Maria spent 22 years in a Global Multinational environment, spending her last 4.5 years as a European Operations Manager. She became a Biodynamic Therapist in 2007 and has an MA in Dramatherapy from Maynooth since 2010.
She comes from a family where stories are cherished and is very interested in what the wisdoms of yesteryear have to offer us in today’s world. She is as comfortable Storytelling and Storymaking on the Cyber Platforms as she is in live environments. She has run workshops forAdobe, Johnson Controls, UCC, Maynooth University and Olomouc University in the Czech Republic.
She has appeared as Featured Teller at Kerry Writers Museum, as a Storyteller at the Listowel Literary Festival, and at the Cape Clear Storytelling Festival. She also loves working deep in communities finding out what magic tools they possessed and used to get them through the great conflicts and change in the 20th and 21st Centuries. She uses this information and her background skills to design and deliver Team Training, Public Speaking Courses and Improvisation Classes etc. across all these environments. If you have an idea involving stories and you are not sure if she’d be interested – well chances are she will probably give it a go.
Range of Storytelling Work:
Adults, Children, Festivals, Corporate, Community, Storyteller in Residence, Storymaking Workshops, Storytelling Workshops, Artistic Director, Medicinal Storytelling Groups (based on her work as a Dramatherapist and a Fetac Level 5 & 6 Trainer)
Based in Cork City but willing to travel.
Wisdom Stories, Gathered Stories, Irish Myths & Legends, World Myths and Legends, Historical Tales, Original Stories, Participatory Stories, Corporate Story Training, Community Building through Story
Maria loves all her audiences, those who stretch in age from the cradle to the grave – from all corners of the earth, from every ability and special ability, from Community to Corporate. There are no borders or limits in the land of story and Maria tries to incorporate this wonderful freedom into her work.