Maura DiRicco

Head of Communications


Maura is the current Head of Communications for New Angles. She is an educator, communicator and Appreciative Inquiry enthusiast (…and American!). Passionate about education, she began her career as a teacher 15 years ago in Lyon. She then moved to Project Management and eventually Head of Communications for an international coaching firm in Paris. Her most recent role was with a social business as a Consultant for the ESS (social and solidarity economy) sector, working on project design, management skills, emotional intelligence, and growing a feed-back culture. Over the years she has specialized in facilitating groups and creating the conditions for creative thinking and strengths-based leadership to emerge.
With a strong background in theatre and public speaking, Maura has also accompanied managers in their preparation for conferences and events. She teachers classes to Master-level students in Events Communication and the development of social business projects.
Maura holds a B.A. in International Relations from William & Mary (Virginia) and a Master’s in Development project Management for social and humanitarian sectors from Ircom (Angers). She is a certified Appreciative Inquiry practitioner (B. Tollec & D. Shaked).