#1 International Best-Selling Author, U.N. Ambassador, Motivational Speaker, Empowerment Specialist, Mentor, and Coach, Dr. Mary Kaye Holmes is living out her assignment to inspire everyone she encounters. Described as “The Come Back Queen,” she is determined to share the good news that you can comeback from every setback!
As a Motivational Speaker, Dr. Holmes is a sought after trusted authority on life after adversity and women’s empowerment. A survivor of domestic abuse, molestation, rape, human trafficking, prostitution, incarceration, and multiple suicide attempts, Dr. Holmes speaks from her heart concerning real life issues that plague women all over the globe.
As Executive Pastor and First Lady of Triumph Church of Waterbury, she is a testament that when God chooses you before the very foundation of the world, no mistake, setback, or tragedy can dismantle the plan of God on your life! Dr. Holmes works diligently beside her husband in ministry, teaching and training leaders for spiritual deployment.
As a Best-Selling Author, Dr. Holmes has published three books: I Hate Being Broke, The Art of Unlearning, and the revealing memoir Stripped: A Journey From Rejection to Redemption. She recently released her forth project, Outlive the Labels: 18 Powerful Stories of Truth and Determination. It is her passion to see others find freedom in sharing their stories and discover the hidden author within. She is also the publisher of the nationally distributed magazine, Style and Grace.
In 2018, Dr. Holmes launched her coaching and training business providing the platform to conduct one-on-one coaching, book writing seminars, workshops, and writing retreats for aspiring authors. Her inspiring and uplifting podcast “Ready, Set, Grow!” can be found on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, and more.
Dr. Holmes has been endorsed by the likes of Valerie Jarrett, former Senior Advisor to President Barack Obama; CT State Senator Marilyn Moore; R&B Star Lil’Mo; Real Housewives of Atlanta Star, Kenya Moore; and Brand Strategist Dr. Tiana Von Johnson.
Dr. Holmes is also the award-winning CEO of Blue Wing and a Prayer, Inc. and Co-Founder of Waterbury Community Action Network, Inc., providing community services to underprivileged and marginalized youth and families. It is her desire to reach back and help those who feel helpless and have no voice. This passion led her to pursue her legal career, with an interest in International and Public Interest Law.
In 2019, Dr. Holmes graduated from New York Law School where she provided pro-bono services to victims of domestic violence and wrongful convictions. She served as a New York Law School Ambassador and Student Liaison for the Faculty Appointments Committee. Dr. Holmes is also an Associate of the Center for International Law, and was awarded the 2018 Public Interest Law Award for the Mid-Atlantic Region. She currently serves as In-House Counsel for a NYC investment and insurance company and she believes that God has raised her up to be an influential triple-threat for the kingdom in the corporate world, the community, and the church.
Dr. Holmes currently lives in NY and serves the city of Waterbury, CT and surrounding areas with her husband, Apostle Terry Holmes.