What I bring to your organisation.....
Maria Hamilton MBA
Founder and Director
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A natural problem solver, I thrive on helping others to achieve their goals, whether its on a business or personal level. Dont take my word for it, read what others say about working with me...

Maria is strategic, organised and outcome focussed thinker who I have hugely enjoyed working with to deliver a programme work within a charity we are both trustees of.


A key challenge for many NGOs is an endless field of work and scare resource with which to deliver. Maria balances aspiration and innovation with a fiercely practical streak about what is achievable, and the need to prioritise if an impact is going to be made. She articulated a vision, and delivered a plan, briefings, events, output publication, and comms; and again as is common in third sector that combined leadership with ‘rolling up sleeves’ to deliver some of the individual tasks.


We worked at pace, including much of the project remotely and digitally, and as well as a great result (which we’ve now been asked to replicate for a group in London) it was just great fun working with a personable and enthusiastic person like Maria

Neil Stevenson - | Chief Executive | Non-Executive Director | Charity Vice-chair and Trustee

I hired Maria in 2012 when we were in the early stages of growing Intuitus. We worked together for 5 years and during that time she was instrumental in supporting many aspects of the business from implementing our CRM, admin processes, consultant recruitment and engagement processes and much more besides.


In those 5 years she was particularly adept in developing our consultant network which was critical to the success story of Intuitus. She was also great fun to work with. 

Iain Mackay, Technologist, Entrepreneur, Board Advisor/NXD, Interim CxO

Maria is a very well organised person and an excellent communicator. She is a naturally creative thinker and was always looking for ways in which she could make a difference - she cared deeply about her work and supported others without hesitation. Overall, she made a significant contribution, both to Intuitus’ growth and to a special team spirit’.

Calum Stewart, CEO, Intuitus Limited - Strategic IT Advisory to European Private Equity

‘She has helped GGS raise the bar and ensures our reputation as a tiny voluntary organisation with world-class educational events’

Morna Simpson- Founder- Girl Geek Scotland

Maria's insights and expertise relating to messaging and marketing our approach proved  invaluable in increasing revenues, improving gross margins and delivering superior customer satisfaction.  I rate Maria as a wholly trustworthy and very astute colleague indeed.

John Andrews – Head of Commercial Consultancy, ex VP Commercial Practice, Oracle

During my time working with Maria she built a large network of expert consultants and played a key role in implementing new processes and systems to enable growth within the company. Both of which are a credit to her ability to build strong relationships and her dedication to improve and enhance different parts of the business. Maria was an invaluable mentor for me and an absolute joy to work with.

Susanna Mieskonen, Business Support Manager, Intuitus Limited

I have found Maria to bring a constructive curiosity to those she supports and that she is dedicated to the development of people and businesses to grow and be the best they can be.  I've benefited from Maria's coaching skills, facilitating the realisation of my full potential and the cross-sector transferability of my leadership skills.

Niall Patterson, Chief Executive, Housing Association, Edinburgh

Leadership coaching

Maria is an experienced, reflective and supportive coach who works hard to ensure peoples are able to meet their coaching goals in all fields.

Balancing strong self-awareness and great empathy for others with a vast coaching toolkit she's able to bring herself fully to identifying and supporting a coaching clients needs and delivering to those. 

I would have no hesitation in recommending Maria in a professional or personal coaching engagements. 

Jon Crouch, Group CIO, Financial Services, Edinburgh

Leadership Coaching

Maria is one of those people you can trust to get things done. When she says she is going to do a thing, then she does. She has a determined, almost steely way of presenting things and this is a hugely positive quality. When working with Maria you know exactly where you stand and her straight forward, no nonsense approach is true to who she is. 

Vicky Gumley - Coach and Trainer


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