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Working with you on your management obstacles to unleash your potential and gain a great reputation as a leader

Dr Maria Teresa Paladino
PCC ICF, Professional Counselor


My motto is: Take care of your character!

Why? Because your reputation stems from it. Plus, some of your character aspects might derail your career.

It works like this:
Character ➭ Behaviour ➭ Management Approach ➭ Reputation

Not convinced? Try to think about people around you: who is appreciated more by the others? Who have more people speaking well about them? Who will have help from others if things go badly? Who is more required and
retained by great companies?

Since 2003 I have been dedicated to developing people in the private and corporate spheres, working on interpersonal and managerial skills development, self-esteem topics, and motivation.

I have been working with many clients from different fields and
situations, but almost EVERY issue they had was about something linked to some aspects of their character.

Just a few examples:
– assertiveness (too aggressive or too passive)
– not be able to put clear boundaries
– authoritativeness, self-confidence
– dealing with emotions (theirs or others)
– unsatisfaction, losing motivation, sense of meaning and scope
– time and priority management
– not having clear their values
– lack of direction
– work-life balance
– control issues
– limiting believes

… and many other topics.

Who am I to propose myself to work with you?

I know what it means to work hard on ourselves, I can understand you, and I got all the certified competencies needed to be a serious
professional, not a “pretend-to-be”.

After studying Nuclear Engineering, I worked many years in a leading IT company, starting in technical and project roles and then in a managerial one.

From that time on, I saw and lived many different and challenging situations in my life, and I always wondered what I could do to change things for the better. The more I worked for a long time on myself, the more I got interested in human empowerment.

My dedication to personal development and inner research led me to take different paths and be still intrigued and attracted by the possibilities of further growth.

Master’s degree with honour in Psychology of social processes, decisions, and economic behaviors, Certified Professional Counselor with Transactional Analytical approach, Professional Corporate Coach (PCC ICF), Mindfulness-based Protocol Instructor, and Hogan Certificated Assessor

2 steps to become more assertive!

Take the quiz, discover your style and LEARN TO BE MORE ASSERTIVE reading the GUIDE


I was able to appreciate the great professionalism and humanity of Maria Teresa Paladino during a difficult period in my life.I will always be grateful to her for helping me.
Desiree Della Volta
I recommend Maria Teresa as a reliable, precise and skilled professional coach to improve the quality of team work at a managerial level wihthin your organization.
Andrea Tuccio
Managing Partner at Mindful Capital Partners
I had the opportunity to work with Maria Teresa at various points in my career. Maria Teresa helped me see opportunities for growth and development in important phases of change in my career. Great sensitivity, empathy, listening skills and clarity make Maria Teresa an exceptional and impactful coach. I am truly lucky to have worked with her over the years.
Andrea Lelli
Global Rewards & Recognition Director at Avanade
Maria Teresa has consistently provided our organization with excellent training. The participants in her courses gain knowlegde and skills in a trusting, productive environment. She has been a pleasure to work with.
Rick Milczanowski
Director, Consulting Services at New Haven Consulting Group, Inc.
When the company I work for gave me the opportunity to undertake a coaching journey, my request was to have a professional able to help me see what I did not see, also supporting a strong contradictory if necessary.With the help of Maria Teresa, I not only managed to clear the clouds from my sky, but I internalized a sense of serenity that allows me today to face daily challenges in a more rational, less emotional way and without taking on responsibilities that are not my responsibility and that we generated a sense of frustration in me.The journey was sometimes tiring because it required an inner deepening at times painful. Maria Teresa's experience, her patient ability to listen and never judge and her ability to guide reasoning, allowed me to find the way to a state of maturity that I would have struggled to achieve on my own.Anyone who found themselves in a stalemate or simple inability to make a decision should evaluate a coaching journey. Having Maria Teresa by your side can make all the difference.
Elisa Filippone
Senior Director of Management Accounting VF Corporation

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2 steps to become more assertive!

Take the quiz, discover your style and LEARN TO BE MORE ASSERTIVE reading the GUIDE!