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Mindfulness Programs and Courses:


Mindfulness Coaching Program for
Health & Wellness

This Program focuses on the basics of Mindfulness meditation for health and wellness, including managing stress and managing migraines. Topics and techniques covered include creating calm at will, being in and cultivating the present moment, and internal awareness of thoughts and emotions. It also includes training in creating focus / concentration, clarity and equanimity. It comprises 8 one hour Sessions.


Mindful Leadership Coaching Program

This Program focuses on sustaining high performance and resilience. It enables the individual to be a more effective leader and professional. Through specific techniques the participant trains the mind to effectively manage stress, and be present and aware, regardless of circumstances. It is also tailored to the individual's needs and comprises 8 one hour Sessions.


Advanced Mindfulness Course –
Path to Awakening

This Course is designed for people who have taken the Introductory Course and / or Coaching Program. It deals with more advanced Mindfulness topics and includes longer in class meditations. At this time the Advanced Course focuses on the Path to Awakening.


Mindful Leadership and Governance Certificate Program at the University of Toronto

This three-module Program is based on Mindful Leadership: The 9 Ways to Self-Awareness, Transforming Yourself, and Inspiring Others. It gives a holistic view of mindful leadership to the candidate. This Program is equally valuable to business, government, and the not-for-profit sectors. The three modules include: Mindful Leadership Fundamentals; Mastering Mindful Leadership; and Mindful Governance.
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Custom Corporate Mindfulness Leadership Programs

These Programs are based on Mindful Leadership: The 9 Ways to Self-Awareness, Transforming Yourself, and Inspiring Others and are tailored to the specific needs of the organization. Corporate teams apply Mindfulness to their everyday working environments, attaining greater concentration and performance. Other aspects include goal setting, decision making, mindful meetings and mindful negotiations. These Programs can be structured as a one-hour Talk, a multi-day Workshop, or 6-8 week Course, in person or on line.


Mindful Golf Coaching

Individuals learn to master the mental part of Golf by learning how to be calm and to focus, regardless of outcome and score. This makes the difference between an average round of Golf and a great round.



what our clients say
  • "... I'm calmer, more content and less flustered about the past or the future. Meditation adds a great amount of sanity to life... In my professional life, people see me as being more present and more confident..."
    Sean Foran
  • "... I find that my ability to concentrate is much greater than before I started to meditate. I also find that I am more creative than I was in the past… I am also able to anticipate client needs as well as manage stress better than I did before."
    Gaetano Geretto, President, Pelecanus Strategic Advisory Services Inc.
  • "... Maria brings a powerful combination of wisdom as a senior business leader and negotiator and enormous talent in guiding the deeply personal meditation process. This blend of experiences gives her the ability to understand and relate to clients on many levels."
    Lesley Parrott, Principal, Lesley Parrott Consulting
  • "... Working with Maria has taught me the difference in results that come from focus as opposed to multi-tasking.  I have learned to get present before I interact with people so that I can devote my full attention to the issue at hand.  I can also move through a very large list of things that need to be done and am more in control of my day."
    Jan Kestle, President, Environics Analytics
  • "... Meditating... has enabled me to be more calm and focused in meetings, making me more effective at my job.  Small things that at one time may have bothered me tend to roll off, having minimal effect.  I feel more connected to my inner self, more confident and optimistic for the future."
    Judy Sims, Vice President, Product Development and Business Management, Thestar.com
  • "... I apply Mindfulness in the workplace to better manage relationships. It has helped me to look at myself in a much more objective way. ... Instead of being judgmental I can be more introspective and make a situation pleasant rather than unpleasant."
    Jocelyne Achat
  • "... Meditation is a powerful coping skill for times of stress, and an amazing, life-enhancing practice in ordinary, daily life. It is simple, and its effects are immediate."
    Peggy Guest, President, Imperial Street Design
  • "Mindfulness Meditation provides a time to calm the mind and go within to find peace. It helps me to be more aware (and mindful) of everyday experiences and to listen better. It positively impacts communication. Meditation helps to put things in perspective."
    Kathy Wilkie, Registrar & Executive Director, College of Medical Laboratory Technologists of Ontario
  • "I started meditating... because I wanted to quiet my mind and learn how to be present and in the moment. My meditation practice has transformed my life, personally and professionally. I feel calm, patient, peaceful, present, kind and joyful...It has allowed me to be more productive because I'm able to stay focused."
    Peggie Pelosi, Founder/ President, Orenda Connections
  • "I attended Maria's Mindful Golf Workshop in 2007... I am calmer and more thoughtful on the golf course and I don't get down on myself as much for poor shots. ...After taking the course I won the Senior Ladies Club Championship. I can honestly say that I believe that the learnings from the Workshop contributed to this latter success."
    Gail Kilgour – member of St. George's Golf & Country Club
  • "I am thrilled to let you know how your Mindful Golf Workshop has helped my golf game; bottom line: my scores are better, my handicap is lower. I have more confidence that I can execute the shots that I want; I have more good shots and fewer bad shots... I can highly recommend the course to anyone who wants to improve their game, and their enjoyment of this great sport."
    Janice May – member of Meadowbrook Golf & Country Club
  • "I've been thrilled with the results I've seen after having attended the Mindful Golf Workshop. ... I immediately started putting the techniques and concepts I learned into practice on the course. Over the season I took ten strokes off my game... I highly recommend this workshop for anyone who wants to improve their game, be more relaxed, less frustrated, and have more fun."
    Gloria MacDonald - member of ClubLink