Testimonials

C.O., Senior Wall Street Investment Banker

A completely eye-opening experience!

Working with Mayda Poc enabled me to re-frame my professional history and accomplishments in a way that inspired me to have difficult conversations with senior management about compensation and promotion.

I was able to discuss these sensitive topics with my managers from a place of confidence and abundance instead of lack, and entitlement.

I asked for what I wanted, and I got it!

Thanks to Mayda I was promoted to Director within one year of working with her.

I believe Mayda’s years on Wall Street as a successful manager gave her the skill set to help me (a female) navigate the competitive environment of investment banking in a diplomatic way. I am so grateful to have worked with her.

On a personal note, Mayda is highly empathic and intuitive.  She has a remarkable ability to connect with a diversity of career coaching clients. 

After each session, I was even more impressed with her wise counsel than before as she continued to help me to connect the dots, build my confidence, and help me understand possible career alternatives. 

I highly recommend her as a career coach to anyone that requires objective, no nonsense strategies to getting to the next level or changing careers.

L.P. - Outsourced Chief Investment Officer, NYC/Toronto

Mayda’s coaching is incredibly insightful and effective.

So much of how we identify ourselves is tied to our professional lives. We spend most of our lives preparing for our careers and our waking hours working at them. We certainly deserve that the roles we take are satisfying.

Sometimes it is easier to settle but it’s not a long term solution.


Mayda is a very important part of the process of moving forward. She provides that diversity of thought we need. I have worked with her through some significant disruptions to my personal and professional life.

Mayda listens carefully. At first, you will be surprised at how well she sorts through the noise and understands who you are and helps you develop a plan. Each step builds confidence toward achieving your goal. She is most supportive knowing that you will succeed.

Whatever it is -promotion, new job, writing a book, gaining clarity and a sense of direction, I can’t imagine not working without Mayda.

M.F. - UX Designer, SF

Mayda was amazing to work with! She was able to provide a safe space for me to come with many questions and tangled ideas, while helping me drive clarity, form a path forward and execute on it. Mayda is a great listener and deeply empathetic, helping challenge yourself while aligning to a greater vision.

I would recommend working with her if you are looking to gain clarity around your career progression, changes, leadership and more.

H.J.R. - Project Manager & Content Developer, Philippines

Most of us don’t really know who to talk to about issues in our jobs but talking to Mayda has been very helpful for me.

She’s a treasure trove of knowledge and experience.

A short talk with her allowed me to define things and gain more clarity on the whole situation.

We also came up with several ways to resolve the situation.

That definitely made me feel more in control of things instead of being in a tight spot.

She expanded my perspective which gave me the confidence and mindset I needed to do better at my job and to look forward to a more fruitful career.

Talking to Mayda was like talking to a friend I didn’t know I had.

I highly recommend you consult her if you are facing challenges in your work and career as well. 🙂

U.B., Head of Sales in a Financial Institution, NY

I had the pleasure of working with Mayda over the last few months and found her guidance and approach to coaching to be extremely supportive and encouraging, which is just what I was looking for.

Her commitment to your progress is incomparable and she is always available to work through anything

R.J., Director of Engineering, London

I was at a point where I needed time to reflect back on my career so far and tools to help me grow in my career. A colleague of mine recommended Mayda, as she had success working with her in the past.

Mayda was highly recommended, and I am pleased to have worked with her.

Her unique holistic approach of working on both life and career aspects helped me navigate some hectic times throughout the pandemic and as we are back in the office

A.B., New York - Associate Private Equity

I was simply blown away by just how effective working with Mayda was in only a matter of weeks.

I really did not know what to expect going in, but it’s been transformational for my career in so many ways.

She empowers you to identify and act- which was key for me as I was looking to pivot roles in the midst of covid!

Her experience and insights are invaluable, she is incredibly intelligent, direct, and kind. It is a privilege to call Mayda my mentor

 

J.S., London – Partner Private Equity Firm

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

 

P.C., Senior Wall Street Banker

Dear Mayda,

I found your “Let’s break your career plateau” workshop and post hypnosis exercise extremely valuable!

I felt identified with the feelings, internal obstacles, and situations that you described in your presentation, just like if you were inside my mind!

I was mostly impressed by your actionable step-by-step plan that you lined up to break that plateau and move on in my career!  The career advice that you have provided me through the years resonates in me every time I have a work interview or job change decision and even helped me improve my interaction with my boss!

