Coaching for Executives
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 more than 15 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.
Now, after an intensive period of schooling and certification, 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.
I would like to offer you a free consultation, and show you how I can help.
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
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 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
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
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)
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