About Marta

Marta Maria Miranda-Straub is a Latinx  woman who has spent her life working towards building equity, inclusion and creating systems change. Her activism has focused on advancing social and economic justice for marginalized communities. She lives and works at the intersection of identities, ethnicity, race, gender and sexualities, applying an intersectional feminist lense to all that she does.

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May 8, 2019 in Events

Conflict Management Class

Unable to Advocate for yourself without becoming defensive, passive or aggressive? Do you shy away from initiating difficult conversations? Marta Miranda-Straub and Melissa Johnson present: CONFLICT MANAGEMENT Learn the skill…

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May 3, 2019 in Announcements, Podcast

Latest Podcast – Redlining

Podcast episode 5 is up!  Check out Redlining on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play or on the Leading in Color website. Episode 5 Redlining REDLINING – Systemic Poverty, Racism and…

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April 3, 2019 in Announcements, Podcast

The Latest Podcast – White Fragility

Podcast episode 4 is up!  Check out White Fragility on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play or on the Leading in Color website. Episode 4 White Fragility White Fragility:/ Noun –…

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March 11, 2019 in Uncategorized

The Intentional Living & Leading Retreat

Catapult Now & Soflo Present: The Intentional Living & Leading Retreat The Intentional Living & Leading Retreat is open to anyone needing a respite to re-energize and refocus their personal/professional…

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“As an employment attorney, one of the most challenging and dangerous human resources issues I address for an employer is working with an employee facing domestic violence. Communicating effectively and reducing the risks of violence to the subject employees and others within the workplace requires a high level of expertise. I worked with Marta on such an issue and would recommend her to any employer and any employment lawyer. There is no one I know of in our community with Marta’s depth of experience, breadth of contacts and ability to effectively communicate with everyone involved in the process from the employee to the CEO of the business. ”

Tom Williams, AttorneyStoll Keenon Ogden PLLC

“Marta is in my humble opinion, the best trainer, facilitator, and presenter out there today! She is funny, captivating and relevant. During the CenterLink 2017 Annual Leadership Summit, Marta engaged LGBTQ community center leaders from across the country on board development and leadership succession planning in a way that captured their attention, made them laugh, and expanded their learning. Marta is a force of nature that will leave your conference participants with an everlasting positive impression, and I can’t wait to see what she brings to our experience next year!”

Lora TuckerCEO Centerlink, Ft, Lauderdale, Fla.

“Marta Miranda’s training The Marriage of Compassion to Resilience: Beyond Kale and Pedicures is incredibly powerful. It has changed the way I approach supervising/coaching my staff and how I personally incorporate self-care and resilience building into my daily routine. This training should be integrated into every agency and every practitioner’s daily work. It is foundational for creating ethical, trauma informed work that will also support retention of staff. ”

Shannon Derrick, LPCCTraining Participant

“Have had the great pleasure of working with Marta for over 20 years in a variety of settings. The knowledge, skills, and passion she brings to her work are incomparable. I I have watched her develop a statewide initiative from the ground up to become a nationally recognized best practice model. She is able to guide an organization through the processes of mission and vision development and strategy in a way that empowers those involved and makes it fun.

Her organizational development and training skills are truly remarkable.”

Cathy j. Cox Cox & Associates Consulting Lexington, Kentucky

“Marta is a wonderful leader. I thoroughly enjoyed the Intentional Living/Intentional Leading Retreat at Valaterra. I now know that I am able to take action steps towards realizing my authentic self. Namaste Laura”

Laura WootonAttorney

“I think I’m like many others, usually moving too fast through life to practice effective self-care. So the opportunity to work with a guide like Marta and set aside a day at the Intentional Living/Leading Retreat was just the thing I needed to bring me back to a place of peace and inner calm. Marta is a skilled coach and has an incredible wealth of strategies to connect you with your authentic self. I will be coming back again soon for more!”

Brian BufordVP of Diversity, University of Louisville

“I was very fortunate to have the opportunity to attend the leadership development retreat hosted by Marta. The day itself was curated wonderfully from start to finish, from the expertly prepared meals to the exercises we were skillfully led through. Marta provided a buffet of opportunities to ensure that participants were able to get what they needed throughout the day. Without question, this retreat was essential to my personal well being and professional growth.”

Rashaad Abdur-RahmanLicensed Clinical Social Worker

“Marta's Intentional Living workshop provided a supportive and challenging environment in which to breathe, share and touch deeply into both the light and shadows of the stories and choices motivating my daily life.”

Sam J FloydMankind Project Member

“Marta has been a trusted mentor for over five years now. She pushes me to think deeply and to challenge myself to stretch beyond what I have thought was possible. I am a better leader and a better human being for the time I have spent with Marta. I highly recommend her!”

Mike MaysCEO, Heine Brothers' Coffee

“I called upon Marta to help navigate a delicate HR issue and she not only affirmed the importance of the matter, but she was able to bring all parties to the table in a positive and dignified manner so that we were all engaged in the solution and we are all invested in the outcome. We are a stronger team as a result and we carry her guidance with us as we navigate our interpersonal workplace relationships.

Marta brought her years of experience in working with sexual harrassment and intimate partner violence and transformed her training to speak specifically to what we needed in our work place. The resources and talent she provided allowed us to have an honest conversation about what is important and necessary to create a safe, respectful and nurturing workplace environment.”

Susan HershbergWiltshire Pantry