Maria is Head of L&OD Professional Services for the Ken Blanchard Companies in Asia. Her wealth of experience comprises of fifteen years of corporate senior leadership in Fortune 500 organizations and 10 years of learning and organizational development consultancy for multinational corporations. She has successfully helped MNC’s build six startup companies and is currently the director of several international consulting projects that involve M&A integration, restructuring, talent strategy, organizational reengagement, in support of reversing attrition while increasing morale and productivity. Maria is an award-winning coach and leadership development professional, recognized by the HRD World Congress. She served for four years as the vice president of the International Coach Federation, Singapore. Maria holds Master degrees in Strategic Management and Organizational Research, and is currently pursuing her PhD in Entrepreneurship and Innovation.