Mariana draws inspiration from the journey that led her from refugeehood to becoming a change expert in the ever-changing healthcare industry. Perhaps because she was exposed to assimilation challenges that most people never encounter, she discovered the grit to move forward and strengthened her empathy for those who are going through challenges themselves.
In her 15-year career in Change Management, Mariana specialized in supporting large change initiatives and furthering organizational capacity for change. In her approach, she utilizes strong relationships combined with a passion for agility and strategic thinking. Mariana is also a Leadership and a Life Coach who inspires people to re-discover adaptability, resilience, and grit through accessing their inner resources of personal power, courage, and compassion.
Mariana’s curiosity led her to couple her firsthand experiences with a strong theoretical foundation. She holds ACMP CCMPTM certification in Change Management, is a certified Prosci Trainer, and holds certifications in both Prosci and AIM change methodologies. She is also a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, SAFe Agilist, and has earned a master’s degree in Organizational Psychology. Before discovering her calling in Change Management, Mariana was implementing and maintaining enterprise information systems focused on client/customer.
Her current role with Cigna Healthcare encompasses the implementation of various strategic initiatives across the enterprise. Mariana has held past and present positions on the boards of not-for-profit organizations focused on furthering awareness of, education about, and conservation of the caves. In addition to caving and hiking, in her free time, she loves connecting with people through sharing the fruits from her garden and the orchard and the creations she makes in her kitchen.