Maritza is an organizational development consultant and executive coach with over 20 years of experience in higher education, healthcare and corporate environments. She is adept at disentangling the non-essential to help business leaders clarify and achieve their desired outcomes while increasing their self-awareness. Maritza provides clients with insightful guidance on strategic issues including organizational restructuring, change management, process improvement, performance management, leadership and team development, succession planning and creative problem solving. She holds a Masters of Business Administration in Innovation and Leadership of Diverse Global Economies from Bentley University's Graduate School of Business.
Certifications: MBTI practitioner certification
Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain
As someone who identifies as an introvert who learned how to exist in an extroverted world and profession, I found this book both affirming and enlightening, as it validates both Introverts and extroverts, offering insight into how we can better understand each other to exist.
“Accelerate!,” by John P. Kotter
I like this article, as it summarizes what the book by the same name does in greater detail -- it outlines the two organizational operating systems (hierarchy and networks) Kotter believes need to be present in order to stay ahead of the competition and successfully navigate the rapid pace of change.
"What Makes a Leader,” by Daniel Goleman
Goleman reminds us that the qualities we admire most in highly successful leaders are often a departure from the common traits, such as quality decision-making or critical and analytical thinking. In the article, he defines leadership through the lens of emotional intelligence traits: self-awareness, self-regulation, empathy, motivation and social skill.
Amy Cuddy: Your Body Language Shapes Who You Are
Scientific research and analysis is used to explain how our body language shapes who we are and how we are perceived by others. Cuddy’s analysis defines the associations we and others make between the body postures we adopt and how these non-verbal expressions can affect our beliefs about positions of power (real and perceived) as well as our overall job performance.
Susan Cain: The Power of Introverts
Much like the book, Cain explains how introverts respond differently to social stimulation than extroverts, and its importance in maximizing their value and talents. She shares a personal story to highlight that introverts are most ‘alive’ when their environments are quieter, more low-key, and how important it is for us all to be in a zone of stimulation that is right for us.