Thank you Mayda for including me in this session, it was a great use of my time!

J.C., New York – V.P. of Planning and Business Development

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!

 

L.F., New York, NY - Senior Marketing and Podcaster

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!

 

J.L., New York, NY - Senior Publisher

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.

 

A.M., CMO Tech Start-up

Mayda has provided me with a new perspective on who I am as a leader and team member. 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.

But most importantly, within just weeks of working together I was able to achieve a level of work/life balance that I didn’t know was possible. I can now approach the challenges of each new day with a bit more grace and patience, and spend more focused time with my family without the typical work stress creeping back in.

I have already recommended Mayda to several peers and will continue to do the same!

Y.L., UX Researcher

I have been working with Mayda for the last 2 years and she has made a monumental difference in my life and career.

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. In addition, she helped me gain clarity on my values and strengths, and guided me in approaching various work challenges (difficult colleagues, boundary issues, layoffs, reorgs, etc.) from a place of integrity, honoring both mine and others’ needs.

I feel empowered and confident to face whatever the future brings, because I now have the tools for acting with power and feeling centered in my actions.

M.G. - Managing Director - Investment Banking

Working with Mayda has helped me elevate my dreams and goals to a whole new level… and make them a reality.

I had been feeling limited by my investment banker hat,  yet I knew that there was more in store for me, but I couldn’t quite figure it out-  this is when I decided to work with Mayda.

Throughout our sessions, Mayda helped me uncover my innate qualities and use them to open new opportunities for myself.

I got clearer about what I wanted and unapologetic about saying no to what wasn’t honoring me and my experience.

She encouraged me to stand in my worth.  I asked for what felt impossible, and doors and yes’s started opening for me, getting me closer to achieving even my loftiest goals.

Thank you, Mayda!

J.C. - Senior IT Manager

I have been fortunate to work with Mayda for several years.

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.

She is understanding, empathetic, and gets results.

Although I initially reached out to her to help me navigate a challenging situation, I see her playing an important role in my career management and development in the long term.

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.

N.W. - Senior Director - Fintech/ Investment Banking, NYC

I met Mayda at a time in my journey when everything was up in the air. No solid ground to stand on in career and in life.

She helped me create that ground where possible and train my nervous system to tolerate groundlessness where it wasn’t possible to pin things down.

She encouraged me to see how every situation is nuanced and ripe with opportunity despite the seeming odds. She helped me discover pockets of freedom and joy in what seemed like highly limiting situations.

There’s lots of career advice out there but working with Mayda is so much more.

Highly recommend.

S.B., New York - Associate Global Marketing - Luxury Goods

Mayda is truly a master of her craft.

She’s intelligent, professional, thoughtful, incredibly perceptive, and most of all empowering.

I felt incredibly inspired and confident after every session.

I was at a stage in my career in which I was ready to make a career change and pivot into a role that would be a better fit for me.

She challenged me to dive deep, to become more in tune with myself and my values, helped me identify the right role/sectors based on my values/interests, and equipped me with the right professional tools to stand out from the competition.

I’m so grateful for this experience with Mayda.

I will forever value the impact she made on my life and career.

Y.L., Senior UX Researcher

My 12-week journey with Mayda has been transformational.

Mayda is a patient and perceptive listener, and provided me with a safe space to explore deeply personal questions.

Her coaching helped me first establish a strong foundation of self-understanding and self-love with useful frameworks, and then guided me through challenging professional and personal situations with actionable tools.

At the end of my program with Mayda, I feel both at peace with the path I’ve taken and empowered to embrace future challenges down the road.

J.V., New York, NY - Senior Bank Executive

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!

 

C.G., New York - Senior Wall Street 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.B., New York, NY - Partner in a Major Law Firm

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.

 

W.R., Massachusetts - General Counsel

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

 

D.G.L., New Jersey - Senior Wall Street Executive

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.

 

N.W., Senior Partner, Consultant and Researcher

Mayda is a terrific career coach.

Her ability to listen deeply and challenge candidly from a broad base of experience translates to break-through moments of the highest magnitude.

A true architect of insight, I highly recommend Mayda and her inventive approach to coaching conversations.

L.U., Finance and IR Professional

I came to Mayda when I wanted coaching and a confidence boost in my career, particularly as an ethnically diverse woman.

Mayda understood where I was coming from in that regard.

She gave me practical on-the-job tips while also helping me reshape my mindset about various situations.

