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I feel the retreat provided an opportunity for team members to get to know each other better through the exercise on values, building more of an environment of trust and understanding–foundational to our team.
The Step into Leadership approach is not just helpful, it’s transformative. Our team discovered we don’t have to be all things to all people, and that our compliment of strengths can be strategically tapped so that we each shine in our unique ways. I used to focus on my own gaps in leadership capacity; no longer. There’s no lack here when I look at our team as a whole. It’s a real paradigm shift that gives me great confidence in our future.
The clarity that I’m gaining is incredible. Thank you for coaching me to see what is available to me, both what’s already here and what I can create. It’s very cool to have a plan for moving to pure joy!
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 relat… Read more
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 highly recommend Maria as an executive coach. I am extremely grateful to have her influence in my professional and personal life. Maria was recommended by a trusted family friend, and I began coaching with her as I entered into a transition period in my career. Her coaching sessions and structures gave me invaluable perspective, growth, direction, tools and confidence to make the changes I needed and to adapt to new work environments. She helped me specifically to refine and define my professi… Read more
Nathan PumplinPresident/CEO, Norfolk Healthy Produce
Working with Maria has been life changing and career changing. We connected during a pivotal inflection point in my career, helping me clarify and simplify a complex decision-making process, taking into account all the different facets of my life and how they work together. Her astute insights and helpful advice helped keep me sane, empowered, content, motivated and inspired through an extended and challenging career transition. The collaboration with Maria has been invaluable and I look forward… Read more
I have had the distinct pleasure of working with Maria since 2009. As a consultant with a small firm, I have relied on Maria’s deep understanding of best business practices, her knowledge of teams and the respective skills and capacities we each bring to the table, and her insights into marketing and other communication strategies that position my company for success. Without a doubt, my company and I are stronger and more resilient because of my partnership with Maria.