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What’s the #1 thing everyone in the world wants?

I believe that the answer, quite simply, is:


More happiness, more passion in their relationships, more energy, more meaning. They want more productivity, more success at work, more money!

Everyone wants more of the good things that life has to offer, right? Well, to get more, people need to activate their full potential.

They need to hit a higher gear and become high performers at whatever they do.

They have to become more focused, productive, influential, and successful.

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Unlock your true potential with Emotional Intelligence, an Empowering Mindset, and High Performance Habits.

I’d like to help you do that.

I’m Maria-José Egas Vallejo, AKA “MJ”, a Certified High Performance Coach, Certified EQ-i 2.0 & EQ360 (Emotional Intelligence) + Hardiness Resilience Gauge Practitioner, and founder of Mind Jolt Academy: Release, Realign, Re-engage! Through trainings and coaching, I can help you feel fully engaged, joyous, and confident in all areas of your life so you can enjoy the journey too.

I bring you clarity, confidence, and courage to create the life you want without burnout, fear, and frustration. I use a science-backed and results-oriented High Performance Curriculum proven to help you step into the best version of yourself so you take back control of your life, reclaim your agenda, and move toward your goals and dreams. Each session builds on the next one making you achieve results consistently, tap into your potential, fulfill your purpose, and live a charged life.

Coaching is an influence process that leads to discovery, decision-making, performance improvement, and better living. My style is called High Performance coaching: it’s about how you can reach long-term success while maintaining your well-being and relationships along the way.

When you work with me as your Certified High Performance Coach (CHPC), we explore together:

  • how clear you feel about your overall life and goals;
  • whether or not you have the physical energy and mental stamina to perform your best;
  • how confident and bold you show up in the world;
  • what distractions or poor habits cause you to fall off course (and what routines can keep you on track);
  • what you can do to better influence, lead and inspire your peers and all those you serve;
  • how you can make a bigger difference or contribution;
  • how you can reclaim your power to create the life you desire.

I’m trained and certified by

The High Performance Institute

Founded by Brendon Burchard (, is a team of scholars who conducted research on how high performers think, behave, influence others, and win. They’ve created the world’s only validated high performance assessment as well as the first professional certification program in the field, and I am proud to be one of only 1000 Elite Certified High Performance Coaches™ in the world.

The High Performance Institute has learned through a decade of high performance coaching as well as a three-year research study of high performers worldwide that: dramatic performance improvements are possible with deliberate habits. Practice certain habits and, boom, life changes for the better. It turns out there are just six habits that seem to matter most. Those six habits, which we call the high performance habits or the “HP6” are: seek clarity, generate energy, raise necessity, increase productivity, develop influence, and demonstrate courage.

Psysoft Ltd.

An Occupational Psychology Consultancy Company ( specialized in the training of coaches in the fields of emotional intelligence and psychometric testing (recognized by the British Psychological Society BPS). They certified me as practitioner of the following human performance and development tools:

The Emotional Quotient Inventory (EQ-i 2.0 + EQ-i 360), the world’s leading measure of emotional intelligence, applies decades of research to support High Performance and growth. EQ skills are critical for communicating effectively, resolving conflict, forming strong relationships, solving problems, create powerful coping strategies, building teams and leading effectively.

EQ, unlike IQ, can be substantially strengthened and developed. You will receive a detailed assessment of 15 crucial skills, a comprehensive report describing how your EQ competencies work together for effectiveness, and strategies for bringing everything into balance.

The Hardiness Resilience Gauge™ (HRG™) is grounded in over 30 years of research and development and provides valuable insight into an individual’s level of hardiness and their ability to cope with stressful and unexpected situations. Research has documented the protective nature of hardiness – people who are higher in hardiness are less likely to experience the negative effects of stress on health and performance. Those high in hardiness are not invulnerable to stress, but they do not experience the same degree of negative stress-related outcomes as those who are low in hardiness.

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High Performing Tools

Amazing resources that you’re going to love using over and over.


Understand the strengths and gaps in the amount of clarity you have in your life right now.


Learn to live in alignment and integrity with your beliefs and values on a consistent basis.


No one wants to go at it alone in life. When you try to achieve real things you need somebody to cheer you on and to brainstorm with


It’s central to everything we do – to always be willing to push ourselves to our highest level of growth and contributions. You need someone to challenge you to grow.

Ready to create a breakthrough in your life?

