Maria became an executive coach and leadership consultant because she believes we can solve the problems facing our organizations and the world today by bringing out the best in each one of us. Her passion and focus is on individual and team effectiveness and optimization. She is the founder and president of Zynergy Coaching, LLC, among her clients are Fortune 500 executives, entrepreneurs and sales directors.
Maria balances her direct communication style with her desire to make positive sustainable changes in executive thinking and action that will greatly impact leadership effectiveness and professional performance. Maria is a Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach and holds a CPCC Certification from CTI, and an ACC Certification from ICF, the International Coach Federation. Previous to executive coaching and leadership consulting, Maria held sales positions at GE, Eli Lilly & Co, and Novo Nordisk, for 17 + years. She has experience in total enterprise solutions, biotechnology, medical devices, and pharmaceuticals with a specialty in neuroscience.
Maria has a diverse international and cultural background. She was born and raised in Sweden and educated in Sweden, France and the U.S. She speaks Swedish, French, and English. Maria is a devoted volunteer and active member of IDA Africa, Le Centre Sanaga-Yong de Sauvegarde des Chimpanzés (CSYSC), a Climate Change Leader and Mentor for the Climate Reality Project, and VP of Public Relations for Toastmasters International, Boulder, CO Chapter.
She is a magna cum laude graduate of the University of Colorado in International Business.