INTERDISCIPLINARY TRACK LEAD
Mariana is a choreographer and public speaking coach. Drawing from movement direction, neuroscience and somatic research, Metaspeech’s training develops the necessary soft skills (active listening, giving & receiving feedback, empathy, and leadership) to excel at conscious communication: from pitching & presenting, delivering a difficult message, chairing meetings, motivating a team, or simply inspiring others to get things done.
In the last 3 years, Metaspeech’s tech startup clients have raised over £62M from investors, the BBC’s Dragon’s Den (the UK's Shark Tank), accelerators and pitch competitions. Business clients include major tech players like Google and indeed.com as wells as trailblazing UK startups like GoCardless and Hiyacar.
Mariana has been twice a mentor at Cannes Lions’ R/GA Startup Academy and a regular trainer for cohorts at Temple University, University of Cambridge, and Google for Entrepreneurs. As a speaker, she’s presented on stages across the world, including Mobile World Congress, Ted oodenoug ollege, and TechweekNY.