Maria Luce always has something to say. Even early on, she got in trouble in school because she talked too much. Until it came full circle – then she got PAID for talking. Getting paid because she’s a big-mouth!

Maria is a Television Host, Journalist, spokesperson, reporter and writer and public speaker. At her core – she’s a storyteller, a communicator. A self-admitted “Type-A” personality, Maria founded The Empowered Mom, mentoring, coaching and inspiring fellow savvy business owners and MOMpreneurs. She also owns the communications and public relations company,Luce Media, LLC .

Maria is driven by ambition, fueled by faith and the building blocks of her life are her boys, her family and her faith. Besides running her businesses, she runs a busy household where chaos reigns and hilarity ensues daily.

A veteran of Broadcast news, Maria’s career includes experience as a reporter in one of the nation’s Top 5 Media Markets, a main anchor for one of East Texas’ most successful newscasts, spent time at a large advertising agency, a nationally known media consulting company and a magazine writer.

Then Mommyhood delivered the onslaught of poop, spit-up, diapers, sleepless nights and complete incoherence. This stage was known as having 3 baby boys just 21 months apart! Her speaking ability morphed – at times – into sounds barely recognizable beyond a babble (often accompanied by a drool.)

She continues burning through keyboards as a storyteller. Titles include, “They Whine, Therefore I Wine.” “Scrambled Brains and Ham, Seuss Style.” “Locked in the Wine Cellar and Loving It.” “He PEED Where?”, “Civil War in MommyNation”, “Giraffes and Other Neighborhood Wildlife.”

Her witty, irreverent, honest, disarming and hilarious recounts of raising 3 young boys and her journey through the harsh initiation from hard-driving career woman to hard-driving, devoted – and many times – demented mommy.

The Empowered Mom is like a Mommy, but with an attitude. It encourages women to step out of the shadow of others in into their full potential. Mentoring, training and coaching savvy entrepreneurial women and moms – and all those aspiring to realize their personal, spiritual, family, parental AND professional goals is core to our mission.

We know firsthand the challenges, obstacles and demands on women every day, and we succeed despite the challenges, instead focusing on opportunities.

Embracing, evolving, expanding, encouraging – The Empowered Mom embodies strength, beauty, vitality and power-packed energy. Living and existing is not enough, Thriving is key. That’s The Empowered Mom. It’s about a woman’s unique and individual path. Respecting the decisions and choices you make in your life –family. The Empowered Mom – at its core – is the belief that whether at home working or in an office working – the FULFILLED mom is her best, most loving, caring, FULFILLED and happy in the area that helps her THRIVE and feed her soul. If she’s giving every last bit of herself away, her spirit fades and she loses her power. Here’s the secret: key to The Empowered Mom is that YOU decide your ‘all’. We encourage you to make that happen through inspiration, information, empowering messages of hope, faith, motivation and a movement embracing the role of The Empowered Mom.

Maria is finishing her book that is expected to be released late this year. No topic is taboo. Raw, honest, and courageous, Maria tackles issues with brutal honesty, transparency and humor. Faithful, fearless and driven, Maria has an uncanny ability to laugh at herself and motivate and inspire others.

Maria’s energy is focused on sharing the journey, sharing laughs and sharing with others through ‘giving back’. Through her CrazyWithACause™ Project, Maria is a champion of giving and passionately promotes philanthrophy and charitable causes. Maria encourages parents to learn and embrace new ways of making a difference, and by example, believes parents teach their children key important traits – kindness, gratitude and a giving heart.

Maria can’t wait to hear your fabulous mommy moments, your hilarious, hopeless happenings, moments of hysteria, your parenting poop, hear your sanity-saving secrets, dish on all the dirt, share your laughs, your tears and wants to hear what empowers YOU to live as The Empowered Mom.

You can get in touch with her anytime at maria@theempoweredmom.com .

Storytelling is my business. Tell me yours!