About Maria

Maria Marinakis, Ed.M is the creator of the Busy2Balance Breakthrough program, founder of 10-Minute Parenting, and author of Parenting Infants & Toddlers Without Going Nuts!

She’s the ‘go-to’ expert when you want to figure out how to get unstuck, move your life forward, and improve your relationships in your business or your personal life.

Maria jumped out of a nice paying, but highly toxic full-time job to live a life by design, built around her own personal and professional priorities. She helps her clients put their true priorities and values first, with real-life strategies that work – both at home and on the job.

Maria blends traditional, peak performance psychological principles with Neuro-Linguistic Programming techniques to get results fast. She’s an action catalyst – giving clients the kick start motivation and inspiration to take action. She’s a real-life strategist – creating meaningful action plans with clients that are a good fit with their value system and lifestyle. Translation – clients take consistent action and achieve their goals.


I’m part entrepreneurial risk-taker, part life strategist, part Super Nanny on Steroids, part Greeky-Greek, and part kid from the hood.

Born to Greek immigrants and raised in inner city Baltimore with nothing more than a desire to jump out and be free, some passion, and a kick-ass work ethic, I’ve created a fulfilling life doing what I love and do best – running my mouth!!

As a child and family therapist, I’ve been speaking professionally for over 20 years, helping people to understand and to improve their relationships with their children, relationships with their customers, and to improve their lives.

My personal mentors include Tony Robbins, Jim Rohn, Oprah Winfrey, and Iyanla Vanzant.

I’ve been successfully working with adults, children, and families for over 20 years. My experience spans from child and family therapy, child welfare, individual and family therapy (including substance abuse), to life and business coaching on stress and time management, working smarter instead of harder, relationships, sales, and communication. I blend a unique combination of traditional psychological and clinical practice principles with Neuro-Linguistic Programming to help you achieve result fast.

I’m known for delivering the most practical, most easy to implement, fun, and highest quality small business and personal development training out there.

That’s because I genuinely care about you and I am committed to helping you create the life and career or business you want while making the process easy, entertaining, and fun. 



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