About Me

I guide attorneys, high-impact professionals, and senior executives through career changes and business challenges. Through workshops, presentations and one-to-one coaching, I take on issues that confront professionals who have to approach every project with intensity. I draw out the clarity of vision and actionable items that transform into the launching pad for progress.

My own career path as an attorney and firm partner, human development professional, and now business owner is evidence of my approach. I believe that it is best to listen to opportunities and challenges and then learn to embrace the circumstances to a new success.

I also enjoy working with new and mid-career professionals, particularly women and professionals from diverse backgrounds, as they define their professional brand and build careers that enhance life satisfaction.


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Our [strategic planning] meeting went so well! Maria leads the discussion wonderfully. I’m really pleased with the process and the ideas we got as a result.
Maria’s presentation content and delivery was great. She provided very useful advice which I can apply both as a LAP volunteer and in my practice!
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  • Northwestern University School of Law, JD
  • University of Chicago, BS Math/Psychology Minor, Graduate Student in Social Sciences and Human Development


  • Coaches Training Institute
  • Imperative: Certified Purpose Leader
Maria has a knack for using examples that really put people at ease thinking and talking about sensitive business and personal issues.
I wish that every program moderator were trained in Maria’s methods. She is truly excellent. The context she provided, her movement of the conversation and her overall approach were just great. The first thing one of the organizers said to me was ‘Maria was the standout of the conference…’
This was a valuable and practical program - one of the most useful I’ve attended for associates. Very well presented!