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Founder of Buena Gente, a leading performance-driving consulting firm that specializes in enabling individuals and organizations to achieve greater success by optimizing productivity and improving competitive advantage through emotional intelligence. She has impacted over 100 clients representing more than $3 billion in revenues combined in the corporate, academic, and government sectors. Prior to founding Buena Gente, she spent eleven years leading systematic change initiatives in the private sector. Commitment to social good fueled Marta Michelle to collaborate in the development of dozens of social innovation programs, as well as funding strategies, raising over $50M. She also advised start-up businesses on robust planning and visibility strategies for market penetration, resulting in significant growth. Additionally, she founded AccessLatina, the first multi-market accelerator for Latina entrepreneurs to enable their economic potential, and is a Mentor at the Stanford Latino Entrepreneurship Initiative. She has served in numerous boards and keynoted over 300 conferences. Earlier in her career, she dedicated fifteen years to establishing service programs across various levels of government to promote efficiency and sustainability. She completed her doctoral studies in Clinical Psychology, concluded an Executive Program of Social Impact Strategy at the University of Pennsylvania and is also a Presidential Leadership Scholar.