unnamed-5 MaryAnn is an Executive Coach, Leadership Development Expert and Mindfulness Teacher. Her leadership and coaching work is grounded in 13 years of experience in different marketing senior leadership roles in 3 multinationals (US, German, Japanese) in different continents. She has 9 years of formal training and experience in executive coaching & leadership development focusing on developing a human centered leadership brand through emotional intelligence, positive psychology and mindfulness practice and theory, including uncovering unconscious bias and beliefs that hinder team engagement and personal success.

MaryAnn has successfully coached, designed and/or delivered for different leadership and talent development programs, including Women in Leadership, mindfulness and resilience, executive presence among others in Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, India, Philippines, Japan and Colombia/Ecuador. Leveraging on her own extensive marketing and senior leadership experience as well as her caring and energetic character, she supports the leaders she works with through a refreshingly challenging and caring style.

For MaryAnn, success is measured by the new insights and mindsets she helps develop in leaders, opening up new possibilities, new behaviours and therefore new results.

MaryAnn is based in Portugal and is Managing Director of Voli Leadership Consulting and co-founder of Quinta Marugo Retreats, a sustainable retreat center for leaders to connect to what is important.


  • Masters in Coaching, Team and Executive Coaching with the Neuroleadership Group
  • Certified Corporate Based Mindfulness
  • Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) certified teacher with Mindful Academy
  • Mindfulness Based Compassionate Living (MBCL) certified teacher by Mindfulness Based Compassionate Living Institute in Holland
  • Accredited Member of the ICF
  • Completed NLP practitioner course
  • Certification Positive Psychology and Executive Coaching
  • EQ certification by 6 Seconds
  • MBA Thunderbird School of Global Management

Expertise / Services Provided

  • Leadership Development
  • 1:1 executive coaching
  • Leadership & executive presence, corporate mindfulness & resilience, unconscious bias workshops
  • Women in leadership
  • Senior Leadership alignment off-sites
  • 1 Day and 2 day mindfulness retreats

Assessments / Tools

  • Hogan Assessment
  • SEI EQ assessment
  • Everything DiSC
  • 360 interview based assessments

Corporate Experience

  • 13 years including positions as South Europe Marketing Director for AMC and Tupperware

Languages & International Exposure

  • English, Spanish, Italian and some Japanese
  • Lived and/or worked in US, Latin America, Europe, Japan, Singapore and Hong Kong


Accenture Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger Microsoft, Marriott, Schindler Black Rock, Fidelity, Macquarie, Euler Hermes Hogan Lovells, Walkers, Clifford Chance


An African proverb teaches: "If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” We are strong believers of this thinking. This is why we work together with thought leaders, top-quality executive coaches and leadership facilitators on a partnership model to provide the best solution for your leadership challenges.

Our philosophy promotes healthy challenge, connectivity and care. This allows for a safe space for your leaders to develop new mindsets and ultimately reach new opportunities and results.

We maintain a fluid and adaptable partnership model. We all have our expertise in running our own companies and providing exceptional solutions for our clients and we come together when you need a dedicated team to deliver exceptional results.

All our partners have deep-rooted corporate experience and can connect with the challenges your leaders face daily.