Our vision

Trauma-Informed Healthcare for all

Our Mission

Inspire, Empower and Transform the Experience of Care for Hospitalized Infants, Families and Clinicians


Meet Mary

Mary works with individuals, teams and organizations committed to improving the experience of care for hospitalized newborns, infants and families.   

From speaking engagements and keynote presentations to individual coaching, master classes and unit-based / organizational quality improvement initiatives - Mary presents the biologic relevance of trauma-informed, neuroprotective care engaging the hearts and minds of her clients and learners. 

"Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do."

Mary and Caring Essentials mentor and coach clients to translate knowledge into evidence-based best practice at the shared interface of care for measurable and sustainable results.


Schedule Your Complimentary Consultation TODAY!

Mary approaches her expertise with such a tremendous respect not only for her fellow professionals but also for the tiniest and most vulnerable humans of whom she serves. You simply cannot help but view the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit differently and strive to serve your patients more empathically and with greater care after you hear her speak.
— Miriam Erdosi, Associate Director of Program Services March of Dimes, CA Chapter

Schedule Your Complimentary Consultation TODAY!

Mary Coughlin is one of the most inspirational leaders and change-makers I have ever encountered. She listens to your dreams, quickly points out the key factors that you should work on to make them happen and then starts providing you with tools so you can make the changes happen, keeping you in check with the goals you established but setting you free once you are stronger, so the merit of what you accomplish will be yours.
— Ana Garcia, Chief Nurse, CHLC – Pólo Maternidade Dr. Alfredo da Costa

Schedule Your Complimentary Consultation TODAY!

Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.
— Dr. Seuss