to do one each month.
Step 3 Make an action plan. A goal without an action plan is just wishful thinking.
Step 4 Monthly interactive workshops keep you motivated, accountable and help you work through any challenges you might be having.
Step 5 The most important bit that we too often skip….Celebrate your wins.
In December each year, we do a Reflect & Reset Challenge to get you thinking about the year ahead and what you want to achieve in the next years.
Look like the goddess you are
The Empowered Style process uses my Style Archetypes to help you create a wardrobe for your style personality. Depending on what we are trying to achieve in life or what stage of life we are in, our wardrobe needs and archetype can change.
When you understand how the archetypes work and how you can combine them, you can make simple tweaks to your wardrobe so that you can show up as the best version of YOU in every area of your life
the empowered style process
Step 1 Understand your Archetype, your body shape and how to use colour
Step 2 Assess how your wardrobe serves your lifestyle and what you want to get done
Step 3 Plan wardrobe strategies for how you want to show up with the correct mindset for different situations.
Step 4 Detox your wardrobe over 1-3 seasons until you have a timeless wardrobe that makes you feel empowered every day.
Step 5 Create outfits for the different areas of your life so that you have to spend time thinking about what you are going to wear for the next 6 months.
This cycle repeats every 6 months. Once your detox is complete, you are just doing little tweaks to evolve from your wardrobe from season to season.
Imagine how it will feel when…
You feel empowered in every area of life
You know exactly who you are, where you are going and what you are trying to get done in the world. On the days when you might feel a bit of a wobble, you remind yourself that you have done the work and now you just have to stay focused.
You know how to show up strategically in the different areas of life, so, you are always present with the right mindset and as the best version of you for each situation.
Very often when we are living busy lives, we have 1 or 2 areas that fill all our cups while other areas get ignored. You feel fulfilled and balanced because you always have some personal goals simmering away in the background, even if it is just for a few hours each month.
You feel like you have more space to breath and be in the moment when you are clear on what lies ahead. Time taken for you is valued as part of your overall life strategy.
Doing a little bit of work regularly, either in our next 90 days challenges or our wardrobe challenges keeps you evolving effortlessly over time so that you never hit a milestone or bump in the road and suddenly feel stuck.
You always have a plan for how you are moving forward so it is easier to identify and say no to the things that will distract you.
You are always excited about the future when you are constantly moving towards it.
You look great every day
Your know your style personality so well that you show up as the exact version of you that you want the world to see with less effort, less stress and more confidence.
You have the perfect wardrobe for your lifestyle
There is nothing in your wardrobe that doesn’t serve the life you actually live. It is full of things that make you feel great every day.Everything you buy has earned it’s place.
Ready to take on the day
You have outfits planned to get you into exactly the right mindset for whatever your day looks like and simple routines that help you step out of the door every morning feeling like you are ready to take on the world.
Outfits for every occasion
The need to buy outfits for every occasion that arises is eliminated because you always have things on standby. And because you show up as the most authentic and fabulous version of you, there is no stress around people seeing you wearing the same things on more than one occasion.
Buying mistakes are gone forever
Bargain hunting for the sake of getting a bargain and buying mistakes are a thing of the past. Instead you easily spot the things that are right for you, making better decisions faster.
You buy less and buy better
Your wardrobe is built around things that make you feel great every day so you can justify buying that one thing you really love that you know will serve you for many years and leave behind the 20 things that you might have previously bought in it’s place that really do nothing to empower you.
You are complimented all the time
When you are well put together every day, people pay attention. The feeling that you get when you feel like the best version of you is magnetic!
What our inner circle members have to say
It has taken 20 years of Trinny & Susannah, hours of GOK, too many videos and attempts to get to where I feel I am today. As a small 5ft divorcee, I often felt not good enough or threatened by stronger more confident women. Now I realise that is I follow my archetype, I will feel like a more confident version of me. – Liz Sheehan
Mary is always watching and listening- she knows what we need and want before we even know ourselves – Linda Marshall
This has been a steep learning curve for me, but so interesting. I’m so thrilled to have done it – Deirdre Fox
The pressure I used to feel when shopping is gone. I am much more decisive about whether to buy or not. I realise I dont need loads of clothes, I just need to know how to mix and match them together. This has been a revelation for me. I also now plan my outfits the night before which eliminates stress and hassle in the morning and gets me off to a great start. – Ann Lynch
The wardrobe challenges and the focus on mindset have been huge for me. I am more comfortable with myself now than I have ever been. The Inner Circle is a space where I can think and talk about things with inspiring women who are focusing on some of the same big things in life and in being our best selves whatever we are facing. The 90 day challenges have really offered me a focus I wouldn’t have had otherwise. I was speaking with a friend recently about some of the things I have moved forward/built into my life and she said “did the challenges really help you with all that” and the honest answer is yes! – Tina McCrossan
The Inner circle is my happy place – Rhona McMahon
What is the cost?
your membership includes
- The Empowered Style Process
- The Quarterly Club
- Monthly interactive masterclasses
- Guest expert lives
- Seasonal wardrobe challenges
- Outfit inspiration boards
- Weekly accountability & celebrate your wins
- Swishing events
- 10% discount on Mary Grant capsule collections*
- A private facebook community
- Priority access to all new MG stock
*after 3 months
** This is a monthly recurring membership
your membership includes
Plus everything that is in the monthly subscription
- 12 months for the price of 10
- Signed hardback copy of the my book Empowered by Style
** This is an annual recurring membership. You may cancel at any time and your subscription will be refunded pro rata by the number of months left less one for admin costs.
