Maria earned her Bachelor in Psychology, and her Master of Arts and Ph.D. in counseling from the University of Florida. She is an adjunct professor at the University of Maryland, Eckerd College, and the Naval Post Graduate School. She is certified in a wide range of individual and organizational assessments, including People Element instruments. Since 1998, she has worked both internally with People Element Leadership, and externally with our clients.
As an organizational consultant, Maria specializes in executive development and coaching. In 25 years as a coach, she has provided over 4,500 feedback sessions in English and Spanish to executives from Fortune 500 companies, and has trained feedback specialists on various executive and leadership development assessments. She facilitates senior leadership teams, and designs and delivers training on leadership development, feedback and coaching skills, driving high performance, managing differences, emotional intelligence, creating supportive work environments, and team building.