Maria’s expertise is in physical and vocal presence.
There are two halves of communication:
- What you say
- How you say it.
Maria specialises in the “how you say it” – how you look, how you sound, and how you feel.
Maria’s passions lie in giving her clients skills and techniques that will enable them to be clear, confident, and credible communicators and presenters in any situation.
She wants them to know they can knock it out of the park no matter where they are, or who they’re talking to.
With a background in performance and voice coaching, she has been on the front line of practical application of all the skills she teaches to her clients.
She knows and feels her clients pains … because she’s been there herself!
Keenly aware that every client I encounter has different needs and their own unique journey in the work, Maria brings all her passion, knowledge, and experience to bear in assessing what each person needs and how to go about getting them the success they want.
The practical tools Maria gives to her clients can be implemented in more than just work situations.
She wants people to leave her workshops with an arsenal of skills that make them feel not only more confident but more capable, competent, and proficient in their communications in all areas of their lives.
Maria’s experience as a professional actor, singer, and writer launched her on the road to coaching almost 15 years ago.
Having toured with her one-woman shows and performed at some of the world’s most prestigious venues and opera houses for 20 years, she then adapted her skills to coach professionals in the corporate market.
She has worked with top international companies such as Google, Diageo, Novartis, KPMG, Deloitte, Websummit, Stryker, Ericsson and LinkedIn, elite higher learning institutions such as Trinity College, UCD, Smurfit Business School, The Lir Academy, Gaiety School of Acting, and she coaches one-to-one for C-Level executives, entrepreneurs, and politicians.
Maria provides training to anyone who finds themselves communicating and speaking on a regular basis, whether you’re addressing key share holders, presenting at a conference, or giving the best man speech at a wedding.
A regular contributor on Irish radio and television with John Murray, Miriam O’Callaghan, Pat Kenny, Ryan Tubridy, Ireland AM, to the Irish Times, Sunday Business Post, Hotpress Magazine, The Independent, Maria is also a writer and performer with legendary Irish comedy trio The Nualas, works as a facilitator and storyteller for Irish writer Roddy Doyle’s organization Fighting Words and has presented her own radio program on RTE Radio 1.
During her career, she has worked with artists as diverse as Jim Sheridan, Ken Loach, Angela Lansbury, Patsy Kensit, Mia Farrow, Martin Shaw, Keith Carradine and Dionne Warwick, and as a performer and presenter for The Gate Theatre, RTE Concert Orchestra, BBC, RTE, Shakespeare & Company in Boston, and Lincoln Center in New York.
She has produced three music albums, two DVDs, and three international tours, performing her one-woman shows at festivals and venues in the USA, the UK, Ireland, and across Europe.
She has taken tried and tested skills and techniques found in the world of business psychology, theatre, and performance and adapted them for the corporate market. She now trains her clients in these techniques to arm them with the skill sets they need to become clear, captivating, and memorable communicators and breathe life back into their business communications and presentations.