Hi! I’m Maria

I am thrilled you found your way here!

I am a Mindfulness Teacher and Transformational Coach devoted to assisting individuals in achieving a more present, peaceful, and fulfilling life.

I started my mindfulness journey in my early adult years when I was struggling with restlessness, anxiety, and a constant feeling of inadequacy. Despite ticking all the “right” boxes, doing what I was expected to, graduating from university, and getting a great job, I felt helpless in steering my career and relationships towards a path that truly resonated with me.

How did I get here?

Walking became my gateway to a new life.

In 2014, a close friend invited me to hike the Via Degli Dei, a 120 km trek. Everything changed during that hike. Slowing down and connecting with nature and my body gave me the sense of inner peace and clarity I was looking for. I made a promise to myself that I would complete at least one multi-day hike each year to rekindle that feeling.

The subsequent year, while walking the French Way of the Camino de Santiago in Spain, I stumbled upon yoga and meditation. These practices allowed me to incorporate mindfulness into my daily life after returning to the city. I soon began studying and embarked on a continuous journey of self-exploration and personal transformation that continues to this day.

In 2019, I left my tech career behind and started working as a coach with teams and organizations like Snap Inc. and eBay, helping them create better ways to grow and collaborate. Since then, I have worked with busy professionals, new parents, and people navigating grief, pain, career changes and any sort of life transitions.

Qualifications & Training that shaped me

  • Master Degree in Computer Science • Artificial Intelligence

  • International Coaching Federation • Associate Certified Coach

  • NeuroMindfulness® Coach • Master Practitioner Level

  • Registered Yoga Teacher • RYT 200h

  • Search Inside Yourself • Mindfulness-based Emotional Intelligence Training

  • The Power of Awareness • Tara Brach and Jack Kornfield

  • I am currently enrolled in a 2-years-long Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Certification Program with Tara Brach and Jack Kornfield

I want this for you too.

Change is hard. We cannot move forward without getting in touch with our vulnerabilities and facing them.

My coaching approach is grounded in compassion, empathy, and non-judgment, and I create a safe and supportive space for my clients to explore their inner world and gain insight into their challenges. My coaching sessions are tailored to meet the unique needs and goals of each client. Whether you are looking to reduce stress and anxiety, improve relationships, or cultivate a greater sense of purpose and meaning, I am here to walk with you on your journey.

If you are ready to transform your life through mindfulness practices and coaching, I invite you to reach out to me. Let’s work together to unlock your full potential and live a more fulfilling life.

What others are saying

I had my first coaching experience with Maria. To be honest, I didn’t really know what to expect from coachings at the beginning, which is why I was a bit sceptical about this topic first. However, Maria convinced me already during the first session. She did this with her calm, open-minded and professional manner. At the beginning of each session we formulated an important question and objective for me, which gave every session a very structured, professional and secure framework. Through specific questions, a lot of sensitivity, empathy, interest in the topic and people, as well as a natural positive attitude, Maria is always able to find the right words and initiate important reflection processes, which have personally brought me much further after just a few sessions. I am grateful and really want to thank Maria for all the many and incredibly valuable experiences and insights I have gained during the coaching sessions with her.

Maria, you rock – continue to make the world a better place with your coaching.

Best Eric

Eric, Berlin

Maria was close to me and helped me in a moment of loss. Without imposing anything or giving any direct advice, she made me understand that all the possible solutions to my struggles already lay within me. I understood what is important to me and what I have to let go of. Thank you, Maria.

Francesca, Individual Coaching

Maria provides helpful insight and recommendations as a coach. When she was an Agile coach for Fit Analytics (Snapchat), I had the opportunity to work with her. She hasn’t only coached our teams, but taught them agile principles. In addition to that, I greatly benefited from her mindfulness coaching in my career and personal life. Her guidance and coaching helped me make the right career decisions. Her feedback and suggestions help you grow and flourish. In coaching, she ensures that you develop your own answers to your concerns. This is one of the strengths she brings to her coaching practice. Maria was the most helpful coach I have ever worked with.

Shikha, Snapchat