Maria specializes in the development and successful launch of sales strategies in complex selling environments. She has built strategies for several Fortune 500 companies and for the Federal Government that capture buyer’s attention and moves them to action.
Maria attended The George Washington University. She holds a B.A. in Business with a major in accounting. She is a Certified Coach and holds an Associate Certified Coach (ACC) credential with the International Coaching Federation (ICF). The broad diversity of her education and training have given her a comprehensive understanding of how to align personal buying decisions with organizational business decisions.
Her passion for teaching and training others begins with a strong emphasis on self-awareness principles which give clarity to the needs of the organization and help guide individual and team performance. Maria has worked with IBM, Sun Microsystems, Thomson Micromedex and Microsoft, and consulted with a variety of businesses across multiple industries, developing communication and problem solving skills in their leadership. In addition, she has represented an array of products and services including business intelligence solutions, collaboration software, medical databases, financial services, learning and development firms, IT security devices, manufacturers, food products, nano-technology and start-ups.
As a business coach, Maria believes that all people can earn their right to sit at the executive table by learning to merge strategy and process with the human connection. She engages her clients to develop new insights into their own interaction with strategy, process and people and explores what differentiates good leadership from great leadership. As a result, her facilitation style is much like her sales approach- dynamic, energetic and transformational. Maria joined Vim Ventures because of the shared, common philosophy: success can only be achieved when our inner world and our outer world are manifestations of our true, authentic selves. One without the other is not real success.
|Denise M Kay|