Humanist & Heart-Based Leadership Executive Coach

… and so it went. See what players are saying

She envisioned a better world. Yet there was something missing. While on The Journey to the Heart she was able to reconnect with her authentic self to reignite her purpose and release her inner leadership power. Potential unleashed.

Marie is a wonderful listener and conducts the journey in a way that involves you to think deeper. Her coaching process has a robust methodology combined with Marie’s special intuition. Also, in the end, you have clear results, some that you haven’t even imagined in the beginning.

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He was considering retirement. He had achieved the top. After taking on a section of The Journey to the Heart he realised that in fact there was much more to come and to be done. Possibilities unlocked.

After a coaching journey, you will be bewildered, because you will realize that you have come a long way without quite remembering how … Maria is very subtle in her coaching method, she will talk a bit, listen, give you an exercise here and then and before you know you hear yourself saying: Ah, I never thought about that before or: Oh, this is such great insight about myself. Maria reminds you constantly of one of the most important aspects of a coaching journey: to not judge but to explore. If you look for a guide to explore the unknowns and the potential of your personality Maria is the one.

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She was unclear and hesitating… better understanding her strengths, dreams, and needs, allowed for renewed unshakable self-confidence. From restlessness to resonance.

Coaching gives you the opportunity to question experiences from a different perspective
and understand the reasons for your reactions. From these reflections you can build healthier relationships with others and yourself free from judgement and suffering.

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He had a desire for change, yet not a vision to move ahead. Paying attention to his emotions, better understanding his values and aspirations a new future unfolded right in front of his eyes. Unleash your authentic self.

Marie is genuinely interested in understanding the other within their context. She’s truly present, body, mind, and soul.

She masters the talent of making (though) precise questions to address blind spots and make us evolve. She has a unique ability to balance emotional sensitivity with the rational need for problem-solving, activating our own submerged unknown triggers to objective choices (or new questions).

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Marie’s a guiding soul that will help you find your strengths and weaknesses in order to go through a process of self-discovery.

She’s a GPS that will get you back on track and you’ll walk away with great learnings!

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Marie takes you on a journey to develop yourself as a person, as a colleague, and as an employee.

She does so with the biggest respect for who you are, pushing you when you need to be pushed, but leaving you space when it is needed. You can feel her energy in the room… Marie truly has a gift. And everything you learn in the teambulding, you can apply to the rest of your life as well.


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Marie’s coaching is unique because it brings awareness to the leaders that success is not just about methods and results, it needs to pass through the power of the heart, relationships, and spirituality.

A leader empowers people not brains. In order to be able to lead others in this journey, you need first self-knowledge and self-work. Marie’s sessions offer you the whole experience.

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Marie is an insightful coach, there is no formula, she will read your path and will propose a journey with her, if you are willing to go through you will experience clarity in every step.

She will keep you accountable but also will drive the pace mindful of the environment and your priorities. She is an excellent listener and has the ability to connect the dots with you (not for you). Her methods and techniques are supported by research and her corporate understanding fits almost every organization there. I was not aware of “Leadership from the heart” until I met Marie and now I don’t think there is any other way to reach your best self.

Gustavo Arellano
Executive Leader, Head of Commercial Development, FIBA

In a world dominated by a treadmill of perishable leadership development, Marie offers a singular voice and lasting vision of what leaders can be.

She’s a gifted and charismatic communicator. But her message is what’s truly special: rather than mechanically including the heart in a composite approach to leadership, she goes all in and forges with others a deep appreciation and understanding of heart-based leadership. The result is nothing less than a transformative gift to those she engages.

David Slocum
Professor of Practice at Thunderbird School of Global Management

Marie’s both witty and wise. She’s infectiously passionate and an absolute magnet for all things human. She articulates like a poet, envisions like an architect, and executes like a surgeon.

This is a woman who knows what it means to command one’s presence. Her desire to fill leadership contexts with heart can invigorate the largest of rooms. I know this because she was one of the speakers I chose for our big conference in Bucharest, and my goodness, how people loved her.

If you aren’t following her already, then you’re missing out on something of beauty.

Flavia Barbat
Creative Leader, Rebels & Rules Founder, Editor in Chief @ Brandingmag

Marie is a force of nature. She reminds you of what is (being) human, people’s energy. 

In these times when AI is on the rise everywhere, it is important to remember the things that Marie helps us recollect.

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Others make us better.
Have you ever observed that?


It is others who help us becoming a better version of ourselves. It is along this journey that I have better understood that we are only in a relationship with others, that nothing can be achieved individually or isolated from others.

Others make us better.
Have you ever observed that?


It is others who help us becoming a better version of ourselves. It is along this journey that I have better understood that we are only in a relationship with others, that nothing can be achieved individually or isolated from others. It is the others that make us better. The beauty of the destination is indeed in the human quality of the journey. A heart-based leadership practice not only can help us to build high-quality interpersonal relationships but also…

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