Mariana is an experienced design thinking consultant. She believes that radical change is needed in the way organization approach the creation of both success and sustainable growth. Mariana’s practical approach to fostering innovation starts with asking powerful questions to clarify the design challenge. Next she uses her extraordinary ability to empathize with clients and help them uncover both unmet and unstated needs. She uses simple and easily understood tools drawn from a variety of organization development models to develop creative and viable solutions. She leverages her innate ability to connect diverse set of people to get buy-in for change. Finally she always empowers the organizations she works with to carry on human- centered design on their own by creating sustainable communities of practice.
Mariana has worked with a number of organizations as a design thinking coach and facilitator including: Arlington County (Virginia), The Millennium Challenge Corporation, and Northern Virginia Family Service. She has designed and delivered workshops to solve complex problems which have not responded to traditional methods of problem solving. She is a passionate advocate and has spread the philosophy and impact of human-centered design in conferences and workshops.
Mariana has a Master of Science in Organization Development and Knowledge Management from George Mason University and has a BA in Business Administration from the Universidad de Buenos Aires, in Argentina.