Is your organization facing communication challenges, employee turnover, or performance issues? If so, your leaders may lack the foundational skills necessary to succeed.

Whether it’s a first-time manager struggling with holding staff accountable or a seasoned VP who wants to elevate and grow his/her team, our integrated program of training/coaching delivers the tools needed to create positive, lasting change.

"Self-awareness involves deep personal honesty. It comes from asking and answering hard questions."

Marie Elena is a consultant, facilitator and coach with nearly 25 years of experience in teaching, marketing and communications. She is the president of MER Leadership Design, a full-service firm that offers training, professional development and coaching to individuals, teams and organizations in need of positive change. Marie Elena is also a business specialist with A Thousand Joys, providing leadership training and coaching to senior management in the non-profit world. She has worked for Fortune 500 companies such as MasterCard, IBM and Deloitte, served as Global VP of Marketing for Datamonitor, a market intelligence and data analysis company, as well as VP of Marketing & Communications for Gilda’s Club Worldwide, a nonprofit cancer support community. Prior to that, she was a vice president at Cohn & Wolfe, NY in the Corporate/Technology Group and an executive at Brodeur Porter Novelli. Her business acumen, along with her graduate training in psychology, equip her with a unique ability to impart tangible skills for personal and professional growth, development and success. She holds a master’s degree in spiritual psychology from the University of Santa Monica and a bachelor’s degree in classics from Trinity College in Hartford, CT. She lives in Santa Monica with her husband and two children, Ryan and Alexa.

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