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One-on-one Coaching for

Embodied Leadership Training

Business owners, coaches, therapists, wellness practitioners

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Are you tired of working for someone else and ready to step out on your own?

Have you hit a roadblock in your business or practice and don’t know how to get past it?

Do you want to empower yourself and your clients to embrace a more embodied approach?

Then you’re in the right place!

Catch a new wave to YOUR big dream

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    “birth the dream.

  • feel it move through you until it is out of you.

  • nurture it.

  • raise it.

  • and never be afraid of where it could go.”

  • – Ofelia Nibari

Why Embodied Leadership?

If you’ve met someone who instantly makes you feel safe and understood because they’re incredibly grounded, capable and in tune with their values, then you’ve met an embodied leader.

Historically, the male, hierarchical leadership model — where a few have power and control over the many —purported that success only comes from being aggressive, controlling, and adopting  attitudes like “it’s my way or the highway.”

However, a growing number of today’s leaders embody the values of caring, compassion, fairness, and justice.  They choose to lead by bringing out the best in others.  As a result, their organizations are more stable as each member is appreciated and is working toward a common goal. It creates a powerful synergy where the group accomplishes more together than they ever could as individuals alone. This benefits people and the bottom line.

Embodied leaders are today’s beacons, showing how to thrive even in difficult situations.

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How You Can Become An Embodied Leader

Embodied leaders are at ease within themselves, even under stress, because they live in harmony with their values. They have learned the secret to aligning their body, mind and spirit through embodied learning and somatic work.

Embodied Learning means knowledge is retained and utilized from a cognitive understanding AND a felt experience through the body. This felt experience means you take new actions aligned with your values and vision, even under pressure.

Somatic Embodied Leadership takes it a step further: it’s an integrative approach that builds on the wisdom of YOUR complete body/mind connection, past and present.

The most effective leadership is not solely a matter of knowing a skill; it’s making that skill your natural way of being.

Of course, you could spend decades and thousands of dollars learning to apply embodied leadership principles by yourself. But I don’t want you to struggle with building your business and leadership presence while working with your clients, employees, or teams. You and they deserve better than that!

Why turn to Maria for embodied leadership training?

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I’m truly passionate about sharing this unique perspective and set of techniques I’ve developed over years of immersive study and practice. I aim to provide an engaging, eye-opening experience that expands your understanding and embodiment in powerful ways.

To learn from the masters of embodied leadership and somatic coaching, I’ve traveled between many different sources to find what I needed.

You don’t have to!

Here’s the thing… somatic coaching cuts beneath superficial conversations to a space of deep learning and profound transformation. Most leadership and coach trainings focus on exploring and transforming thoughts, beliefs and ideas. They help clients see another way of looking at or solving a problem. Or they show how one’s limiting beliefs are holding them back. This is only one phase of the transformation. Although powerful during the session, the transformation doesn’t last.

As human beings, most of us live in our conditioned habituated self, doing the same things we have always done, reacting in the same ways we always react. Our habitual self is deeply ingrained. By combining embodied leadership with somatic coaching, we can become aware of our conditioned behaviors and responses, appreciate the intent to protect us over the years and create more options to make lasting changes. 

This is the power of a somatic embodied approach to transformation that I want to teach you.

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    “I’ve fine-tuned what works

  • boat speeding full steam ahead across water

    into baby steps that transform.

  • boat speeding full steam ahead across water

    It’s the difference between stuck in drydock

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    or full steam ahead!”

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    – Maria Connolly

How will embodied leadership training help you become a more effective leader?

In this one-on-one coaching, you will…

  • receive a tailored-to-you approach designed to give the structure and progressive steps you need to succeed,

  • hone your ability to be present in the moment — mindfully tuning in to yourself and others,

  • increase your physical, emotional and mental acuity — heightening the strength, creativity and resilience you already possess,

  • develop more complex and sophisticated ways of thinking — increasing your choice of action, fluidity and freedom,

  • gain insight into your unique leadership presence — practicing new techniques that support your embodied experience and awareness,

  • heighten your impact in the world,

  • learn how to positively influence others  — opening up new possibilities in your personal and professional life, and

  • empower others to become aware of their unconscious reactions, supporting them to make new choices and life-affirming actions.

What My Clients Say About Their Journey With Me As Their Coach

  • Tanya Savko, MA, NADD-DDS Behavior Consultant and Family Coach

    Tanya Savko, MA, NADD-DDS
    Behavior Consultant & Family Coach

    Medford, Oregon

    Maria’s training has benefited me so much personally and professionally. I have become more aware of how my body responds to stress and how it communicates my needs — I now know how to check in with it. Professionally, I’ve also learned new ways to support my clients and help them gain awareness of somatic sensations in themselves, and what they can learn from that.  She’s helped me to gain insight about my career path and other important elements of my life.

  • Sunny Brown, MA LPC, Life Align Counseling & Coaching

    Sunny Brown, MA, LPC
    Life Align Counseling & Coaching

    Ashland, Oregon

    Maria has a warm, creative leadership style that is both empathic and humble while igniting growth and self-efficacy in her coachees. It is evident that she has spent years gathering experience and wisdom to teach as she does. She helps us delve deep within ourselves and discover our own embodied approach to the life we live. Through her training, I have become a better human being – toward myself and others. I would highly recommend Maria’s approach to anyone who is looking to enrich their lives with a greater understanding of self and the world we live in.

Do you have more questions about the Embodied Leadership program?

This is one-on-one coaching, customized to you! We will meet online. You will be given tools and exercises that help you naturally evolve into the embodied leader you know you’re meant to be. The time frame for completion is adjustable, although I recommend we meet regularly to keep your momentum going.

Learn more about how we can work together.

Ready to get started?

Please contact me directly. I’m happy to answer any questions that you may have regarding this coaching.

After a free 30-minute consultation, I will send you more information, so you can choose the package that best suits your needs.

Let's get started with 30 free minutes

I invite you to learn more about me and my coaching and counseling services. Please contact me to schedule an “It starts with you!” 30-minute complimentary consultation with me, in-person, by phone or via video consultation, so we can explore our partnership.


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