Maria Rea is the President and Founder of StoryStrong Media, a coaching and consulting firm focusing on the strategic effectiveness of storytelling through business and brand marketing communications. She is a Business Coach, Story Strategist and Magazine Expert. Using the science of story, Maria teaches how storytelling alters patterns of belief, values and behaviors, as well as teaches how stories can persuade, influence, empower and inspire. Maria's vision is to create a community that models integrity, inspires creativity, and embraces uniqueness. She believes that together, we can create a world where everyone has a sense of purpose, lives their passion, and celebrates through storytelling by inspiring and empowering others to live their best life.