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Résumé typos can squash a successful job search quickly! Read about my take on this and learn four other important tips "5 Ways Your Résumé is Screaming 'Unprofessional.'"

I'm Maria, a blissful, business-minded, yoga-adoring, travel-happy, easily amused, animal-loving, artsy optimist who loves helping people lead happy and fulfilling lives and reach their professional mountaintop. I own Thrive Coaching & Development.

As a Mindful Career Coach, I specialize in helping individuals thrive personally and professionally, infusing elements of mindfulness to help clients really dig deep and get clear on their goals, dreams and anything standing in their way. My passion is helping go-getters transform their lives; identify and launch a new career; or prepare themselves for work that enriches their goals, finances, personality and lifestyle.

I love my work because seeing people thrive is beyond satisfying, and when one person thrives, the world is that much a better place! I've had times in my life where I haven't thrived, places I've lived that weren't a great fit, and jobs that were fine but weren't an optimal match for my talents, creativity and goals. I know what it's like not to thrive, and thankfully I also know how truly fabulous thriving can be, and exactly how to help others feel the same way. Read more about my story, teaching, coaching, mindfulness, training and outcomes, and how we can work together to thrive!

P.S. Thank you to my awesome dogs, who are sprinkled generously throughout this site. No doggy stock photos needed when the real deals help me thrive all the time!

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After 25 years of working in local government I wanted to change my career path. Maria helped with this transition. She took my experience, skills and background and created a resume that worked across many new career opportunities. I am now working at a software development company!! Thanks, Maria. ~ Susie J, Executive Leader

We spend at least one third of our lives working, yet globally, only 13% of us feel happy and engaged in what we do! Who wouldn't want to wake up each morning eager to begin their day?? Trust me, it's completely possible (I do!), even on the coldest, dreariest Monday mornings! I can help you find and thrive in the work you love.

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In this four-page spread on my coaching practice, read about who benefits from mindfulness and how, and how it can impact YOUR success and enjoyment at work and in life.

I was amazed at how much Maria was able to help me in such a short period of time. In a supportive, non-threatening way, she helped me realize what was holding me back from pursuing my dream. Maria's coaching was just what I needed to get me moving in the right direction! ~ Susie P, Entrepreneur

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Your resume, cover letter, LinkedIn profile and online personal brand need to represent the most fantastic you there is. With these powerful tools, you'll be positioned to land the job that makes you leap out of bed each morning with enthusiasm!

Maria is not only a knowledgeable and capable mentor; she is kind, insightful and willing to go the extra mile (and another after that) to see that her clients reach their goals. Maria is a great ally to have. ~ David S, Designer


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Read my articles about the new economic opportunities a compassionate, mindful approach affords us and learn how mindfulness can boost our conversational outcomes!

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Strategies YOU Can Use To Get A Job You Love, A Career You Savor & A Life That Thrives.

Reading List
The Success Principles, Jack Canfield
Finding The Space to Lead, Janet Marturano
The Total Package, OWN Your Profitable Personal Brand, JuliAnn Stitick
Mindful Leadership, Maria Gonzalez
The Mindset Shift: Stop The Corporate Rat Race, Thomas Finkeldei
Thrive, Arianna Huffington

When we love what we do, share our greatest gifts, and live our lives with humor, creativity, vibrancy, purpose, love and compassion, we feel uber alive, happy and incredibly successful.

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If you know you are here on this planet to do something amazing, but you're not sure what or how to get there; or if you’re frustrated by the progress of your job search; or  you'd like some support to experience greater joy and success; or you're thinking about making the big leap to a new career … I'm here for you.

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