(Limited to 8 places)
Your membership includes
Everything in the annual
- 1:1 coaching : 4 x 1 hour sessions with Mary over the course of the year.
- Signed hardback copy of the book Empowered by Style + one to gift to a friend.
- A cashmere travel wrap valued at €180
What age group is this for?
This is not specific to any age group. Typically members are age 40-80. Part of the vision for the community is for women to empower and support each other through life’s ups and downs, so, the community benefits from the collective wisdom of every member of the group.
I’m not stylish/fashionable, is this for me?
We have several members who would not identify with being stylish/ fashionable/ cool. The purpose of the membership is for you to feel and look like the best version of yourself at every stage in life, no matter what is going on around or inside you.
I’m feeling a bit stuck/lost. Can you help?
Absolutely. All through life, we hit bumps in the road. Our lifestyle can change in a moment. Every change we encounter can have an impact on our confidence. Without help, we can get stuck in a rut, not sure how to move forward. If you are feeling stuck now, you are going to see huge benefits from the programme and community.
Can I work with you 1:1?
At the moment, the only way you can work with me 1:1 is to join the VIP membership. I have a lot of demands on my time and I am really focused on helping as many people as possible, so, the group programme is my main focus..
Is the community private?
Absolutely 100%. We run our community in a Facebook group, which cannot even be found without having the direct link to it. Nobody outside the group can see who is in the group or what they are posting.
I have a job that does not allow me to be on social media but I really want to do this. Can I do it without being part of the community?
The Empowered Style Process is hosted separate to the Facebook group. You do not have to be in the facebook group to access the HUB trainings. Our 90 day challenges are run on zoom and are completely private and confidential. We do not record the sessions and nobody except the people on the zoom know what goes on in the session. If you have a job that does not allow you to be on social media, please reach out and we can have a conversation.
I want the benefits but I want them FAST. Can you help?
Some people just want to get stuck in and make big changes fast. You can absolutely do this as the programme is self paced. If you want accountability, I can give you that in the VIP option.
I am a stylist/ image/colour consultant. Can I join?
Thank you for your interest in The Inner Circle but unfortunately you cannot become a member.
How much time will it take?
This is a self paced programme. You can spend as much or as little time as you want. My advise to you is to take the assessment regularly so you can pick one or two things you want to work on, then come back for more. This of it as making 1% change at a time so that it is effortless and fun and so that over time, you will see how much ground you have covered.
What if I fall behind?
As it is self paced, you cannot fall behind. A few times a year, we will do challenges and you will benefit from the encouragement from the group if you can join in. However, you can do them in your own time as all of the resources and workbooks will be there for you when you want to use them.
What happens if I cannot join the guest speakers live?
Our guest speakers appear at 8pm GMT. If you cannot make it, don’t worry as all of the recordings will be in the group for you to watch them when it is convenient for you.
Can I get a refund if I change my mind?
Refunds are not available on the monthly membership. This is a recurring monthly charge but you can cancel at any time in your accounts area in the HUB.
Annual memberships, you can get a refund for the number of full pro rata months that are left, less 1 for administration costs
VIP. You can get a pro-rata refund for the number of full months left + the number of coaching sessions that have not been used. If you should cancel, the full rate of coaching sessions (€300) will be charged. The 4 coaching sessions in this membership are at a special members rate of €250 per session.
Can I leave and rejoin again later?
You can leave any time you want. If you choose to rejoin at a later date, the monthly rate at the time of rejoining will apply. Also, please be aware that your 10% discount will apply after 3 months when you rejoin. If the doors are closed are closed at the time when you would like to rejoin, we will put you on the waiting list for when the membership reopens.
Will it always be this price?
The price will never be lower bit it will probably go up as it has done for each launch since we launched in April 2020.
Can I join any time I want?
You can only join when the doors are open or by invitation when you purchase certain standalone courses.
Is this for Mary Grant fashion label customers?
No, I have deliberately kept the 2 separate as my vision for the membership is to help and support women who may never be interested in my fashion brand.
Does Mary Grant sell her clothes on the inside?
Members get first access to everything that is new but we only do 2 capsule collections per year. Occasionally we will have deliveries of cashmeres, boots etc and members so far have said that they love to know about these, but you will see only one post to let you know they are available on the website. The other thing that we do that members love is some behind the scenes exclusive footage of photoshoots etc.