Mayda Poc

Coaching for Executives


Career & Life Coach

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 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.




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.


Relevant Education

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.


Certified Hypnotist


Hypnotherapists Union, Local 472

Previous Education

Graduate Degree in International Business Development

Rouen Business School


Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in History of Art and Architecture

La Sorbonne


Master’s Degree in Management of International Risks

Hautes Etudes Commerciales (HEC)

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