Originally from former Yugoslavia, Maja’s home was destroyed by genocide that killed 250,000 people and injured millions. When she was only 16 years old, while sitting with 5 of her friends a rocket propelled grenade exploded killing all 5 of her friends. Maja was severely injured.
This event set off decades long journey filled with obstacles Maja had to face daily. From having her leg amputated without anesthesia and surviving without food or running water to re-learning how to walk and run and learning English by watching TV. And even though she left her home without her parents to get medical treatment, with only a teddy bear, t-shirt and rock, Maja was able to build a new life. She finished high school and college, and eventually started a very successful software company whose regular clients were Fortune 500 companies. The systems, strategies, and innovative action plans she developed have helped companies significantly increase profitability and productivity.
As a sought-after speaker and media spokesperson, she brings her expertise in motivating team members, raising revenues, and breaking through barriers and debilitating mindsets to the topics and tools she delivers to organizations worldwide.