Maura Fredericks, ACC is a skilled business and leadership coach who is passionate about helping co-founders, business owners and professionals create action plans for lasting change.
Prior to launching Thrive in 2013, Maura spent 25 years working across multiple industries so she has a keen understanding of how business works and organizations function. She has managed businesses through mergers and buyouts, led teams through organizational change, and coached business owners and individuals to create organizational and personal vision, mission and value statement, and improved communications among leadership teams.
Maura’s caring and direct approach allows you to sharpen your focus on what’s really important in your business. She will help you build a profitable business you enjoy owning. You will discover how to realize your business vision in ways that create highly functioning environments that thrive.
Maura holds the Associate Certified Coach (ACC) designation from the International Coach Federation (ICF) and earned a masters degree in Education and Human Resource Development from The George Washington University.
See what others have to say about working with Maura
Thank you, Maura, for all you have done to coach and guide me (and my staff) during this challenging year! Your encouraging and direct coaching style plus insightful suggestions have made all the difference in my business' success (and my sanity!).
V.P., Founder, Arlington, VA
“Maura is a tremendous value to us, helping us be more effective leaders, managers, and business people. I’m glad I met her when I did because rapid growth makes running your business exponentially more difficult.”
S.S., Founder & President, Sterling, VA
Working with Maura, I’ve discovered the magic is in the HOW.
A.G., Senior Associate, Washington, D.C.
“Maura is so excellent! She is very patient, she is a great listener and she is extremely professional. Among other things, she helped us explore our strengths, weaknesses and working styles before we formed our partnership.”
T.C., Co-Founder & Partner, Arlington, VA
Collaborating with Maura was life changing for me and my team. It changed our vision for the future.
C.K, Owner, Arlington, VA
Maura has the best balance of gentleness and tenacity.
R.E. Owner, McLean, VA
Maura Fredericks is just what this head-case of a president needed to sort out a nagging issue. In a very short time she made a huge impact on my view of my organization.
R.S., President, Vienna, VA
I have gained incredible insight and knowledge working with Maura. A great coach asks the right questions and challenges the client to find the answers from within, because after all, that’s where they reside!
J.P., General Manager, McLean, VA
Maura brings structure, skill and creativity to each coaching session – allowing room for honest discussion, feedback and growth. She worked with me to extract significant themes and identify points of intervention. Maura is a remarkably skillful coach who brings depth, study, and excellence to her work and clients.
G.R., Entrepreneur, Washington, D.C.
As a result of working with Maura and her insightful questioning, I was able to successfully accomplish my goals as a first year principal, including establishing a positive staff culture and building trust with a new staff.
N.B, School Principal, Washington, D.C.
Maura had an impact on my life and my career that goes beyond what you can find in any self-help book. Her ability to listen and ask questions delivered more answers than I ever expected and has changed the way I approach my job, my relationships, and my perception of self.
A.W., Communications Specialist, Arlington , VA
Collaborating with our team, Maura helped us develop a clear company strategy around which our team could rally and company can grow. Life changing for me as a business owner and game changing for our leadership team, our time together opened up so many new possibilities. We were just keeping pace, but after working with Maura, the team is ready to embrace growth. It changed our vision for the future.
C.K., Retail Owner, Arlington, VA
I've been working with Maura for a little over a year, and through our coaching conversations and exercises, I've been able to better identify my strengths and values, get a fresh perspective on challenges and begin the process of creating an action plan to help navigate my steps forward. Maura is a supportive coach with real world experience... I am very happy with the advancements I've made to attain my goals!
C.W., Association Member Services Manager, Linthicum, MD
From working with Maura, I gained an overall better sense of self-awareness and what my motivations in life are. The two greatest benefits from working with Maura are my ability to stay better relaxed in stressful situations and 'keep my eye on the big picture'; and also being able to better focus my attention in the moment and be more efficient with my time.
A.M., Assistant Business Development Manager, Fairfax, VA
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