Marie Roberts De La Parra is a strategic coach who will use her emotional intelligence to help you in reorganizing how you are "Being" for extraordinariness in living a Power-filled life. She has more than 15 years of experience in coaching individuals and teams from different places in the world. She provides them with the support they need as they transition to becoming the best versions of themselves. Some of the values I want to imbue to my clients are
self-empowerment, self-sufficiency, and self-mastery.
Marie is a power-coach, accomplished, speaker, author, founder, consultant, thought leader and leadership expert with more than 20 years of success across finance, education, energy, sustainability, non-profit development, and construction management. Leveraging extensive expert knowledge in leadership development, Personal-Power development, education, and business mentoring, she is a valuable asset to companies looking for core culture development, turnaround, governance, and performance.
Her fields of expertise include entrepreneurship; emotional intelligence; power-filled-people, differential instruction teacher-training for student engagement and motivation; financial literacy/financial education; smart money management; business strategy; human resources and people development; business and leadership coaching; business and marketing plans; environmental industry; community and economic development; affordable housing; restructure, transition, succession; innovation; strategic alliances; and organizational development. Marie is one of the one-hundred co-authors of the bestseller leadership book 1Habit ™; and is a contributor to the book Ethical Decision Making: Cases in Leadership and Organization™ by Dr. Patricia Mitchell. She is the author of the book 50 Tips for Increasing Your Personal-Power ™ .
In her executive career, Marie has held leadership positions at Wait a Green Minute as the
Chief Emotional Officer (Founder, >12 years); Terra Green CDC (Founder, >17 years); and
BMB Construction Properties (Founder, >22 years). She has been responsible for successfully securing >$300M for small business lending, and assisting >2,500 small businesses with access to capital. She is the founder of a tax-exempt certified microfinance lender entity. She founded and leads a socially responsible environmentally friendly development company.
As a strategic sustainability master planner of community and economic development, she focuses on innovation in sustainable-practice building and workforce growth, developing and creating energy-efficient communities with economic goals to improve comprehensive community living, health, and wellbeing. The company provides environmental planning, water and energy efficiency, designing, and consulting, as well as sustainable job creation and policy influence. The company is certified in a city, state, and federal level. She provides her expertise in the fields of education, and is a loan committee member for 1(7) certified California Financial Development Corporations, Nor-Cal FDC, and maintains a member seat of the board table at the University of San Francisco B.A.S.E. (Black Achievement Success & Engagement). In January 2020, she became the San Francisco chapter president of the national organization the IAW (International Association of Women), which is the largest membership organization of women in the U.S.
Marie earned an M.A. in Community Development Policy and Practice from the University of New Hampshire, Carsey School of Public Policy. She has received certifications in business management and operations from Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management and the UCLA Anderson School of Management, in addition to >20 other professional certifications. She has won >16 local, state and national business and community honors, awards, and recognitions, including an appointment to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Environmental Finance Advisory Board, and the California Department of Consumer Affairs, Bureau of Private Post-Secondary Education Advisory Committee; while also earning Certificates of Special U.S. Congressional Recognition.
She is passionate about work that empowers people and is pursuing a Ph.D. in Education from the University of San Francisco in Organization and Leadership, obtaining a minor in Learning and Instruction. Her research is focused on self-knowledge developing pathways for unceasing deep-rooted strategies in leadership, education, and entrepreneurship for impactful change. Marie has served on numerous boards to increase business, community and economic sustainability for the long-term providing services in the United States; and within international markets that include Spain, the Canary Island; and West Africa. A highlight in her career has been in becoming a Fellow of the Global Citizen Alliance in Salzburg, Austria. Having the love of supporting and empowering others Ms. Roberts De La Parra is currently partaking as an educator/ lecturer at the UC Berkeley Extension regarding "Leadership: Power and Influence in Organizations".