speaker. writer. podcast host. business expert. entrepreneur. optimist.
Working with thousands of leaders and companies across the globe I can show you that making the world a better place AND turning a healthy profit is possible.
With years of research and decades of experience helping progressive and people-centric leaders and companies achieve radical success in both their business and brand.
Are you ready to do the same?
My mission is simple: igniting business growth with empathy for an innovative and meaningful life.
As founder of Red Slice, I advise organizations on how to better engage and connect with the people who matter most. My clients learn to imbue their work with compassion to create strong leaders, thriving cultures, and winning brands.
A dynamic speaker, I help you boost engagement, performance, and collaboration by delighting audiences at large conferences, strategic offsites, leadership workshops, and sakes kickoffs such as TEDx, The 3% Conference, The New York Times Small Business Summit, the Institute for Healthcare Advancement, Salesforce, Box, Lever, Imperative, TBWA, CHRISTUS Health and many more.
I’ve authored multiple books, including my most recent, The Empathy Edge and I host The Empathy Edge podcast, featuring C-suite executives, authors, thought leaders, and creative thinkers who agree that empathy is required for success in the modern world.
Brand messaging clients range from innovative entrepreneurs to fast growth companies to non-profits and, for more than 15 years, I’ve helped them lead their niche markets. Notable clients include LogicGate, Splunk, GSK, ContentSquare, Alteryx, The Coaching Fellowship, IHA, and many more.
My insights have appeared in many media outlets, including MSNBC, NPR, Entrepreneur, Forbes, Newsweek, Huffington Post, and Thrive Global.
I live in the San Francisco Bay Area with my husband, young son, and rescue mutt, where I enjoy red wine, British crime dramas, hiking, and Crossfit. Trivia game shows and especially Jeopardy! are among my guiltiest pleasures.
cash flow, creativity, and compassion are not mutually exclusive
Empathy is the most effective way to build a brand that bolsters customer loyalty, fosters community, and boosts profits.
A journey to and for empathy
From acting stage to speaking stage and the life-changing moments in between.
Press & Media
Names The Empathy Edge One of 20 Books to Crush the New Year
One of 11 Books that will Change the Way You Think About Leadership
The Empathy Edge
Maria is a Contributing Expert for Entrepreur.com
Names The Empathy Edge One of 9 Most Inspirational Business Books
Empathy & Inclusivity in Action
Maria is part of Newsweek’s Expert Forum
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