Multicultural executive coach passionate about people, organizational change management and innovation. Strengths
include relationship building, professional development, strategic planning, conflict resolution, data analysis and
facilitation. Exceptional interpersonal skills, proven leadership with experience in program creation and implementation,
negotiation, corporate social responsibility, communication improvement, creative problem solving and teamwork.
Executive coachJan 2015 to Current Maria Guzman Coaching
consultant and transformational life coach focused on helping people achieve meaningful and.
sustainable change for themselves while having an impact in their relationships and organizations.
CONSULTANT/COACHSep 2013 to Dec 2013 The Virginia Gildersleeve International Fund
ConsultantSep 2013 to Dec 2013 Girls, Inc
Executive CoachJan 2013 to May 2013 Akimbo Connect
Collaborated in the creation of a Social Impact Model.
Henry Street Settlement, Domestic Violence Program PRESENT.
Yoga and Meditation Teacher (Trauma healing yoga).
Aug 2012 to Jan 2013 Museo Memoria y Tolerancia, A.C － Mexico City, Mexico
Memory and Tolerance Museum" is a museum dedicated to the purpose of transmitting tolerance and diversity through historical memory.
Pro Bono Legal Counsel.
Part-time Secondment as a member of Jaúregui y del Valle, S.C.
Leaded staff and supervised compliance in all corporate, tax and labor matters arising from the Museum as a non-for-profit organization.
Organized all legal documentation of the Museum and performed due diligence.
Negotiated, prepared and executed all Contracts entered by the Museum.
Associate attorney and managerJan 2011 to Jan 2013 Jauregui y del Valle, S.C － Mexico City, Mexico
specialized in pro bono initiatives, corporate law and Corporate Social Responsibity.
supervisor and coordinator, · Leaded the Corporate Social Responsibility program and created and implemented strategies that significantly improved the firm´s position and ranking awarded by the Mexican Center for Philanthropy ("Centro Mexicano para la Filantropía").
Conceptualized, developed and implemented an environmental awareness campaign that guided the firm towards better environmental practices; organized, coordinated and participated in a now annual firm-wide collaboration to sow trees in benefit of the indigenous preservation group Indigenous Network of Tourism ("Red Indígena de Turismo").
Implemented and coordinated the Reading Challenge ("Reto Leer Más") in collaboration with the Communications Council of Mexico.
A firm-wide campaign that included the creation of a library for administrative staff, focusing on empowerment through the creation of reading habits.
Coordinated pro bono matters acting as liaison with pro bono organizations.
Handled a variety of Pro bono corporate matters and acted as legal counsel to non-for-profit organizations.
Initiated and supervised the now annual "Health Fair" for all members of the firm.
Collaborated in the clearance for Reckitt Benckiser's $483 million acquisition of healthcare assets from Bristol-Myers Squibb.
Foreign AssociateAug 2009 to Aug 2010 Proskauer Rose LLP － New York City, NY
attorney in the corporate group of the Firm.
Practice focused on transactional and finance matters.
in Latin America.
Collaborated in the $450 million bond offering of Pacific Rubiales Energy Corp a Canadian company listed on the Toronto and the Colombian stock exchanges with oil and gas operations in Colombia, Peru and Guatemala.
Prepared documentation in preparation for Credit Agreements, issuance of bonds and Offerings.
Pro Bono Legal Intern and FacilitatorFeb 2009 to May 2009 Neighborhood for Affordable Housing － Boston Mexico City, Mexico, MA
Counseled Hispanic immigrants facing foreclosure due to the credit crisis.
Facilitated Foreclosure Prevention Clinics.
Provided budgeting and financial planning tools.
Negotiated loans with financial institutions.
Researched and wrote legal reviews in regards to the terms of the mortgages.
Banco Azteca, S.A., I.B.M., Trust Division.
Associate AttorneyOct 2006 to Dec 2007
Designed a business development strategy and negotiated the transfer of 500 trusts from Bancomext, a national bank, to the trust division of Banco Azteca.
Identified crisis and persuaded the Legal General Counsel of the Bank to provide Organizational Development Services to the Trust Division.
Facilitated effective communication workshops.
Analyzed, negotiated, and executed Trust Agreements.
Legal InternJan 2002 to Jun 2005 Mexico City, Mexico, S.C.
in the Corporate and Finance groups.
Certified Professional Coach (CPC) by the International Coaching FederationNovember 2014Leadership that Works － New York City, NY
M.S, International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy Organizational Change ManagementJuly 2014The New School － New York City, NYInternational Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy Organizational Change Management
LL.M, Banking and Financial LawDecember 2008Boston University School of Law － Boston, MABanking and Financial Law
LL.B. (Bachelor of Laws)December 2006Universidad Anáhuac del Norte
Native Spanish, Fluent English, Intermediate French
Certified Professional Coach (CPC) by the International Coaching Federation November 2014 M.S , International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy Organizational Change Management July 2014 LL.M , Banking and Financial Law December 2008 LL.B. (Bachelor of Laws) December 2006
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