Maria Riolo


Founder – NIU:VIU INTERNATIONAL, Leadership Coach & Change Consultant


Maria is a Leadership & Change Coach and the founder of niu:viu international, a boutique consultancy firm providing advisory services to organisations in Europe and Asia-Pacific. With her deep knowledge of systemic psychodynamic approaches to coaching and consulting, Maria works with leaders and their teams, helping them to thrive by connecting perspectives on leadership, business and culture.

Her broad professional background is complemented by years of international HR leadership experience in the Asia-Pacific, Africa, the Middle East, and Eastern Europe. As regional CHRO in the automotive,
mobility, and financial services business, she led the human resources strategy, talent development and operations function. Her expertise expands into HR business partnering talent management, employer branding, talent acquisition, and digital learning.


May 14, 2024 01:30 PM

Sailing The Unknown How HR Leaders Navigate Through Changes And Transitions

This Masterclass focuses on the critical role of HR leaders in managing change and transitions within organizations. It aims to uncover the often overlooked challenges HR professionals face, such as addressing unexpressed emotions and leveraging systems-psychodynamic approaches to understand unconscious processes that influence group and individual behaviors. The discussion will explore the emotional impact of change on leadership and HR teams, emphasizing the need for adaptive leadership in navigating these complexities. Key topics include the distinction between technical and adaptive challenges, the importance of creating spaces for emotional work, and the role of HR in facilitating these processes. Additionally, the session will delve into managing transitions by understanding the phases of endings, beginnings, and the neutral zones in between, highlighting the significance of creating transitional spaces at various organizational levels. This reflective space aims to equip HR leaders with insights and strategies for leading through change, fostering a culture of adaptability and resilience.

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