I am passionate about empowering leaders to use their vision and to make the difference they want to make in the world.

mariaI’d love to support you and your team in clarifying and unifying your vision to reflect your authenticity and values so that you have the impact you most want to have, both professionally and personally. A hopeful vision will give you vitality and courage—and have you feeling truly “on fire” about your mission.

When we work together, you get to achieve the results you desire. At the core of my being, I am a coach. I listen deeply, put myself in your shoes—or in the shoes of whomever you’re speaking about. As humans we’re complex beings and I understand that working in teams can be both rewarding and challenging, so I focus on enhancing your experience without adding pressure.

This allows you to progress faster, feeling whole. When you’re in chaos or feeling overwhelmed, I remain calm so you and your ideas flourish in the process. My job is to help you find clarity and courage as you reach for your goals and generate a strategy to achieve outcomes beyond your expectations—even when you’re working outside your comfort zone, which you will be most of the time!

In the year 2000, I discovered what the art and science of professional coaching can achieve. Now I always say, “Coaching has changed my life” because I’ve been changed by the coaching I’ve received and, especially, because I’m fortunate to now contribute to the transformation that occurs in the lives of others.

I get to see the ripple effect as my clients become newly inspired, dynamically purposeful, and increasingly successful, which are the benefits of a coaching relationship. This fills me daily with humility and gratitude.

ONE’S PROFESSIONAL LIFE IS A WONDERFUL PATH FOR PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT, AND I HAVE NEVER MET A TRUE LEADER WHO DIDN’T WANT TO REACH MORE OF HIS OR HER OWN POTENTIAL.

To serve you, grow myself and respect my profession, I have gone through the process of becoming trained and certified.

I have earned both the Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC) certification through the Coaches Training Institute (CTI) and the Professional Certified Coach (PCC) credential through the International Coach Federation (ICF). I remain an ongoing member of the ICF and am the former president of SFCoaches, the Bay Area ICF chapter. Currently I’m the Vice President of the Board of Directors for The Imagine Bus Project.

I’m continually familiarizing myself with cutting-edge ideas; integrating those ideas into my practice and passing on to my clients those that best serve their progress.

I embrace the complexity of working with executives, board members, leadership teams and those with an entrepreneurial spirit. My holistic, practical, and comprehensive approach to coaching is built on 25 years of business experience.

My years of experience on Boards have allowed me to lead succession planning, organizational growth, inspire vision and create strategy, oversee impact and evaluation. The leaders I work with consistently strive to create positive change in their organizations and for society. I have a deep respect for daring leaders with bold ideas ready to make our world better.

Contact me today and find out how coaching can engage your spirit, support you in honoring your core values, and accelerate your progress toward bold results.

PCC Professional Certified Coach