Nayvary Soeterboek-Angila: For the first time I felt like I was heard, I am good enough and I’ve got skills!!
Hi Dushi, ( it means lovely/ gorgeous, sweety in Curaçao)
After jumping up and down, running the stairs and jumped on my husband ( not like that ) i can now sit down and write you this. I really really loved our talk this morning. For the first time I felt like I was heard, I was not stupid to want more fun but the most important thing I am good enough and I’ve got skills!! Skills I thought didn’t make me special because everyone has them but that isn’t true. You just opened a whole new level in my brain and the workers up there are working hard to process al the new information!
I went out and bought a new copybook to write down all my inspirations , dreams and the (baby) steps I will have to take to make them reality!
Thank you for taking the time to talk with me. We will meet again!
High heel party queen at http://www.stilettoqueens.nl
Natalia Real: a more successful business and a happier me!
Before working with you I had no idea wtf i was going to do re: my branding – WHO AM I?! (cue teenage angst). I didn’t know what made me special apart from my goofy cat jokes, which aren’t enough to make one look “PRO,” unfortunately. I had branding shame and was utterly clueless. Now, I have a theme! An aesthetic! Hope! Dreams! Stars in my eyes! (If that’s a good thing. Is it?) I’ve hired a designer and am getting a kick-ass logo, banner, and badges done, which I’ll also use to redesign my website. The main thing is that now I know what to tell this designer; before it wouldn’t have helped because I had no direction. I’ve also got snazzy new copy for my About page, first free offering, and more. I am ready to impress the hell out of people! And I wouldn’t be if it weren’t for your magnificent skillz.
You are brilliant. No exaggeration. And FUN. And irreverent. And adorable. And compassionate.
1) I have a branding personality now and know much, much better what makes my business stand out. I can now exploit that and use it to move forward more smoothly and boldly.
2) My branding and all that it entails have gone from blah (and me feeling blah about them), to punchy and brazen and fun (and me feeling excited about them thanks to YOUR shared excitement and friendliness).
3) I am now more confident about what I have to offer and why clients should choose me. About what my value is (against that of so many others in my profession). This translates into me approaching clients from a better, more assured internal place — and me getting hired by more of them. It also means that I know well what kind of client I want to begin with and now have some engaging tools to attract them through the portal that is my website.
More confidence and direction = more of the types of clients I want and click with = a more successful business and a happier me! No cat joke shame. I embrace my goofiness with pride now, thanks in part to your guidance and love. Yes, LOVE. You heard me. <3
the one and only Website Superhero at http://ftawebsites.com
Jennifer Dopazo: She’s an amazing asset to your business
Before working with Maria, I had several ideas that I wanted to put together but I wasn’t sure if they made sense outside of my vision and head! Then, I didn’t only see how it made perfect sense, but also how it could be shaped in the way that I always wanted too. Now I have clarity on my vision, reassurance that what I’m offering is needed and needs to be offered the right way, and adding a touch of self to my business is my biggest asset! Before talking to Maria the ideas where there but not connected in a very strong way. Now, its rock solid and every visitor to Candelita’s site, gets the idea immediately… I have now a growing Candelita community that I have to take care of!
Maria is amazing, we clicked the first minute we started talking and she understood what I’m coming from and what I’m aiming; we speak the same language (not only spanish! ha!) but design and art language and expectations. She is very knowledgable on giving advise, clarity and her resources after talking are amazing. She’s an amazing source of research and precedents for my business.
I can’t say enough good things about Maria. She’s an amazing asset to your business, let her help you envision it, create a strategy to make it grow and just let go. A-MA-ZING!
Website designer and digital craft master at http://www.candelita.is
Aida Baida Gil: it has been such a great discovery!
I had no idea what working with Maria would be like…but ever since I had one session with her I find it easier to focus on what I really want, and I have rekindled my illusion and motivation. I have realized how helpful it is to think and design my projects in a more visual way, more creative. It has been such a great discovery! Maria works closely with you and yet keeps neutral and objective. She helped me obtain clarity and getting out of the forest I was in.
