Mariaelena has worked with a broad range of companies beginning as a mechanical engineer and rising to hold executive roles in sales, project management, and business operations. Throughout her career, her passion has been coaching and growing people and their businesses. For the last six years she has focused on this work through her own coaching, training, and management consulting practice. She brings practical, actionable, and research-based knowledge and methods to leadership, personal growth, and navigating change.
She holds an ACC credential through the International Coach Federation (ICF) and is an alumnus of Fielding Graduate University’s Evidence-Based Coaching Program in Personal Development and Organizational Leadership.
Through her 20+ years of leadership experience Mariaelena often witnessed emotional intelligence as a positive source of direction, energy, trust, and connection, but also saw how emotions channeled in unproductive ways undermined success, careers, and organizations. Therefore, she applies her additional expertise in Emotional Intelligence (EQ) to support a clients’ ability to be a more successful leader and decision maker by utilizing the information behind their emotions as a strategic resource, in conjunction with cognitive reasoning. She is a certified Emotional Intelligence Coach and Assessor.