Testimonials related to the webinar: "Redesigning performance, communication, and expectations in 2022":
“I took part in 4 webinars facilitated by Mrs. Matta. The opportunity through the webinars to meet and exchange experience, ideas, and concerns with people from different backgrounds, professions, ages, and experience is priceless.
Each and everyone of us had something new to add to the conversation, and let others see the situation with new "eyes".
In every webinar, Mrs. Matta let everyone of the participants to "bloom" at their own pace, without a critical judgement.
I highly recommend this kind of approach which reinforces critical thinking, and the opportunity to re-evaluate our own thoughts and actions, which is crucial!"
HR and H&S Officer, INCITO Limited
“Not only a well-organized, but also an inspiring and motivating webinar.
We had the opportunity to exchange ideas, and experiences with people from different professional backgrounds, and ages."
Senior Manager, Litigation Department, Pyrgou Vakis Law Firm
Testimonials related to the webinar: "Recovering our energy, confidence, and discipline":
“Another very well-organised, interactive webinar by Muriel.
Sharing thoughts and experiences with other participants from different industries and backgrounds was very constructive and useful.
I am glad that I had the chance to participate!!
Congratulations once more Muriel for your excellent work."
Managing Director, Elusas Services Limited
Testimonials related to the webinar: "Transforming your business and adapting leadership styles":
“I took part in 2 webinars facilitated by Mrs Matta. The idea of socializing and exchanging ideas with people from different backgrounds, ages, professions and line of expertise in an open discussion format, not only allows for different perspectives and enriching discussions, but also adds the dimension of discovery and excitement to the experience… we often found ourselves building on each other’s questions and navigating into new territories. Questions, Questions and more Questions…
This experiential approach reinforces critical thinking and provided us with skills to apply in our personal and professional life as well as strategies to use when leading and working with teams.“
Director, Poseidonia Beach Hotel
"Excellent webinar on a current and interesting topic.
We undergo a transitional period that requires transformation in our businesses so that to adapt to the new normal.
The webinar gave us the chance to share ideas and experiences with a varied bunch of participants.
It was very interactive, and I am confident that it benefited all the participants to a great extent."
Managing Director, Elusas Services Limited
Testimonials related to the webinar: "How to be prepared for the next crisis":
“How to be prepared for the next crisis” will give you the chance to re-evaluate your crisis plan (if you already have one) or help you draft one for your own organisation, after listening to the real experiences and different point of views from various professionals with different backgrounds.
Muriel was excellent on what she does; initiating the conversation and steering it throughout the three-day session to help the group meet the goals set from the beginning. I would recommend this webinar, and any other, from Muriel!"
Business Development Manager, INCITO Ltd
“Excellent topic in light of the times we live in, Excellent moderation and last but not least an Excellent and diverse bunch of coparticipants. I certainly enjoyed this webinar, mostly due to the style that Muriel chose to follow, that is throwing in a discussion-point and stepping back thus allowing for interaction amongst the participants. Moreover, and full credit goes to Muriel for the selection of the participants, everyone used relevant and real-life examples when expanding their thoughts and opinion. Well done Muriel, well done to the coparticipants…let us all keep on walking and be prepared for the next crisis whatever that may be”.
Business Development Manager, Prevention at Sea Ltd
Testimonials related to the webinar: "Accepting a New Normal and leading your team":
“Thank you Muriel for an amazing Webinar, which gave a lot of insights and ideas on how Managers should Adjust their Strategies, mentality and leadership style in order to be more understanding and more effective on the way they keep their staff motivated and committed in these difficult times. It was a really enjoyable webinar with many great ideas shared and thoughts coming from an amazing blend of professionals across different industries.”
Sales Manager, One Net Ltd
"I was very pleased to participate in the webinar. The high quality of the discussion and the views exchanged between the participants presented great insight and also inspiration to me as an employer, on adapting to the new realities of both living and conducting business in a world that a few months ago, none of us could have imagined."
Chairman, Epsco (Cyprus) Ltd
Testimonials related to the interactive Soft Skills webinar for the students of Frederick University:
"The webinar was a great and needed experience, as it enhanced even more the way we should act / react in the work environment, You are doing a great job and I'm glad for attending."
"You taught me many things that help me now at work, and I use it to be more effective, and achieve my goals and team goals every day."
"Thank you for providing us with such great knowledge. I really enjoyed it. Hopefully an opportunity like this will be presented to us again in the future."
Testimonials related to the 2nd Brainstorming event:
"The “I am Passionate and Creative” event's objective was complex in nature, as we were to present 12 different initiatives to our audience in a meaningful and comprehensive manner. Yet again, Muriel succeeded to seamlessly orchestrate our various teams efficiently and successfully. I enjoy working with her and look forward to the next opportunity."
