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Maria Zlotnikova

Languages: English, Russian

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Maria Zlotnikova has more than 14 years of experience working as a Facilitator and Coach with an array of international and local companies all over the globe. Maria’s diverse experience and spheres of interests include cross-cultural competence, leadership development, conflict management skills, presentation skills, emotional intelligence, personal efficiency. Training in psychology and sociology coupled with working experience in big and small companies has given Maria a broad perspective that has been instrumental in her work with clients dealing with various kinds of challenges. Maria deeply enjoys working both with groups and with individuals. Her focus is on supporting people in their transformation process using a variety of models and instruments. Maria’s clients have found that she is a great listener who really cares about understanding people’s needs and provides the support necessary for developing their potential and reaching their goals. Clients have praised Maria as an excellent and dynamic facilitator and emphasized her ability to create a congenial atmosphere. Participants in her groups are fully engaged in the learning process, easily share their thoughts and obtain necessary knowledge and skills as well as great insights that help them to be more efficient and happy in their work and life. Maria loves to use the experiential learning approach, and her style balances seriousness and friendliness with a constant eye on producing impactful change. Maria has worked with senior executives, middle managers, front-line managers and individual contributors at a number of companies including Adidas, PayPal, Procter & Gamble, Maersk Oil, Nissan, Nordgold, Nestle, Machine Zone, T-systems, Liu Jo, Rocco-Forte Hotels and others. Maria’s native language is Russian and she is fluent in English and French. When she does not travel for work, she shares her time between St. Petersburg, Russia, and Boston, USA.

Maria’s background 
Maria received her Master’s Degree in Psychology from Russian Pedagogic University, St.Petersburg; ten years later she received another Master’s degree in Psycho-Sociology from University Paris XIII in France.
Maria constantly develops her skills by attending various professional training & workshops. She is certified in DISC personality profiling (TTI Success Insights) and has completed a number of leadership development and other programs.