"I had a wonderful experience working with Maria. I was having trouble navigating some behavioral issues with my pre-schooler and was at my wit's-end. With depth of knowledge, kindness, and good humor, she was able to give me insights and recommendations to redirect him and help and get us back on track. All without making me feel like I was an incompetent parent :). Hands-down, I highly recommend her."

Yasmeen C.

Working mom with a 4-year-old son.

"Maria worked with our teenage daughter. The breathing exercises she taught were beneficial to our entire family. Maria had a calm, confident yet professional style that truly put our daughter at ease. We highly endorse her work."

Paula H.

Mom of 14-year-old daughter

"Maria offers a personalized experience, tailored to your specific needs, and always helps you understand how her knowledge and expertise is helpful to your current work or personal situation. I LOVED the energy, laughs, and personality Maria shares with everyone around her on a consistent basis! Like Maria always says, “Relationships are everything!”

Kate F.

Mom of 2 sons (ages 12 and 7) and a daughter (age 10)

"Maria is an outstanding person who knows how to communicate important ideas in a way that people of all ages can understand instantly."

Maureen Zelensky

Therapist, State of Nevada.

"I have attended a Maria Marinakis parenting seminar and it was resourceful, creative, and solution-oriented. Maria was able to come up with new and innovative approaches for the audience to use to better relationships with children. She functioned well as a seminar facilitator, and she also worked effectively as a team member with us the parents. On the interpersonal side, Maria has superior written and verbal communication skills. She gets along extremely well with administrators, as well as colleagues at her own level. She is highly respected, as both a person and a professional, by colleagues, employees, suppliers, and parents alike."

Monica Hunter

 MS, Program Director Corona Norco Family YMCA

"I have only known Maria to be dedicated, dependable, and passionate about child welfare and parenting. She has natural grace, talent, enthusiasm, and intellect. Thus, her personal essence creates an immediate climate of welcoming comfort for those around her. Maria is well seasoned in issue of cultural diversity and she is multi-lingual. As a facilitator, she is vibrant, engaging, and intently knowledgeable. "

Wanda Porter

 Foster Caregivers and Special Needs Adoption Families, Department of Family Services, Las Vegas, NV

"Maria is an amazing facilitator and instructor. She is full of energy and represented my clients well. I would hire her in a minute to teach for my company. "

Steve Tempel


"I have attended several of Maria’s seminars. She has a great presentation style that is relaxed, practical and entertaining, keeping audiences engaged alert and laughing while learning important information and skills. "

Tim Strong

President/CEO, GWS Consulting Group, Inc.

"Maria is the most dynamic speaker I’ve heard in my 25 years as a Social Worker. She knows her topic well. She has an outstanding personality and has the ability to present the subject matter in a way that is very interesting. I would highly recommend her! "

Teresa Underwood

MSW Specialized in Child Protection