Former General Manager, Londa Hotel
"My participation in this program has been a joyful journey through which I met new people in the working groups, and I had the opportunity to submit my experiences in this field. The purpose of this entire project was to impart information and material to the business community on issues of their concern, being handled daily. The diversity of subjects covers a broad range of activities in the business world and society alike as it touched upon many social issues. The support by Muriel in processing and preparing the presentations for the conference has been substantial and decisive."
PAGONA S. LIGGOU
Former Chief Human Resources and Communication Officer, Vassiliko Cement Works Public Company Ltd
Testimonials related to the customized workshop of DP World Limassol:
"Really enjoyed the discussion and opening our minds together as a team. Looking forward to supporting the implementation of your ideas."
Former General Manager, DP World Limassol
"We have chosen Muriel Matta to facilitate a workshop for us for Women Empowerment, because of her professionalism, enthusiasm and passion in what she does! Thank you, Muriel, for an excellent job in organizing and facilitating this inspiring workshop with great success!"
Human Resources Manager, People Department, DP World Limassol
Testimonial related to the Team Building event of Pyrgou Vakis LLC:
"On behalf of our firm, I wish to thank you for giving us a very professionally organized team building event. Everyone enjoyed it immensely and I would agree with you and to quote you 'we need to play more'."
Director, Pyrgou Vakis Law Firm
Testimonial related to the Team Building workshop of CLIA-Europe:
“CLIA-Europe ‘team building’ workshop was an opportunity to gather my team members from Brussels, United Kingdom and Denmark for two consecutive days to brainstorm current challenges and define the way forward.
Muriel’s experience and knowledge into multi – National / Cultural teams gave the workshop the dynamic spin that I personally aspired for this gathering and I am really satisfied and happy that Maravilhosa was chosen.
Customarily, customized workshops are not an easy task to plan and execute but this is not the case with Muriel, as she takes time to understand the needs and challenges of the team, work with it before and during the workshop, to provide and facilitate the desired outcome. It is for this main reason that if the need arises I will work with Maravilhosa again."
Former Acting Secretary General, CLIA-Europe
Testimonial related to the design of a customized Performance Appraisal System:
“Due to the nature of our activity, being a heavy industry with many work specialties and important requirements in each position, a need emerged for a new and well-structured Performance Appraisal system. The new system is based on personnel development through continuing dialogue and exchange of opinions, giving the possibility to evaluated persons to express an opinion. It is an easy system, without many subject matters, focusing on the most important ones and the ones that will display the employee’s proper image, helping the evaluator to identify the evaluated person’s strengths and weaknesses, developing the former and improving the latter. This system is a project carried out with the help of Muriel Matta. In cooperation with our Managers’ team, the system is built through an exchange of opinions and respective workshops. I would like to thank Muriel for the excellent work and her innovative ideas.”
PAGONA S. LIGGOU
Former Chief Human Resources, H&S, Communication Officer, Vassiliko Cement Works Public Company Ltd
Testimonials related to the panel discussion "Shipping: an industry of Passion, Knowledge and Experience - Part Three":
“What makes the Cyprus maritime cluster so unique from other similar shipping clusters around the globe, is that its resident members love to come together, discussing not only their problems, but also share their visions for the future.
Maravilhosa's 3rd panel discussion gave the opportunity for the industry pioneers, Government institutions and academics to gather in such an amazing venue, combining their thoughts and sharing their prospective for the industry future.
Special thanks go to Muriel, whom without her warm hospitality and magical organizational skills, such event wouldn’t have seen the light.”
Former Petroleum Inspector / Superintendent, Letrina Cyprus Ltd
“Full of actionable ideas and interesting information. Superb venue by the seafront with inspiring speakers. Thank you Muriel for organizing this amazing festival - you've taken Cyprus shipping events to the next orbit. Enjoyed it thoroughly.”
CAPTAIN VS PARANI
HSSEQ Manager, Oceanic Marine Management Ltd and Author of Golden Stripes - Leadership on the High Seas
“An excellently organised event that brought the Cyprus shipping community and its stakeholders together, further cultivating the sense of community of our industry. The panel dispensed facts and ideas of great value and depth. The organizers managed to put together a very conductive environment for us to learn and interact.
Looking forward to Maravilhosa’s next event. I believe gratitude and congratulations are in order to Muriel and the sponsors.”
Fleet Manager, LMZ Shipping S.A.
Testimonials related to the Facilitated Brainstorming Retreat of Cyprus-Germany Business Association:
“When I entered my office on Friday 20 October I was very skeptical about attending the brainstorming event for CGBA! How wrong I was. 24 hours after the intensive sessions facilitated by the positive and exceptional guidance of Muriel Matta I was driving home satisfied that this was a brilliant experience. It was amazing how with the right attitude and the exceptional skills of the facilitator we actually arrived at the correct conclusions (looking at the result a week later). Hopefully this will be embraced by the whole Board so that we can move forward to achieve the goals set! I will attend a similar event organized by Muriel without the slightest hesitation. Thank you for the experience.”
