ACHIEVE RADICAL SUCCESS THROUGH Empathy.

I help good companies become great by connecting people, purpose, AND profit.

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Now is the time

The current market is not merely asking, but requiring that you adapt and evolve.

You need visionary and compassionate leaders. You need a high-performing and empathetic culture. You need an influential and uplifting brand.

Gone are the days of cutthroat C-level execs and merciless mass-layoffs. Today, customers, stakeholders, and employees alike expect your company to value and model empathy.

Fortunately, winning leaders and organizations can be compassionate and competitive, ambitious and empathetic. Cultivating empathy helps you create more innovation, happier stakeholders, and lucrative bottom-line results.

Cash flow, creativity, and compassion are not mutually exclusive.

Empathy is the new foundational standard, not a fluffy afterthought.

#1

Empathy is #1 for “new product innovation success.”

Nielsen

87%

of CEOs agree the company’s financial performance is tied to empathy.

Businessolver

92%

of team members would be more likely to stay with their company if business leaders empathized with their needs.

Businessolver

2x

Emotional connection is TWICE as valuable as customer satisfaction.

Harvard Business Review

Improve your empathy in your business or brand now and for the long-term.

My clients learn to imbue their work with compassion to create strong leaders, thriving cultures, and winning brands.

Are you ready to see how high your organization can climb when it’s supercharged by empathy? And how your people can engage and perform beyond your wildest expectations?


Maria brings nearly 30 years of empathy-led leadership, business, and brand expertise. She has been a trusted advisor to hundreds of companies and brands, including massive global corporations, pioneering startups, and heart-centered nonprofits.

In her engaging workshops and mindset-shifting presentations she offers actionable strategies to amplify impact, and explains how compassionate business tactics will transform organizations from the inside out.

Maria can help if…

  • You want to cultivate integrity in your leadership, business, culture, and brand.
  • You want to create a business that makes a significant difference in the world.
  • You want to craft empathetic brand stories to better engage and connect.
  • You want to leverage your compassionate culture to attract and retain top talent.
  • You want to make the world a better place while still turning a healthy profit.
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Conversations with leaders, changemakers, and those who challenge the status quo.

The Empathy Edge Podcast

  • Alain Hunkins: Cracking the Leadership Code

    We are experiencing a transformation, an evolution in how we lead and what makes a successful leader. Today, I had a great conversation with Alain Hunkins, CEO and author of Cracking The Leadership Code: Three Secrets to Building Strong Leaders about the common leadership assumptions that can get people into trouble, the obstacles we face […]

The Empathy Edge Book

harnessing the value of compassion as an engine for success

Through Maria’s research, case studies, and practical advice you’ll discover how active compassion and cultivating an empathetic mindset can help you and your brand succeed.

Expert Insights from Maria

  • Can you Forgive a Brand for Lack of Empathy?
    Can you Forgive a Brand for Lack of Empathy?

    Years ago, I wrote a few posts about horrific customer experiences, especially one with a certain hot Internet retail brand. As I put on the one item I bought from them today, I reflected on whether I would actually forgive them for showing such a lack of empathy. I mean, it’s been years, right? It…

  • How Marty Maraschino Taught Me Resilience
    How Marty Maraschino Taught Me Resilience

    Resilience might be eligible for word of the year. You hear it everywhere you go. We talked a lot about resilience during the Pandemic. How do we bounce back and adapt? One definition of resilience is: The capacity to withstand or to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness. Clearly, we need to embrace resilience as human…

  • You Are a Hot Mess AND a Masterpiece
    You Are a Hot Mess AND a Masterpiece

    “You can be a hot mess and a masterpiece at the same time.”  Hannah Corbin, Peloton. A few months ago, Hannah Corbin uttered these words on a Peloton ride, and they stopped me in my tracks. Metaphorically, of course. I kept pedaling. I can’t recall the context but I think it was about letting yourself…

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