María José Martínez is the CEO of MJMAR, a human resources and organizational development consultancy based in Madrid, Spain. She is associated with the Georgetown University in Washington D.C., U.S.
María José Martínez is graduated of the Georgetown University International Leadership Coaching program, specializing in leadership presence, personal branding, communication, networking effectiveness across cultures, diversity and inclusion.
She currently teaches and coaches at the European University and also at IBM. In 2017-2018 she has coached and advised 25 Diplomats at the School of Diplomats in Madrid in soft skills development empowering them to unlock their full potential, she also has coached students at the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University and has consulted with the World Bank, Porcelanosa U.S., International Language School, and other global corporations in U.S.
In 2016 she was selected through Georgetown University to support the new career pathway of appointees within President Obama´s White House transition team.
María José is also a certified NLP Practitioner (Gestalt) and PCC certified with the International Coaching Federation (ICF). She has an M.A. in Business Management and an M.A. in Marketing and Communications as well as a B.A. in Human Development and Organizational Psychology all from the University of Valencia. A Spanish native, she has lived and worked in England, Scotland, Spain, United States and Canada, and is fluent in English, Spanish and Catalan.
Global and multinational organizations often struggle with communication and ways to adequately bridge cultural gaps as they adapt to differing local cultures and market needs.
Whether you are entering an emerging market or training a cohort of employees new to the culture, it’s essential to teach and model behaviors around cultural sensitivities. Maria brings over 20 years of intercultural knowledge and human development experience and can show your leaders how to identify critical success factors and lead their teams through successful transitions.