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Book: “ You’ll Never…” : The Journey To What is Possible Through Self-Advocacy
Author: Maria Mastrodicasa
From impossible to possible…Creating the life you want through self-advocacy
This is the journey of a young girl from Brooklyn who was told “YOU’LL NEVER amount to anything.”
Maria Mastrodicasa left high school in the tenth grade determined to make a better life for herself despite struggling with dyslexia.
Maria’s drive for achievement and instinct for self-advocacy led her to Wall Street where she ran with the wolves and came out ahead of the pack, earning six figures by the time she was 26 years old.
Maria shares the powerful lessons she learned while battling the violence and apathy of the school system, the old boys’ network of Wall Street, and the heartbreak of domestic violence and divorce.
For every challenge, Maria developed a method to be her own advocate, and now shares her stories and suggestions that can empower you to succeed against the odds.
A former Wall Street Broker, Maria Mastrodicasa is an international speaker, author and Self-Advocacy Coach .
Maria’s life-long commitment is that all women feel safe and valued in school, the workplace, and the home.
With 20 years of philanthropy experience, Maria is the founding member of The Jersey Shore Dream Center, a donor for Common Grounds non-profit, and a board member for The Guild of Ocean Medical Center.
How to Advocate for the Life You Want (Health, Home and Business)
• Go from Stress and Duress to Success (How to Speak with Authorities after a Domestic Violence Situation)
• how to be Heard by your Attorney and in the Court Room (During a Litigation).
• Why Settling is Unsettling – How to AdvocateYour Case to Successful Completion
• How to Self–advocate when there is Harassment in the Workplace
® What to do when you hear “You’ll Never…”
• How to navigate through Junior High and High School, the bullying, the drugs and possible danger.
• Why you should not numb the pain when the going gets tough
• How focusing out will shift your mind and pathway forward.
• How taking time to heal will actually save you time, energy and possible heartbreak.
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I have had the pleasure of working with Maria for several years now and I have seen her create amazing results and momentum for people. Her grace, consistent approach and ability to listen to women is priceless. She truly understands what is needed to break through limiting beliefs, self-sabotage and the feeling of not being enough. She teaches women to advocate for themselves, to use their voices and to share their stories. Her coaching creates confidence, well-being and gets you closer to reaching your goals and dreams.
Maria is an elegant, vibrant leader who continuously exhibits generous philanthropy to organizations she founded and supports. Her dedication to empowering and coaching women based on her life’s experiences is genuine and passionate. Anyone who has been in Maria’s presence knows that her life experiences have truly allowed her to learn, churn, and diffuse amazing pieces of wisdom and empathy to anyone who is looking for the tools to self-advocate for themselves, and elevate to a whole new level!
Thank you for being a guiding light and being a mentor to me, even when you don’t know it. “Who you be” is always striving to be your best self, by voicing your reasons as to why we (women) get to stop fighting and start advocating for ourselves. “Who you be” is a woman of the truest integrity and wisdom, using your story in order to shed light on a national issue that gets to be addresses. I wish we could see people for who they are when no one is looking for I know with out doubt that Maria’s words match her actions and I could not have asked for a better coach, mentor or friend.
A former Wall Street Broker …
I am an international speaker, author and Self-Advocacy Coach .
My life-long commitment is that all women feel safe and valued in school, at their workplace, and at home.
With 20 years of philanthropy experience, I am a founding member of The Jersey Shore Dream Center, a donor for Common Grounds (non-profit), and a board member for The Guild of Ocean Medical Center.
with love, Maria Mastrodicasa