Managing Partner, Rödl & Partner Cyprus
“I attended the Cyprus-Germany Business Association's facilitated brainstorming retreat with great pleasure. Muriel managed very successfully to use the team members' individual strengths, leading us skillfully during the two days and facilitating the activities resourcefully. Mission accomplished: we left with our objectives achieved. The action plan that resulted from the session is put in place, enabling our association to go from strength to strength in the future.”
Former General Manager, Londa Hotel
Testimonial related to a Leadership Development and Cultural Transformation project:
“CA Advocates (Pourgoura & Aspri LLC) was established in May 2011 by Alexia Aspri and myself who had an aspiration to create a progressive commercial and corporate law firm by offering tailor made professional services by directing each client’s needs in a personal and individual way. Our vision was to create a team of young individuals to provide those personalised services to our clients. As our team grew over the years the partners of the firm felt the need of guidance in the areas of human resources and decided to engage Muriel Matta for this task.
Muriel has been a refreshing and a valuable addition to our external team of professionals. Together with the partners she dedicated her time to listen, review, understand the mission and vision of our firm and implemented this personalised need to our team and working environment. She assisted us in understanding our goals and implementing them as well as making it possible to work better as a team.
For us, the partners Muriel has worked with one to one sessions to assist us in learning and improving our leadership skills. Those have been very helpful and productive for us as well as our team.
Almost a year after we have engaged Muriel to assist us in this difficult project the positive results to our firm have been evident.”
Director, CA Advocates (Pourgoura & Aspri LLC)
Testimonials related to the panel discussion: "Shipping: an industry of Passion, Knowledge and Experience - Part Two"
“As the theme of the panel discussion indicated, Shipping being all about Passion, Knowledge and Experience, Maravilhosa nailed it! Muriel expertly managed to combine these three aspects in a free flowing and open dialogue between the experts, the academics, the government and students by sharing real-life stories, provocative thoughts and forward thinking proposals. Muriel’s passion and enthusiasm attracted a number of participants never seen before in such events.
This is only the second panel discussion on shipping organised by Maravilhosa but it has already been established as an important event on the shipping calendar, not to be missed. It was certainly worth attending and already looking forward to the next one.”
CFO, Intership Navigation Co. Ltd
“I want to congratulate you for a well-organized event and an outstanding panel. We at CIM have been proud sponsors of this event for the first time and we are going to continue our support to the Maravilhosa Shipping Panel since we believe it contributes to the development of the shipping industry in Cyprus and bring together industry experts to discuss the latest trends and challenges.”
Deputy Director-General, Cyprus Institute of Marketing
“Warm congratulations on the second panel discussion on shipping, organized by Maravilhosa on the 2nd of February 2017. A fruitful and well-organized event addressed to a great audience of different generations. Hellenic Bank Shipping have been proud sponsors of this event and looking forward to the next Maravilhosa Shipping Panel.”
Senior Relationship Manager, Transaction Banking Shipping, Hellenic Bank
Testimonials related to the panel discussion: "Shipping: an industry of Passion, Knowledge and Experience - Part One"
“Dear Muriel, let me congratulate and thank you for an amazing event. The panel was par excellence, our Shipping Minister stayed ALL the time and we all had great discussions and EVERYBODY went home with some thoughts about Shipping and our YOUNGSTERS.”
CAPTAIN EBERHARD KOCH
Chairman, CEO & Partner, Oesterreichischer Lloyd Shipping Group
“A great panel for young people from young people. I am sure the participants enjoyed it greatly especially the Q&A session where so many people took the floor. A great must for the Shipping community; it has to be a yearly event.”
ANDREAS I. CHRYSOSTOMOU
Former Director, Department of Merchant Shipping
Testimonial related to a workshop in Greece:
“Living in a country which is being disassembled economically and psychologically affecting its people and while running a developing bunker broker service company in a changing Shipping industry, I have often wanted to observe a seminar to learn how to cope under high stress and volatile life conditions. Muriel Matta covered this for me with her workshop delivered in Athens and called “Workplace Challenges”.
Very insightful with practical exercises that made us think and also have fun at the same time. Muriel is alive and kicking! She made us feel special and drew out talents we probably didn’t realize or forgot we had.
There were several exercises and the one I loved the most was the one about working in a team. The improvisation we had to do, last minute brought excitement which turned to enthusiasm and encouragement ultimately to be the best we can be. I am very happy I decided to attend Muriel’s workshop!”
Previous Vice President of WISTA HELLAS 2006
Principle of Prime Management Services, Greece
Director of Prime Petroleum Services
Founder and Chairwoman, Project Connect