Maria Gonzalez, BCom, MBA
Both Argonauta and its clients have enjoyed success thanks to the unique ability of Ms. Gonzalez to apply Mindfulness to all aspects of her day. That’s because in 1991 she began studying Mindfulness Meditation, and quickly recognized its application to every aspect of business and life.
Six years ago, Ms. Gonzalez began teaching Mindfulness Meditation – primarily to the corporate world and its leaders, understanding that this ultimately impacts entire organizations. She coaches executives and professionals throughout North America.
Prior to creating Argonauta, Ms. Gonzalez was the executive responsible for Strategic Alliances at BMO Financial Group in Toronto. She has taught in the MBA, B.Com., and C.A. Programs at McGill University, and has conducted Executive Development Programs at the Faculty of Management’s Executive Institute. Ms. Gonzalez is a frequent speaker and presenter at conferences in Canada, the U.S., and Europe. She has published articles in the McKinsey Quarterly, the Journal of Business Strategy, and the Ivey Business Journal, and has been a contributor to HEART Business Journal for Women.
She has served as a member of the Corporate Advisory Board for the Harvard Medical School – MacArthur Foundation study on Depression and Workplace Performance and on the Government of Ontario System Design & Integration Sub-Committee of the Mental Health Implementation Task Force. Ms. Gonzalez does considerable philanthropic work and has served on various boards – most recently on the McGill University Desautels Faculty of Management Advisory Board, the MBA Advisory Board, and the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine. She is Vice-Chair and a founding member of the Global Business and Economic Roundtable on Addiction and Mental Health.
Ms. Gonzalez holds MBA and B.Com. degrees from McGill University.
By applying Mindfulness Meditation to her own business, Argonauta Consulting has experienced a consistent rate of success. By teaching Mindfulness Meditation to other business leaders, Maria Gonzalez has had a profound impact on their personal and professional lives.
Visit Maria Gonzalez’s website at: www.argonautaconsulting.com