About Mary Ann Matthews

My Story

A certified handwriting analyst since 1994, Mary Ann Matthews is the owner of handwriting.ca. Having a background in Human Resources, Mary Ann’s area of expertise is in compatibility issues – whether it’s learning about that new person in your life, hiring a nanny for your children or hiring a new employee, building a team, or finding out why a person gets along better with some people rather than others. “Handwriting is really ‘brain’writing”, she says.  “We can’t run away from our brain, no matter how hard we try.” Mary Ann conducts workshops, seminars, presentations, and keynote speeches. Over the past 28 years, Mary Ann has spoken to a wide variety of audiences. She often is quoted as saying, “It doesn’t matter if we print or write. That trail of ink that we leave as our pen travels across the page really does tell our story.”

Certified Graphoanalyst

Mary Ann has made radio and TV appearances on Toronto Life, Biz TV, City Magazine, Talk Local, EZ ROCK 97.3, Riley, In Business, the Erin Davis Show, Chat TV, Dufferin-Peel Living, Daytime TV Show, and Girlz TV.

Published articles include ‘The Candidates’ Scrawl Tells All’, ‘Different Strokes’, and ‘Can the Pen Be Mightier than a Real Job Interview?’ which have appeared in The Globe & Mail; ‘Key Signatures’ in The Winnipeg Free Press; ‘Handwriting – It’s Really ‘Brain’Writing’ in Business Woman Canada and The Good Life. Mary Ann has a chapter about herself in a book entitled ‘The Courage to Succeed’. Articles on handwriting analysis appeared in Women with Vision magazine.

Not limited to graphology, which is the analysis of writing and/or printing, Mary Ann also tutors clients in how to write cursively. She also provides services as a recording secretary taking minutes at Board of Director meetings. As she says, ‘Words just keep following me – whether it’s recording them, analyzing them or teaching how to write them!’

Mary Ann is a former Director with the Mississauga Board of Trade and President of the Ontario Chapter of Graphoanalysts.

Proud recipient of the 2010 International Graphoanalyst of the Year Award, Mary Ann teaches introductory, basic and advanced classes in handwriting analysis. In addition, Mary Ann volunteers her handwriting analysis services to several fund-raising organizations.


The Compatibility Challenge!

It’s no secret that we are all different. Many times we may shake our heads and wonder why some people act and say the things that they do.

In order to achieve a better understanding of ourselves, our colleagues, and the people in our lives, it is critical to unlock the secrets behind the different types of behaviour. Becoming aware of the
variety of ways that we operate in our own world is critical. Everyone has a different model of the world and these differences quickly become clear to us through the handwriting or printing that we produce.

If you are interested in learning the secrets behind the masks that some of us wear and of gaining a greater understanding of ourselves at the same time, then this workshop is for you. Through the analysis of our own handwriting/printing, we will discover together a lot of character traits that unlock the secrets to the following:

  • Why do I get along well with one colleague and become irritated with another?
  • How do I stop those gremlins from chattering in my ear at night?
  • Am I sending out positive or negative signals?
  • Not everyone is a team player. Who is and who isn’t?
  • No one listens to me!
  • Are they lazy, or is it just me?
  • Who are the sensitive ones?

At the end of this workshop, you will have the answers to these secrets and many more. You will be able to maximize your ability of getting along with others and reducing and/or eliminating conflicts.

“…… that trail of ink that you leave as your pen travels across the page really does tell your story ………”
Mary Ann Matthews
Certified Graphoanalyst

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