I understand the challenges of finding the ideal speaker for your event. After being in charge of finding speakers for hundreds of events, from small corporate training workshops to large, multi-day conferences, I know well that an event’s success depends on the speaker’s ability to connect with the audience and deliver a compelling message that both energizes and inspires action. That is my goal every time I speak to a group—large or small, nationally or internationally.

I want to blow the doors off your next event, so I customize my presentations to fit the venue and audience, leaving the audience with practical take-aways that can be applied immediately to improve personal influence and performance.

Most Requested Topics

A popular speaking theme right now involves the connection between success and the ability to stop self-sabotage, overcome communication obstacles, lead authentically, and bridge the gap between purpose and influence. The following topics address that need from various angles:

  • The Bridge Builder Factor: How to Leverage Your Greatest Competitive Advantage (based on my book, Bridge Builders: How Superb Communicators Get What They Want in Business and in Life.
  • The Art of the Win: One Move Can Change the Momentum of the Game
  • Executive Presence: Leading authentically with passion, purpose, and poise
  • SUPERBLY Speaking: Bridging the Gap between Resistance & Irresistible Influence
  • Go Further, Faster: The power of building a Bridge Builder Culture (based on The Bridge Builder Way curriculum)

Inspirational, practical, and immediately actionable, the principles and case studies I share resonate with business leaders, managers, and professionals from a wide range of industries. Anyone who wants to have more influence and achieve their most ambitious goals, at work and beyond, will walk away ready to take action.

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A Few Testimonials

“You are a woman of excellence! The event was world class and your talk flawless, warm, intentional… Superb if I might say!

Kathrine Kimball
CFO Vision San Diego / Principal, Deloitte

“Maria I want to thank you. I put your Breakthrough Principles to work immediately and in the first five days of 2016 I got massive results. This stuff works!” J.D. Davids
Managing Partner, Fronis Group

“… Maria goes beyond mere instructions. Her message is ultimately about discovering what keeps you from achieving your dreams and goals and then developing the mindset that will enable you to move others to join your vision.” Carolyn Konecki
Vice President, Personal Lines Manager, Cavignac & Associates
“Your sessions seem to have been the favorites at the conference. I received so much positive feedback, more so than any other presentation.” Dara Friedson
Blackboard, Inc.