Maria Nemeth, Ph.D., MCC, a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Master Certified Coach, is an internationally recognized speaker, author, and seminar leader. She is the founder and Executive Director of the Academy for Coaching Excellence. For more than 20 years, Dr. Nemeth has trained professional coaches, ministers, clinicians, executives, teachers, and private individuals using the coaching methods and skills that she has designed. Her courses and workshops have been taken by thousands of people who report significant changes in their lives as a result of her teachings. The core principles Dr. Nemeth teaches are based on more than 30 years of tested personal research developing and leading hundreds of successful seminars, and workshops. Her lectures are an outgrowth of her extensive background as a licensed clinical psychologist. She has served as a professor in the California UC system, as well as a director of clinical programs assisting alcohol and substance abuse clients. She has twenty years of experience in coaching and counseling individuals and groups in state and federal agencies, and profit and non-profit corporate settings, as well as coaching and counseling individuals. She has authored articles and three successful books, including The Energy of Money for which she was featured on Oprah. Her nine-hour audio cassette tapes of The Energy of Money won the 1999 Audie award for best Personal Development Series. Maria’s writing works to bring about powerful results and make significant, lasting contributions t. Her newest book, Mastering Life’s Energies: Simple Steps to a Luminous Life at Work and Play, is written with the intent to make these principles widely available. In addition to her overseeing the Academy, Dr. Nemeth presents at conferences and organizations worldwide. Her work emphasizes clear communication and empowers people to take authentic action to produce extraordinary outcomes.