BSc (Hons), PG Dip, Grad Cert, PMP, Master NLP Practitioner, Hypnotic Practitioner, Reiki Master, MBPsS, Assoc CIPD
My name is Maria Spiteri and I am the Founder, Director and highly self-motivated Coach at You for Life Coaching. I provide personal, career and business development coaching, empowering you to take control, be successful, happy and find purpose in life.
I have spent most of my life living in London and although I wasn’t sure which career I wanted to pursue, I knew I had a deep interest in psychology and business, so I studied a degree in psychology, with a focus on occupational psychology. Since then I spent 20 years successfully working in the corporate world in a varied an interesting career in Investment Banking, IT Services, Management Consultancies, and simultaneously had my own businesses.
During this time, I have experienced a lot of hard work, long hours, many challenges and have been through pain of various sorts, both in my professional and personal life. This has taught me a lot and although we all experience challenges and this is what makes us grow stronger, I want to bring you some shortcuts to success. This will empower you so that when you’re faced with challenges, you have the strength to overcome them.
Lifestyle and Portfolio Living
I now live between London and back to my family roots in Malta which enables me to focus on lifestyle and portfolio living. This is where I balance managing my own business portfolio of different interests that I am passionate about whilst also living the lifestyle that I want, in the vibrancy and buzz of the city in London and in the sunshine by the sea in Malta. I’m blessed to be in the locations that I want, at the times that suits me.
My passions are in personal coaching, retreats, corporate training, property and interior design. My work in coaching enables me to reach individuals on a one-to-one level for their personal development. Retreats brings small groups of people together for relaxation and rejuvenation. Through corporate work I inspire larger groups of people through creating and delivering personal development training, workshops, mentoring, facilitation and corporate business advising. Property development allows me to provide long and short term homes and I achieve a great deal of satisfaction by providing comfortable and well-designed homes on a longer-term basis and the feeling of a home-from-home on a shorter-term basis.
I have a vision of the world that we are all pursuing the interests we desire, are truly motivated by doing the things that we love. Work no longer feels like work, it is effortless as we follow our passions. The saying goes, if you do what you love, you will never have to do a day’s work again in your life.
I believe the world needs coaches to guide us through becoming the best that we can be. Traditional education does not promote this and it’s only through understanding our true selves, can we explore our passions. Some of us in life are very fortunate to know what our passions are, others need additional guidance. Either way, by having a coach in each of the areas in your life that you want to pursue, can you excel.
I truly believe that the world will move towards this and we will use our skills, knowledge and behaviours in what we excel in to help each other so that we are enjoying our lives more. We are now in the Millennial age where we are starting to question why we need to work 40 hours a week for 40 years, and it’s about time that we changed too. Flexibility in life is key and being open to a changing world and this will bring about the change we are looking for; we just need to embrace that change.
I continually research new cutting edge techniques and strategies and I believe that the best investment that you can make in life is in yourself. I have made an immense personal investment in myself, spending hundreds of hours and thousands of pounds on my own personal development over the last 20 years. I have been on numerous courses, have qualifications and extensive experience in the field of change, personal and business development. I now feel it’s time to empower you with my passion, knowledge, experience and share what I have learnt with you.
Alongside my intensive corporate and business career, throughout this time I continued with my keen interest in psychology and the way the mind works, and have continued to study throughout my career in various areas, both professionally and personally to broaden my skill set. I have a particular interest in alternative methods to understand the conscious and the subconscious mind to identify the optimum way to make them work for you to reach your goals quickly and easily.
I bring all of my skills and experience developed over the years and use innovative and interesting personal development, psychological and project management techniques to bring about rapid positive change. I help you to get clear in your goals and in what you want to achieve so that you are reaching your goals easily and methodically, enabling you to live the life you want.
Network and Board Memberships
I am part of a great network of global personal development and business coaches which provides a never-ending resource of new ideas and supportive connections.
I am on a Board of Directors in London for highly motivated Business Entrepreneurs which is a great resource for personal and professional encouragement, feedback and motivation.
I am also a member of the Women Directors in Malta which actively encourages the progression of women in organisations to reach their full potential and positively contribute to the workforce in senior positions in Malta.
I have volunteered at business and personal development events for thousands of participants to utilise skills, give back to the community, create a new network and build new connections.
This includes Anthony Robbins ‘Unleash the Power Within’ event consisting of 7,000 people. During this experience, I utilised my extensive NLP skills and assisted with fire walks to help individuals reinforce personal beliefs and abolish limiting beliefs.
I also provided my expertise and experience at Anthony Robbins ‘Business Mastery’ event consisting of 1,000 global business owners and entrepreneurs, using the latest techniques to make their business a success.
For those less fortunate in life, I have also volunteered to give food packages to the homeless in London and have worked at the Crisis homeless shelter during the Christmas period.
Outside of work, I enjoy art, health, fitness, yoga, meditation, retreats, swimming and snorkelling in the sea. I also love spending time with my beautiful nieces, nephews and cousins in London and Malta.
I am currently in the process of writing a book, bringing all my ideas together, on how an understanding of psychology, consciousness and energy brings us rapid positive change in our lives, with interesting insights and practical exercises which are available through my coaching and consulting sessions.
I want to empower you and show you that you can do what you love and live the lifestyle you want. It’s important that you resonate with your coach and if my beliefs, ideas and vision inspire you in any way, then I look forward to connecting with you.