Health & Wellbeing Specialist
Maria is an expert in employee wellbeing and creating a culture of wellness within organisations to develop a thriving, healthy, engaged and high performing workforce.
Maria Founded Mander Wellbeing and is currently working as Health & Wellbeing Specialist at The Growth Company on the ‘Skills for Growth – SME Support’ programme working with organisations across Greater Manchester. With many years of experience, she has worked with SME’s and corporate companies (both private and public sectors) across the UK and globally. Her strong corporate background has given a valuable insight into the impact the working environment can have on our health and wellbeing, and ultimately on professional performance.
Maria has extensive knowledge of many established approaches to wellbeing and brings a fresh holistic approach. She is a renowned expert on managing stress, mental health and the performance of teams using wellbeing, and applies techniques gained from being a Life Coach, an accredited Mindfulness & Meditation Tutor, Reiki Master Practitioner and trained Mental Health First Aider.
As a wellbeing leader in the marketplace, her insights are regularly seen through her writing, podcasts, speaking engagements at events, as well as being a guest panellist. She is also a judge for the UK Company Culture Awards and Greater Manchester Good Employment Charter Awards 2022.
Maria is passionate about inspiring others to make positive changes in their lives, both personally and professionally. She develops strong partnerships with her clients who like her down-to-earth, friendly and supportive approach.
Award winner on the NatWest Entrepreneur Accelerator Programme in recognition of her outstanding commitment.
Maria is a professional member of TiE UK North, Women in the Law UK and UK Reiki Federation.
Menopause Lead at The Growth Company, Member of Wellbeing & EDI Committee and Women’s Network.
Supporter of Greater Manchester Good Employment Charter.
Volunteer work includes Mentoring for The Girls Network and One Million Mentors.