Life Coach for entrepreneurs (and Biologist!) at CoachdelaProfesional.com
JS Kaiser: made me see that ideas I had been having were conceivable projects
I had no hesitations working with Maria: people should know that she is an awesome person to work with and has a good feel for cultural differences (I like the fact that we could talk in both English and Spanish). Working with Maria made me see that ideas I had been having were conceivable projects: I have now acted on contacting groups/companies who might be interested in my services.
Movement Educator (this is her Tumblr site)
Diana Blanco: the outcomes are really great
Before working with Maria I was very stuck, but now I have started opening up my horizons and embracing new creative solutions. The ideas that came out of the session were very empowering and gave me the energy to contact friends and involve them in the execution which was fantastic. It is a magnificent feeling working with someone that has a gift and to experience it live. I really enjoyed working with her, mainly because she creates a very safe space where ideas can be portrayed and shared. I like her professionalism and also the fact that you come out of it with something actionable and effective. It has shown me that I shouldn’t just settle for the conventional idea that comes along but to go further and think more creatively.- I’ve been applying this philosophy to all areas of my life and the outcomes are really great. Maria is a great professional and brings much passion and love to her work, leaving you with a sense of freedom and satisfaction.
Diana Blanco – Life Coach
Dulcia Olivari: I loved how quick the results were
I wasn’t aware of how design thinking could work for me, but after working with Maria I was able to see graphically what my interests were, and how to organize my ideas and prioritiesaround them. I loved the concept and result. Maria is kind and fun. I loved how quick results were, since as I spoke, she drew and as soon as the session was over she sent everything to me. You will get something productive out of working with Maria.
Blogger, entrepreneur guide and mom at http://www.dulciaolivari.com
Wendy Reese: Rocked my world!
Maria rocked my world! Since working together I have achieved clarity and my creativity has been ignited. Maria has a delightful, artistic energy. She’s funny and light. Maria asks intuitive questions and the ideas flow effortlessly. She also listens well. Expect the unexpected and be willing to be surprised!
Authenticity Specialist, Superhero, Author, RYT at http://www.wholebeinginc.com/
Hannah Mang: clarity at its best!
After just one session with Maria, I already worked my ass of on my homepage and the design in general. Furthermore, I came up with some great branding ideas, and fell in love with the idea of a one-day intensive program! Her methodology brings a lot of structure and clarity into her clients’ issues! Maria picked up the things I was struggling with and found the perfect words. She then you put them into some graphics which was so useful, as it made me see things from a different perspective (literally). She was fully present and was very sensitive in the way she just found what the most important issue is that should be tackled over everything else: clarity at its best! She is smart and full of energy! Maria is an inspiration: she started something completely different and had the balls to realize that there is more that she could give, accepted it and made the best out of it!
Business enthusiast & coach at http://HannahMang.com/
Tara Hanrahan: invaluable
Maria helped me to retell my story in a way that sounded so much more intriguing. Having worked with Maria, I’m also now much better able to see from my prospect’s point of view — which is invaluable. I would highly recommend Maria to anyone having trouble thinking outside the box. Just make sure you’re ready to have your perspective of your business shaken up!
Nutritional coach, personal trainer and butter fan at http://www.Sculptcoach.com
Veronika Galindez: Thanks to the one session we had, I made a decision
Ever since I met Maria I felt she was full of energy and knowledge: she transmitted loads of positivism. Thanks to the one session we had, I made a decision about my business. In order to generate ideas one needs energy and a sense of readiness and she manages it. For me, it has been a great discovery to put down one’s ideas and thoughts on paper, it is such a good way to understand what one desires.
Tech phenomenon and recipe inventor at http://sinpreparacionalguna.com/
Beatriz Ayala: She is simply an atomic bomb
Nothing could have made me doubt about working with Maria. Ever since we had a session, I managed to arrange a couple of appointments that will make my objective happen. Our session lighted the way I wanted to follow. I loved working with her because she is very creative and dynamic, and full of energy. She is simply an atomic bomb as far as motivation is concerned!
