Author Archives: Maria

Overcoming Adversity: You ARE Good Enough to Lead!

I hope by sharing this very personal story with you, it will inspire you to stay strong and never give up on your leadership vision no matter what obstacles you face. Last week my brand new TEDx Talk “Recovering perfectionist … Continue reading

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Recovering Perfectionist … My Ass! My new TEDx Talk

PLEASE WATCH AND SHARE! My dream is to get this video featured on the international TED.com website. Over 1,000 views in 3 days! @TEDxBuffaloWomen TRANSCRIPT: I have a pet name for my inner critic. I like to call her Perfectoria. … Continue reading

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The root cause of perfectionism and self-doubt in generations of American women is…

When we measure our self-worth from any place outside ourselves, we fall victim to perfectionism, confusion and self-doubt. If a college woman measures her self-worth by her GPA, tests are going to cause her quite a bit of anxiety. Getting … Continue reading

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How colleges can help female students build self-esteem and confidence

Last week I was interviewed by USA TODAY College for an article titled “Study: Females lose self confidence throughout college.” In my interview I included information on how colleges can help build confidence in their female students. The information was … Continue reading

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What happens when you acknowledge fear and go for it anyway?

I’m taking my oral exam at 3:30pm this afternoon and once I pass it, I’ll be a fully certified life coach through iPEC Coaching. I’ve had a moment of reflection this morning that I wanted to share with all my … Continue reading

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