Maria Banks CPCC FRSA

An experienced HRD Professional, Trainer, Coach and Mentor. Maria specialises in the human aspect of company transformation, communication and coaching. She also has the expertise to align company values to the brand and competencies of an organisation and its people.

For over twelve years she gained extensive experience in strategic business planning, European business development, organisational change and culture improvement in the Energy Trading Sector.

Charged with setting up six new European offices in the space of one year, she developed and rolled out a team development programme at the Geneva Headquarters. This successfully cascaded the vision and values of the company to a host of culturally diverse areas of the business.

Maria helps clients move forward and achieve increased results by seeking clarity, focus and action to business planning and professional growth. She coaches managers to develop and improve their management competencies; helping them in their role as a leader and enabling them to navigate their way through transformation successfully.

Her experience is diverse, having worked with individuals and teams from, Carillion, Costain, Ericsson, E.On (Powergen), Fitch Ratings Italia, McCain Foods GB, Mysis Banking New York, Microsoft, Astra-Zeneca, Edlong Flavours Europe, Royal Caribbean International Italia, Royal Society of Arts (RSA) and ITV.

CIPD qualified; CTI Certified Professional Coach (CPCC); Graduate of the CTI Leadership Programme and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA).

Maria is bi-lingual with an excellent understanding of the Italian language and culture that has led to training workshops and ‘Business Retreats’ in Italy.

Maria’s key strengths are in the areas of:

  • Performance Management
  • Leadership Development
  • Manager Development
  • Effective Communication
  • Linking corporate values to performance and behaviour
  • Mentoring and Coaching Skills for Managers
  • European Cultural Diversity
  • Evaluating and implementation of initiatives designed to improve business processes or remove barriers to effective performance
  • Helping implement change strategies by engaging and aligning people to ‘competency frameworks’
  • Team Building and Away Days
  • Negotiation Skills and Techniques
  • Time Management/Prioritisation.