I read old books, travel to thin places, think about meaning of life and write about all of these things. I care about people and ideas, believe in power of liberal arts, try to nurture creativity in others and myself, and strive to live a meaningful life; I blog at MariaFafardWrites.wordpress.com.


  • Coach

    at Independent and Not So Independent

    January 2015 - at Present


    I coach people on how to find work they love. I speak to groups about meaningful work, blogging, and importance of being authentic (some of this is called thought leadership, personal branding and social media). I facilitate difficult conversations (some of them are called meetings). I prefer the language of meaningful work and being true to yourself. I do these things independently (here comes the small business language) as well as at a large company that I respect and like.


  • Masters of Art

    at Catholic University of America

    1998 - 1999 (1 year) Washington, D.C.

Knowledge and keywords


  • English Native

  • Russian Native

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