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.
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
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 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
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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