Dr. Mary Hemphill

Leadership Expert & Motivational Speaker in North Carolina.

Dr. Mary Hemphill is the CEO of The Limitless Lady, LLC and Founder of The Limitless Leader, a company that helps individuals ignite the leader in themselves so they can better serve their community, company, & personal career. She is a Leadership Expert & Coach, K-12 Educator & Administrator, & Inspirational Speaker. With over 15 years of professional experience as a teacher, administrator, state director, & university professor, Mary understands the importance of fusing education, empowerment, & leadership together as she works with learning & working communities & speaks to audiences across the country. She holds a PhD in Leadership Studies, & has led, coached, & impacted close to 25,000 individuals around the world on transformational & innovative strategy, self-empowerment, & leadership.

Most recently, Mary has the opportunity to hone her expertise through her role as North Carolina’s first state director of Computer Science & Technology Education where she works to leverage support & leadership around Computer Science initiatives across the state. In addition, she has presented & spoken for multiple platforms & conferences such as the Model Schools Conference, All Things Open, The Future of Tech is Female, and NCASA Conference on Educational Leadership. Mary was named Regional Principal of the Year for the Sandhills Region of North Carolina for her work in 2018 & is the co-founder of a 501 c(3) Rebrand NC Education which is aimed exclusively at helping North Carolina school leaders shatter the status quo & shift the conversation around public education.

Mary believes that in order to show up in the world as your most authentic & powerful self, we must break through limiting beliefs that keep us from maximizing our full potential. If we want to create opportunities, pathways, & impact that shift our world in a more positive direction, then we need young adults, learning communities, & organizations who are prepared to lead the movement!


Meredith College

Meredith College

B.A. in Spanish, certification in Elementary Education (K-6)

Western Carolina University


Masters in School Administration

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University


PhD in Leadership Studies