About Maria


 I help empower parents to Foster Independence, Leadership and a Strong Sense of Personal Identity in their daughters so they can Change the World. I have a a BS in Health Science with minor in Emergency and Disaster Management and concentration in Women Studies. I worked as a critical care paramedic for years until a permanent injury on the job caused me to change my life direction with work but not without first teaching me of the importance of Independence, Leadership and Personal Identity which are the foundations of my work. I am a mom to two little girls and I have spent nearly a decade working with women of all ages to help shed unhealthy beliefs and breakdown stereotypes surrounding pregnancy, motherhood, body image, self esteem, parenting, women in leadership and much more. 

I believe each of my daughters was sent to me to remind me of a piece of myself I have lost or not loved during my journey, it had been exciting to rekindle those parts of “Me” again. We live on a little River in CT with our two dogs and a cat that won't leave the basement and lives his independent live down there in solitude from the chaos upstairs, I can't blame him sometimes! My husband makes the best Margaritas on the rocks with fresh squeezed lime juice and simple syrup, there are no other margaritas that can hold a candle to his! We listen to “Fight Song” in the car on the way to school, my children have no idea who Raffi is but can belt out the lyrics to this song in their sleep and I'm proud of it! I believe that the change we need to see in this world begins with Raising a Powerful Girl and my lifes work is to help you understand what this means and how you navigate this journey so that we can Raise a Generation of Strong, Independent Women Leaders with high personal integrity and morals that will push for the changes we so desperately need. I look forward to being a part of your journey for change!