Life Story Coach, Singer & Podcast Host
Maria Mazarakis (1968), has a Dutch mother and a Greek father. She aims to live life to the fullest. For Maria genuine life is always including all. A dance between joy and pain, between light and darkness. She is loyal to what a clear heart tells her. She is forging people and organizations with the fire of love. Her main instrument to do so is connecting people and teams with their hearts through sharing life stories.
She guides people to unravel their lives by sharing the pivotal moments in life. When people become conscious of the key moments in their life, it helps them to look into the mirror and get a better understanding of who they are, where they come from and where they would like to go.
Maria's coaching has a mindful, experiential, and holistic approach and helps people to get a much deeper understanding about themselves, others, and about life itself. It inspires to create new possibilities and new results. People experience real change in real time.
Organizations have always been places that encourage people to show up with a narrow “professional” self and to check other parts of the self at the door. They often require us to show a masculine resolve, to display determination and strength, and to hide doubts and vulnerability. Rationality rules as king, while the emotional, intuitive, and spiritual parts of ourselves often feel unwelcome, out of place. Sharing life stories in organizations by Maria Mazarakis invite teams in organizations to reclaim their inner wholeness and bring all of who we are to work.
"What music is for your ears is the life story of someone else for your heart", according to Maria Mazarakis. "It is widening our circles of compassion and it helps to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty. If you truly listen to the life story of someone else, your soul can't do anything else than loving that person, even when you disagree with his or her actions. I use life stories not only to help people to get a deeper understanding of their own life. It also helps to reconnect people, friend or foe, as people start to feel the essence of the human being. It transforms polarity in unity and wholeness. That creates a foundation of trust on which you can built a strong organization or even a society!"