Based on own experience, Maria knows what it is like to be curious and independent and to have a strong work-focus combined with choosing not to have children – a positive choice that feels right for her. She also knows about the doubts, questions, and raised eyebrows that show up in the outside world as a result of said choice. The feeling that you are on your own, that your path is a path less travelled… The sometimes not so subtle suggestions from others that not having children is unnatural... The feeling guilty for being ‘selfish’... The struggle to think of yourself as a ‘complete’ woman having chosen not to have children…, the list goes on.
Since 2005, Maria has developed techniques and practices that have transformed her outlook. By testing, exploring, and defining ways of being authentic and inspired, she has found ways to fulfilment, meaning, and freedom that reaches beyond the standard model in today’s world. As a licensed coach with One of many™ there is now added exponential power and strength in her toolkit.
Maria’s own life experience and 30+ years in the corporate world is a perfect platform for supporting her clients in creating a foundation for experiencing greater inner & outer freedom and for practicing inspired and graceful leadership in business and in life. Knowing what she was missing when she started out on this path herself, Maria provides a space where her clients can talk about, expand, and explore their thoughts, ideas, and perspectives—a safe space for nourishing conversations that offer a path to courage, confidence, clarity, and connection, as well as time for reflection. Being spiritually inclined, she includes a spiritual perspective that honours ‘seekers’ and ‘finders’ and takes things to a different level.
Maria invites her clients to explore their sense of inner & outer freedom through the lens of three guiding questions: 'Are you showing up fully?', 'Are you living your values?', and 'Are you owning your story?'. Maria first got introduced to an earlier version of these questions at the age of 35. Having continually explored them since, and having recently crossed the 50-year mark, she has a great perspective on how these questions offer a path to greater fulfilment, strength, and freedom.
Maria understands systems as well as people. During her career in the high-tech electronics industry, she has built a successful track record in sales operations, business administration, and leadership roles spanning continents and cultures. And more importantly, she’s learned to appreciate that external factors don’t determine our experience nearly as much as internal ones do. For her, who someone is, is more important than what they do. Attitude and inner awareness are what hold the keys to our sense of fulfilment, empowerment, and freedom.
She is a Swedish expatriate with a curious mind who has a love for meaningful conversations. Her interest in exploring new perspectives has been a part of who she is for as long as she can remember. She refers to herself as a Mentor, Guide, Teacher, Coach, and Speaker, and her expertise is in deep reflective/active listening. Her aim is to help shift perspectives – to provide her clients with the space, the tools, the support, and the inspiration to expand their horizon.
Still actively engaged in the high-tech industry and the corporate world, Maria also serves as an advisor to several charitable organizations, and she is a member of InClaritas. Although based in the UK, she considers herself a global citizen.