Joining Project Confidante’s monthly Reflection Lab was the best decision! Prior to the session, I was feeling a bit lost, and Maureen’s guided meditation and activities helped me reset my state of mind, leaving me with a lot more clarity and motivation in my personal and professional development. While I got the relaxing yet energizing experience I was hoping for, I left with a refreshed spirit, ready to tackle my goals. Maureen is a wonderful coach and has helped me take my professional vision to the next level. January’s Reflection Lab helped me kick start 2022 with a fresh state of mind, that “aha!” feeling, and the desire to work on myself. The conversation and activities were therapeutic, and I would recommend Project Confidante to anyone looking to reach their full potential. I can’t wait for next month’s lab!
“Whenever I join one of Maureen’s labs, I never know quite where the night will lead—from short meditations to creative visualizations. I love the mix of play and reflection each lab offers as Maureen subtlety guides us to go inward, explore next steps, and examine big picture goals.”
I have worked with Maureen on art/science projects and consult with her often. Her wide range of experiences and diverse contacts always lead to engaging conversations and new ideas. She is my “go to” person for brainstorming. I can’t recommend anyone more highly than her for project design and execution.
Kathryn Ward Hefter
I began working with Maureen two years ago. It was a time that I felt a lot of overwhelm. My circumstances had me feeling stuck. Maureen is an incredible listener and her life experience allows her the capacity to be a great facilitator in that she listens for keywords and will circle back to them within her process. Her process is unique and gives you the space to find your own answers. Within the weeks that I worked with her I was able to declutter my mind, focus on what was working and eliminate things that were not working for me. Two years later I am in a completely different space. Interestingly it is what I identified two years ago as where I wanted to be. Maureen has a unique format for goalsetting and gives you the space to do it in a path that works for you. She is supportive, professional and compassionate. I look forward to working with her again to work out a new roadmap for my next few years!
Maureen is a rare gem of a person. Her impeccable listening supported by business savvy helps your design your life, dreams, and passions. I’ve worked with her 2 separate times in my life; each time with a different focus.
Both times extraordinary. Highly recommended.
For a small non-for-profit, fundraising is not only helpful but necessary. However, when you are a small shop with a tight budget it is often the first thing to be placed on the back burner- especially when you don’t have available resources to dedicate to this important but daunting task. With Maureen’s expertise, coaching and creative ideas, we were able to identify how to prioritize, plan and execute a fundraising event that fits our needs and resources and appeals to our friends. We are excited about the prospect that this event will continue to grow! Had it not been for Maureen’s ability to understand not only what we wanted but also what we needed along with her willingness to dedicate her time and expertise to help us pull it together we wouldn’t have an annual event to look forward to or friends to invite! Maureen’s creative, energetic and sensible approach is infectious and gets things done!
Juggling all that life brings is a challenge to say the least. There are responsibilities, obligations, sleeping, eating, parenting and all the invisible labor of being both a mother and a professional in the workplace. It took grieving the loss of my mother, a job loss and a divorce for me to finally make the decision that I wanted to live a life by design rather than to accept the status quo; however, I didn’t know how to take the necessary steps to restructure my life and discover my authentic self. It was the best decision I have made to hire Maureen Pagano as my project strategy coach to help me navigate the steps I needed to take to make my true desires become a reality. During the six sessions I worked with Maureen I was able to focus my efforts on my artistic pursuit which is what is near and dear to my heart. Maureen created a program designed just for me. She was able to challenge me in a nurturing way and break down the steps to articulate my thoughts onto paper then translate the thoughts into reality. The result was a month-long solo art installation of my work, seen by hundreds of people – which was a dream come true. Working with Maureen was exactly what I need to set me on my course to design a life of purpose and meaning.