You only have one life on this earth. I want to help you maximize your potential and to *LIVE* your BEST LIFE! I can provide you with best-practice guidance and support in:
*Setting, prioritizing, and achieving meaningful goals.
*Living a more balanced life with less stress.
*Saving time and money from costly mistakes.
*Improving your health and happiness.
*Living in the present and reducing fear, doubt, anger, anxiety, and worry.
*Pursing leadership and professional development opportunities.
There are behaviors that can shorten your years and reduce the quality of life: smoking cigarettes, inactive living, unhealthy eating, poor sleeping, and poor social connections. I can help you minimize these risky behaviors. Because...Life is too short and too sweet to not live your best life~
Training & Qualifications
Why me? I've got the brains, balls, and heart.
Health and Wellness: (Aging well, thriving, positive psychology)
Current - Certified health coach - University of Pittsburgh.
M.S. - Health Education | B.S. - Public Health, magna cum laude.
Former member - International Positive Psychology Association.
Former health coach of military members, retirees, and dependents.
Former Master Trainer - Diabetes Empowerment Education Program.
Former tobacco cessation facilitator.
Coach for Texas Health and Human Services Commission employees.
I have professional and personal mentors and coach others.
Edited and reviewed many resumes.
Trained in plain language from one of the top experts in the nation.
Former senior communications specialist of 600+ employees.
Change, Transition, and Ambiguity: (to include: marriage, divorce, aging-well and in-place; moving/relocation)
Military brat and former officer's wife. I thrive on change.
Social work experience.
Graduate of Leadership Academy - Texas Health and Human Services.
Presented at city council meetings across the state; lead advisory committees/councils/work groups.
Earned a number of honors, awards, and recognition.
Experience strategic planner for individuals, groups, and organizations.
Homes, home offices, garages.
Former clients include military members and their families, doctors/nurses/medical professionals.
Community Leader - Austin's Minimalist group.
I'm happy to respond to any inquiries.
Hope to hear from you soon ~ Thank you!
Gratitude is the best attitude. - Unknown
Availability & Preferences
Weekdays - Usually free after 8:30 pm Central Time.
Weekends - Flexible after 11 am Central Time.
Reviews of Maria
Valerie received Hour of Be More w/ Less-Minimalism Coaching from Maria
Angelica received Hour of Be More w/ Less-Minimalism Coaching from Maria
Mike received Hour of Be More w/ Less-Minimalism Coaching from Maria
Sharon received Package of One Week Accountability Partner from Maria
Allison received Hour of Be More w/ Less-Minimalism Coaching from Maria
Allison Huynh wrote a recommendation for Maria Benedict
Passionate, smart, charismatic and with an aura of confidence and intelligence surrounding her, Maria makes a perfect personal coach. She teaches valuable skills on how to prioritize better as well as how to set goals effectively. By using a questionnaire, Maria made the coaching session personal and made me feel cared for; I enjoyed every minute of my time with her.
About Maria Benedict
The three most common words people used to describe me are driven, intelligent, and caring. How do I know? I asked more than 65 of my friends, family, acquaintances, colleagues/former colleagues, men ...I date(d), and near-strangers the three words they would use. What did I learn? This exercise reconfirmed what I already knew about myself: that I'm in alignment with the way others see me. It doesn't matter if you've known me for three hours or three decades, I'm the real deal. And this should matter to you because if you want to be coached in a meaningful and measurable way, it's vital that your coach is genuine and has the passion, competence, and warmth to maximize your potential~ In your first email to me, let me know what goal you'd like to achieve; why you'd like to achieve it; and your availability. :) Services I offer: Efficient Personal Coaching | One Week Accountability Partner | Be More with Less Minimalism Coaching Experienced Health and Wellness Consultant/Coach | M.S. - Health Education | Leadership | Personal and Professional Development | Community Leader - Austin Minimalist group / Minimalist Practitioner | Strategic Planning - Goal Setting | Energy Management | Time Management | Conflict Management | Problem-Solving show moreOpen to other proposals
Maria Benedict is looking for:
- Digital Marketing
- Website Consulting
- Web/Software Development
- Graphic Design
- Video & AV
- Language Lessons
- Classes & Webcasts
- Meal Delivery
- Writing & Editing
- Transport & Rideshares
- Tailoring & Sewing
- Architectural Design