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Guest Instructor – Emotional Intelligence

Mariaelena has been an executive and leader for over 25 years. She began her career as a mechanical engineer, so she brings logical, practical approach to personal leadership and balances this with her intuition, empathy, and passion for developing the leadership and emotional intelligence skills of executives and their company’s emerging leaders.  

Mariaelena created VITA Leadership to support individuals, teams, and businesses in achieving their goals to grow, transform, and make a purposeful impact through executive coaching, leadership workshops, business advising, and public speaking.

She is an alumnus of Fielding Graduate University’s Evidence-Based Coaching Program in Personal Development and Organizational Leadership and holds a PCC coaching credential through the International Coach Federation (ICF). Mariaelena is also an Instructor in the UCSB HR program and an Adjunct Faculty Member at SBCC delivering classes in leadership and professional development.

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