The Mission.


True Gait's Founder, Maria Poblete, is most inspired by self-empowerment of the female gender. Educated by an all-girls educational institution from her pre-school years to her collegiate years, she feels she has always been in this inspiring space of strength, leadership and compassion. She recognizes both the vulnerable and invincible sides of the wonderful woman. Her career background combined with her graduate training and rich cross continent experience, motivate Maria to make a difference in the community by helping girls and women unleash the best they were meant to be. 



True Gait’s coaching efforts specialize in the enhancement of the female individual’s confidence and wellbeing. Through an enriching and positive driven approach, the  coaching space will allow her to re-examine what is most essential in achieving a sustained happiness.

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Maria Poblete.

Maria Lourdes Poblete is the owner and lead consultant of True Gait LLC. She has acquired over 20 years of corporate experience in the field of Human Resources covering executive search, recruitment, training, organization development and consulting in a variety of industries and corporations both in the United States and Asia Pacific. 

She takes on a global perspective in all her endeavors and is quite motivated by culturally diverse teams. One of her strongest competencies is her adaptability to different environments and her strong people skills. These were shaped by her extensive travels and living abroad, initially throughout the different islands in the Philippines, then living in Japan and New York City, followed by other stints: Sydney & Melbourne Australia, Canada and Europe either for work in Human Resources or further studies and training.

Education & Training.

Maria continues to undergo further training and exposure in the industry to refine her coaching and consulting competencies. She is registered for this year’s 9th annual EAHAE (European Association for Horse Assisted Education) International Conference in September.

Case Western Reserve University, Weatherhead School of Management
Masters degree in Positive Organization Development

Lake Erie College Center for Leadership & Professional Development/Spirit of Leadership
Certification as a Professional Practitioner in Experiential Learning
with horses in Developing Human Potential for Positive Change

Assumption College [Manila, Philippines]
Bachelor’s degree in Behavioral Science in Psychology




Maria has always been involved in numerous youth volunteer roles as well as in professional facilitative projects. She takes most pride in co-founding an enrichment program called “girls to Greatness” or “g2G!,” for an all girls elementary school. At g2G, Maria helped design and conduct a module-based curriculum that provides life skills to the students. 

Maria also guides youth in career choices through visioning workshops or one-on-one mentoring, using a competency based approach in determining the direction of their educational journey and long-term life goals. She continues to work with a horse assisted approach in her own coaching work as well as a volunteer facilitator with an organization called “The Spirit of Leadership" based in Novelty, Ohio.

Truegait Project Profile

Project Profile.

"g2G" girls to Greatness program

A module based program for middle school girls.  Co-founder and active facilitator.  Our Lady of the Elms Elementary School, 2012 - present.

Power Pointe Workshops

A program designed for youth ballet dancers focusing on a positive, healthy self-image, self-care, team, overall wellness and stress management.  Ballet Excel Ohio, 2013-present 

BLADE youth Program

A youth workshop series focused on unleashing BEST life.  Akron City Schools: Buchtel Middle School After Care Program, 2014.

Visioning Workshop 

for URBAN COMMUNITY SCHOOL Faculty (40 educators): BRIDGE FORWARD Cleveland, 2014

Art to Heart Event

Hosted a networking event at Progressive's Art Collection utilizing provocative art to unleash an open mindset, August 2014, Cleveland

First Tee Cleveland

Co-facilitator for middle scjool girls on "Stand-up Speak up" program 2014

Best Face Forward

Keynote speaker on: "A Positive Mindset" in collaboration with Ameriprise Financial and Cleveland Clinic.  January 2014

Cleveland Clinic Women's Health Program

Key Note Speaker on Best Self & Gratitude 

Cleveland Clinic Avon

Guest speaker: "Mindfulness & Self-care"

Amy, Educator

"I would like to take the opportunity to express how beneficial my experience has been with True Gait. My initial consultation gave me insight into the areas of greatest concern for my future as well as an acknowledgement of my value as a woman today. I saw the formation of a concrete plan already developing as we discussed the creation of my personal mission statement. The coaching experience was invaluable as it not only prioritized my existing goals, but also brought to light new paths that I had not considered previously. I grew to value myself as a woman as well as a professional. I would recommend True Gait's services to anyone who has the desire to achieve, thrive and follow their passion."

Kara (Marketing Professional in Healthcare)

"My experience with Maria and True Gait LLC was invaluable. From the initial consultation to our last formal session, I felt challenged, motivated, and empowered. Maria's unique expertise, coupled with her compassion and kindness, makes her an incredible consultant that takes the time to get to know her clients and their goals. I would recommend True Gait LLC to any woman looking to dig deeper, gain confidence, and feels ready to take the first steps on the path of self-awareness."

Dr. Natalie K., Copley

"Coaching was an eye-opening experience for me. Having always been reflective and self aware I approached the process skeptically. I have never traveled a journey of self improvement with someone else. The value of a coach was self evident during the initial exploratory session. Maria's approach was very different than mine. I tend to be a focused problem solver. Maria preferred to open up the mind through other avenues. Participating in sessions involving nature and art forced me to reflect in ways that were foreign to me. They were calming, refreshing and renewing. I immediately wanted to return and share these experiences with others. It was much easier to unwind and get rid of distractions in these beautiful and peaceful settings. 

Through our sessions I developed an awareness of my learning style, my energy expenditure and my personal vision. We worked on boundary setting and use of words to express intent, in both personal and professional life. These powerful lessons helped me work towards a personal goal of becoming my own “go to” person. I would highly recommend Maria's services to anyone in search of a life or career coach. "

True Gait is a mobile powerhouse of positive energy and is quite flexible in meeting clients from their point of communication in every sense of the word. The traditional office space is always offered for complete privacy which True Gait conducts mainly in Copley and by appointment in the East, West and South areas of Cleveland: Akron, Avon and Chagrin Falls.

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