With 10 years of business change and strategic management experience, Maria offers lessons learned and similarities betweeen business and expeditions at corporate events.
Maria has provided motivation for school children and university students around the world with a simple yet strong message “Never doubt yourself” and is asked to return time and time again as a Motivational speaker.
She recently attended a Night of Adventure event and gave a 6 minute presentation about her cycle to the South Pole in front of an audience of 500. Watch it here now.
‘I’ve had the pleasure of seeing Maria speak several times. It’s why we invited her to speak at TEDxCardiff. We knew that her incredible adventures, and engaging storytelling, would be a hit with our attendees. And we were right! It was thrilling, terrifying, and inspiring, in equal measures.’ Neil Cocker, Curator & Organiser of TEDx Cardiff
‘Maria showed real creativity in becoming the first person in the world to cycle to the South Pole. An extraodinary polar journey.’ Sir Ranulph Fiennes
‘When you have one shot at a goal, Maria taught us the importance of perfect planning, teamwork, optimism and warm, human inclusive leadership. Business leaders who want to be at the cutting edge will be inspired by her story.’ Dr Marcus Watson, MD Ground Control.
‘Through her remarkable adventures and endeavours Maria is an inspiration to students and graduates everywhere.’ Professor Kevin Jones, Dean of the Faculty of Science and Engineering, , Plymouth University
‘Maria’s courage and dedication is nothing short of astounding’ Alun Cairns, Secretary of State for Wales
Maria is now available for after dinner talks, business functions and public speaking events. Download her profile here.