Maria Pascucci

certified professional life coach, author, speaker, leader & change-maker

Who she is

Maria Pascucci is a former frazzled college perfectionist turned certified professional life coach, author, speaker, leader and change-maker. She is fast becoming the “calm” voice for a new generation of rising women leaders from around the world. Her book Campus Calm University won a gold medal in the 13th Annual International Independent Publisher Book Awards, and has been called, “groundbreaking, refreshing and as calming as a cup of peppermint tea, or an extension on that term paper due tomorrow morning.” She is also the creator of the Campus Lead Her Success Kit, a personal leadership development tool for female college students.

Recognized as an impassioned spokesperson on perfectionism as a private barrier to women’s health, self-confidence and leadership development, Maria speaks from the power of personal experience to audiences across the nation. She had the honor of keynoting Purdue University’s 12th Annual Women in Leadership Conference, the University of California, Merced’s 2nd Annual Women’s Empowerment Conference, and the 2013 Western New York Student Leadership Conference. She is also a three-time speaker at the annual National Conference for College Women Student Leaders. Her new TEDx talk has been called an “honest look at the dangers of perfectionism and the pursuit of it.” Her media appearances include USA TODAY College, The Chronicle of Higher Education, The Huffington Post, Life Coach Radio Networks and dozens of media outlets around the world. Learn more about Maria’s work in the collegiate women’s leadership market by visiting Campus Calm® at www.campuscalm.com.

Who she works with

Now that Maria has built a successful career empowering young people from the stage, she’s excited to work with heart & soul centered entrepreneurs who want to serve through public speaking (and yes, even get paid for it)!


Maria can inspire and help embolden you to start and grow your speaking business in the following ways:

  • 1-on-1 coaching support to ensure you are ready to walk your talk while building a speaking platform & brand from a place of personal wisdom, grace and unconditional love. Together, we will take an inside out approach to get you ready to share your unique voice with the world with intuitive confidence and enthusiasm!
  • Blend of consulting, mentoring and coaching support to ensure you are ready to position yourself inside of your chosen speaking niche so you can quickly become known as a content expert while serving with integrity and getting paid for it!


  • $250.00/£159.95 per hour for one-time consulting or coaching support (a $100/£60 savings for Start out Steps members)
  • $800/£495.00 per month (weekly 60-minute sessions + email support and presentation critiques) for a blend of consulting, mentoring and coaching support (a $200/£125 month savings for Start out Steps members)

All pricing will be based on the current conversion rate into the Contributor’s local currency at the time of purchase.


The best way to contact Maria is by phone 716-510-4402, or by email at maria@campuscalm.com


Maria Pascucci’s presentations are so relevant to today’s college women student leaders and they need to hear from her! I was sitting in the back of the room and I could see my students taking notes, and everyone was engaged. I am confident that my students walked away with a greater understanding of how to balance their crazy lives! This is the first time we’ve had an outside speaker at our Women’s Leadership Conference and we could not have found a better speaker than Maria.

Rosalyn Kempf – Director, Women’s Leadership Program, Mount St. Mary’s College, Los Angeles

We were interested in bringing Maria to our campus to keynote our Women’s Leadership Summit because we felt that the message and content would be one that would directly relate to our students and their experiences. Maria was extremely professional and easy to work with. She responded to my emails and when it was best to discuss the details of the event and her keynote, she called me. This made the planning process much easier. In addition, Maria was available for an interview with our University Marketing and Communications department as they prepared the news release for the event. Maria asked specific questions about the make-up of our student body, in order to adapt her message. All students were invited to attend the Women’s Leadership Summit and we actually had a number of male students in attendance. Maria’s presentation was excellent! Students responded positively to the keynote address, as did faculty members and professional staff, such as Professional Academic Advisors that were in attendance. It was great to see the number of students waiting to talk to Maria after the morning workshop and the keynote address. The content really resonated with the students in attendance. In addition to the morning workshop that Maria presented, I organized a Lean In Circle Kickoff Meeting. Maria assisted me with facilitating the discussion with the participants. She offered her insight and expertise in this workshop and helped to make it a successful meeting! Prior to the Keynote address, students in Introduction to Women’s Studies presented poster presentations. Maria interacted with the students regarding their research projects and was engaged in the event and with the attendees. The Women’s Leadership Summit was a success, thanks to Maria!

Elizabeth Tolman – South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD.