Maria Wade

Maria Wade

Location: Poughkeepsie, NY


Maria Wade is an accomplished executive coach, specializing in coaching high-performing executives across Fortune 500 companies, international organizations, and IT start-ups. Focused on senior executive development and transformational growth, Maria empowers leaders to enhance their impact and navigate challenges.

Driven by a passion for guiding individuals through transitions, Maria’s coaching emphasizes envisioning the future state. Her distinct talents lie in helping leaders excel amid complexity, steering them towards clarity, and unlocking their potential by broadening their perspectives on capabilities and examining habitual responses to challenges.

Leaders who have experienced Maria’s coaching consistently express their appreciation for her ability to help them explore and deeply comprehend their unique context. They value her honest and concise feedback and highlight her ability to create a secure environment for open communication and experimentation.

Maria brings to her coaching over 15 years in senior leadership positions across a variety of industries – electric power & natural gas, customs operations, financial services, legal services, private equity & principal investors. Throughout her career she led projects in M&A providing legal and financial advisory, as Chief Legal Officer provided legal supervision and leadership in launching a national customs operations service company, served as CFO in a gas company with 1 billion dollars of annual turnover, and ran an investment company for private investors.

Niche Areas of Expertise

  • C-Suite
  • Change Management
  • Executive Presence
  • Mindfulness
  • Strategic Thinking

Industry Experience

  • Automotive & Assembly
  • Financial Services
  • Education
  • Electric Power & Natural Gas
  • High Tech
  • Manufacturing
  • Nonprofit
  • Travel, Transport & Logistics
  • Startups
  • Pharmaceuticals & Medical Products


  • English
  • Russian


  • Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia - JD, Jurisprudence/Financial Law
  • Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia - MA, Jurisprudence/Law
  • The Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA) - MBA, Innovation and Project Management
  • The Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA) - BA, Financial Management


  • Hogan
  • 360 Interview
  • NBI
  • Leadership Circle Profile
  • AIIR Coaching Mindset Index
  • AIIR Team Effectiveness Survey

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