Maria Goldsholl is a seasoned, energetic executive leader with an extensive background in organizational and talent development, culture management, developing HR infrastructure and building teams and operations. Her expertise has been cited and featured in Forbes HR council, The Wall Street Journal, Working Mother Magazine, Entrepreneur, Atlanta Journal-Constitution and other publications.
Prior to joining TechCXO, she was the Chief People Officer for PokitDok, a venture backed high growth healthcare technology company, where she provided leadership and direction for human resources function and served as trusted advisor to CEO and executive team on people related issues. Maria was also responsible for providing thought leadership and execution of people initiatives, organizational development, recruitment and culture initiatives.
In addition, she served as COO for Moms Corps, where she was responsible for managing the day-to-day activities of this first- to-market staffing and search company. She began as the first employee of company and helped grow the organization to $16 million business with franchises and offices nationwide.
As the Director of Organizational Development for The Weather Channel, she was responsible for the company’s diversity efforts, succession planning and work/life programs. The company earned five “Employer of Choice” top rankings in the telecommunications industry.
A native of New York, NY, Maria holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of La Verne in Athens, Greece, and a master’s degree in Organizational Behavior from Brooklyn College in New York.
Maria has been an enormous asset to me as I’ve grown from Engineering Manager to Director of Engineering in the past year, across significant changes within my organization. She has deep expertise in leadership and people and can present direct feedback in that light with compassion and a great sense of care for how the information will help you grow.
Her perceptive observations and ability to drive to the heart of them blew my mind in the first session I had with her. I had been lucky enough to have interacted with her a few times before we started coaching, and am even more grateful for my continued advice from her. She made incisive points that I immediately realized were holding me back — and gave me actionable steps for how to overcome them and move to the next level. We’ve come back to some of them from other angles and I’ve been able to markedly improve my effectiveness and confidence in my new role. While we’ve been able to appreciate that, she also keeps me on my toes by always ensuring we’re thinking about the big picture and the horizon.
I’ve been able to level myself up and level up my team with Maria’s guidance. Knowing her is an immensely valuable delight.
Director of Engineering
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