Maureen’s exceptionalism first came to international attention as a world class cyclist. She had no preconceived limits on what she could accomplish as a member of the US Cycling Team. She won a National Championship, set a national record, earned a silver and bronze medals at the national level. She won a silver medal in the World Championships and had her eye on the 1992 Olympics.
At the height of her cycling career, her dreams came to an abrupt halt with the sudden onset of a colossal health challenge. The headlines read, “Manley’s Olympic dream is dashed.” The journey down one road ended. Another began. A journey filled with compelling life lessons that strengthened her understanding and belief in the power of the human spirit.
The courage, determination and resourcefulness that had fueled her amazing athleticism became instrumental in her healing process. She did not let her physical setback stop her from living the life she desired.
In addition to her Exercise Science Degree she obtained a Master’s degree in Whole Systems Design. She began to understand and develop effective ways to deepen and broaden her knowledge and application of holistic high-performance strategies that would help produce the outcomes she desired.
Her journey led her to become a creative force – a gifted corporate professional speaker and peak-performance wellness and business coach. Maureen’s passion for excellence and her authentic presence have led her to inspire audiences from coast to coast.
In her program, The Cycle of Success, Maureen shows her audiences how to gain the winning edge by harnessing the power of both grit and grace.