Maria works as a Business Psychologist at Impact. Prior to joining the team, Maria had built a successful career in Human Resources, working as a Human Resources Officer for a social care not-for-profit organisation. Her passion for helping others, combined with her deep understanding of policies and procedures, has allowed her to effectively strike a balance between employee support and engagement, and business-enhancing practices. Maria also has extensive experience in personnel selection, having worked as a Recruitment Consultant at UK’s biggest specialised recruitment agency.
Maria (MBPS) is a registered Graduate Member of the British Psychological Society. She holds a MSc degree in Organisational Psychology and a BSc (Hons) Degree in Psychology. She is trained on SHL’s OPQ and Ability Tests and is also a certified Mental Health First Aider (MHFA England).
Maria is passionate about wellbeing. She is interested in the concept of mindfulness and the benefits associated with using it, both at work and in our everyday lives. She practices mindfulness herself and has previously completed an 8-week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction course taught by a Sri Lankan monk. Maria also enjoys spending time in nature and often goes on long hikes. She likes to keep active and loves spinning, yoga and going to the gym.