Maya Mathias is Founder of Inventive Links, a global leadership development and innovation management consultancy.


She's also the Editor of Lead for the World, a magazine and community that champions peaceful leadership, and the Creator and Host of The Executive Book Club Podcast, where soul-searching leaders access practical wisdom for the 21st Century.


Maya spent 15 years as a global marketing strategist, leading & mentoring diverse cross-functional teams across 3 continents (Asia, Europe, North America), in hyper-growth and ever-changing industries like advertising and technology. Former clients and employers include Ogilvy & Mather, IBM, HP, Microsoft, Polycom, Cisco, Singapore Airlines and the Intercontinental Hotels Group.


Maya's leadership role models include Mahatma Gandhi, Nelson Mandela and Mother Theresa. She's devoted to the practice of self mastery and wellness. Born into a Buddhist family, and raised to be a constantly curious global citizen, Maya’s personal growth journey includes the reflective study and active application of Eastern and Western philosophy, brain science, motivational psychology, improvisation and the healing arts.


Maya's life began with a lower-middle class upbringing in Asia, surrounded by poultry & vegetable farms and the "simple life." She doesn't forget her humble roots, and her body of work seeks to bring more equality, justice and personal purpose in troubling times.


Maya is a certified leadership coach, author of How To Innovate: Unleash Your InnoMojo, a biologist, environmentalist and an award-winning singer.

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