About Mary Jane Copps

The Phone Lady

The Phone Lady

An accomplished author, speaker and facilitator, Mary Jane Copps is passionate about creating excellent communication. During her career, going as back as far as supporting herself through university, she has always relied on effective conversations to make things happen - as a receptionist, a manager, a journalist, a salesperson, a researcher and an entrepreneur.

Since starting her first business in 1987, Mary Jane has been analyzing the psychology of phone communication. Today, whether she’s working with entrepreneurs, not-for-profits, corporations or government organizations, she uses this knowledge and skill to improve all of their conversations (phone, video, in-person or email) with stakeholders, funders, clients and prospects ... and helps them build stronger, long-lasting relationships.

Mary Jane has worked with over 700 clients since launching The Phone Lady brand in 2006. And she has trained over 15,000 individuals, giving them the necessary skills to increase revenue and customer satisfaction through her proven communication techniques. Throughout each year she participates in a limited number of “cold calling” projects, allowing her to continually test her theories and adapt them to the ever-changing business communication landscape.

Mary Jane works with large corporations, small businesses and startups throughout North America, and in England and Australia. She has long-standing NDAs with several of North America’s best-known companies. In the financial sector, her clients currently represent $2.7 trillion in assets under management.

As a personal coach, Mary Jane works with individuals, helping them find and embrace their strongest communication skills and use them as the foundation for excellent conversations.

We can now curate who we talk to in a way that wasn’t thinkable when a bulky landline phone rang with anonymous urgency. Listen in here.
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CRTC has recently taken new steps to fight fraud calls and phone scams. Read (and listen) to what Mary Jane has to say about this problem.
Cold Calls: The Psychology Behind the Human Voice - listen to this podcast featuring The Phone Lady.
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Episode featuring The Phone Lady - watch Telephone Lessons for Millennials.
The Wall Street Journal.
Some on Wall Street are hanging up on voicemail. See what The Phone Lady has to say.

Mary Jane's compassionate approach helped me unearth the source of my phone fears, discover wording to help alleviate them, and learn strategies to complete successful cold calls with newfound confidence! Thank you ever so much for your help - your impact is truly lasting and I call on your words of wisdom as regular reminders when phone intimidation strikes!

- Lorelei Phillips

What's The Phone Lady doing?

  • Analyzing email and chat conversations with customers and prospects to improve messaging and calls to action
  • One-on-one sales coaching with business owners
  • One-on-one business development coaching with national franchise
  • Sales training webinars with leasing professionals
  • Customer service & sales refresher with provincial tutoring company
  • One-on-one coaching with gourmet kitchen sales professional
  • Customer service & sales conversation training with provincial credit union team
  • Discovery call training with small group of startups
  • Job Search training with older workers
  •  One-on-one coaching with law firm executive assistant

Do you or your team want to improve your communication skills? Do you have a communication question or challenge you'd like to discuss? I'd be pleased to connect with you to see if I can help. This quick-to-fill-out form is easy to use and you'll hear from me very soon.