Carolina brings a multicultural sensitivity combined with a multidisciplinary background in science, business and the arts which lends a unique lens to her practice.
Developing Conscious Leaders & Inclusive Workplaces
Carolina is a Certified Leadership Coach, a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) consultant, a Professional Speaker, trainer and facilitator. She specializes in supporting diverse leaders break through generational conditioning so that they can achieve intentional results, redefine success and express who they truly are at the core. She does this by heightening their awareness to uncover their blind spots so that they can consciously develop behaviors that cultivate their leadership potential.
Carolina is a certified Leadership Coach who trained with the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (IPEC) and is credentialed with the International Coaching Federation (ICF) where she maintains her Professional Certified Coach (PCC) designation. She is also a professional speaker, who earned the prestigious Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) status with the National Speakers Association, which is held by less than 15% of speakers globally. She is also a member of the Society for Diversity and holds both the Certified Diversity Professional (CDP) and Certified Diversity Executive (CDE) credentials.
Carolina is a passionate advocate for diversity, which has shaped every aspect of her life. She is a Montreal native with both Hispanic and Indian roots, fluent in English, Spanish and French. Her educational background is just as rich and diverse, with an undergraduate degree in Cell and Molecular Biology, a Masters degree in Science (Experimental Medicine), a Masters degree in Business Administration and a professional certificate in acting from the Neighborhood Playhouse School of Theatre in New York. Her multidisciplinary and multicultural background lends a unique lens to her practice.
Bachelors in Cell and Molecular Biology,
Master of Science (Experimental Medicine)
Master of Business Administration
Certified Diversity Executive (CDE)
Certified Diversity Professional (CDP)
Professional Certified Coach (PCC)
Certified Speaking Professional (CSP)
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (teacher in training certification with UCSD)
Professional certificate in acting from the Neighborhood Playhouse School of Theatre in New York.
Why I do this work
Everything begins with the brain. From a young age we are conditioned to think and behave in certain ways based on our upbringing. These patterns become deeply ingrained and some of them serve to amplify our leadership potential while others detract from it. It requires a commitment to the ongoing process of self-awareness to continuously uncover our blind spots in order to discover which habits are working for us and which are not. Then it takes conscious effort to replace old habits with new ones and to sustain that change. But the rewards are priceless.
The neuroscience behind all the work that I do excites me not only because I’m a scientist by training but because I have experienced first hand how transformative this process can be. As the daughter of immigrant parents, I know what it’s like to be affected by Generational Conditioning TM(the beliefs and behaviors that have been passed down to me). There is no blame or shame in this process since this is simply how our brain functions much like unconscious bias. However, as an adult I’ve had to put in the work to discern which perspectives need to be changed in order for me to create the intentional results I desire rather than perpetuating outcomes from my default conditioning. As a student of these principles my own life has been impacted in ways I could have never imagined. In fact, I believe in this work so much that I changed my career path to dedicate my life to this.
To date, I’ve worked with thousands of leaders across the globe in various industries, in government, corporate and non-profit organizations as a speaker, trainer, coach and consultant. I’ve had the privilege of observing my clients experience their own transformation. And there are no words to describe that feeling other than to say, I live for this work because it’s more than a job – it’s my life’s purpose.