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Maya Mathias
Maya Mathias is Founder of Inventive Links, a champion for quietly powerful leadership. She 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 now delivers enlightening wisdom to leaders in creative, bleeding-edge or high-stakes settings. She helps them make bold & innovative leaps from a state of inner peace. Her leadership role models include Mahatma Gandhi, Nelson Mandela and Mother Theresa.

Maya is also 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 is a certified leadership coach, author of ‘How To Innovate: Unleash Your InnoMojo’, a biologist, environmentalist and an award-winning singer. Follow me @inventivelinks.

Entries by Maya Mathias

Love Life: 3 Meaningful Minutes With Rob Lowe

(2) Comments | Posted June 18, 2015 | 12:45 PM

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It's a good thing I hadn't followed Rob Lowe's 36-year career all that closely (Michael J Fox was more my vibe back in the day), nor fantasized about what it would be like to bask in his charm,...

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How to Celebrate Your Employees and Boost Your Bottom Line. #WorkHuman

(3) Comments | Posted June 16, 2015 | 4:47 AM


The banner ad cut through the online clutter and caught my eye.

WorkHuman 2015 - unlocking the future of the human workplace

Two of my favorite words, work and human, had been joined at the hip, pulling me into its orb, inviting me...

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Mad Men: Om Is Where the Heart Is

(4) Comments | Posted May 22, 2015 | 5:59 PM


I love how Mad Men ended.

After 7 seasons of running away from themselves, the complex characters managed to find their way home. And as the final curtain fell on the textured world that creator Matthew Weiner designed for our guilty viewing pleasure,...

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Lee Kuan Yew: My Founding Father's Love

(0) Comments | Posted April 1, 2015 | 2:05 PM

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Modern Singapore's founding father Lee Kuan Yew died on March 23 2015. He was 91.

Like many Asian fathers, Mr Lee's was a stern love.

He valued high performers. He didn't hesitate to take delinquents to...

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Stop Poking the Bear. Je Suis Global Citizen.

(1) Comments | Posted January 14, 2015 | 8:53 PM

According to Wikipedia:

"Bears are lovely creatures...and are, for the most part, non-violent. However, when poked, bears can become quite angry. As such, it's always best not to poke the bear."

As of this week, even peaceful Muslims have now been provoked. Because Charlie Hebdo decided to feature...

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What President Obama's Immigration Reform Speech Says About Us

(1) Comments | Posted November 25, 2014 | 8:09 AM

(Note: I have no political or religious affiliation to the citations in this article. I am writing this as an independent observer and concerned global citizen. You can watch President Obama's 15-minute speech here.)

President Obama's immigration reform speech on Thursday November 20th 2014 was (in the grand...

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Robin Williams: Oh Captain, My Captain in Life and Death

(8) Comments | Posted September 3, 2014 | 10:25 AM

No words.

Billy Crystal said it best. Since his passing, I've struggled to find the best words that express the towering influence Robin Williams exerted as an artist, humanitarian and human being.

I didn't get to meet Robin. Yet, like so many of you, I felt like I...

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Why We All Want to Change the World (And Why We Often Fail)

(0) Comments | Posted June 6, 2014 | 3:30 PM

It's no surprise that 'change the world' blog posts are wildly popular with purpose-driven business owners. Many of us start our businesses precisely because we have a burning desire to right a social wrong. Yet, on a week when the world marks the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen...

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3 Ways to Redefine Motherhood if We Want to Thrive

(0) Comments | Posted May 9, 2014 | 2:35 PM

It's the season to shower our mothers with love. My mom and I currently live 8,434 miles apart and I miss not being with her this Mother's Day. We have a Skype call planned (hooray for technology!) and I fully intend to spend it loving and laughing with her.


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How the Third Metric Brought Me Unconditional Love

(16) Comments | Posted April 18, 2014 | 5:47 PM

Arianna Huffington's Thrive book launch happened at the perfect moment. I'd been coming back to my center after a devastating life event, and the themes in Thrive mirror my seven-year journey to live the Third Metric. Through it all, I've come to experience the wonder of unconditional love and to...

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