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Maria Malmgren

Professional Certified Coach (PCC)

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Maria Malmgren works with people, teams and organizations to help create deep, values-aligned, sustained change. She is a certified life, professional and team coach, and a PCC with the International Coaching Federation, and has over 13 years of coaching experience. Maria has worked in a variety of contexts (hospitality, banking, accounting, local government, administration, an Indigenous-led organization and professional services), with for-profit and for-benefit organizations. Maria’s career has focused on individual and organizational development, culture change management, people services (recruitment, performance management and coaching) and organizational administration, project and event coordination. She has experience and familiarity with working at all levels of an organization from front line staff, manager, director, to board member (operational and governance) and consultant.

Maria is based on the west coast of Canada, in Vancouver and Gabriola Island, British Columbia.

Maria Malmgren charges CA$150.00 per session

Maria's Unique Style

Over her career, Maria has come to appreciate the immense gifts of re-imagining and re-defining oneself, as required by one’s personal growth and/or professional wellbeing. As with many coaches, Maria was coaching before she understood what it was. Her ability to sense an emerging or present issue in people, teams and organizations has helped Maria quickly identify what really matters to clients and focus the conversation on core issues. Maria understands the importance of clients having a clearly defined vision so they know where they are going and she supports clients’ professional and personal journeys from a strengths and values based approach. As importantly, Maria works with clients to identify the internal and external blocks that may be holding up their progress.

Professional Background

  • Accounting Diploma – British Columbia Institute of Technology, Burnaby, BC, Canada
  • Bachelor of Business and Psychology – Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC, Canada
  • Certified Professional Co-Active Coach – Co-Active Training Institute, California, USA
  • Organization and Relationship Systems Coaching – CRR Global 
  • Professional Certified Coach (PCC), International Coach Federation (ICF)
  • Team Coaching Foundations Certified Coach – Global Team Coaching Institute
  • Love and Work Leader – Marcus Buckingham + Harvard Business Review
  • Power of Embodied Transformation – Coaches Rising


“Maria was wonderful to work with.  When I was falling apart from stress, she helped me relax and identify what my priorities were so that the feeling of being overwhelmed just floated away and I was strengthened with a renewed sense of direction and success. She has empathy as well as a grand ability to motivate. I am very thankful for her talents.”

Alison, CA, USA

“Maria helped me connect back to my Self. I gained clarity and continue to feel inspired and empowered to make important changes in my life where I previously felt confused, lost and stuck. Since our coaching, I regularly use the skills and tools she helped me develop to take on new challenges and use a newly well-defined values system to guide decision making.”

Paula, BC, Canada

“I have worked with several top tier coaches. Maria is one of the best. Her approach is challenging yet compassionate and she inspires me to be the best version of my true self.”

Kirsi, WA, USA

“I highly recommend investing in your wellness and booking an appointment with Maria. She has the utmost compassion and regard for your personal wellbeing. Maria will help guide you and light the path to those places that you never thought possible. She has made a tremendous impact on my life and I am grateful for what she brings to the world. Thank you Maria!”

Jo-Jeff, BC, Canada