Maria Nguyen - BD Manager

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I have 5 years in Business Development, Consulting and Commercial roles.  Industry experience stems from Recruitment, through to Banking & Financial Services, Construction, and Education Management.  My professional portfolio management experience consisted of the Big 4, Banking & Financial Services, Large Corporates, Universities and Public Practice.  Relationship Management and engagement experience ranges from Students/Graduates, Young Professionals, through to Academics, mid-senior level Professionals and at Executive CFO/CEO levels. 

The best thing about working at Smiling Mind…

The Smiling Mind family.  We're a small unit who are all extremely dedicated, supportive of one another and here to help make a difference. 

The biggest challenge in my role:

Containing my excitement.  I have a deep passion for mindfulness & meditation!

If I wasn’t working at Smiling Mind I’d…

Be with another organisation within the Health & Wellbeing sector.  

What I do when I’m not at work:

I enjoy food, moving my body, obsessed with reading, meditation & breath work, openly explore my consciousness, adventure out to nature, but most importantly I love spending quality time with my partner, my family and friends I call family.

On meditation:

Meditation has taught me how to become who I really am.

My favourite inspirational quote:

“By being in truth, you light the world”
- Paul Selig