My name is Maria Wade.
I specialize in coaching high-performing executives, including C-level leaders, their direct reports, and senior management professionals. I am dedicated to my clients' higher purpose and committed to honoring their natural creativity, resourcefulness, and inner light.
With over 15 years of executive leadership experience across various industries, I blend a diverse range of coaching techniques grounded in adult learning theory, positive psychology, whole-brain thinking, and the 3CP Columbia University model.
My clients are achievers who have already accomplished the impossible. They are driven to deliver exceptional results, impact the world, improve themselves, and cultivate environments where people flourish, eagerly contribute, and feel valued.
Together, we learn to lead with integrity and grace.
If you seek to make a difference, unleash your greatest potential, and invest in your personal and professional growth, you've come to the right place.
Welcome to the beginning of your transformation journey.
HoW i CAN help you
Are you a high-performing executive facing complex challenges? Looking to enhance your leadership effectiveness? Exploring new strategies for driving growth? Seeking balance amidst high-stakes responsibilities? As your dedicated coach, I'll help you navigate the complex challenges of your role and unleash your full potential. Together, in a confidential and non-judgmental setting, we'll assess your unique leadership style and identify growth opportunities tailored to your needs.
Experience the transformative power of my team coaching program, designed to elevate your leadership team's performance and unlock your organization's potential. Together, we'll create a tailored coaching plan that focuses on collaboration, improved communication, innovation, and high-impact decision-making. Through interactive sessions, your leadership team and I will collaborate to gain valuable insights, refine your strategic vision, and accelerate your path to success, resulting in a lasting impact on your organization's performance.
Assessments can often be a valuable tool for the coaching process. Together, we will select assessments and tools that suit you and your style. The right assessment may help you raise self-awareness and broaden your perspective, let you understand how you show up and how others see you, identify your thinking preferences, and more. By shining a light on the underlying thinking patterns and preferences that drive your current behavior, you will gain access to new choices and possibilities.
How i work
WHO DO I COACH?
I specialize in coaching high-performing executives, including C-level leaders and their direct reports, as well as senior management professionals. I coach to empower these top-tier professionals, help them hone their skills, develop effective leadership strategies, and achieve their personal and organizational goals.
WHAT DO I HELP LEADERS WITH?
I help leaders address critical problems and challenges, such as refining executive presence, overcoming communication barriers, navigating complex organizational dynamics, and building influence. By resolving these issues, executives and senior management professionals can unlock their potential, drive positive change, and lead their organizations to success.
HOW DO I COACH?
At the core of my coaching approach, I encourage clients to examine their perspectives, drawing upon my deep understanding of their individual needs and goals. Through thoughtful questioning and tailored suggestions, I help clients uncover hidden insights and identify their unique path forward, fostering personal growth and unlocking their full potential.
WHAT ARE THE RESULTS YOU MAY EXPECT?
By working together, clients can expect to gain tailored personal development plans, enhanced self-awareness, and effective decision-making skills. Our collaboration will empower them to manage stress, communicate efficiently, and lead high-performing teams. Ultimately, clients will experience sustainable growth in both their personal and professional lives, navigating complex challenges with ease and confidence.
Vice President of Human Resources and Risk Management
"I've had the opportunity to work closely with Maria both as my executive coach as well as through a partnership with Family Services to provide management training to our employees on surviving and thriving through change.
As a speaker Maria is relatable, thought provoking, and an expert in her field. We would definitely have her back to speak with our managers again!
Maria is also a gifted executive coach and not afraid to dive deep to get at the heart of the issue..."
Vice President of Human Resources
"I am incredibly grateful for the opportunity to work with Maria as my executive coach. From the beginning of our coaching program, I sought to enhance my leadership capabilities, increase my confidence at the executive level, and maintain focus on key objectives. Maria has been instrumental in helping me achieve these goals and elevate my leadership to new heights.
Maria is a phenomenal coach who genuinely listens and understands her clients. She has provided me with invaluable guidance, helping me grow as a strong, empathetic, and collaborative leader. Through our sessions, I have learned to focus on results, communicate concisely, and be more decisive and in control, even in the midst of chaos and pressure..."
Paula Pastor Flores
Operations Director, JA Americas
"I truly have to admit that I started our coaching sessions because someone had suggested that it would help me improve my leaderships skills, something that I knew I need if I want to advance into new leadership roles within my organization. I remember, I was kind of skeptical and nervous at the same time, because I thought it is hard to support and advice someone you don’t know and that having this opportunity not in my native language was going to be tough...
But then I met Maria… and..."