Marie Diaz, Speaker
Key Messages & Sample Presentation Topics
Bridging the Generational Gap
Negotiating to Win-Win
The New Art of Hiring Smart
Building a Better Business
Presenting Perfect Presentations
Stress for Success
Managing Yourself & Others
The Art of Delegation
Coaching and Counseling
Employee Literacy Problem
Ethics and Business
From Tattoos to Ties; From Piercings to Pearls
If It Weren’t for Under Pressure, We Would Have No Pressure at All!
Sometimes You Feel Like the Pigeon; Sometimes You Feel Like the Ledge!
“She is a true representation of a successful Latina and serves as an inspiration.”
“I would love to see this presenter again!!!”
“Love her- she’s a great example.”
“Great choice for a speaker. Very empowering!!!”
“I feel very empowered and motivated to find my worth and become what I am passionate about.”
“Good speaker! She is a good person with lots of advice.”
“She has overcome so much! Best time to start is now.”
“Very motivational! Thank you!”
“I feel empowered to be more proactive about my attitude and goals.”
“I love your positive energy … You are contagious!”
More About Marie
Marie started out with very humble beginnings as a single mother working three jobs to feed her boys, but filled with tenacity and determination, she ran toward success, never letting her minority status or her womanhood stop her from achieving her dreams. Today, Marie is the CEO and CVO of several businesses including a multi-million dollar Human Resource Firm. Her vision and inspiration have ignited the dreams of thousands around the world and this certified Speaker will light your women professionals and woman business owners on fire!
Marie is a community and civic leader whose platform is to change how small business owners think, how the world views the entrepreneur, and how we ourselves define success. In more definitive terms, Marie’s passion is within her vision, purpose and how this transitions into legacy.
As a business owner herself for more than 20 years, Marie has championed, not only for her own businesses, but has worked tirelessly to search for opened doors that will catapult small businesses everywhere towards success. As any certified minority or woman owned business enterprise understands, opportunities exist everywhere….it’s the “where” these relationships exist and using the opportunities to find them.
As the visionary of your empowerment and motivational conference with a platform that motivates women to carry their vision forward mentally, physically and spiritually, Marie serves women professionals and business owners. Marie believes that women are forever in transition, forever evolving and involving. Great business transactions and acquisitions are made as a result of great relationships. “We must change the game on how we see others within our business relationships”, create consistent relationships that involve more than a hand-shake and the exchange of a business card that is only thrown in the trash cans of America. Women and women-owned businesses must continue to remove the shattered glass ceiling and move upward, but never forgetting to be that catalyst necessary to lift other another woman as well.
Marie continues to empower small, minority and women owned businesses through consultations, workshops and training symposiums throughout the nation and globally. Her extensive knowledge and expertise of business structure, development, certification processes, and leadership have secured her client base and helped them grow from $25 million to over $1 billion.
Choosing the Right Speaker
There are essentially three types of business or professional speakers available in the marketplace. Your choice of speaker will determine how powerful, how effective and how transformational their message will be for your audience.
The first is a professional speaker and sometimes author. This type of speaker is an academic and expert presenter who has researched a subject enough to become accomplished at presenting research findings and material. They may have a number of published works which follow a consistent theme. Harvard educators who have also published books based on their research fall into this category. Speakers in this category have the lowest level of authority – as compared to their peers in other categories.
The second is a professional authority who is a recognized expert based on position or achievement. Olympic athletes and astronauts fall into this category. Because of their unique role or achievement, they are frequently entertaining and interesting speakers, particularly when presenting inspirational content interwoven with their personal story. Speakers in this category have a higher level of authority with audiences because they’ve personally “been there, done that.”
The third type of speaker is professional leader who has achieved something great, usually through a leadership position. Examples include coaches of championship teams, successful entrepreneurs and political leaders. Speakers in this category have the highest level of authority with audiences because they have both the credentials and the track record to be able to speak to a wide variety of issues in a very powerful way.
Marie is in this final category – the proverbial “instant success” after 22 years of entrepreneurial determination, persistence, continuous improvement, and learning though failure. Marie’s personal and professional story has the lessons and the results to resonate with virtually any the audience. Her practical business information combined with anecdotal stories of achievement through adversity will make the message both valuable and memorable.