Fire walker and Personal Coach
Alexandra Hubackova: After a session a clear picture arises from a fog
My session with Maria was very helpful and meant I now have more clarity about the way to speak to my 3 groups of ideal customer. I’m looking forward to putting theory into practice, finally. My favorite part of the experience was how she drew pictures about the words I was saying, and I also liked how she kept asking great questions. I found the follow up information really useful. From tangled threads of ideas and plans she is able to find one end and start untangling … After a session a clear picture arises from a fog.
Coach, trainer and storyteller
Deborah Marin: After an hour with Maria I launched a new product
After an hour with Maria I launched a new product, moving from the “entrepreneur” part of my business to focus more on the “personal”. Talking with her helped me thinking that I could dare to stir things up a little and see what happened and what my clients would say if I explored other paths. The session was really simple and adaptable. She knows her stuff and is quick with her ideas, and likes to contribute, so everything flows really well. I have kept the words that came up and every now and then I revise them and take notes of things that come to me, I think it’s good to be able to keep going by myself after the session, knowing where to stand. I loved her sketches and notes. I was thankful to not have to be taking notes as I was thinking about myself. The mindmap of my situation was a good summary and I am looking forward to going back to it in a few months to see how have I evolved.
writer, entrepreneur and online wonder woman at http://www.OyeDeb.com
Heidi Seidl: Be prepared to see beyond your limits
Maria is a combination of intuition, spontaneity and mastery in helping creative people send their ideas on their way to materialization. 100% recommended if you want to clarify where to start. If you have tons of ideas or if you have no clear idea, she will help you see the light. Be prepared to see beyond your limits. Thanks.
Love+Relationships Angel Therapist, Autor/Writer and Teacher at http://www.Dentrodemi.com
Federica Garuti: a huge range of actionable possibilities
I had some hesitation about how this session could really apply to me, since I already had a pretty much clear idea about my business. We focused on how to approach conversation with my audience from a creative perspective, getting people involved. What I appreciated the most of working with Maria is that we came up with a ton of ideas, from easy actionable tips to medium term plans. I now have a better feeling of what does work and doesn’t and I am more confident in the conversation with my audience. I’m already applying some of them while I’ll keep some others for the next months to come. It’s a kind of feeling akin to hope. Even if I’m stuck, I know now that I have a new endless resource to draw energy from. Maria is great in driving you from the heart of your “problem” to a huge range of actionable possibilities. Missing confrontation and finding yourself stuck are some of the very typical barriers you constantly have to overcome if you are a solopreneur. Maria’s work fuels your brain with renewed energy and amazing actionable ideas. Maria is definitely gifted with a creative mind and she’s trained to manage this skill for the benefit of other people. You will end the session with Maria feeling happy, energetic, confident and willing to take action instantly!
Barcelona lover and guide writer at http://barnatime.com/
Amanda Cook: a creative powerhouse!
I mainly signed up for a session with Maria because so many other people said it was amazingly helpful! Now I have a clearer picture of the type of person who would want to be my client – and their specific needs! I loved her energy and creativity, and logical approach to working through my brand. Also I loved that she said – “It’s like zooey deschanel and gwenyth paltrow walk into anthropologie…” which really helped me visualize my site! It was just really helpful to talk through my brand and products with an objective person. I would recommend her services to any small business owner who needs help clarifying her ideal customer and product offerings, because she maps it out in a really logical way – and she’s so creative, she sees a lot of connections that I couldn’t being see myself so close to my business! Maria is a creative powerhouse!
Natural health and beauty coach at http://www.vintageamanda.com/
Laura Ribas: I had to find innovative ways to make myself stand out from my competitors
My business works fine but I wanted it to expand and do much better. I knew I had to find innovative ways to make myself stand out from my competitors and find new ways to serve my clients and cover their needs. Before working with Maria, I felt frustrated because I couldn’t find a way to turn all my ethereal ideas into feasible action lines that could help me impulse my business. Now I am clear about which path my business needs to take. I know which ideas motivate me most. Maria has allowed me allow myself to expand my business potential without censorship. I see clear now and have a sense of perspective. After working with her, I feel energized, motivated, limitless and itching to do things. Maria triggered my creativity.