Maria Keckler, President and Founder

MK-Pro-SMMaria is our fearless Bridge Builder Leader and the author of Bridge Builders: How Superb Communicators Get What They Want in Business and in Life.

She’s on a mission to see new Bridge Builder cultures emerge where people show up every day excited to make a difference—in business and in life.

She brings almost 20 years of experience in educational and corporate training, technical and new media communications, social media and branding strategy, strategic communication design, and professional writing.

Maria regularly works with executives and leaders from global companies and non-profit organizations. Whether she’s coaching executives, scientists, managers, salespeople, professionals in healthcare, biotech, high tech,  finance, or education, Maria and her team help them clarify the story they want to tell… then design strategic communication solutions so they can get the results they want.


Maria is a sought-after keynote speaker. A popular speaking theme right now involves the connection between success and the ability to stop self-sabotage, overcome communication obstacles, lead authentically, and bridge the gap between clarity and cash flow. The following topics address that need from four different angles:

  • The Bridge Builder Factor: How to Create Unstoppable Momentum
  • Executive Presence: Leading authentically with passion, purpose, and poise
  • SUPERBLY Speaking: Bridging the Gap between Resistance & Irresistible Influence
  • Leadership Now: How to Communicate Confidence in an Era of Low Trust

Inspirational, practical, and immediately actionable, the principles and case studies Maria shares resonate with business leaders, managers, and professionals from a wide range of industries. Anyone who wants to have more influence and achieve their most ambitious goals, at work and beyond, will walk away ready to take action.


“Your sessions seem to have been the favorites at the conference. I received so much positive feedback, more so than any other presentation.” —Dara Friedson, Blackboard, Inc.
“You are a woman of excellence! The event was world class and your talk flawless, warm, intentional… Superb if I might say! —Kathrine Kimball, CFO Vision San Diego / Principal, Deloitte

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