HR/ Business Consultant/ Facilitator/ Intercultural Trainer
Maria is a Human Resource professional with diverse experience and expertise in HR consulting, HR program content development, facilitation, Business Development and Sales and Marketing. After more than 15 years of Sales, Marketing and Business Development experience in the Philippines and in Canada, she then shifted to Human Resources, focusing on developing programs and strategies for positive workplace culture, improve personal effectiveness, enhanced employee engagement and supporting new leaders in the organization.
She is currently the Director and Managing Partner of Consultasia Global – North America, a training and development group with presence in the UK, Asia, Australia and Canada. She helps private, non-profit and government organizations through the development and delivery of customized training programs, on Leadership, Business, Sales Coaching. She is passionate in helping immigrants adapt successfully in Canada through trainings and workshops that will help develop the needed competencies to breakdown any barriers of adapting successfully in Canada. Maria is also an international speaker. She has been chosen to speak with North America’s training professionals and business leaders during the Training 2020 Conference held in Orlando, Florida last February 2020.
Maria holds two Certificates with Distinction in Human Resources Management and Management Development from the University of Alberta Faculty of Extension. She completed the Strategic Internal Consulting Skills Program from the University of Alberta School of Business Executive Education and has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Medical Technology from the University of Santo Tomas in the Philippines. She is a member and serves as one of the Directors for IPMA/AIGP Canada where she holds an Advanced Certified Professional Designation, a designation which recognizes individuals who are advanced-level human resource (HR) professionals.
Maria is also seasoned entrepreneur who has successfully built her own travel business, TCB Travel and Tours and its faith based division, Marianatha Tours, a travel agency with 8 Travel Associates. The agency focuses on trips that enriches one’s spiritual wellbeing, health and wellness.