I reflected on my past from a different perspective.
Maria helped me to reflect on my past experience from a different perspective which made me get more confidence in my competences and better focus on my goal. I recommend Maria to whomever feels lost or unsure abut their next step in life or career.
Aliona Codrean - Data Master Lead - Amsterdam
Practical and authentic.
I had heard before of the combination between the Buddhist principle of Compassion and Leadership but I was not aware of its practical application. I used the approach in my pitch to the organisation of very sensitive changes coming up. I felt really good because I knew how authentic and selfless was the message. My staff received it with interest and the "critical employees" offered sincere collaboration straight away. It took a whole day under the guidance of Maria to prepare for it (or "unprepare", as she says) but it was totally worth it.
T.V. - CIO - Amsterdam
It made me bloom.
Maria has the innate ability to see your talent and restore your self trust. I had many doubts about my capacity, but Maria can make you feel like a flower in spring and make you bloom. After working with her I felt heartened and strong and could face an interview full of energy and motivation.
Simona Lettieri - Event Manager - Amsterdam
Take a step forward towards a joyful life.
I got to know Maria as a sharp-eyed person who knows how to ask questions that help you find your own way in life. I felt very familiar with Maria very quickly, so that I dare to open up and be honest and vulnerable, towards others and myself. Maria is a keen observer and handles this with care: she questions you, she reflects and tests, makes you think. Maria helps you to give words to what you unconsciously already feel or know. She encourages and inspires by focusing attention on your own strength and possibilities. She helps you to get to know yourself better with all your qualities and challenges and to take a step forward towards a joyful life. And above all she is an optimistic person with a big heart and a lot of humor.
Anne Marie Gout - Senior Policy Advisor - City of Utrecht
Making a difficult goal achievable.
Maria leads her group sessions with a lot of enthusiasm and passion, inspiring people in her meetings. It is a delight to partake in her course. She has a charismatic personality, a personal touch and she takes care to divide her attention evenly between participants. Her sessions are always clear and well prepared, making a difficult goal achievable.
Maria is a very inspiring person with great knowledge and skills to share. She knows her journey and can get a group act very interactively with each other in a short period of time. Also the tools are all different, fun, personal and educational. A recommendation for sure!
Debbie Wester - Country Marketing Communication Manager IKEA
I got the job I had been aspiring to for years.
Having had the good fortune to meet Maria at the right time, allowed me to overcome one of the most difficult job selections of my life and get the job I had been aspiring to for years. Maria has the rare gift of understanding, in a direct and intuitive way, the aspect to work on to help professionals achieve their goals, whether evolutionary or human, and has the same ability to communicate with you, in simple and essential terms, the key points to work on. I believe that few people really have the talent to identify precisely someone's weak point to be strengthened and aspects to keep under control. Her simple but extremely effective indications have helped me to face not only my professional test, but also to overcome a difficult period in my life, and that is why I will always be grateful to her. I highly recommend undertaking a path with her to learn how to focus on one's goals and achieve them. A special note of merit also to her extraordinary kindness, to the ability to put you at ease, without ever making you feel judged, and to the acute sensitivity that allows her to effectively facilitate your getting in touch with yourself and with your real emotions.
Giuseppe Giacalone - Performer and Social Mobiliser
I understood how compassionate leadership gets results.
With Maria we had an intensive 3 days coaching, about necessary changes in my organization while I was meeting resistance from senior executives and management. I had already met a few consultants who had proposed different variations of the strategy easier to digest but which I knew would not take us where needed. With Maria we swiped across vision, content and technique, communication, personal sensitivities, and my own approach, mindset and believes as a leader, with in depth business know how and emotional intelligence. I could finally bring to the organisation the changes I really saw necessary, and obtain buy in. I truly understood how compassionate leadership gets results and I am sure that when faced with new transitions I will contact Maria from the start.
Marco Busetto - CEO - Milan
The best journey ever indeed.
Maria is a very resourceful woman, and provided us with quality material to nurture our inner artist. The structure of the delivery and the gradual imparting of knowledge together with the practical exercises have really helped me cultivate good habits.
The weekly sessions have been a way to positively reinforce our learning experiences by sharing, also acting as a motivational tool to keep going and tracking our progress. I have gained much insight about how to further explore my art through the tools provided in the course of this journey.
I would definitely recommend this to anyone who wants to explore their inner artist.
The workshops had a deep impact on me: I have not only developed and nurtured my creativity, but even more crucially anchored into habits that make creativity a bigger part of my life. Maria is a lively, gifted and engaging leader: with her you are in the best hands to develop your inner artist!