Career Strategist and Executive Coach
Who I Am & Why I Can Help You
I am your typical high-achiever. I have 3 master’s degrees, I dabble in four languages and I spent a big part of my life looking for a sense of purpose and fulfillment.
Working in Finance for 16 years, in exciting cities such as Paris, London and New York, was thrilling.
I was the Head of Equity Syndicate for the Americas, working crazy hours from Hong Kong to Sao Paolo. I was appreciated and validated.
From the outside looking in, my life seemed like the epitome of success.
And yet: an inner voice whispered that something was missing.
I was afraid to leave the safety of my successful career and step into the unknown.
Yet, as I grappled with this uncertainty, life presented me with a formidable challenge: cancer.
As I was working with an advanced lymphoma, I discovered my resilience, my appreciation for life, and a desire to break free from self-imposed limitations. Through this experience, I realized my true passion: connecting with people, listening to their stories, and helping them find solutions.
It was a calling I could not ignore.
With the support of a compassionate mentor, I left my old career behind and pursued the path of coaching. I immersed myself in learning, earned certifications, and honed my skills by coaching, mentoring, and consulting with individuals from all walks of life.
And now, here I am—a guide, a coach, and a fellow traveler on this incredible journey of personal and professional growth.
If you find yourself at a crossroads, yearning to discover your potential and the endless possibilities that lie ahead, contact me for a free consultation.
Together, we’ll embark on a journey to uncover your true Leadership and unlock the success you have worked so hard for.
I am glad you’re here!
Thanks to Mayda I was promoted to Director within one year of working with her."
"I feel much more confident in my ability to make strategic decisions, focus on the work that only I can do, and lead my teams towards success."
"I have already recommended Mayda to several peers and will continue to do the same!"
"She has helped me resolve some deep-seated insecurities, leading to an openness in me that embraces bigger risks and greater growth as a result."
"Mayda is a very important part of the process of moving forward, providing the diversity of thought we need and working through significant disruptions in both personal and professional life."
"Whatever it is - promotion, new job, writing a book, gaining clarity and a sense of direction, I can’t imagine not working without Mayda."
"With her extensive background in the corporate world, she can relate to the challenges that I face, but she goes beyond that by offering guidance that incorporates my individuality with her valuable perspectives."
"Her intuitive, surefooted coaching reflects a developed ability to translate and apply her vast knowledge and experience of executive leadership across organisations, sectors and cultural contexts."
"She is understanding, empathetic, and gets results."
"Overall, I highly recommend Mayda as a career coach to anyone seeking expert guidance and support; she has been an invaluable asset to me, and I am confident that she will make a positive impact on anyone who works with her."
"Her support has helped me navigate a particularly sticky stage in my career between early career academic and strategic leader."
"Through our sessions, Mayda coached me in a direct, no BS, manner but also open and receptive to what I was telling her."
"In the coaching sessions, Mayda helped me identify aspects in my work that are especially important to me, energizing and driving me, while challenging my assumptions and revealing underlying thoughts and conflicts."
"I gained a clearer view on how I create value at work, my purpose, and the principles on which I'd like to develop further."
"Mayda’s steadfast kindness and direct, yet supportive approach made me feel seen, heard, and pushed to show up at a new level, exercising immense EQ and flexibility along the way."
"Mayda's career advice resonates in me every time I have a work interview or job change decision, and even helped me improve my interaction with my boss!"
Certifications & Memberships
Executive and Career Coaching
- ACC Accredited and Member of the International Coach Federation
- Executive Coaching Certificate from the University of Cambridge (UK)
- Certified Corporate and Life Coach by the Institut de Coaching International (Paris/Geneva)
Other Coaching Certifications
- Member of and Certified by The International Association For Health Coaches
- Member of and Certified by the International Certification Board of Clinical Hypnotherapists
- Certified by the Hypnosis Motivation Institute and Member of the American Hypnosis Association
- Hautes Etudes Commerciales (HEC) – Master’s Degree in Management of International Risks
- Neoma Business School – Graduate Degree in International Business Development
- La Sorbonne – Master’s Degree in History of Art and Architecture