Sunday, February 28
Young Professional Educational Session - The Power of Coversation
CAREER, LIFE, AND HEALTH AND WELLNESS COACH
My mission is to help my clients attain transformative change in their lives and careers in order to achieve greater success, fulfillment and well-being.
In my own life, I have experienced the powerful impact that the right career fit and a commitment to wellness can have. This has helped shape my coaching approach and has inspired me to empower others to do the same.
My guiding principle in coaching, life and art strongly aligns with Constantin Brancusi’s philosophy: “Simplicity is complexity resolved.”
TO HER COACHING, MAURA BRINGS:
19 years of entrepreneurial, branding and business experience
30 years as a successful visual fine artist
Excellent questioning and active listening skills
An ability to elicit clarity and focus
Patience, empathy and intuition
Ms. Koutoujian began her career as a professional photographer. After several years of shooting catalogs and advertisements for major retailers, she was driven to pursue greater opportunities for creativity. She began painting and eventually found the creative outlet she was seeking in printmaking, now her primary mode of minimalist visual expression. Her work has been represented by multiple galleries, has appeared in premier interior design publications and has been sought out by collectors.
She later transitioned to a career as an entrepreneur. As owner of Henry Moss Ltd., she founded, created and developed a unique retail concept for a high-end general store and gourmet food market. There, she managed all areas of retail operations, from product development and purchasing to customer service and marketing; transitioned a brick-and-mortar store to an online presence; and self-directed original website design and photography. Her experiences as an entrepreneur were featured in the book “A Shop of One’s Own: Women Who Turned the Dream Into Reality.”
Maura also served as Director of Operations for Treacy Marketing Group where she led all aspects of business operations, including HR, legal and accounting.
As a coach, she was selected by Jody Michael, founder and CEO of Jody Michael Associates, from a competitive pool of applicants and has been an integral part of the JMA team since 2011.
As president of the Lakeview chapter of Toastmasters International, she helps others build confidence and hone their communication and leadership skills.
Ms. Koutoujian holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Massachusetts College of Art and Design. Her coaching distinctions include JMA Career Coach Certification, Health and Wellness Coaching Certification through Wellcoaches School of Coaching, and a Certificate in Plant-Based Nutrition from eCornell (a subsidiary of Cornell University).