Envision, Advocate, Transform

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Mission & Purpose 

Shift in Notion is dedicated to educating, advocating, and influencing positive change by transforming thoughts of perceived expectations and envisioning unlimited opportunities. I recognize the importance of proper training to enhance skills, developing effective communication techniques, utilizing strategies to inspire best-practice approaches in working with victims in a trauma-responsive and victim-centered manner, and strengthening collaboration within multi-disciplinary teams.

  • Develop strategies and protocols for implementing trauma-informed practices and policies for law enforcement, prosecutors, victim advocates, community agencies, and corporate entities.
  • Enhance leadership and supervision styles, build strong teams, and develop techniques to sustain dedication and morale with employees. 

  • Support educators in engaging with their students and families by identifying and strategically addressing barriers and influencing resiliency. By recognizing cultural barriers and diversity, educators can incorporate individualization and inclusion by problem-solving, strengthening engagement, and incorporating trauma-informed practices. 

Our outlook on how we envision ourselves and our passion for doing the work that we do can make all the difference in how we interact with individuals and how we envision our goals. There is power in positive leadership at any professional level. Learn how to influence change, adapt to new situations, and embrace the unexpected.


I am here to support you in advancing techniques, shifting notions, and elevating you in the work you do!


Prof​essional Background

Being an international and national trainer and presenter working in the criminal justice field as a Victim Advocate, I have extensive experience in working with victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, families of homicide victims, individuals with a mental health/chemical dependency diagnosis, and individuals who are affected by trauma inside and outside the criminal justice system.


By providing individualized training, consultation, and technical assistance; professionals and community partners will be able to develop tools and techniques to strengthen their ability to identify and work with individuals who have experienced trauma or abuse, improve communication skills, and foster best-practices using evidence-based processes.

What the Audience is Saying......

"Actually one of my most enjoyable parts of the day" (SAKI - Sexual Assault Kit Initiative Presentation)

"Marya was very professional and compassionate" (Ohio Attorney General's Office Presentation)

"Marya was a great presenter and lead many helpful conversations" (Ohio Attorney General's Office Presentation)

"Great review to work with victims" (SAKI - Sexual Assault Kit Initiative Presentation)

"Excellent discussion on victim interviewing" (SAKI - Sexual Assault Kit Initiative Presentation)

"Good points that spoke directly to the identification issue"(SAKI - Sexual Assault Kit Initiative Presentation) 

"Awesome speaker to put everything together" (SAKI - Sexual Assault Kit Initiative Presentation)

"I really enjoyed the presenter and this class. She was very prepared and engaging". (Ohio Attorney General's Office Presentation)

"Presentation was great", "amazing" and "more prosecutors and law enforcement should hear it" (SAKI - Sexual Assault Kit Initiative Presentation)

"Marya was an amazing presenter. She really brought light to different ways advocates can help victims that you may not always think of." (EVAWI Conference Presentation)

"So much passion for her work" (Ohio Attorney General's Office Presentation)

"Marya was a great presenter and led many great conversations" (Ohio Attorney General's Office Presentation)

 "Law enforcement and prosecutor comments were very favorable and an officer shared what a huge impact this had on him and how it will change the way he interacts with victims" (SAKI - Sexual Assault Kit Initiative Presentation)

"Bring her back!" (Ohio Attorney General's Office Presentation)




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