By TSB Staff
TownSquareBuzz.com is excited to announce its newest regularly featured column: The Empowered Mom, penned by highly sought after and acclaimed writer, speaker, broadcaster and news veteran, Maria Luce – AKA – The Empowered Mom.
As a veteran of broadcast news, Maria’s journalism career catapulted to becoming a reporter at 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 business owner. Currently a television host, journalist, spokesperson, emcee, accomplished writer and acclaimed public speaker – including as speaker at Zig Ziglar’s Corporate Headquarters, —Maria now adds her talent and unique voice to our ranks.
At her core, she’s a storyteller and born 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. Without question – and beyond all her activities – her single most important job remains that of “Momma” to her three young boys.
Having spent years as a reporter, anchor and writer, journalism runs in her blood. Maria’s unique perspective 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 three 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 and 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.
Maria is finishing her book – look for release dates to be announced soon. 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 share the chaos, the mass hysteria and her perspective on all things Mommyhood, Marriage, Families, Education, Schools, Community Involvement and Hot Topics. Nothing is off-limits. She also loves hearing 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.