Below are comments from those who have heard Maria, read her book or newsletters, or worked with her during her three-decade career as a psychologist, speaker, consultant, trainer with thousands around the world.
If you want to know more about Maria's work before she started Apple Mentoring, read the comments that catch your eye.
BTW, is this photo of Maria with her first precious little Mac way back in 1985 adorable or what!?
Remarkable! My work with Maria is changing my future. I felt like a sponge trying to draw up and not miss any valuable information coming to me.
Peggy Larson, R.N., Brea Community Hospital
Maria is warm, inspiring, yet practical— a perfect model of the very tools and insights she shares. I loved her personal stories, anecdotes, and illustrations from real life.
Louisa Rogers, Owner, Taking Off
Maria is both dynamic and super knowledgeable about what women face. This was the best thing I have done for myself in a long time.
Ann Scholl, Bonneville Power Administration
Wonderful sense of humor and connection with others. Would love for Maria to coach our office on teamwork.
Joan Kung, Systems Engineer, Bank of America
Maria is the most sincere, skilled trainer I have had the privilege to work with..
Nancy Palajac, Marketing, Balboa Life & Casualty
What you’ve shared in a few hours took me years of seeing a shrink to learn.
Barbara Lange, Transportation Engineer, Cal Trans
This is my second workshop with Maria and I specifically came because of her. She is WONDERFUL and has helped me change my life with her sincerity, compassion, and wisdom.
Janet Chase, Executive Assistant, Hood Communications
It was as if, after a rough day, my closest friend was with me over a glass of wine. You have transformed my life!
I wish I could have learned all this 40 years ago. Thank you so much.
H. Corey, Supervisor, Mare Island Naval Shipyard
Maria is like a dear friend with great intentions. I received a wealth of reasonable, down-to-earth guidance and you're really funny ... bravo!
Edith Snow, Administration, Hewlett Packard
Approaching age 50 next year, Maria has helped me finally ‘grow up.’
Judith Pember, Property Manager, Stiffler Properties, Inc.
Maria is practical, upbeat, positive. And she spices everything so well with humor.
Carol Brune, Programmer Analyst, Blue Cross & Blue Shield
Maria's inspiration is great. She is charismatic yet down-to-earth and got across to me more than anyone has ever done with sincere caring and sound ideas – not pop, hip double-talk.
C. Kroko, Engineer
Maria has a wonderful combination of knowledge, oratory skills, and humor. She captivated participants from start to finish.
Nancy Jackson, Purchasing Manager, Luxfor USA Limited
What a great way to grow! I enjoyed myself thoroughly, laughed a lot, and took a close look at my life. I can now choose inner peace and serenity in the midst of life’s chaos.
Gail Needham, Dental Hygienist, J.W. Quigley, D.D.S.
Maria is so inspiring, powerful, and warm; a fresh wind like the spirit of Christ without any ‘god talk.’ Thanks from the bottom of my heart.
Katherine Grain, Insurance Agent, Rhodes-Warden Insurance
Working with Maria is a must for everyone. I just wish I knew all this decades ago. So much learned in a few hours.
Carol M. Kaye, Administrative Secretary, TV programming
She will probably never realize all the good she does for so many and how she impacts lives in such positive ways. She made the right decision with her work, not only for herself but for us!
Janet Fauth, Manager, Pacific Bell
Maria perfectly mixes seriousness with humor. I didn't want to miss a single word!
Chris Rhodes, Director, Institute of Developmental Technology
She epitomizes my ideal of a strong, wise, caring person in appearance, presentation, and sense of humor. There are no accidents. I was supposed to be taught by her.
Barbara Balseire, R.N., Oregon State Hospital
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