Maria Wade is an executive coach and consultant, specializing in coaching leaders who are responsible for creating and impacting organizational cultures. Together, with her clients, Maria works to create more spaces where people feel they belong, desire to contribute and are valued for who they are. Maria believes in people’s limitless potential, wholeness, resourcefulness, and natural creativity. As an agent of change, she is passionate about leading individuals and organizations through transitions, rooting coaching in the vision of the future state. Leveraging her own personal experience in managing a transition from her native country to the United States, she is uniquely positioned to provide insights into the importance of welcoming change and adapting through it. Prior to establishing her bilingual (English & Russian) coaching practice, Maria’s wide-ranging career included leadership roles in legal services and project management in mergers and acquisition, asset management, paper production, electricity and heat production, gas and oil, consulting, and other industries. Maria holds a Master’s Degree in Law, a Master’s in Business Administration, PMP® and Prosci certifications, and a Coaching Certificate from Columbia University’s Coaching Certification Program.