Maria Kellis works with corporate leaders and with corporations to bring spirituality in service to business and business innovation. She focuses on helping her clients find freedom from their golden shackles while following their purpose and achieving at the highest levels.
Maria is an entrepreneur, author, and teacher originally from Greece. She holds 3 MIT degrees (engineering school and Sloan School of Management) and is currently pursuing a doctorate degree at Mahidol University in Thailand.
Besides co-founding multiple technology companies in the US, she worked in high-level positions for the Greek government. She is now focussed on teaching through Maria Kellis International, a company operating globally with clients from over 15 countries.
Maria shares her time between Thailand, Greece, Cyprus, Bali, and the United States. Maria has gone through significant life ordeals (many accidents, a wheelchair with apparently no hope of getting better, excruciating pain and even a near-death experience) as well as the ups and downs of businesses, the politics of corporations, of government and of academia. These experiences prompted her to ask the question “is pain and suffering really necessary for growth?” She spent her life discovering ways to eliminate pain and suffering while achieving at the highest levels.
She achieved for herself a life of independence and freedom and since then she has been focussing on teaching others how to achieve the same. The question that is driving her work currently is “how can we do it even faster?”. Maria is passionate about her work.
Bringing out the genius within, … while leaving the monster within asleep
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“People look for retreats for themselves, in the country, by the coast, or in the hills . . . There is nowhere that a person can find a more peaceful and trouble-free retreat than in his own mind. . . . So constantly give yourself this retreat, and renew yourself.”
- MARCUS AURELIUS