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Chief Life Impact Strategist
Maria Diaz, MBA, is a dynamic leader with expertise in corporate training and business acumen whose twenty-year career demonstrates a passion and commitment to optimum professional and personal performance. Highly analytical, strategic and multilingual (English/Spanish/French) with a strong business acumen partnered with passion and commitment to excellence and joy. Expertise in training and development, education administration, management, operations and process improvement for fast paced virtual, corporate, technology, government and nonprofit environments.
Maria began her distinguished career by serving her country as an AmeriCorps National Service Member in the Domestic Peace Corps where she was honored to receive the Mark E. Clark Leadership Award and selected as a McNair Scholar. She then lead the Student Finance Initiative at the Minnesota Higher Education Services Office and ran a K-6 after-school program in the Bronx, NY serving over 200 children. On a policy level, Maria managed over 15MIL in federal grants to meet education, public safety, and employment needs for the Corporation for National and Community Service, Washington DC. She took her passion for education to corporate training by founding her own business, Military Test Prep in Miami, FL.
Maria then took various leadership roles where she was recognized as a top performer. Through strategic planning and partner collaboration, she developed and implemented training programs and initiatives that focused on Leadership Development, Change Management, Strategic Planning, Diversity and Inclusion, Team Building, Communication, Conflict Resolution, Innovative Strategies, Employee Engagement and National Service in Higher Education, Military, Technology and Corporate environments.
With proven success in Corporate, Higher Education, and Non-Profit Maria currently and offers corporate training and business consulting specializing in: leadership development, increasing professional productivity through employee engagement, strategic planning, project management, Six Sigma operational process improving, higher education financing, effective corporate communication, leadership development, conflict resolution, and Cisco technology and communications systems, management, executive coaching and corporate retreats.