Apply to talk to me for 15 mins for FREE to see if and how I can help you understand where you have strengths and gaps in the amount of clarity you have in your life right now.

The application button will take you to a questionnaire to help you sort out the issues you are experiencing. Should those 15 minutes prove fruitful to you, and we’re a good fit, I’d invite you for a full strategy session of 45 min to create a game plan to navigate your current challenge.

Having the MAP to get out of the woods might be just what you need. In life, we face uncertain situations where our performance really matters. Let’s create that map to lead you through the thicket of life to your highest levels of success.

Are you ready for the next chapter? Let’s put an “X” on that map today and get you clarity about who you are and where you want to go at this stage of your life.


Sabrina Nicod

Wedding Planner & Philanthropist – Ticino, Switzerland

“MJ is gifted with the unique talent of being able to listen. A session with her is a path that leads you, with her help and passion, to where you want step by step. It doesn’t matter if you in which stage of your life you are, you’ll always take home something during every encounter with Mind Jolt and will keep growing, supported by MindJolt Academy!
Thank you MJ for being you!”

David Simoni

Attorney at Law – Ticino, Switzerland

“Working with MJ has helped me so much to regain the courage and motivation to manage a couple of challenges in my personal life. I have improved my communication skills and I feel more persuasive and confident in myself. The tools and concepts shared in the coaching sessions definitely made me feel better equipped to manage my mind-set and current challenges.”

Gabriela Cadena

PMP, CERT, ALB/ACB – Maryland, USA

“Working with Coach MJ has helped me increase my influence, productivity and clarity. She is very knowledgeable about these subjects and it quickly able to provide lots of resources as well as insightful comments. Only work with her, if you want to get massive results as a result of taking massive, consistent action.”

Janine Howe

Teacher and Entrepreneur – Brussels, Belgium

“I am loving the coaching sessions, I love feeling so supported and enjoy the feedback and
suggestions I receive, I also love the opportunity to grow and extend myself. I am very grateful for the
opportunity to do this.”

David John O’Donnell

Senior IT Professional – Geneva, Switzerland

“I have invested in coaching and mentors before but so far this is way more useful and life changing than anything else I have done. I am way out of my comfort zone at times but I am actually happy with that :)”

Vick Verhaeghe

Enterpreneur and Owner at V-PROJECTS – Overijse, Belgium

“MJ’s radiant face and great empathy but with an enthusiastic approach (I can’t deal with the “zen” approach” it makes me crawl into my shell and never come out again). I love All the INSIGHT I have gained on my own thinking and overthinking and overreacting”


Sales Manager – Switzerland

“This is a good structured programme with the advantage that we cover various topics. What is important for me is also the additional information, like video links, books etc. Important for me is the feedback and to focus on creating Tommy 2.0.”

Yasin Özbas

Finance Director – Panama City, Panama

“The sessions and MJ have exceeded my expectations.”

Enthusiastic Coachee

IT Manager, Germany

“Working together with MJ helped me get my life back on track and become a better version of myself. Everyone can be a high performer as long as you consciously choose to invest energy and motivation in yourself. MJ has an extensive arsenal of tools and techniques as well as a great deal of experience in coaching. Her unique talent is to listen and to find a solution to any difficult situation you might be facing. Personal development is a lifelong commitment to yourself that leads to living a happier and more fulfilled life.”

Jeanne Skrocki

Assistant Concertmaster, Pacific Symphony Orchestra, CEO Genie Music, Inc., Co-Owner, Fully Promoted of Riverside. California, USA

“Thank you so much, MJ. Your guidance and your way of helping me on this path of discovery is so deeply compassionate and effective. I so resonate with your own experiences and the competence that it brings to your coaching.
I am so grateful and so blessed to have crossed paths with you those years ago and to now be learning so much because of your help.”

Enthusiastic Coachee

Project Manager and International Consultant, Paris

“MJ is the most efficient and inspiring personal development coach l know.
She has an expertise in making people achieving their goals.
She enabled me to develop structure, clarity, confidence and organization with concrete strategies to reaching my professional objectives. MJ has superior communication skills and provides a holistic approach in her coaching to work on key pillars of personal growth and therefore makes you grow at different levels, both in the personal and professional life.
I highly recommend her to every young professional seeking advice in their career development, and to experienced entrepreneurs and leaders to continue growing.
I would recommend to take both her powerful focused training sessions together with her high-performance longer-term coaching to working on specific objectives.”