Maria Kliavkoff is a native New Yorker who spent a number of years working off-Broadway as a director/stage manager while completing her BA in Theatre Arts and Psychology at Hunter College. In 1988 Maria moved to Calgary where she earned her Masters Degree in Theatre Directing. She was an adjunct professor at Mount Royal University for ten years and founding director of education at the Epcor Centre for the Performing Arts for 5 years. She has had a significant role in the professional development of teachers and artists in the Learning Through The Arts program in Calgary. Maria is a personal and professional development facilitator who runs personal development workshops throughout Alberta, British Columbia, and select cities in the U.S. since 2003. In addition, Maria is the founding Executive Director of the Hospice Society of the Columbia Valley. In the past ten years Maria has continued to share her inspirational and motivational message as a keynote speaker in both Canada and the United States. She is proud to be a member of the Canadian Association of Public Speakers, Workplace Speakers Network, and the Women Speakers Association.
Maria’s fascination with the process of human growth and the need to express one’s story lead her to create MK Facilitations. Through the work of MK Facilitations, Maria has combined her passions for storytelling and developmental psychology. Using two key modalities, Sacred Circle and Spiritual Psychology, Maria offers gentle and powerful techniques for transforming any limitation to enable you to live the life of your dreams.
- BA, Theatre Arts/Psychology,
Hunter College, NY
- MFA, Theatre-Directing,
University of Calgary, AB
- PDFT Program – Vision Mountain with Christopher Moon