Founder, Centre for Peaceful Solutions
Described by the Civil Mediation Council as the best of the best, Maria developed advanced methodologies for community harmony using the Dialogue Road Map; a communications tool she designed to break down barriers and invite engagement even when people are resistant, hostile, angry, violent or resentful. Maria works with prisons, schools, families and communities. Coming from the slums and born to immigrant parents, she quickly builds rapport and shares skills with ‘hard to reach’ people even when there is limited capacity to learn.
A published author, her books ‘The Heart of Mindful Relationships’ and ‘Mindfulness at Work’ have been reprinted.