Maria Antoniou PhD
My mission is to help entrepreneurs to build and run their businesses more authentically by connecting with their soul-self and their intuitive voice.
I've been described as 'the thinking person's psychic' because of my academic background and the socially-informed ways in which I work. I take a practical and grounded approach to both spirituality and business, recognising the social context in which we live (and hopefully transforming it through this work).
I was grew up in East London in a Greek Cypriot, working-class family. The first - and still only - person in my family to go to university, I studied Sociology at University and achieved a First Class Honours Degree. I went on to do a PhD in Women's Studies.
A successful academic career followed, in which I probably could have stayed in for life. But after 6 years, my soul was calling me to a different path. I longed for work that was more 'heart centred'.
I changed career, leaping into the charity sector where I helped organisations to raise vital funds and make a difference to peoples lives. In just a few years, I became a charity CEO. But my soul was still nudging me...
I set up a sideline business as tarot reader and teacher, which I ran for almost 8 years. I gave readings in a little room above a shop and became a bit of a tarot celeb! I had articles in national magazines Spirit & Destiny and Fate & Fortune and spoke at the UK Tarot Conference and the London Tarot Festival.
Over the years, I've added to my 'spiritual tool box', training in Soul Realignment (Advanced Practitioner), Reiki (Master/Teacher), Future Life Progression, Past Life Regression and Life Coaching. This all led to my current business.
When I'm not working, I prefer the simple life: walking in nature, being by the sea, a cup of tea... and investing in my own learning and growth. I live in East Sussex and work online with clients from the UK and internationally.
Although most of my clients are women, I welcome and work with clients of any gender and none. I take an LGBT+ affirmative approach, and am committed to anti-racism and other social justice movements.
Writing & Speaking
I'd be pleased to consider writing, speaking and publication opportunities. Please get in touch.