She also helped me through a job transition and guided me in making sure I was setting myself up for success at my new job. Thank you for your encouragement, Mayda!

A.A., Senior Executive in the Music Industry

My coaching sessions with Mayda have had a massive positive impact on my life.

Over the course of our conversations, she helped me rediscover the things that energize me in my career and refocus my intentions and actions around them.

She also guided me through challenging moments, listening closely, reading between the lines, and leading me to unearth solutions for myself with expert finesse.

Mayda has a unique, highly effective style of empathetic directness, and her ability to unearth the real, underlying issues is matched only by her ability to help solve them.

I learned a lot from Mayda, and I highly recommend her to anyone who wants to feel better about their careers and lives!

Dr.A.D. - Senior Lecturer at a London University, UK

Working with Mayda exceeded my expectations from the very first session.

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.

Her scope, range, and precision is simply stunning.

Working at fully my own pace, she encouraged to achieve my goals by going with the flow and to plan my next steps by tuning into my intellect, body and intuition to understand the roots of my challenges, acknowledge and respond to the resistances that arise, and channel this into personal and professional growth. We used a range of concepts and tools to help me (re)frame whatever I brought to the sessions.

Her support has helped me navigate a particularly sticky stage in my career between early career academic and strategic leader. I am truly grateful! Thank you Mayda! 

S.S., Senior Director of E-Commerce

I was juggling a new location, new job, with a toddler during the pandemic and another baby on the way.

Within my first session with Mayda I felt more centered again, allowing time to reflect finally.

Through our sessions, Mayda coached me in a direct, no BS, manner but also open and receptive to what I was telling her.

Thank you Mayda for supporting me through this chaotic period!

K.L., Senior Strategy & Corporate Development Manager

Mayda has helped me tremendously to answer some key questions regarding my career progression.

For me, it was very difficult to define a mid- to long-term perspective on where my professional path was heading to.

In the coaching sessions, she helped me to identify those aspects in my work that are especially important to me as well as energize and drive me. Throughout the process she challenged some of my assumptions and helped me to reveal underlying thoughts and conflicts, I had not recognized before.

In this way, I got a clearer view on how I create value at work, what my purpose is and based on what principles I would like to develop further.

During the coaching, Mayda showed great empathy and a very valuable scope of experience to guide me. Thank you so much!

S.C., Entrepreneur

Mayda is a Maverick in the way that she addresses her clients.

She is direct, inspiring and encouraging, but not coddling.

She is unlike any Coach I have ever worked with, and I have worked with a few!  She gets right to the point and does not mince words!

She is supportive in what YOU, the client is seeking.

Mayda has a “knowing” that is so on target!

At the end of our session, I felt like Mayda had heard me and listened to me and then assimilated all that information into that which was most needed for me to move forward.

My deep gratitude to Mayda!

A.C., Creative Strategist, Product Incubator

Mayda taught me how to treat my career and personal pursuits as a holistic and deeply personal journey.

When all my worlds collided during the pandemic, I needed her more than I knew!

She challenged me to answer the tough questions, surface my deepest desires, and re-establish my core values.

I loved how she helped me uproot my mental blocks and anxiety—and replace them with self-understanding and celebration.

Her process empowered me to prioritize myself when taking action to reshape my reality. She motivated me to prepare for fulfilling opportunities, manifest a career pivot, and expect abundance!

Mayda’s steadfast kindness and direct, yet supportive approach made me feel seen, heard, and pushed to show up at a new level. She went above and beyond to counsel me whenever I needed her—exercising immense EQ and flexibility along the way.

I’m forever grateful for her support, wisdom, and friendship during our 12-week engagement. Looking forward next time, Mayda! Thank you so much!

L.D., New York - Paris - Associate Marketing Manager

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!

 

N.T., New York – Senior Sales Manager

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!

 

S.R., Massachusetts - Senior Editor

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!

F.G., London, Senior Auditor

I am really grateful for joining Mayda’s coaching event where she shared a lot of advice to help prompt my thinking on life and career.

One of the valuable toolkits I learnt here is – visualization. Visualize the next step and take actions to address the gap.

Many thanks Mayda for your generous contribution and sharing of your life / career wisdom! 

K.B., Arizona - Senior Executive

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.

 

S.D., Massachusetts - Coach and Mentor

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.

 

W.P., New Mexico - Senior Consultant

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!

 

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