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Kristin Smedley and Mary Fran Bontempo are the dynamic duo behind Brilliantly Resilient, the powerful program to help you come through crisis Brilliant, not Broken. As a young mother, Kristin found herself raising two blind sons, with no idea of how to help them to live vital, successful lives. Mary Fran discovered one Mother’s Day that her son was a heroin addict when he overdosed and was rushed to a hospital, marking years of addiction. Utterly unprepared to manage either crisis, Kristin and Mary Fran knew only that they would not allow themselves or their children to be defined by the challenges—determined to not only survive but thrive.

Now award winning TEDx speakers and Best-Selling authors, Kristin is known around the world for her work in the blindness community and Mary Fran has impacted thousands of people affected by addiction. Together, they founded Brilliantly Resilient, the life-changing program that teaches others how to Reset with Resilience, Rise, and Reveal their Brilliance to the world, no matter the “sucker punches” life throws at you. (And their new book debuted as an Amazon Top 100 Best Seller and sat right next to Deepak Chopra!)

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Kristin and Mary Fran have appeared on and been featured in:

EOFire with John Lee Dumas

 

The GO-GIVER Podcast

 

Two Local Women Reach Around the World to Help Reset Lives During the Pandemic

Kristin Smedley and Mary Fran Bontempo launched Brilliantly Resilient during COVID-19 and have made a worldwide impact!

One of the biggest words of 2020 is likely “resilience” as the whole world is trying to bounce back from the COVID-19 pandemic. Headlines, news shows, and social media are saturated with mental health experts, business advisors, education professionals all sharing their research on how to cope with the stress of the worldwide crisis.

Two Bucks County women don’t have advanced degrees or expert titles – they have a few decades of practice in bouncing back from crisis and charm that’s refreshing and real. After launching a new venture at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, they are taking the world by storm and already impacting tens of thousands of people around the globe with their strategies, wit and humor. They’re sharing how to not just be resilient – but to also tap into talents and expertise (brilliance) to use this situation and other “sucker punches” (as they call them) to create a new, better road ahead.  Read more….

Creating Brilliantly Resilient Mindsets for Employees

A Message of Empowerment

By: Samantha Bambino for the Lower Bucks Times

Southampton’s Mary Fran Bontempo and Ivyland’s Kristin Smedley admit they have “wildly different” personalities. Still, one thing united these unlikely besties – experiencing crises and coming out stronger than ever.

Both women had their respective worlds come crashing down. Bontempo learned her son was a heroin addict on Mother’s Day 2010, while two of Smedley’s three children were born with a rare blindness. Neither was prepared for these unprecedented hurdles, but both found ways to empower themselves and their families.

“We’re aware that our stories are pretty extreme. Not many people are waking up to find out they have a heroin addict, although I’d say a lot of people are now getting that phone call. And not many people are going through blindness, but we relate it,” Smedley said. “We share where we’ve been and what we did with it.”  Read more…

 

Bio

Kristin Smedley and Mary Fran Bontempo are the dynamic duo behind Brilliantly Resilient, the powerful program to help you come through crisis Brilliant, not Broken. As a young mother, Kristin found herself raising two blind sons, with no idea of how to help them to live vital, successful lives. Mary Fran discovered one Mother’s Day that her son was a heroin addict when he overdosed and was rushed to a hospital, marking years of addiction. Utterly unprepared to manage either crisis, Kristin and Mary Fran knew only that they would not allow themselves or their children to be defined by the challenges—determined to not only survive but thrive.

Now award winning TEDx speakers and Best-Selling authors, Kristin is known around the world for her work in the blindness community and Mary Fran has impacted thousands of people affected by addiction. Together, they founded Brilliantly Resilient, the life-changing program that teaches others how to Reset with Resilience, Rise, and Reveal their Brilliance to the world, no matter the “sucker punches” life throws at you. (And their new book debuted as an Amazon Top 100 Best Seller and sat right next to Deepak Chopra!)

                     
    

 

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