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Executive coach, MCC, MBA, LL.M.
Columbia University, Coaching Certification Program
Master Certified Coach by the International Coach Federation (ICF)

Hello! I'm Maria Wade - a world-changer at heart, an agent of transformation, and your trusted partner in leadership development.


Today, I stand before you not just as an executive coach but as a fellow traveler who has navigated the tumultuous seas of life and emerged stronger, more confident, and more focused. I've faced daunting challenges and surmounted them, from earning my place in a male-dominated business environment to rebuilding my life in a new country at the age of forty.

Even before this dramatic shift in my life, I had honed my skills and made my mark in the business world. Raised with a keen sense of fairness, I initially chose law as a means to restore balance in the world, only to discover that law battles were more about winners and losers than fairness. So, I sought out new pathways, transitioning into project management, then general management, and eventually into finance, before finally discovering my true calling in leadership coaching.

This journey, coupled with a relentless drive to learn and adapt, has shaped me into the coach I am today. My coaching journey is about helping leaders thrive, not just survive, in today’s unpredictable world. My mission is to create workspaces where people can show up as their authentic selves, contribute their unique talents, and feel valued.

Coaching is not just my work; it's my life, my calling, and my passion. I don’t clock in and out. I live it. I breathe it. My being and doing have converged into a harmonious symphony. And in this harmony, I offer you a wealth of experience, business acumen, and a profound understanding of how to navigate and lead through change.


With a diverse career spanning legal services, project management, finance, asset management, and various industries, I've been in the trenches, faced the battles, and emerged victorious. Now, I am here to partner with you on your leadership journey, offering unwavering dedication, high ethical standards, and candid, constructive feedback.

My strong academic foundation in law, business administration, finance, project management, and change management, along with my coaching certifications, equips me to guide you toward unlocking your full potential and achieving your dreams.

I firmly believe in the limitless potential, wholeness, and natural creativity that resides in each of us. It's about awakening that potential and channeling it into something extraordinary. So, let's disrupt old paradigms together and embrace the changes and challenges that lead us towards growth and fulfillment.

Let's laugh a little, learn a lot, and embark on a journey towards transformation. Because the world needs more leaders like you, and I am here to help you become the best version of yourself. Let's change the world, one leader at a time.

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