Maria Antoniou

Resident Expert on Reframing Unhelpful Mindsets, Behavioural Change, Building successful relationships, Resilience and Making an Impact

Blocks in our thinking often affect our behaviour and the way in which we engage with people and build relationships. Maria considers herself to be a mindset liberator. Maria focuses on behavioural change and unblocking unhelpful thoughts which may get in the way of individuals leading their teams better, building more effective relationships with their clients and generally presenting themselves with impact.

Maria has 20 years’ experience of organisational development in the professional services, public and charity sectors, most recently as Head of Learning & Development at Simmons & Simmons, a leading international law firm. She has extensive experience in helping businesses find strategic and commercial solutions to their learning requirements, ranging from the design and delivery of global learning programmes to one-to-one coaching with senior stakeholders.

Maria brings a pragmatic approach to her work. She gets straight to the problem and finds a practical and creative solution to remedy it. She is an intuitive coach who will listen to 'what is not said' as well as 'what is said', with her observations to the client often resulting in 'Eureka' moments of self-awareness.

Maria has an MA in Human Resource Management, a Diploma in Executive Coaching, a Certificate in the Psychology of Coaching, a Certificate in Counselling and is an accredited career coach and workplace mediator. Maria is licensed to administer and works with MBTI, Hogan Personality Inventory, Emotional Intelligence and Strengthscope.