Be More Than Resilient…


We’ll help you turn a setback into a great comeback.

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Life hits hard.

Do you want to come through setbacks broken or brilliant?

Since 2019, America has seen a 93% increase in anxiety screenings and a 62% increase in depression screenings (, causing professional and personal frustrations, lack of focus and motivation, and decreased productivity, success and happiness.

It has never been more important to equip individuals, employees, corporate teams and communities with the skills to uncover inherent resilience. But resilience is just the beginning. Challenges can help us discover our unique brilliance—the innate strengths we bring to every situation.

But how do we acces that resilience? And brilliance? Really? Sometimes it feels like being resilient, much less brilliant, is for other people, not us.

That’s where Brilliantly Resilient comes in. We are Mary Fran Bontempo and Kristin Smedley. We equip people from all walks of life and levels of success with strategies and tools to Reset with Resilience, Rise, and Reveal their Brilliance, coming through challenges brilliant, not broken. (Oh, and we’re funny, too!)

Let’s get started. Together, we can be more than resilient–we can be Brilliantly Resilient!

Our Programs

Uncover Your Resilience and discover your brilliance


What they're saying...

The Book!

Reset, Rise & Reveal Your Brilliance!

It’s here!!! Brilliantly Resilient, the book, arrived to rave reviews! A Hot New Release on Amazon and a top 100 Best Seller (next to Deepak Chopra!) this book is the perfect gift to give yourself and those you love! Order yours today!!!

(Stay tuned for a brand new website coming soon!!!)

Are You Ready to Make This Your Most Brilliant Year Yet?

We’ll show you how to uncover your Resilience, discover your Brilliance and come through challenges Brilliant, not broken! Join us and check out the programs and resources below, and be sure to take a look at our new Masterclass Series, with special programs for you!





Completely self-contained and packed with tools and strategies to start you on your Brilliantly Resilient journey! Learn at your own pace. Get started TODAY! 







What They’re Saying…


“Resilience is essential to success. But when you take it a step further and add your Brilliance—that’s bringing the heat! With heart and humor, Kristin and Mary Fran have taken their sucker punches and created a Brilliantly Resilient mission that proves everyone can Reset, Rise and Reveal their Brilliance to the world.”    John Lee Dumas—Host of Entrepreneurs on Fire


“I am thrilled that Mary Fran and Kristin are writing again all with the intention to propel women into believing in themselves, honoring their journey and bravely moving forward towards their goals.  Their movement is inspiring, and they are filled with such deep passion for making a positive difference that it moves and makes those around them lift up and inspire others to do the same.”   Violette de Ayala—Founder of FemCity, Best Selling Author of The Self-Guided Guru


“Resetting your mindset is no easy task. But with Brilliantly Resilient, Mary Fran and Kristin help lead you to uncover your Brilliance by taking small, accessible and actionable steps leading to big results that reflect your values, beliefs and strengths. They’re also funny, approachable and completely relatable. ‘Game Changers’ for sure!” Rob Angel, Author of Game Changer and Creator of Pictionary



It’s here!!! Brilliantly Resilient, the book, arrived to rave reviews! A Hot New Release on Amazon and a top 100 Best Seller (next to Deepak Chopra!) this book is the perfect gift to give yourself and those you love! Order yours today!!!


Order Yours Today!!



Sometimes life just sucks. The question is: Are you just visiting or are you going to live there?                                                                      – Mary Fran Bontempo


Kristin Smedley and Mary Fran Bontempo

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Kristin’s TEDx!


Mary Fran’s TEDx (Well, one of them; she has two–and she loves reminding Kristin!)

Mary Fran on TEDx stage