About the Founder

Maria PPA photoMaria Ralph is the trusted advisor whose expertise is to direct and motivate so that positive change can occur. Maria helps you build your own best personal brand — what people say of you when you leave the room — and inspire the audience to take action.

Executive presence is the key to be seen as an authentic and polished leader. These skills translate from a one-on-one meeting to engaging a room of thousands. Maria has spent 6+ years working with C-level executives, company founders, and teams, to develop the audience’s perception of her clients. She uses proven techniques of replacing negative behaviors with those that work for them. Assisting clients with content development, PPT design, and presentations skills, she will help you develop sticky messages that influence, versus simply inform; bringing memorability to your brand.

Maria’s passion is making people be their “best selves” by building confidence and credibility through specific, customized tools. She is direct in her feedback, and will design an experience that will be beneficial and fun.

With a BA in Industrial Design, coupled with an MBA in Marketing, and 15-years of experience in running marketing/business development departments for high growth startups, she has worked with many types of communicators.  Maria’s work as a communication consultant with global brands such as HP, Cisco, Bacardi, Yahoo!, Wrigley, F5, Brocade, Informatica, Stryker, Pfizer, Wells Fargo and Blackrock ensure that she can deliver relevant messages to your specific needs.