Mariana Vélez — Integral Coach
Mariana Vélez brings ten years of experience in the public and non-profit sectors catalyzing socio-environmental sustainability through leadership coaching, multi-stakeholder dialogue facilitation and storytelling for wholeness.
Mariana is a certified Integral Coach from New Ventures West in San Francisco, California. In the belief that inner and outer landscapes are one, she is committed to helping social and environmental innovators and teams become more resourced at protecting people and nature. Her coaching approach supports clients in developing emotional, conversational and relational capacity to bring their vision and grounded leadership more fully into the world. Her experience facilitating cross-sectoral leadership networks enables her to support teams towards clarity of purpose, trust-based partnership and generous collaboration.
She currently works at The Nature Conservancy, strengthening leadership networks around community-based conservation, and serves as mentor in the Professional Coaching Certification Program in New Ventures West and in the Byron Fellowship. Her professional trajectory has encompassed working in the United Nations Development Program, in Mexico City’s Human Rights Commission, and as independent consultant for sustainability strategy. Mariana is a Fulbright-Garcia Robles Scholar with an MS in Environmental Policy from the University of Michigan and holds a BA in International Relations from Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico City.
Having lived in Mexico, Panama, Ecuador and the United States, her strong multicultural background supports her coaching and leadership style, which is constantly enriched by her commitment to diversity. Mariana nourishes her inner landscapes by practicing meditation, swimming and yoga, by reading novels and by resting into the beauty and restoration of nature. She explores and communicates her vision of wholeness through stories that can help communities deepen into acceptance of things as they are and open into a collective vision of the things they desire.