Maria Newport

Maria Newport

Consultants and Coaches

Maria has over 15 years global human resource consulting experience and coaches and advises senior executives, leaders and high potentials in multinational corporations and professional service firms.

Maria has designed and delivered a range of development capability solutions focusing on organisational and individual assessment, career and leadership development, executive and team coaching, leader and manager coaching, change management and employee engagement.

Facilitative, systematic and transformational, Maria has successfully supported individuals to increase personal levels of self – awareness, to change behaviour, to develop executive presence, to enhance leadership capability and to improve people management competencies. She has also been involved in the selection, on-boarding and supervision of accredited coaches.

Maria has held senior leadership, coaching and consulting roles with global HR consultancies in New York City and was previously a lawyer working for national and international law firms in Brisbane and London. She has served on a number of not for profit boards and management committees.

Maria has a Master’s of Science (with Merit) in Human Resource Management, majoring in organisational psychology, from the University of London and is qualified to practice law in Australia and the UK. She also has a Bachelor of Arts in Humanities from Griffith University and a Graduate Diploma in Corporate Governance from the Australian Institute of Company Directors. She is an accredited Executive Coach with the International Coaching Federation and is also accredited in the Hogan, SHL, Birkman Assessments and MRG LEA 360 tools. She is a member of the International Coaching Federation, the Australian Human Resources Institute and the Resolution Institute.


  • Leadership Development
  • Performance Coaching
  • Diversity Coaching
  • Talent Management
  • Transition Coaching


  • Financial Services
  • Pharmaceutical
  • IT and Telecommunications
  • Professional Services (Law, Consulting, Accounting)
  • Engineering / Construction
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