Maria Teresa Busch Long Beach, California
Executive Coach, Health and Fitness Coach, Performance Coach
MSW, SPHR; Gallup-Certified CliftonStrengths Coachfinder Coach, Coach U Graduate, The Next Level Coach
I embarked on my journey of making a meaningful impact on the lives of others when I pursued an MSW in Social Work. My early passion for helping others led me to care for teens & adults in recovery. Through this work, I discovered my passion for enriching lives. Transitioning to leadership at Pacific Bell, I honed my skills in supervision, training, and coaching, igniting my passion for training and coaching.
I earned my Coach Certification from Coach U, founded by Thomas Leonard. I'm now an ICF Certified Coach (PCC) actively pursuing my MCC, with a strong history of leadership in the International Coach Federation (ICF). I've led the Phoenix Chapter, served on the ICF Western Region Steering Committee, held roles on the ICF Phoenix Board as Vice President and Membership Chair, and I am now an Associate Director for Programing with ICFLA.
I spent several years in specifically in Leadership Coaching, delivering Leadership Training to small business managers & future leaders. Over 2.5 years, I trained & coached leaders in Long Beach's small business manufacturing community. Subsequently, I founded MTB Solutions, specializing in coaching using CliftonStrengths for Leaders & Business Owners. My commitment to balanced health, influenced by my experience as a Type 1 Diabetic, led me to join Jenny Craig International.
I coach both women & men primarily in 2 areas: transformation in career or lifestyle & well-being with health & fitness.
My top strengths include Individualization, Empathy, Maximizer, Strategic, and Developer.
My differentiator is my vast experience spanning diverse fields, enabling effective connections with people of all ages, cultures, and languages. I embrace feedback and ongoing reflection, while relentlessly persevering.
6 reviews (5.0)
I’ve enjoyed working with Maria for two years as co-leaders of the International Coach Federation’s Western Region. She has excellent facilitation skills and is very adept at keeping a large discussion on track even in challenging situations. That’s not surprising given her deep expertise in communication skills and her passion for coaching and teaching leaders how to proactively and effectively conduct crucial conversations in the workplace. Maria is an excellent listener and approaches her colleagues and clients with a deep commitment to tangible results and success. I wholeheartedly recommend Maria Busch to anyone who is looking to leverage their strengths and develop their communication and leadership skills.Keiko, Executive Coach, San Francisco, CA.
I met Maria Busch when we both worked at Vanguard; I was a client and internal partner of Maria's. I asked Maria to serve as my leadership coach and provide me with a space where I could explore options around a professional situation. She not only did that, she wowed me with her coaching and by being a sounding board and true partner. I was so impressed that I later explored the world of coaching myself, and Maria walked me through it. I am now a full-time coach in my own business. Thanks Maria for being there at just the right time. If you work with Maria, you'll be wowed as well!Laurie, Leadership Coach, Scottsdale, AZ
When working in a managerial role at Vanguard, I had the privilege of working with Maria Busch in a professional coaching as well as human resources role. One of the key distinctions about Maria is her genuine desire to learn more about you and her willingness to spend the time to understand what matters to you. I was often struck by how closely she paid attention to what I said and offered incredible insights into my situation. I'm grateful for the opportunity to have worked with Maria and I firmly believe that anyone who works with her as a coach will benefit from her ability to see past the surface. Thank you for all of your help and guidance!Brian, Senior Marketing Consultant at Inspire Business Concepts, Scottsdale, AZ.
Maria is a wise and gifted coach. Not only did she help me with the issues I brought to the work, but she modeled for me what I would like to bring into sessions with my clients. I'm am so grateful for the opportunity to be coached by Maria.Sarah, Executive Coach, New York
As someone facing a personal growth edge, I found Maria's coaching style to be supportive! She helped me stay accountable to myself but also allowed me room to explore all of the facets of change (which, on the surface, seemed to be a variety of unrelated things). Thank you, Maria, for your gentle and nurturing style. I really looked forward to each of our calls!Jenna, Training Development Manager, Michigan
Maria is a thoughtful, energetic and collaborative coach. And when the intensity surfaces, she has the capacity to hold that with support, empathy and an eye toward our overall coaching strategy. I trusted Maria enough to do some deep personal work in our brief engagement. She held space for that beautifully and brought her Strengths-based expertise to bear in ways that supported the work.Laurie, Coach, Seattle Washington