Maria characterizes herself in almost opposite ways; from activist to systems practitioner and pattern recogniser. In all her roles she leads groups of people to design, co-create and host engagements for systemic change. Maria is co-founder of the Living Wholeness Institute, based at Axladitsa Avatakia, a farm that cultivates new cultures of living and immersive learning in Pelion, Greece.
Maria is also a co-initiator of the Art of Hosting Meaningful Conversations, a practice that invites people to create new collective intelligence through generative dialogue. She is passionate about citizen led democracy and politics, where people can be part of crafting their own lives by living their soul’s purpose. Living in Greece, Maria has first hand experience of the disintegrating current systems and the social innovation that is being birthed through this.