I been an entrepreneur and business person and have managed small and large businesses.
Through entrepreneur perspective, which is valuable when making decisions on important policy issues such as budgets, training, evaluations, job descriptions, materials to adopt and business initiatives.
I have successfully run many enterprises.
At the present moment I work as:
· Property manager
· Consultant for non-profit organizations
· Author of ACCEL Educational Leadership
· Christian Clinical Counselor
I do volunteer in different community organizations and projects. Some of these include; Kiwanis Children’s Summer Camp, Terrific Kids, A-Game Summer Camp at Buddy Taylor Middle School, Boys and Girls Club Summer Camp at Bunnell Elementary School,
Member of: DIVAS International, Kiwanis International, WIF Women/Initiative, The Florida Department of DJJ, NAAPC, AAUW Florida, 2016-Vice-Chair of Commission on Homelessness for Volusia & Flagler Counties and too many others to mention.
Dr Maria Pinto Barbosa is committed to serving communities and working responsibly by:
- connect with the community
- support the local Business
- focus on building, strengthening business
The purpose is: By working together hand in hand, men and women are creating a more sustainable business and a better quality of life for ourselves and the generations to come. Promotes equity for all women in the workplace through advocacy, education and information. Any person who takes the initiative is someone who “makes things happen”. A business opportunity is identified and the person does something about it. Showing initiative is about taking decisions and being bold – not everyone is like that.
Been a business women/ entrepreneur with experience, knowledge, passion. Myself as a clinical christian Counselor specialist, I do focus on issues that impact working women and families. Providing empowerment tools through Educational that helps women to achieve their full potential and to partner with employers to build successful business.
One of my passions’ in life is to be involved in ART
Maria Pinto Barbosa is a representational landscape and floral painter whose paintings have messages for her, and going through the process of painting is like a spiritual journey.
Maria is mostly self-taught, but has received invaluable and inspirational connection to the land where finds great beauty. Her oil painting and illustration are vastly different from one another with the exception of her use of color which is always rich and lush.
As a child, she wanted to make color-books come alive with color.
Why does she paint? Because she see herself in the painting. She experiences each stroke as it brings back memories with color. She treasures painting as a method of meditation. She paints to explore and find magical realms where each stroke becomes reality.
Maria Pinto Barbosa pieces are talking pieces and add character and brightness to homes and workplaces. Her appreciation for life is expressed on canvas and allows her to release it to others around her.