Business Strategist Named One of World’s Top 30 Coaching Gurus

Poulsbo, WA—June 30, 2011—Poulsbo resident and native New Yorker, Maria Marsala—a.k.a. Coach Maria—was recognized as one of the World’s Top 30 Coaching Gurus, a distinction awarded by Coaching Gurus International.

Coaching Gurus International surveyed 22,000 business owners, consultants, academics, and MBAs from around the globe to nominate top professionals in the coaching industry.  Candidates were rated on originality of ideas, practicality of ideas, coaching results, presentation style, international outlook, impact of ideas, quality of publications and writings, dispersion of publications and writings, public opinion, and the guru factor.

The survey asked participants to vote for the world’s most influential coaching professionals from an estimated pool of 100,000 candidates worldwide.  The candidates were rated on their ability to positively impact clients’ personal, financial, and business abilities.  The coaches were also evaluated on their success in applying coaching principals to their own organizations and their stand for business excellence around the world.

Receiving over 1,000 votes, Marsala garnered high ratings for her original ideas and the impact they have on business growth.  She secured position number twenty-five on the guru list.  “I am humbled to be in the company of my personal mentors—coaches like Tony Robbins and Bob Burg,” Marsala stated.
About Maria Marsala
Maria Marsala is an internationally-known author and speaker with 35 years of business experience.  She is a graduate of Coach U, founding member of Coachville, and a former Wall Street Trader.  Her firm, Elevating Your Business, was founded in 1998 and specializes in fast-tracking finance, investment, and insurance advisors’ business growth.  She helps owners and practitioners in financial firms purposefully plan their futures, manage their operations with less effort, and target their marketing efforts to reach more high net-worth clients.  Marsala’s informative teleseminars and live business planning workshops have inspired thousands of people to turbo-charge their businesses and their lives.  She can be reached at or by calling 360-271-8418.