"Be HONEST with yourself in order to CONFRONT yourself. We are face with obstacles of our own and situations around us becomes the bullshit. It is time to learn self awareness, build confidence, set goals and let's begin to facing ourselves, family, friends, colleagues, and the rest of the world again."

Mary Essence




My name is Mary Essence and  I am Haitian African American women, native of Chicago, and currently resides in Madison, Wisconsin with my husband.  I am  always willing to help others proudly wears many hats, worked hard to be a Certified Human Resource Professional and Coach, Serial Entrepreneur, Philanthropist, Motivational speaker, Podcast Host, Voiceover Artist, Former Model and Brand Ambassador, and Writer. 

Growing up as a black women in Chicago is not a easy thing to do and living in Madison, Wisconsin was definitely takes it to a whole another level., which made it significantly harder for women of color to thrive subtle racism, micro-aggression, and heavy influences in politics for a small yet but big town. Madison is the new Mississippi of the North. Despite these challenges came a blessing in disguise regarding my strength in creating Poppins Productions, LLC, which make a profound impact to helping the black and brown communities who are looking to be in the entertainment industry, eventually resulted in providing additional services on a large scale with the creation of Poppins Urban Podcast, Poppins Extensions Plus, and Mary Essence. 

I remember growing up seeing a lot of my black people, singing their hearts out and looking for a way out of the hood rather than inspiring to be a lawyer or doctor.  The entertainment industry can be a short or long live career if manage appropriately and providing tools to be successful. Unfortunately, our black people become easy targets and  quickly fallen victim to the life of drug abuse, suffering from mental issues, and reverting back from riches to rags in a quickness.

The creation of my businesses inspired me to create something to help in providing a platform for entertainers, individuals from all walks life, and black owned business owners to be heard,  educated, inspired, build confidence, guide others to reach their full potential with their personal and professional lives.  During the course of my career, I've been able to work for both nonprofit and for-profit organizations, including spending majority of my life giving back by volunteering my time and money into giving back to the black and brown communities.  By using my own personal experiences, knowledge and education, I believed that I can bring these things to the table through my businesses, classes and speaking engagements. 



Below is a list of services offered. To inquiry about booking opportunities, please email us at

*Note: All Services are unavailable only and must submit request for a quote. 



"Mary always remain positive, insightful and keeps it real with me. I feel like Mary truly geniuely seeks out to help me to be the best version of myself. 

LaWanda D (Current Client)

"Very professional and accountable. Had a great experience working with Mary on mulitple occasions and look forward to working with her again in the future"

Matthew Thompson (Abstrakmind Mind)

"Mary is one of the most professional people I have every worked with. Her communication skills are A-1 and she never appears out of control"

Andre DuBois, CEO & Founder, Reflective Music LLC

mary essence

Philanthropist, Serial Entrepreneur, Certified Life Coach, Motivational Speaker, Voice Over Artist,  Host, Model, Brand Ambassador & Writer

P.O. BOX 46392

Madison, WI 54744

Tel: 608.571.2428

Fax: 608.856.2556

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