I'm a short-term coach. I help you get through a point in your life where you are stuck and can't see your way through it. I will help you see “the why”; build a road map with you, “the how”; and walk you through the way to your destination, success.
Why you need me on your journey:
I can see the big picture and lead you through it. Short-term coaching to get you from point A to point B.
Here is what I do:
Find out what your pain point is and build a road map for you and take you to the end of the road.
What can we work on:
A creative project
Finding a job
The right job for you
A blind spot in your life you need help to see
A business you want to start
A fear you are trying to break through
Resistance to move forward in something in your life
A specific block you need to break through
Finishing a project
Healthy relationship with yourself
Living in and from your heart
The tools I use:
Journaling, questions, magical realism, breaking the fourth wall with yourself, original journal exercises, the desire map by Danielle Laporte.
Helping other people on their creative projects brings me joy. I can help you see your project from a different point of view, one you can't yet see. I can give you input in order to fill in the blanks where there are blank spots. I will give you advice from years of self-work, creativity, original voice, humor and creating custom content.
Let me be the help you need to spruce up the creativity in your project. I will help you add humor and originality to your project that will leave those who experience it wanting to know what can they experience from you next!
I will help you add heart to any intellectual project, add humor that is tailored specifically to your project and to the audience that is experiencing it, add a point of view that is unique only to you, help you pull ideas out of you that you didn't even know you had inside you. Together we can create a project for you that adds value to the world, teach people life-long lessons and entertain them at the same time so they will become your fans for life.
What can we work on:
Creative letter writing
What your customers want
What you want
Stand up comedy - jokes
Hosting - MCing material
Celebration ideas (birthday, anniversaries, surprises)
Analyzing your audience and their needs
Speaking and more
My passion is designing curriculum. It's like creating a road map that comes to life in a room full of people. I can help you write the road map of YOUR lesson.
Designing curriculum is writing a story. It has a beginning, middle and end. It's going through an experience that makes total sense at the end.
Designing Curriculum is taking the different ingredients, namely the overall message, the lesson, the goal, and the audience, and creating the specific journey your group will go on to get them to the end, which is the transformation.
As your curriculum designer, I take 1. All the information that you have and 2. What you would like your group to feel and know at the end. Then I help you achieve it using big-picture view, humor, imagination, interactive learning, experimental learning and more. I use many creative tools in building and designing curriculum including games, metaphors, journaling, posters, art, magical realism, creativity, questions, videos, photos, music and more.
I can create for you:
A lesson plan
A ceremony, a class
An event and more
Your curriculum will be true to your goals and be a journey of originality, fun and exploration.
"I had been stuck in my career for years. I had an idea of what I wanted to do and even how best to get it done but somehow taking the practical steps eluded me. I just couldn't move forward and I was miserable. After meeting with Maia Akiva all that changed and more! She took me through a creative exercise that allowed me to uncover what was keeping me stuck. It wasn't what I expected. From that point on I was able to make a shift that affected not only my career but every area of my life including my health. I suffered from high-blood pressure and was on medication. Not any more. I was depressed. Not any more. Working with Maia unleashed a truth that I was able to accept, adjust for and have since been more joyful than I can ever remember being. I wish this kind of peace, optimism, health and forward movement for everyone and as such I can't recommend Maia highly enough!"
"I started working with Maia to get clarity about my career and what do I want to do next in my profession. Maia's coaching and guidance was everything I needed and more. Maia helped navigate through the vast information and decision making that was in front of me. She helped me get clear about what I want instead of what I should do and helped me navigate through my fears and lies to myself. And to find practical options for me to move forward in my career. I feel ready and willing for the next step of my professional life."
"Oh my goodness, Maia, how can I say thank you enough? You're amazing! You got me to tap into some major uncharted territory and now I get to have a whole new experience with myself. By the way, the morning after working with you, I woke up and naturally felt like playing piano before heading out to work. That never happens!"
"Maia gave me a lot to think about. I appreciate her attentiveness and focus and especially her commitment to supporting my own answers from within. I can take the information she gave me and use it to improve my work as well as nourish my inner critic. I recommend sessions with her to anyone that would like to shift from where they are to where they want to be."