Mariana Atencio

Motivational Speaker, Peabody Award-Winning Journalist & Bestselling Author

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Travels From: Miami, USA

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    Mariana Atencio

    Motivational Speaker, Peabody Award-Winning Journalist & Bestselling Author

    Speaker Fee Range: Please inquire for fees

    Travels From: Miami, USA

    Mariana Atencio is available for virtual keynotes and webinars. Please complete the form or contact one of our agents to inquire about the fees for virtual engagements. Please note: the fee range listed above is for in-person engagements.

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    Top motivational speaker Mariana Atencio is an award-winning journalist & the bestselling author of Perfectly You. She offers audiences a proven formula to increase productivity, well-being and success on their own terms. Her viral TEDx talk "What makes you special?" has over 14 million views and it's one of the Top 10 TEDx talks on YouTube. Mariana develops and crafts every keynote speech to create a transformational experience for each client and regularly speaks for Forune500 organizations like Microsoft, Spotify, LinkedIn, UBS or CitiBank.

    Mariana Atencio Speaker Biography

    Mariana Atencio is a next-generation top motivational speaker. Her viral TEDxtalkWhat Makes You Special?” has +14M views and is in the top 10 most watched on Youtube.

    Above all, Mariana is a bestselling author & award-winning journalist. The Huffington Post described her as one of the “Top Young Voices in American Newsrooms”. During the last decade she studied the key questions on what it means to achieve balance and happiness in the 21st century.

    Mariana Atencio is a Motivational Speaker & Bestselling Author

    In short, Mariana is trailblazer with a fresh, global perspective on how to get what you want in life. She achieves it through resilience, innovation and self-awareness. In addition, Mariana offers a proven formula to increase productivity, well-being and success in your own terms.

    Her first book, Perfectly You: Embracing the Power of Being Realbecame an instant bestseller. The book is a call to action to unlock the magic of both our personal and professional potential.

    As a popular motivational speaker, Mariana Atencio speaks regularly for Fortune 500 companies worldwide. Her keynote topics include innovation & productivity; diversity; inclusion & belonging, and personal development. She has shared her transformative message with Microsoft, CitiBank, LinkedIn, UBS, Nasdaq and Spotify, just to name a few.

    Peabody Award–Winning Journalist

    Mariana is a former anchor and reporter at NBC and Univision. She has appeared on the BBC, The Today Show; Good Morning America and The Daily Show. Currently, Mariana is featured on the award-winning HBO series “Habla Now” as one of the leaders defining the Latin Experience in America.

    In 2018, she co-founded her own production company, GoLike. Above all, GoLike secured successful deals with Wells Fargo, McDonalds, National Geographic, the U.S. Census Bureau and many more. Additionally, Hello Magazine listed GoLike as one of the 100 most powerful Latina businesses.

    Moreover, Mariana’s work has won a Peabody, a Gracie, and an IRE award. In addition, she won Columbia University Journalism School’s “First Decade Award” and the National Association of Hispanic Journalists Presidential Award.

    Mariana is highly embraced by her social media community for her uplifting messages of inclusiveness and authenticity.

    Mariana Atencio Keynote Topics

    In the wake of Covid-19, we have all - whether we wanted it or not- been thrust into a transformation. Being nimble, adapting, reinventing ourselves have been become key to our survival.

    This isn’t entirely new to Mariana. As a breaking news journalist, she has been covering natural disasters, protests and mass shootings for over a decade. Mariana has been meeting people on what is probably the worst day of their lives. Yet, they’ve shown her incredible kindness, forgiveness and resilience.

    In this very pressing talk, Mariana reveals what she has learned through these interactions and shares applicable takeaways for audiences to -re-act- to the current changes, to reclaim our power, lessen the fear of failure and to reinvent ourselves.

    Human beings innately want to blend in – think back to being a child on a playground. Over time, we repeatedly minimize the traits that make us special until we can even lose our sense of self. Through her powerful speech on authenticity, Mariana will share how minimizing the traits that made her special prevented her from standing out in the marketplace. It wasn’t until she began to recognize and celebrate those differences, life began to shift. Mariana will teach attendees to flip the script and share the power that authenticity holds for an employee, inevitably strengthening teams and impacting the world. Mariana will also share insights of tapping into your authenticity in era of filters and social media.

    After a 10-year career navigating traditional television and social media, having been awarded a Peabody for her work in journalism, Mariana knows how to tell an authentic story – one that will build bridges and create change. In this talk, Mariana will demonstrate how the same principles of authentic storytelling on television can be applied by brands to engage customers and employees alike.

    For better or worse, an authentic story is what sticks. It is essential to our collective history. Mariana will teach the audience how the power of a message, spoken, written, recorded, will be ever present in our lives. Discover what kind of a lasting message YOU want to leave behind and how to make it stick!

    One of the top challenges for executives nowadays is not only ensuring employee diversity and inclusion but also cultivating a sense of belonging. Employees who feel connected and valued are more expressive and liberal with their ideas. This sense of belonging fosters creativity; providing an environment where employees feel safe taking risks.

    How does an organization successfully diversify its workforce? How can they reach underrepresented communities? As the only Latina National correspondent on NBC news, Mariana will share insights for executives on how to attract this diverse talent in the 21st century. She will share tools to help cultivate belonging – championing and celebrating workforce cultures and perspectives. As Mariana explained in her viral Ted Talk “What Makes You Special?”, we think that belonging should happen instinctively, but it takes work. Through exercises like “Your Top 3s”, which Mariana has engaged during global conferences like Spotify Annual Conference and United Nations Girl Up Summit, Mariana will guide attendees on how to discover their own magic in order to recognize and embrace it within their workforce talent.

    Mariana Atencio Speaking Videos

    Mariana Atencio - Virtual Keynote Speaker Reel
    Mariana Atencio - What makes you special?