Go from Panicked to Powerful, and from Rocky to Resilient

Time is precious. It’s the only commodity that never returns to us. So, now is the time to reclaim your power.

How are you feeling? 

Uncertain. Powerless. Stressed. Fearful. Shut-down. Disconnected. Empty. Exhausted. Hopeless?

Has life thrown you a curve-ball?

Divorce. Caregiving. Burnout. Retirement. Loss of a loved one. Career change … Global pandemic (I think we can all relate here).

Clients have shared how they’ve felt when we met. Can you relate?

“The empty nest is a funny thing. I should be happy about this, right? Time to myself and all. But, I don’t know who I am anymore. I can’t seem to get my head above water since my kids moved away. I feel stuck. I’m looking back over the last several years of my life and all I did was work (too much), take care of my kids, pay the bills, and do it all over again; I don’t even know what fun is anymore. Who am I now?”

“I’m lost! I’m in uncharted territory! I’m not sure what to do. I really want to change, grow, and heal from my divorce but I am not sure how to do that!”

“All I know is, I’ve been stuck here for too long! I’m sick and tired of being sick and tired. I know if I don’t do something soon, I will lose everything and everyone I care about.”

“I don’t know how to do it by myself. I haven’t lost a job in 20 years, how do I do this? What do I do? I want to feel stronger. And I don’t ever want to feel this way or be this same person again.“


If you can relate…please stay with me. We’re about to turn that around.

See, I’ve been where you are. Several times, in fact! 

I’ve had my share of experiences with life-shattering events that threatened to change my life profoundly. 

Finding my way through and beyond them — by making choices that serve me — and learning that we are not meant to do this hard life-stuff alone, inspired me to help other women do it better than I did at first.

Which is why I’ve been helping women with guidance, support, and actionable resources for the last 20 years. I help them turn their world right side up again in the aftermath of life-changing events..


My friend, I don’t want you to feel like you’re just surviving the storms of life ~ my hope is to see you thriving in spite of them!

I’ve had the distinct privilege, through my video podcast, to share the stories of empowering women who are shining examples that it IS possible to transition and thrive. 

And I’m here to tell you, they are JUST LIKE YOU!

Like you, they were blindsided by circumstances, such as: 

  • Cancer
  • Betrayal
  • Suicide
  • Job loss
  • Cross-country moves
  • Sick children
  • And so many more… 

And they all have one thing in common: they all felt stuck and trapped; like they’d lost themselves. 

They looked around at the chaos and asked, “How did I get here?” 

They all felt like a shadow of their former selves. 

Their entire sense of foundation and stability were shaken, often in an instant.

It’s normal to feel lost in your own uncharted territory.

But that doesn’t have to be where your story ends!

I have met hundreds of women who have lived in this isolated space for years. How does it feel to know there had to be a better way, but NOT know how to live that out?

  • How do you realize authentic, lasting change?
  • How do you learn to grow through those tough transitions?
  • How do you learn to forgive? And I mean REALLY forgive, not just forget.
  • How do you learn to let go?

Most importantly, how do you move from survival mode to an empowered and thriving life?


Can you ever be “prepared” for the unexpected? 

How do you build an internal foundation that can withstand the storms?


When I began my coaching journey, I journaled how I wanted my clients to feel after working with me…

She will know who she is. She will feel grounded once again in her core values so decisions are easier for her to make. 

She will feel empowered to be her authentic self; without fear of what others think. 

She will have a clear vision of where she is headed and how she can get there. 

And lastly, she will have the tools she needs to be as prepared as she possibly can be for future curveballs life might throw her way. She will have the resilience she needs to bounce back stronger than ever.


I want all of that and more for you!

Are you ready?


It’s time for you to clearly see the light on the other side of your storm. 

Say “YES” to new confidence.

Say “YES” to new possibilities.

Say “YES” to turning your upside-down world right side up again!

Discover who and where you are today, so you can finally bloom where you’re planted!


About the 5 Petals of Power Program:

The 5 Petals of Power Program is designed to help you get into action and keep you moving in the right direction for your life. There are tools and strategies at each stage that you can adapt to your unique circumstances. It combines the mental, emotional, and actionable energy you need to transition out of the place you are and into a thriving life. When you put them into your own treasure chest, you can access them at any time in the future. 

These tested techniques have helped many women put the pieces of their lives and careers back together again in a new way.

What I know for sure is that life events will continue to happen. When you learn how to handle these events in ways that feel right, you will be prepared for anything life throws at you in the future. It’s how you step into your power again.

What you’ll learn in each module…

Module 1: Find Your Footing
The deep self-assessments in this first module will help you recognize which areas of your life need attention first, so you can start your journey forward from where you are today. You’ll notice that certain choices can bring more balance and harmony into your life right away.
Module 2: Clear Your Path

From there, we work together to break down all the roadblocks and obstacles that are in your way. This module will help you gain a deeper understanding of the habits and limiting beliefs that hold you back from bringing your full self to every area of your life.

Module 3: Create Your Roadmap

With a firm footing and a clear path, you’re ready to create a new vision for your life. In this module, you will tap into your core values to guide your vision and understand what is most important to you moving forward.

