An economist by background, Maya earned a First Class degree in Economics from Cambridge, which she claims was not through intellect but from knowing how to maximise precious time with tutors and study with peers. After starting her career in Goldman Sachs equity sales, Maya moved to PwC then KPMG to work as an economics consultant. Promoted early to Manager level at the age of 24, Maya received leadership coaching to enable her to lead teams and oversee large scale, high value projects. She found the coaching experience to be transformational.
Maya then used her analytical and hustling skills to transition successfully to Corporate Sustainability and then Talent and Learning as an Associate Director at KPMG. Maya has coached and facilitated at leadership and career development workshops and has designed Partner-level group coaching on Resilience and Boardroom Confidence. As Head of the Woman’s Network, Maya had countless conversations with women wanting to work in a more agile and flexible way without compromising on their careers.
As well as gaining a Distinction in her Professional Coaching Certificate from Henley Business School, Maya is the Career Coach at www.thecommonsenseagency.com and a business coach withhttp://www.GrowthAccelerator.co.uk. Maya is a charity trustee and mentors a social enterprise.
Maya has always made time for her passions outside work, particularly art (http://mayagudka.wix.com/maya) and dance. Her solo exhibition in Canary Wharf sold out. She is also part of a fitness dance team,http://www.Pungra.net and is currently teaching in Danceworks, Bond Street. Maya also had the once in a lifetime opportunity to perform in the Olympics Opening Ceremony.