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Maria Iams

Maria Iams - San Francisco

It has been so helpful to work with Maria.  As a leader that has given over a hundred formal presentations, I was amazed at how much I have improved.  Her focus on highlighting key message points, gestures, posture and content markedly improved my communication.  Additionally, she provided me with additional structure for handling informal situations.  Every encounter was time well spent.
— Executive, Blue Shield of CA

Maria is an executive communications consultant specializing in leadership development and interpersonal communication. Her lens on leadership empowers clients to positively impact their executive performance, effectively lead teams, and engage in transparent communication. She has extensive experience coaching high-level decision-makers as they manage and communicate change.

Maria’s leadership and communication coaching spans industries; her corporate clients include work with leaders at The Gates Foundation, Microsoft, Google, Blue Shield of California, Russell Investments, Care1st, Verus Investments, Parametric, North Point Advisors, and more. She also consults for New Leaders and The Center for Educational Leadership, two non-profits focused on empowering school leadership.

She earned a B.A. in Communications and an M.A.Ed. in Leadership and Supervision and holds certificates in Cognitive Coaching℠ and School District Administration and Supervision. She has co-written and published education curricula and recently celebrated the fifth publishing of her co-authored book, Text Savvy.

Maria lives in the Bay Area with her husband and two children, Mia and Andrew, and is often seen running or at Cross Fit on the weekends.