“Tell me and I forget.
Teach me and I remember.
Involve me and I learn.” – Unknown
Growth and change excite us! We believe when individuals open themselves to learn different or new concepts, higher levels are reached in thoughts, attitudes and actions. We value experiencing this new awakening with our clients. We believe it’s possible to maximize potential and our goal is to be responsible, deliberate supporters. We support maximizing one’s professional and personal life through training, coaching and facilitating on tough, game changing topics of diversity and inclusion, race and racism, sexual harassment prevention, and topics of organization, leadership and employee development that promote productive workplace communicating, relationships and engagement. We learn as our clients learn. At MaxLife, LLC, we work to empower individuals with skills to assist them in reaching maximum performance because we know when individuals feel empowered, they are most productive. We achieve this:
1. By providing a safe, secure learning environment in which learners believe they can make a positive contribution to the culture, climate, and success of the organization.
2. By assisting learners in examining their spheres of influence and where they can make an immediate impact, personally and professionally.
3. By helping learners see the value in developing additional skillsets to enhance their professional and interpersonal development.
MaxLife sessions are energizing, self-reflective and relational focused. We utilize a variety of learning methods such as assessments, cases, and supportive application exercises. Our overall aim is to create an enriching, enlightening and educational experience for our clients and to build lasting relationships.
“I am an almost 25 year teaching veteran of Washington County Public Schools and feel like I have seen it all when it comes to education. As the lead elementary media specialist, I have been to more professional development opportunities than I can count, and to be honest, I am hard to impress. I attend professional development to stay current with trends in education, but to quote a frequently used phrase, “It is hard to teach an old dog new tricks.”, and I am an old dog for sure. When you came in and asked what we thought when we were told we were going to have a 2 hour training on diversity, I told you honestly that I thought, here I go again with another training that isn’t going to mean anything to me, it is going to be a waste of my time when I have so much meaningful to do. Boy was I wrong.
I have to say that in my 23+ years in the county, I have never been as engaged as I was during your training. In my opinion it ended too soon, and I wanted the dialog and discussion to keep going. My brain was activated to so many different things and was really just lighting up with so many ideas and questions that I wished we had another 2 hours. I left thinking about how I had engaged students over the past years, had I really been thinking about their culture, and respecting the diversity of all my students? I reflected on my practices and made changes to my teaching style, and that is what professional development is supposed to do.
Thank you for taking the time to make an open and engaging environment for discussion and learning that made me stop and think about diversity in my program and how to provide quality instruction to all children.”
“MaxLife has worked with Frederick Community College on several projects including curriculum development and instructional services. They are wonderful partners who are easy to work with and keep client needs and training outcomes as their top priority. They bring an outstanding level of professionalism, experience and quality to every project.”
“You did an amazing job. I have never rated a seminar this high before but the way you covered a very challenging topic was masterful. I was very proud to oversee the graduation of our first group of graduates. I have received nothing but positive feedback from all attendees. Looking forward to working with you for many years to come. Thanks!”
“MaxLife has conducted many classes for us over the past 5 years. Because of their breadth and depth of knowledge, the ease in working with them and the way our course participants connect with them, when we have a need, we contact MaxLife to check capability and availability.”
“MaxLife’s, Toni Bowie and Sukanya Bora, bring an energy to the room and instantly build an atmosphere of mutual trust and respect (like they are old friends) that enables workshop participants to share and be self-reflective without fear of judgment. This creates an opportunity for every participant and the group as a whole to reflect on how to build cohesion and promote respectful camaraderie in a diverse team environment.”
“We engaged with Toni and MaxLife to undertake what I truly believed to be the most important outside-vendor engagement in my experience at the Chamber of Commerce. We hired Toni to lead us through a structured dialogue on race and equity, involving the staff, board, members and community activists. I had participated in a similar venture with our friends at the Washington County Chamber, but felt our work needed to be more fundamental and comprehensive. Toni developed a set of exercises that not only met, but far exceeded any of our expectations. Probing, personal yet entirely safe and supportive, these sessions led to a complete rethink of our programs, services and events. Over the several sessions, we each explored our own views on diversity, inclusion and the structural nature of racism and the history of underrepresented populations in employment, housing, justice, healthcare and education. Many of our participants have provided us feedback that these sessions were transformative for them, and that includes CEO’s, public officials and retail store owners. I would recommend Toni and her firm without hesitation, and will utilize her professional services again in the future.”
Several years ago we engaged with MaxLife to make a presentation to our leadership team on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. Since then, Toni Bowie has become a valued partner at Patriot. Toni has presented to our employees at Staff Development Day, facilitated meetings with our Board of Directors and she meets regularly with our Leadership Development classes for new and emerging managers. Toni’s engaging style and her willingness to weave Patriot’s culture and core values into discussions have helped us build a DEI philosophy that is uniquely Patriot!
Whether facilitating a small group discussion or presenting to 200 employees, Toni has a way of starting conversations that lead to good things!
Thank you, Toni!