International Career and Life Coach for Executives
Who I Am & Why I Can Help You
I grew up multilingual and multidisciplinary; studying a variety of subjects, from finance to the history of arts & architecture, in major universities in France.
Then, from trading floors to private equity, to corporate finance, to equities and derivatives, for close to 16 years, I held different positions in the fast-paced, demanding environment of investment banking.
I was lucky to work in exciting and challenging places, such as Paris, London, and New York City, which I now call home.
Sounds like a dream, right?
And yet, for a long time, I knew something didn’t feel right.
The thought of breaking from a successful career with a rewarding steady paycheck, of having to start over, to be outside my comfort zone of knowledge and of work relationships, everything that I had built for so long…it felt very scary to me! and for the first time in my life, I was unsure of my future.
And then came my answer, in a package that I wasn’t expecting.
I got cancer.
I worked throughout the treatment of advanced lymphoma on a modified schedule, and I would still find the drive to show up for myself and for others. It felt good to be alive, to enjoy life, to break free from the strict constraints that I had built for so long.
As I slowed down and took a personal inventory, I realized that what I really liked in my job was the human connection: Relating to people, listening to them, helping them find solutions.
Sound familiar? It’s called coaching!
A year later, after working with a wonderful mentor, I finally made the decision to leave that career.
After an intensive period of schooling and various certifications, and years of coaching, mentoring, and consulting with executives from various walks of life, I have the experience and the knowledge to help you find the path to your own personal and professional growth.
I am glad you’re here.
If it is time for you to start exploring your potential and the possibilities that can offer themselves to you; contact me here for a free consultation. Let’s discuss how I can help you find your way back to your true Self.
Mayda Poc is one of a kind.
Her wealth of Wall Street knowledge and experience allows her to provide you with a unique insight on how the real world functions, all while using her wisdom as a life coach to empower you from within.
Earlier this year, I was facing several personal situations that depleted my energy and will power to grow. I could not see a way out. She helped me restructure my priorities and life goals. We brainstormed and created feasible solutions. She held me accountable while encouraging me to continue to reach for my optimum potential.
After each session, I felt relieved, hopeful, empowered, focused and honestly speaking, I felt like a million bucks! It was her motivation and deep belief in my capabilities that allowed me to come out on top.
I am so thankful she came into my life when she did. It was thanks to her guidance as a life coach, that I was able to overcome my hardships in a short period of time.
Thank you, Mayda!
J.V., New York, NY - Senior Bank Executive
I absolutely loved working with Mayda! She is professional, effective, flexible, empathetic yet never judgmental.
She helped me as I was going through a transitional period where I needed help refocusing and defining objectives professionally and personally.
Mayda quickly understood what I needed, challenged me in the most supportive way to help me move forward.
While I was working with Mayda, I had the feeling that I was going to carry this experience and these learnings for a lifetime!
I am very grateful for this experience, thank you for everything Mayda!
L.D., New York - Paris - Associate Marketing Manager
I started working with Mayda on the recommendation of a friend who had a positive career coaching experience.
Since it was a friend referral I had high expectations and Mayda still blew me away.
She has a special talent for quickly understanding the business context to help her clients diagnose challenges and come up with solutions.
I really appreciate Mayda’s warm and empathetic yet direct approach
J.S., London – Partner
Three coaches have helped me with my business, but something was still blocking me from moving forward.
Three sessions with Mayda released the block, and now I'm moving forward and excited about the work I need to do to grow the business.
Thank you, Mayda!
S.R., Massachusetts - Senior Editor
Mayda is a gem.
She came highly recommended at a time where I needed her the most.
She has an endearing and warm approach, but make no mistake, she is effective in her communication and provides the right amount of push you need to achieve success. It is a process that requires a lot of self work and reflection, and with her guidance, counsel and advice I have no doubt that you will get there too.
Her method has really worked for me and I find the same has happened to all of my friends who have signed on with Mayda. She is a professional who actually cares about you, your well being, and your personal and professional goals.
