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"My life has been completely transformed by the work Maya guided me through in her coaching practice, and I highly recommend her services to anyone who is looking to find a deep and meaningful relationship. I initially sought out Maya's services because I was exhausted from my attempts at online dating and needed help changing a recurring pattern of unfulfilling, short-term relationships when what I really wanted was to find a life partner to start a family. From our very first phone conversation I recognized in Maya a keen ability to listen deeply and help me visualize and believe in my ability to realize the life that I wanted. Later, in our sessions together, she helped me clearly develop and articulate the concrete steps I needed to take to actualize my dream, and guided me in following those steps and staying on track, with kindness and empathy, but also with the right amount of firmness and direction needed from a coach. She helped me craft an online profile that was clear, concise, and attractive and guided me in deftly navigating the world of online dating. Thanks to Maya, I found that what had once felt like a chore actually became kind of fun, and the quality of the men I was meeting online increased dramatically. In our sessions together I was also able to recognize the root of my unhealthy relationship patterns, and heal this trauma through the Emotional Freedom Technique. I am thrilled to say that I am now in a loving, long-term relationship with an incredible man and we are both so grateful for Maya's help in bringing us together!"
-Charity, Teacher, Oakland
"After years (and years and years ... you get it) of dating all the wrong men (and I mean ALL WRONG MEN!), I finally decided that I needed some help. None of the advice from my friends or "The Millionaire Matchmaker" was helping. I realized **I** needed to do something different - **I** needed to figure out why I was only attracted to and attracting losers (just ask any of my friends and they will tell you they were ALL LOSERS!). So, how does one go about finding "the one" - both in love and as a coach? Why, YELP OF COURSE!!
During my first conversation with Maya, she made me feel at ease and had me believing that she could "fix me". I agreed to sign up for her "SINGLE TO PARTNERED" package and hoped that she would finally be the one to tell me what the heck I was doing wrong and help me find "Mr. RIGHT".
I won't go into her approach or my sessions but, after working with Maya for four months I am with someone who exactly what I described to Maya that my perfect partner would be during our first meeting! During our time together, I went on (lots) of dates but only with quality men - I finally stopped skimming the surface for bacteria or scrapping the bottom of the barrel. Maya helped me to get on the right track to find love and to believe in myself."
-Betty D., Office Manager, SF
"Maya has so much wisdom about navigating the world of dating. She is an amazing listener. She helped me continue to love myself through all my self-doubt during a hard break-up through her EFT work. Her guidance and insights really helped me enjoy the process of dating more. And a bonus is that I got to laugh a lot through the process. Now I am in a relationship of 4 months that has a lot of long term potential."
-C.K., Doctor, Berkeley
"Choosing a coach can be a difficult thing to do. Maya makes the space for sharing "unweird". She walks the tightrope between knowing her clients intimately and respecting professional distance with agility, care and creativity. She integrates several teachings into a recipe that's custom-tailored to the coachee. Working with Maya helped me juggle some of life's surprises/challenges with confidence and courage. I have no hesitation recommending her to my friends, family and others who think they might benefit from coaching."
-Cynthia Thomet, Owner of CynPR, San Jose
"Maya has been my life coach for over two years and I can say very clearly that hiring her was one of the best decisions I've made! When we first started working together, I was single and looking to reenter the dating world in a focused, intentional and positive way. Maya helped me shed some old baggage and beliefs that were holding me back, gain more clarity on my dating and life goals, ready my energy for someone amazing to enter my life, and on a more practical note, helped me write an online dating profile I felt good about and even looked through potential prospects with me. Along the way, she was encouraging, insightful, compassionate, and supportive, while always gently (but firmly) nudging me along my path.
I am now in a healthy, mature, committed relationship with a wonderful man. Maya's presence and support have been invaluable to me throughout, helping me navigate my relationship with more ease, awareness, and inner growth.
She has also been super helpful in guiding me through some health issues and the growth of my small business. One of the tools Maya uses is EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) which I LOVE and has been very useful in easing anxiety, pain, and shifting beliefs that no longer serve me so I can heal and thrive.
It is reassuring to know that no matter what happens, I will have Maya's support and guidance in my life. She is gifted in this work and you can tell it comes straight from her loving heart. I would recommend working with Maya to anyone who is self-aware and ready to take conscious, focused action in their lives, especially in the realms of dating and romantic love."
-Helena, Massage Therapist and Bodyworker, SF
"Maya is a gifted coach. Her enthusiasm and passion is apparent at first contact. She is a skilled listener that can reflect back to you what you have told her in a comforting and normalizing way and then offering a new view on things. I always appreciate her perspective on dating matters. If you are looking for an amazing coach that will add some joy and support in your life, look no further."
-Barrie Yuspeh, MFT (Marriage and Family Therapist), Oakland
"You are in for a treat! I have been working with Maya twice a month since early 2010. At first, I was skeptical of life coaching but I agreed to do a trial run with her, and have never looked back.
Maya has helped me make so many positive changes in my life, from advancing my career, to greatly improving my financial situation, and guiding me into a new relationship. She is very present in the sessions, and tuned in to the issues that I want guidance on. Maya has so many different techniques for helping to break through obstacles, so she offers something for everyone!
I am very grateful to have connected with her and to have had the pleasure of working with her over the past three years. I would highly recommend to anyone who is really serious about wanting to change your life, to try working with Maya. You won't regret it!"
-Karen, Therapist and Coach, Los Angeles
"Being in Maya's Women's Coaching group helped me on many levels. I now feel more connected to myself and other women, my creativity and self-esteem have been strengthened, and I have a lot of new resources for dealing with stress and self-doubt. I would recommend this group to anyone who feels that they are stuck and are ready to make positive changes in their lives."
"Words cannot express how thankful I am for Maya's beautiful wisdom and positive influence in my life. Through our work, I have gotten to know my self, my values, my purpose, and my dreams in a much deeper and intimate way. As I reflect back on the past 3 years - I am amazed at all of the beautiful, rich experiences I have had, and I know many of them would not have happened or been nearly as rich, without our work together. Thank you so much Maya, for who you are and for you who are helping me become :)"
-Claudia Miro, South Bay based Marketing Specialist
"Maya is an excellent and honest coach. She has been coaching me for over a year and has helped me get through two difficult transitions in the areas of relationship and career. She uses great tools such as meditation and EFT, which have helped me get in touch with my true feelings and figure out my priorities. This has helped me identify what my goals and strengths are and the sessions have been healing in terms of moving through pain and separation. I am truly grateful that I know her and that she has been able to help me get through this hard time, feeling strong and positive about my future! Thanks Maya!"
-Hadley Salz, Retail Manager, Berkeley