Module 4: Uncover Your Voice

Now that you have a clear picture of what you want for your life, you will learn how to effectively and confidently express what you believe and ask for what you want and need.  [Side note: If you’ve ever struggled to speak your mind clearly in life or career situations ~ you will love this module!]

Module 5: You Take Flight

And, now you’re ready to reap the harvest and see your hard work pay offIt’s at this point the rubber meets the road; where your passion meets your motivation. It is here that you finally get to focus on the HOW, so you can put those plans in place and take action to make your vision become a reality.

5 Petals of Power Program
Self-Sprouting Course

Full signature course with the added support of our private Facebook Group.

5 Petals of Power Program
Deep Rooting Course

The full course, the added support of our private Facebook Group, plus five private coaching sessions.

5 Petals of Power Program
Flourish & Thrive Course

The full course, the added support of our Private Facebook Group, plus 20 private coaching sessions.

If you need more encouragement, keep reading.


Let’s try another self-assessment (we will do this a lot when we work together — self-awareness is the key to growth)

  • Are your shelves lined with personal development books you’ve read but you don’t know how to implement what you’ve learned?
  • Do you need to get out of your head so you can listen to your heart and get out of your own way?
  • Could you benefit from an accountability partner? Someone to lead and teach you; someone to help lighten the burdens you’re carrying?


I promise you, there’s a thriving life out there waiting for you!

And I can say that with full confidence because I’ve been where you are…

Allow me to share my story…

I lived through major shifts in my life, over and over again, and became hardened to how I was feeling. They piled up one after the other. I was numb.

Until something finally broke within me and I couldn’t summon the resiliency to keep plowing through. 

I hit rock-bottom; I had no choice but to reach for help. 

It was my turning point.

After being derailed, there are times when everyone needs a trusted hand to find the way back. 

The woman who reached out her hand to me saved my life. She paid it forward, and now I’m doing the same.. 

I’m inspired to help other women thrive because I am proof that it is possible.

I love to teach women how to move from panicked to powerful, and from rocky to resilient.

As a certified career & life coach, award-winning author & international podcast host, I help women, just like you, powerfully navigate life-altering changes in their lives by helping them discover (or re-discover) their core values and their self-worth.

My courses encourage women like you to give themselves permission to rediscover who they are now, after an event has abruptly changed their life.

After working with me, my clients and students get to take off the mask they hide behind and start creating a vibrant life that supports them where they are today and where they want to go.

Together, we will create an environment that allows you to step back into your life fully, with more clarity and confidence.

Through the 5 Petals of Power Program

How would your life change if you felt: 


Certain! Powerful! In control! Brave! Open to possibilities!

Meaningfully connected! Cup overflowing! Energized! Hopeful!


Isn’t this how you’d love to show up in the world? Stop listening to the “should haves” and (even if only for a moment) hear the “what ifs.”


It’s time to bury the overwhelm …
to nurture yourself with kindness …
and to renew your spirit.

Here’s what some of my clients have shared AFTER they have been through the 5 Petals of Power Program:

“She helps women, like me … move from pain to a healthy, happy life.”

“I now have greater insight into myself to redefine my goals … and created tangible steps to achieve them.”

“… I began to feel stronger and more confident than I had ever felt in my life.”

“I am now empowered to regain the balance I lost …”

“Maria offers a course of action for getting us unstuck from life’s challenges.”

Now if you’re still reading this, you haven’t signed up yet. That’s okay. Let’s pause for a moment. Take a deep breath.

Like I said, I’ve been where you are so I know you might be thinking…

  • “It’s never worked before, I don’t know how to do it myself, I’ve tried everything, why will this be different?”
  • “If I ever start crying, I’ll never stop. If I ever really feel my anger it will scare the world. I’m worried I’ll lose myself completely.” 

I understand why you feel that way. But I encourage you to quiet those voices right now.

Turn your imagination toward what COULD be

As the saying goes, if nothing changes…nothing changes.


Now is the time for lasting change.
This is your time to make a new choice.


Take a look at how one of my clients felt before starting the program … 

“My children are watching me struggle; I want to be a better role model for them so they don’t turn out like me. I know I should be further along in my career, but the self-doubt is too big and I can’t see my way beyond it; I’m afraid I’ll never amount to anything, just as my father predicted. I’ve just come out of a dark time with a lot of life changes and I know I need help to see the possibilities for my future; I need help to walk into the light; it’s very scary.”


And this is how she felt after completing the program…

“Thank you María! The thought-provoking techniques you guided me through have helped shine the bright light of awareness into hidden corners of resentment, fear and avoidance. Working through your plans and with your guidance, I was able to bring healthy change to my family relationships and renewed satisfaction to my career. My life is full of more joy than I even imagined possible. I didn’t think I could ever be this strong, or this content no matter what life throws my way. I am now a shining example of strength, courage, and confidence for my children.”



Are you ready to feel that sense of freedom now, too?

I know the first step is the hardest. But if you make a bold choice for yourself NOW, your future self will thank you.

If you’re not sure which way to go, please feel free to schedule a complimentary discovery session so we can figure it out together.

Go ahead… you can do this! 


Let’s thrive together!