Maria Smithson Chicago, Illinois
Career Coach, Life Coach, Business Coach
Neuropsychology Pre-Doctoral from Roosevelt University
-Learn how to sit with negative/uncomfortable emotions and let them pass without the use of buffering (over eating, over drinking, over Instagramming, etc).
-Become competent utilizing tools to navigate uncertainty, rejection, and change.
-Develop an internal locus of control and gain confidence in oneself.
-Develop positive habits that can last a lifetime.
-Develop new intentional relationships and lessen or grow existing relationships.￼
-Clarify long and short-term career goals.
-Revise LinkedIn profile and resume.
-Create a “Dream Team 25” in Excel with dream company connections concretely listed out.
-Implement a simplified way to track progress weekly.
-Conduct interview role plays to make sure you’re ready to excel in your next interview.
-Strategize salary negotiation(s).
-Define Target Market.
-Discuss whether it makes sense to do Business to Business (B2B) or Business to Consumer (B2C).
-Create a simple one-page business plan.
-Solidify what type of business you'd like to be (ie C Corp, LLC, S Corp).
-Solidify Cost of Goods Sold (COGS), Customer Acquisition Cost (CAC), and Lifetime Value of a Customer (LVC).
-Map out go-to-market strategy.
-Discuss the pro's and con's of Angel and Venture capital.
Taking on your next venture starts here! Schedule your FREE 1 on 1 Consult: https://calendly.com/mariabriannasmithson/intro-session
Why should you hire me?
The past five years, I’ve worked as a top staffing recruiter and have interviewed and placed 100+ candidates. I’ve conducted interview preparation for 20+ candidates to interview for roles at places like VML, Blue Cross Blue Shield, and Google. I'm also the CEO & Co-Founder of a luxury wellness & cannabinoid brand called Brielle (bebrielle.com) and a graduate of Founders Institute. Additionally, I recently completed Clinical Neuropsychology Predoctoral Coursework from Roosevelt University and am a Master Life Coach.
10 reviews (5.0)
My session with Maria was fantastic! She was a good listener, enthusiastic, and offered insightful advice on navigating a challenging crossroads in my career path, and examining career options that were the best fit for me personally and professionally. She seemed genuinely concerned with reaching the best outcome possible, and even had relevant links and articles at the ready to help in my decision-making! I felt much more confident in my plans moving forward after our visit, and it definitely took a chisel to the decision paralysis I had been experiencing as of late. I would certainly recommend her for any career or life coaching youre looking for.Kyle Whitaker
In 2021, I have taken a wise decision to have an interaction with Ms. Maria, who is the Founder of DreamYou Life and Career Coaching. Maria keenly listened all of my experiences, goals and aspirations and shared few of my problems that are hindering my progress. She suggested an effective solution for each and every problem in addition to that she shared her personal experiences how that helped her to transform things better in her life. I am highly energized, motivated and driven after our wonderful meeting with Maria. I have been slowly implementing solutions in to my daily routine to transform things around me. She is a very knowledgeable person, a positive influencer and an amazing coach. I would strongly recommend Maria's Life & Career coaching program to my colleagues, friends and internet family for a professional advice or help. Thank You.Karthik
I just got off the phone with Maria from DreamYOU and I feel Enlightened, purposeful, and driven. We discussed how to change myself into a better person and we accomplished that with flying colors. This is more groundbreaking than 90% of all the traditional therapy sessions I've ever had. I am going to recommend this to friends and family because it's a really great and life changing experience being offered hereDavid Christy
Maria has allowed help me with answering some life and business questions that have never crossed my mind. She is great to talk to she takes any issues you have and personally becomes invested to make your problem her's. She looks at every problem from so many angles and able to bring up solutions to problems you never knew could pop up. Maria is great I wouldn't go anywhere else for career or life advise. Reach out and get the professional help she can provide and get things on track. My business is now in a better spot after implementing the advise she provided.Chevon Dortch
Had a very positive experience. Maria works hard to get to the root of the issue quickly and give you actionable steps to resolve said issues. She is well- read, consciences and driven. You would be in good hands with her.Kate Smithson
Maria is the BEST! Her enthusiastic and uplifting spirit is unmatched. She wants to see you shine, and with her help you are sure to!Madeline S.
Maria is so energetic and positive. She does a great job encouraging you to reach your goals and supports you along the way.Anthony
Maria was extremely informative and helpful. She helped me set up a solid plan to conquer my future goals and develop habits that would help me reach them.John
Maria was a joy to work with, her positive attitude and friendly demeanor are infectious! Though I felt I didn't have many questions, she helped give me direction and provided avenues to explore in my job hunt. She is a total LinkedIn guru and is incredibly helpful with finding and providing useful, applicable information and insights in finding my next career option. I'm incredibly optimistic and excited to apply the insights she gave me and follow up with her soon!Todd
Maria is professional, credible and very experienced . After purchasing the DreamYou Career coaching package , I had a meeting setup with Maria where we went over my experiences, career goals and objectives. After our meeting Maria was able to digest this information and was able to tailor a strategy which led me through a series of interviews and eventually led to multiple offers that were inline with my career goals. It's worth noting that my background is very technical and it was very clear from the start that Maria is well vested in this line of work and was able to guide me through my interviews and was very responsive to my feedback.Ali B.