Maria Hanford


Personal and Professional Performance Coach and Consultant, Sound Healing Facilitator, Meditation Instructor, Client Coordinator

For over 25 years, Maria Hanford has developed expertise in performance coaching and consulting by counseling and negotiating numerous legal matters for businesses and individuals in the New York City Metropolitan area. For over two decades, Maria not only founded but successfully managed a vastly lucrative law firm. Corporate executives and in-house corporate counsel retained Maria when in crisis, when in need of a leader to spearhead a restructuring, or as a mediator to guide an organization through in-house or outside conflicts. In addition to practicing law, Maria attended prestigious institutions such as Harvard University and New York University for advanced and graduate studies. These studies included arbitration, mediation, negotiation and leadership, executive and personal coaching, positive psychology, mental health and wellness, meditation, and sound healing. These studies were not only to have the best skill set to work with her clients but also because of personal interest.

After negotiating the sale of the law firm, Maria saw the opportunity to jump headfirst into a career in personal and professional development. As a coach, consultant, facilitator, and instructor, she enjoys launching clients on their wellness journey. Maria not only helps clients implement wellness practices into their daily lives, she also works with them in uncovering where conscious choices come from and how one can get away from old ideas and make better choices. Maria starts her clients down a path that leads to them living a life beyond their wildest dreams. Maria puts self-care first in her own life—water, good nutrition, meditation, exercise, and sleep. She genuinely values the principles of self-betterment through collaboration. Maria has a mentor that she speaks with weekly.