Marta Miranda-Straub


Marta Miranda-Straub


Marta Miranda-Straub

About Marta

Vision: Transforming self and others by harnessing human potential and creating system change.

Mission: Co-creating sustainable systems that promote equity and inclusion.

Marta has over 40 years of experience in organizational and clinical social work practice.

She maintained a private clinical and consulting practice for over 30 years, providing services in organizational strategy/development, secondary trauma/healing, executive coaching, conflict management, cultural competency/inclusion, implicit bias and authentic leadership, to both private and public sector organizations.

Marta is also an experienced fundraiser with a proven record of securing six, seven and eight figures gifts and estate planning.

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“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