Speaking, Seminars, Coaching, & Consulting
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Your Speaker of Choice for Positive Change
Maria is your "go-to" speaker of choice for positive change.
Maria will help you create the lasting change you crave - fast - with her arsenal of traditional clinical psychology, modern brain science, and strategic intervention.
You can rest assured you and your audience will have plenty of laughs in the process, because Maria has done stand-up comedy and trained with Second City Improv Comedy group in Las Vegas!
"I've been a child and family therapist for over 30 years, as well as an adventurer and risk taker in my own life. So, I not only bring the professional, clinical background to the table, but I also bring my own personal experience in helping both people and also corporate entities to bring about the changes that they want to see.
My passion is doing keynote talks, and in-depth trainings for a variety of agencies, nonprofits, and corporate entities. I love connecting with people in the crowd. I love providing a fun, entertaining, and highly informative training that's based on the specific needs and the outcomes that - whatever that organization wants to achieve.
So, we have a great time, but we also impart some great information, tools, and strategies that people practice using while we're in training and then, can take home, can take back to the office, and use immediately."
"Maria is the most dynamic speaker I've heard in my 25 years as a Social Worker. She knows her topic well. She has an outstanding personality and has the ability to present the subject matter in a way that is very interesting. I would highly recommend her!"
Teresa Underwood, MSW Specialized in Child Protection
“I have attended several of Maria’s seminars. She has a great presentation style that is relaxed, practical, and entertaining, keeping audiences engaged, alert, and laughing while learning important information and skills.”
Tim Strong, San Diego Beach Volleyball League - www.sdbvl.com
"Maria is very knowledgeable about her subject matter and up to date on the latest research and discussions. Her biggest strength is being able to present academic & scientific information in easy to understand language, mixing in everyday stories and timely humor to keep her audience engaged. We first employed Maria as a keynote speaker 4 years ago at a sales convention and have worked with Maria as an advisor to our company ever since."
Jim Garber, Senior Product Manager, Discovery Learning Toys - www.DiscoveryToys.net
"Maria is the consummate professional. She is an outstanding speaker and gifted writer. Her presentations are crafted for each individual audience, ensuring her students get the most out of every presentation. Always on time and very prepared, Maria is the instructor every student will remember for years! She is the asset every organization wishes they had."
Doris Lofton, RBT Professional
"Maria offers a personalized experience, tailored to your specific needs, and always helps you understand how her knowledge and expertise is helpful to your current work or personal situation. I LOVED the energy, laughs, and personality Maria shares with everyone around her on a consistent basis! Like Maria always says, “Relationships are everything!”
Kate Fraizer, Founder - Connect Point Moms - www.ConnectPointMoms.com
"Have you ever met someone and immediately connected with them? That was the case for me when I met Maria over 13 years ago. Her dynamic personality, intelligence and great sense of humor is a rare find and very refreshing. I’ve had the pleasure of attending many of Maria’s trainings and seminars. She has substantial expertise and delivers engaging presentations with practical application, in a manner which empowers her audience. I’ve also consulted with Maria for career coaching. She has consistently provided great information, resources, as well as the encouragement that I needed to move from contemplation to action! If you’re seeking a professional coach or trainer who will deliver beyond your expectations, you should contact Maria right away. You’ll be glad you did!!!"
Wanda Porter, Professional Trainer
"Thanks to Maria’s Coaching and Busy 2 Balance program, I finalized a meaningful framework for my own coaching approach that represents my values and experience based on years of study of both Universal Law and traditional Shao-Lin Kung Fu. Maria’s insight helped me connect the dots in that unique blend to create my signature system. I have now developed my signature system and talk to help my clients achieve more with boldness."
Tanisha Martin - www.TanishaMartin.com
"The major learning and training opportunities occur at our annual convention. At our 2014 convention in Las Vegas we were honored to have Maria Marinakis as a keynote speaker. She was equal parts educational and entertaining. Informing a large group about the latest in childhood research runs the risk of being a dry presentation, but with Maria’s unique style our consultants remained fully engaged and left her sessions eager to share what they had learned with their customers.
When a successful session is the only acceptable result, do not risk any other outcome and make sure you have Maria at the podium !!!"
Jerry R. Salerno, CEO Discovery Toys - www.DiscoveryToys.net
"Maria is an outstanding person who knows how to communicate important ideas in a way that people of all ages can understand instantly."
Maureen Zelensky, MFT www.ZelenskyTherapy.com
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