I am a writer, marketing and communication specialist, transformational coach and business owner. I am also a story teller. I believe the truth of our existence lies within our stories. That is, the story that we tell ourselves, and the ones we don’t. If we find the courage to tell our story, to reveal our truth, then we have found a way into our inner world. This is the seat of our suffering, also our greatest potential for change.

My Passion

My passion and purpose in life is personal development, that of my own and others, and the uncovering of our potential. I believe strongly in the power of human potential. It isn’t resigned to what you may consider as the best or elite among us. The power of human potential is within us all. With a little support and guidance, we all have the power to achieve the extraordinary within our life.

I know the word potential can be a bone of contention for some. But let me explain it to you very simply. You decide what your potential is. Then you decide if you are living it. Potential can mean many things to many people. It can mean massive achievement on a global scale for some. But what about the potential to be the best that you can be within your own daily life? What about the potential for a life of limited suffering? What about the potential to heal your own life? Or a life where (almost) every day you really feel and believe that you are doing what you should be with your life? That you feel happy, fulfilled, satisfied. We don’t all have to be the most famous person in the world. But what we can be, is the best version of our self.

My blog, books and individual coaching can help you transform your life by:

  • Examining the limitations of the ego.
  • Uncovering and aligning with your true self.
  • Understanding your true potential.
  • Discovering your life purpose.
  • Instilling a sense of self-belief and confidence in who you are and your ability.
  • Providing tools to heal your life from past trauma.
  • Showing you how to live in the present moment.
  • Renewing your faith in spirituality and finding a better way forward – this isn’t easy. In fact, it can be quite hard. But the rewards of living a life committed to growth and development are exponential.
  • Providing comfort, warmth, empathy, compassion, a listening ear and some wise words.
  • Sharing my own experiences to provide encouragement to keep going and inspiration to know that anything is possible.
  • Helping to develop a healthy relationship of self-love and developing your self-worth.

My personal development journey

My journey into the world of personal development began at a young age. I read my first self-help book when I was 17. It effectively changed the course of my life forever. It set me on a path of unimaginable possibilities. The one thing that stuck with me on this path, was a sense that we are never alone as we navigate our journey through life. I call this presence spirit.

I have always had a profound sense of spirituality within my life. For the most part I lived my life in conjunction with my spiritual direction. I followed my souls path. However, there was a period of about 15 years where I lived purely from my ego. That is when my ego suffering began. Don’t get put off by this. If you follow closely, you will see that we all suffer at the hands of our ego. We are all made up of automatic responses that keep us tied to situations and people that may not serve us well. We all suffer with fear, self-doubt, anger, self-criticism, negative self-talk, perfectionism, insecurity and many other traits that belong to the ego. It is these responses that have the power to jeopardise our growth and cloud our potential.

Even though I came off my spiritual path, I believe this was in line with my higher purpose. I needed to get down and dirty with the crap of life. It is the pain I suffered during this time and the lessons I learnt that will form most of this blog.

Aligning our forces

It is my whole-hearted belief that when we align our spiritual self with our ego self, we can live the most genuine and authentic life possible. It is the intersection where these two dominant forces meet that create a beautiful human experience. We might be living the human experience but we are spiritual beings within this experience. When you marry the best of both worlds, your true-life purpose can unfold. This is the life I am after.

It doesn’t matter who you are, where you come from, or what your circumstances are. Where there is a will, there is a way. Anything is possible when you believe. Any by God, do I believe. They say it takes two people to believe that you can achieve anything. That is yourself and one other person. I have enough belief for the whole world in the power of the human spirit and the potential you possess. So, if you are up for it, come on this journey with me and let’s get out of our own way and turn the impossible into the possible.

Now for the more serious stuff:

I have a Batchelor of Arts in Business and Marketing, a Diploma in Marketing, Advertising and PR and two Level 9 Master qualifications in Business and Life Coaching. I also have a Level 9 Masters qualification in both Digital Marketing and Innovation & Entrepreneurship. All from leading colleges in Ireland.

I tell you this not to brag but because when I was in school I was told to give up the notion of ever going to college. I was told it was never going to be a possibility for me. I believed this for a while. Until I finally coped on and changed this belief. You see what I mean about turning the impossible into the possible? I had the potential to go to college. Someone just told me I didn’t and I believed them.

I am also a Certified Teacher of the Enneagram. The Enneagram is a personality model close to my heart. This is a great tool for bringing you to the intersection. I teach this in a way as not to just bring awareness to yourself but to help you expand beyond the confines of your ego into the person you really are. I have also read hundreds of personal development books and attended lots of classes. I know…….pure gluttony. More on that later. I also have a love of the Bhagavad Gita.

Personal development, spirituality, marketing, communications and people are my passions in life.

I look forward to sharing this journey with you.

Namaste

Maria

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