Maria Cristini facilitated a powerful series of authentic, value-based activities that helped us build a deep level of trust and a thorough understanding of each team member’s values, assets, and needs. We have grown into a team that can engage in productive conflict. This has resulted in stronger shared leadership, sound decisions, and effective meetings. I’m looking forward to where she takes our team next!

Sharon L. JohnsonMA Principal East Palo Alto Charter School

I appreciated the well-planned process to discover, apply and strategically use our strengths to our best advantage.

Leslie GoldenPresident, Golden Associate

Group activities were great! You may be aware of your strengths, but this workshop helps you articulate them. There is something really powerful about putting your strengths into words!

Karlene Gullone Architect

Our work has brought me clarity of my values and how they pertain to my position of Dean of Students. This in turn has given me a deep level of satisfaction in the day in, day out duties I perform. Our sessions have generated several innovative and effective ideas for improving school culture.

Jennifer SaulDean of Students, East Palo Alto Charter School, an Aspire Public School

I engaged Maria’s coaching services at a time in my life when I had everything I thought I always wanted professionally and personally. I felt guilty for the feeling in my heart that I wanted more than I already had. Maria gently facilitated a fantastic transformation in me, allowing me to reconcile the life I was living and the life I truly desired and was simply scared to go after. She helped me uncover my genuine self and that had a cascade-effect in my life, from my work to my personal relationships and lifestyle. I call my initial work with Maria, the get “unstuck” period of my life. Although Maria will tell me that it is all me who has created the life and work I have today, I know the changes wouldn’t have happened so quickly without her. Maria is solid gold.

Lauren LizardoPrincipal, Lizardo Consulting

I initiated a relationship with Maria because I sought to be a great leader of my company while remaining a responsible steward of my own personal dreams and desires. Coaching with Maria transformed my whole life: I gained deep insights into my motivations, fears, patterns, and desires that allow me to make decisions and take actions on a daily basis in support of realizing a joyful, responsible, and fulfilled life, both personally and professionally.

Steven LaFranceMPh., Owner, Management Consulting Firm San Francisco, CA