Mayda, keep up the great work!
N.T., New York – Senior Sales Manager
Mayda has a way of getting to the root of the problem in a very no-nonsense approach.
While others tend to spend way too much time digging up ancient history, Mayda gets right to the point in a very gentle and supportive way.
With her gentle approach, I was able to let my guard down in order to receive the guidance I was looking for.
Because of Mayda and her amazing gifts, I have more confidence and I have been able to clear negative thoughts and beliefs that were sabotaging my success. And I love how someone so soft-spoken and sophisticated can be so strong and powerful. I highly recommend working with Mayda.
It will make all the difference on your path to prosperity and success in every area of your life.
J.L., New York, NY - Senior Publisher
Mayda is one of a kind!
As a coach she’s smart, insightful, direct but also flexible, understanding and endlessly supportive.
Like many type A New Yorkers, I started my journey with Mayda purely focused on professional development.
While she diagnosed my professional opportunities quickly, she also challenged me to look at my life holistically to identify behavior and values that will create a happy life, professionally and personally.
Thanks for everything so far Mayda!
J.C., New York – V.P. of Planning and Business Development
Mayda is the first and only life coach I will ever have. She is simply incredible.
As a high achieving creative, a perfectionist and (unfortunately) a bit of a "know it all", it's difficult for me to justify going to anyone outside of my typical mentors for help.
Mayda has shown me that not only is she valuable, she's a NECESSITY to my success, as she not only understand any problem I am up against but offers creative solutions, feedback, observations, and practical modalities to help move me forward.
Mayda is professional, courteous, flexible and never judgmental. I wish I had discovered Mayda earlier on in my career!
L.F., New York, NY - Senior Marketing and Podcaster
Mayda is much more than a life coach.
She helped me get through an awful time and I am finally free to move forward with an open heart. Mayda has an amazing gift that she shares generously and gives no-nonsense advice without judgment.
I feel truly blessed that Mayda was willing to work with me week after week, through all the struggles and challenges that I faced. I will be forever grateful for all that she has done for me
W.R., Massachusetts - General Counsel
As much as I am aware of my capabilities and purpose for this lifetime, I couldn't get past the unconscious programming that is meant to help me blend with society and family.
With hypnosis and coaching, Mayda helped me release this programming so I can breathe fully and deeply into who I am and my life's work.
S.D., Massachusetts - Coach and Mentor
I made it!!!! I have just been notified that I made partner in my law firm!.
I wanted to say a massive thank you for all your guidance, help and support over the last few months. I was so close to giving up but you encouraged me to keep pushing, while thinking about possible Plan B. You are an amazing coach.
C.B., New York, NY - Partner in a Major Law Firm
After 18 years in Wall Street, I was at a crossroads in my personal and professional life.
I was anxious and unsure where my life was headed; I knew I needed guidance. This is when I started the coaching work with Mayda.
Mayda took the time to listen and to put things in perspective.
Working with a life coach like Mayda was a great gift that I gave myself, as ultimately, it gave me clarity on where I wanted to go and the tools to carry on with my projects.
D.G.L., New Jersey - Senior Wall Street Executive
The past couple of months, Mayda has led me through a series of mediations that have been extremely beneficial.
She has gently and with compassion allowed me the space to go deeper into myself and resolve and clear past inner conflicts and find my own way to healing.
I am thrilled with the results that I have experienced with Mayda and her hypnosis sessions and would strongly recommend her.
Thank you Mayda, I appreciate what you had done for me!
W.P., New Mexico - Senior Consultant
I started working with Mayda after a series of stressful events, at my demanding work mainly, were impacting my otherwise excellent health, as well as my job performance and my relationships with my colleagues.
Through coaching and hypnosis, Mayda taught me how to regain control of my thoughts, how to manage stressful situations, and more importantly, how to make choices that are right for me.
These sessions with Mayda helped me regain confidence in myself and in my self worth.
