Here’s what some of my clients have to say:
“Throughout my coaching with Maria, I’ve learned many things by her approach to the work. She has taught me that the questions I ask are more important than the challenges I face. The process has allowed me to see my own patterns and coping skills more clearly and understand the simple ways I can begin to improve the quality of my life. As a result, I can no longer see myself as a helpless victim, as I begin to understand my own participation in staying stuck. Maria’s approach is not only empowering, but by finding creative solutions to challenges, I’m able to view myself and life differently.” ~ Raquel Wilkins
“Maria has coached me many times. Her remarkable intuition enabled her to connect with me even during our first meeting. Maria listens, you can feel that, and she cares, you feel that also. As the result of our sessions, she would suggest activities for me that were helpful to me and that I was excited to do. My sense is that Maria continually strives to be a better coach and a better human being, and that also inspired me to be my best self also.” ~ Chris Y.
“Dearest Maria, You are a very special person in my life. We seem to have a connection that is fruitful. I am sometimes amazed at your poignant word choices. Sometimes I get the impression we are kindred spirits and you are here to remind me of some things and concepts that are dormant in my soul. Some of your trainings and educational experiences really resonate with me. For example when you were helping me return back to the body and center myself. Another occasion was when I told you I was holding my fingers on my third eye and palm on the back of my head. (My marriage counselor had taught me Tapas Acupressure Techniques. She said back then that “my body would remember these experiences and I would be able to recall my abilities to help myself again.”) You were able to share that you are versed in TAT. I don’t know what it was Maria maybe it is your tone of voice and focus that sent me the impulse to fall back into that body position and queued me into that helpful place I had been in my mind a couple years ago. When you tell me you, “are proud of me”, cause of something I accomplished, my inner child is happily surprised. I am ever grateful for this Life Coach experience and of your intuitive and sincere encouragement. Thank you for the opportunity for me to let others know how you are truly wonderful. I look forward to more sessions with you. With deepest respect,” ~ Natalie
“After my husband retired and we sold out home, he became very depressed. I was worried we had grown apart. I considered ending our 24 year marriage. Maria was so gentle and caring, she really listened to me and gave me sense of being supported. She helped me to realize that it was not my responsibility to bear the weight of other people’s burdens. She encouraged me to listen to my inner guidance, which led me in a new direction to reconnect with my faith. That made it possible for me to let go of worrying and trust that it was all going to be OK. I’m so grateful to Maria for helping me to see that I had to reconnect with my inner guidance and face my own sadness in order to let go of worrying about my husband’s. Maria is a brilliant coach who listens with her whole heart.” ~ Andrea C.
“Maria has a huge heart and an incredible desire to see other people – me, specifically! – achieve their dreams. She definitely goes above and beyond my expectations. She is creative and reliable, with wonderful ideas to help overcome blocks and challenges.” ~ Anita M.
“Working with Maria has allowed me to deepen my self-awareness and put together a plan to realize my true potential through acknowledging the areas in which I am stuck and breaking through those self-imposed roadblocks.” ~ Ursula Campbell
“Maria’s sincere and curious approach to engaging me allowed a safe and comfortable environment where I could openly share my thoughts and challenges. Her questions and approaches when discussing various topics always help me discover additional options that lead to greater feelings of confidence and clarity.” ~ Z. Moore
“I just wanted to say how much I enjoyed working with you. Being a coach myself, I am not the best person to be coached. I tend to be resistant and naturally self-reliant. You really seemed to know what questions to ask and were so non-judgmental, that I was able to make major strides. I was really looking for a bit of direction, as I was stuck, and with a few sessions I was able to get clarity and an action list of tasks that could be done to move me in the right direction. I will definitely come back for more coaching so I can keep my momentum going. Thank you for your guidance.” ~ Lia Allen