With over a decade of experience in leadership development, public speaking training, and coaching, Maya empowers executives and rising leaders to bring out the best in themselves and their companies. She coaches executives at multinational corporations, scaling tech companies, and nonprofit organizations, has provided pitch prep for start-up founders across five continents, and designs and facilitates virtual, hybrid, and in-person leadership courses and retreats.
Prior to founding BraverMe, Maya served as Director of Community Relations for a leading socio-economic think tank. She trained the Center’s executive team and researchers to present complex research findings to a wide range of audiences including high net-worth individuals, the media, and top policy makers. She also stewarded relationships with major donors, cultivated strategic partnerships, and liaised with the Board of Directors.
Over the years, she has also taught and mentored hundreds of emerging leaders in various educational settings.
Maya holds a BA in Cognitive and Linguistic Sciences from Wellesley College and an MBA from Hebrew University in Entrepreneurship, Strategy, and Marketing. She studied coaching at the Adler Institute and is accredited (ACC) through the International Coach Federation. She is also the creator of Career Courage, a 10-part audio course on taking the leap at key inflection points along one's career journey.
Favorite quote: "Watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don't believe in magic will never find it." - Roald Dahl
Great inspirations: Ted Lasso, Coach Taylor, President Bartlett, Brené Brown, Priya Parker, Tara Mohr, and my family.
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