I feel more relaxed about my future, and my days are much more enjoyable.
K.B., Arizona - Senior Executive
As an investment banker, I have always been that high achiever who would thrive in competitive environments. Yet, came a time when I felt something was missing. I needed a change.
I needed to find a way to feel more fulfilled, that wouldn’t involve a change in my career or in my personal life.
This is why I worked with Mayda.
Through coaching and hypnosis, she helped me find what I was looking for; and it didn’t involve giving up anything or making a drastic change.
I now feel more empowered and more in control of the direction of my life.
Thank you, Mayda!
C.G., New York - Senior Wall Street Executive
When life events hit you and you need clarity on what to do next. After some time searching for the right person, I started working with Mayda, alternating coaching and hypnosis sessions.
I worked on several goals, from preparing to sell my old house and buy a new home, to getting more focused and less triggered at my very demanding work.
Being coached helped me feel supported in that journey. I am not reacting the same way to many things that would have had me cave in in the past
I am now in full charge of my life, and it feels good.
A.S., Massachusetts - Senior Executive, Healthcare
Certifications & Memberships
ACC Accredited and Member of the International Coach Federation
The International Coach Federation (“ICF”) is the leading global organization dedicated to advancing the coaching profession by setting high standards, providing independent certification and building a worldwide network of trained coaching professionals. As the world’s largest organization of professionally trained coaches, ICF confers instant credibility upon its members. ICF is also committed to connecting member coaches with the tools and resources they need to succeed in their careers.
Member of and Certified by The International Association For Health Coaches
The IAHC is a Washington, DC-based organization dedicated to supporting the professional development and advancement of Health Coaches throughout the world. As the world’s largest alliance of Health Coaches and wellness professionals, they work to position Health Coaches as an integral part of an emerging preventative health care model. With this work, they aim to significantly decrease lifestyle-related chronic diseases that fuel the global health crisis, and in turn, change people’s lives.
Member of and Certified by the Hypnotherapists Union, Local 472
Founded in 1972, the Hypnotherapists Union is organized to create recognition and acceptance of hypnosis. The Hypnotherapists Union Local 472 has the highest requirements for classroom hours and supervised experience for any hypnotherapy certification agency in the United States or Canada.
Member of and Certified by the International Certification Board of Clinical Hypnotherapists
The International Certification Board of Clinical Hypnotherapy is a worldwide hypnosis association organization, created to set international standards of excellence, and to promote clinical hypnotherapy and related fields of social science.
Member of the American Hypnosis Association
The American Hypnosis Association (“AHA”) is a national association of hypnotherapists, other professionals and, private persons interested in hypnosis and related fields. It is the world’s most comprehensive, online source of Continuing Education in Hypnotherapy.
Master Coach ICI Certifié, Institut de Coaching International (“ICI”), International Certification as Professional Coach For Corporate and Life Coaching
Based in Geneva and Paris, the ICI is the oldest coach training organization in the French-speaking world. This position gives them a special status in the world of coaching, that of a pioneer and a leader with more than 17 years of experience.
ACC Accredited by the International Coach Federation
Institute for Integrative Nutrition (“IIN”), certification of Integrative Nutrition Health Coach
Founded in 1992, the Institute for Integrative Nutrition (IIN) is now the largest nutrition school in the world. Through its innovative online learning platform, Integrative Nutrition has provided a global learning experience for ~100,000 students and graduates in over 150 countries worldwide.
Diploma in Hypnotherapy
Hypnosis Motivation Institute
HMI is America’s first hypnotherapy training school to become nationally accredited, by an accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education, in Washington, D.C. It is also accredited by various agencies and commissions such as ACCET, DEAC, BPPE, BRN, DBC and the Hypnotherapists Union Local 472.
Hypnotherapists Union, Local 472
Graduate Degree in International Business Development
Rouen Business School
Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in History of Art and Architecture
Master’s Degree in Management of International Risks
Hautes Etudes Commerciales (HEC)