"Maria has empowered hundreds of youth leading wellness groups, mentor groups and Yoga programs in the schools and providing excellent training for staff and parents. She was impressive in her heartfelt and tireless passion and thinking-outside-of-the-box to impact as many students and as deeply as possible. Maria Roberts is extremely energetic and deeply caring. Her presence and impact in any institution is indeed a blessing. Nothing she does is half-way. She is sincerely and compassionately dedicated."
-Magda A. Cabrero, Ed.D.
Systems of Support Advisor, Falls Church High School
Adjunct Professor, Graduate School of Education, GMU
“Maria brings a wealth of knowledge and energy to her work with individuals and groups. Her compassion and ability to see the best in others is effective in helping others see the best in themselves. This tempered with her innate understanding of how to get to the root of an issue/concern, has made working with her so enjoyable. Her unwavering commitment to this work and life passion has positively changed so many lives.
-Patricia DeJesus, LCSW, RPT-S
"Maria Roberts of Life Work Joy Consulting provided a well-structured, informative workshop on cultural sensitivity and the importance of a multicultural approach in today's dynamic workplace. Social workers, other helping professionals and any team or organization looking for increased cultural competency could benefit from her interactive and thought-provoking approach."
- Phil Erickson, Licensed Clinical Social Worker
"Maria's yoga class was carefully structured and well-paced. She provided very clear, helpful instructions; was alert to what participants were doing; and she was quick to provide additional direction/appropriate modifications/props as needed. At the end of each class I felt good physically and spiritually. I highly recommend her."