About me

I want to help you discover your areas for leadership development, maximize your strengths, build effective work environments for your teams, and help you champion success throughout your organization or business.

As an executive coaching and leadership consultant with over 20 years of experience in the banking and finance industry, I love helping you crystallize your vision and develop a top-performing, world-class team. 

I’m known as an enthusiastic, results-driven business maven with a collaborative coaching style. My clients recognize me as an agent of change, whether from the powerful changes that come from an increase in self-confidence or the changes that come with strategizing plans with achievable outcomes. I specialize in holding the flashlight, so your hands are available to do the work.

I am an independent practitioner with a passion for catalyzing leadership potential and fostering business expansion. I proudly hold credentials that speak to my commitment to your success.
As a member of the Maxwell Leadership Certified Team, I'm equipped with John Maxwell's world-renowned leadership insights.
Additionally, my certification as a GrowthWheel business advisor ensures that I bring practical growth strategies to the table.

Although I primarily work in the United States, I’ve loved my time working in the Dominican Republic and Costa Rica. My book, Atrévete a Ser Una Mujer Exitosa, has sold throughout Latin America. 

I am passionate about community wealth building in its truest form. Wealth has to be people-centered, as it is more than dollars. Economic and community development needs to focus on building collaborative, inclusive, and locally-controlled economies.

Although my parents are from different towns in Baja California, Mexico (Rosarito and Algodones, Mexicali), I grew up in Los Angeles County, CA, where I happily absorbed elements of Jalisco culture from my foster family. Growing up, I was often the “voice” for my parents which where my passion for developing and supporting projects which give voice to and serve diverse communities is rooted.

My Life Trajectory

I was born on January 23 in Torrance, California.
I was recognized alongside my co-founders of the Latino Business Alliance for our contributions. - Latino Business Alliance
I shared words of gratitude when accepting an award from the City of Salem Chamber of Commerce for being a citizen who contributes significantly to the community. Recognition “The Outstanding Young Professional 2011.”
Salem First Citizen Awards
2013- I appreciated the opportunity to be the master of ceremonies at Café y Pan Dulce, the Latino Business Alliance’s networking event .
Café y Pan Dulce
2022- Here I am with my beloved son, Delfino Garibay, Jr. “My son is my drive and motivation. He’s the engine that drives me to be a strong, visionary woman and live my life with purpose.”
2022- At the launch of my book, Atrévete a Ser Una Mujer Exitosa. The book guides women in their personal, professional, leadership, and spiritual development to achieve their desired success.
2011- I’m infinitely grateful for the mentorship of Forrest Peck, who nominated me for the Salem First Citizen Award.
Salem First Citizen Awards
2012- It gave me great joy to teach finances to the Girl Scouts at Colonia Libertad, a migrant farmworker housing development in Salem, OR.
2017- It was a great honor for me to collaborate with John C. Maxwell in Costa Rica to support the Mejoremos Costa Rica Foundation, a specialized non-profit focusing on training and strengthening life skills, soft skills, cognitive, emotional psychosocial competencies, and principles of ethical leadership.
Mejoremos Costa Rica
2013- It was an honor to be selected by the community to be one of the pioneers of UNID@S, a supportive leadership program that fosters cohesion, trust, and relationships among Latinos. UNID@S.
Latino Network
2022- It was a great pleasure to have one of our tour stops of the Atrévete a Ser Una Mujer Exitosa Tour at the Washington County Chamber of Commerce in Hillsboro. Washington County Chamber of Commerce | Oregon
Washington County Chamberor
2015- I fondly remember sharing the Hispanic Heritage Month event with Mayor Anna Peterson. Anna Peterson - Mayor - Anna Peterson for Mayor | LinkedIn
2009- I greatly admire José Hernández, the Mexican astronaut, and it was an honor to chat with him at the Oregon Zoo.
2022- I was overjoyed to participate in a celebration for Robin Shuckman, the owner and Executive Director of Business Network International (BNI), Oregon and Washington.
2013- When I was the manager of Key Bank, it was motivational for me to collaborate with City of Salem Human Rights Commission and community members as it allowed me to be a bridge for my community.
2020- It is a privilege to be the co-founder of Latinos Pros with Jonathan Castro, Irvin Sánchez, Lorenzo Flores, and many more. The organization focuses on empowering entrepreneurs to build win-win relationships.
2011 - I received with great joy a recognition from the Salem Chamber of Commerce for being an outstanding contributing citizen in the community.
2013- I was privileged to meet Don Miguel Ruiz, Jr. Here we are along with my cousin Pedro Saal.
2020- Receiving the Paul Harris Fellowship award was a great honor. My contribution, service, and friendly relationships worldwide were the determining factor in being recognized for my service to the community. Thank you Salem-Creekside Rotary.
Creekside Rotary Club of Salem
2014- I was honored to assist the acclaimed leadership expert, Consuelo Castillo Kickbusch, when she was the keynote speaker at the Hispanic Heritage Month Breakfast.
2015-18- As a Human Rights and Public Relations Commissioner for the City of Salem, Oregon, I was also a spokesperson for encouraging citizens to volunteer in the community.
City of Salem Volunteer
I enjoy the company of my Tabby cat, Luna. Fun fact: Did you know Tabby cats are distinguished by having a characteristic "M" on their forehead?
2009- I’m honored to be one of the cofounders of the Latino Business Alliance and Expo Negocio | Latino Business Showcase.
2022-23- As the consultant with Alianza Poder for their first cohort of Community Wealth Building Fellows, I am proud to have laid the foundation for this important project.
AP-CWBF - CAPACES Leadership Institute

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