Próspero Leadership is a leadership development firm focusing on Latinos at all stages of their lives. We provide access to leadership resources currently used at the top US business schools. We showcase personal stories by widely recognized Latino leaders, entertainers, and authors. We are a community of “trusted advisors” committed to each others’ success. We use interactive technologies to give voice and assistance to all members. We provide everyone a place to grow and serve.
Julia earned a Bachelor of Industrial Administration degree from Kettering University and an MBA from Stanford University. In 2003, Julia was the first female recipient of the prestigious Jerry I Porras Latino Leadership award in recognition of her professional achievements and contribution to the community.
Some of her top clients include Chevron, Cisco Systems, Hewlett-Packard, American Medical Systems, Gap, Inc., Clinton Global Initiative for College Students, and the Gates Foundation.
Both Julia and her husband Chris are sought-after conference speakers where they share their experience, strength and hope from having successfully parented a blended family of seven children.
A graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, Maria is a Danforth Fellow and holds a doctorate in community psychology and began her career in academic administration at a private liberal arts college in Northern California. After 8 years teaching and managing cultural outreach programs on campus, she transitioned to a full‐time consulting practice, MGH CONSULTING, focused on training, coaching executives, and coordinating strategic planning efforts. Within the year she was voted Outstanding Hispanic Entrepreneur by the Northern California Region of Hispanic Chambers of Commerce. Between 2008 and 2010 Maria was Managing Director of Western Region for Global Lead, LLC when they acquired her firm. In July 2010, Global Lead merged with Novations and Maria resumed her Northern California independent consulting practice.
A dynamic coach, organizational consultant, facilitator, and trainer,
Dr. Santalynda Marrero draws on more than 25 years experience help individuals, teams and organizations propel to the next level. She is frequently called upon for her broad range of consulting, coaching, facilitation and training skills which make her adept at helping develop individuals, teams and organizations.
Her fluency in Spanish and bi-cultural status have naturally led her to successfully facilitate and train on leadership and diversity/inclusion in Brazil, Venezuela, and Mexico.
Dr. Marrero’s projects both in the public and private sectors have included: diversity and inclusion, cross-cultural skills enhancement, team building, leadership, coaching, strategic planning and organizational change and transition.
Prior to launching SM Consulting in 1993, Dr. Marrero held several internal consulting positions, at Stanford Hospital and Medical Center, Avantek/Hewlett-Packard, Bell Laboratories, and Rutgers University where she received her doctorate in Counseling Psychology. Santalynda recently co-authored a book- The Diversity Calling: Building Community One Story at a Time (2011) available at Amazon.com.
She leverages her expertise in visual communication strategies, graphic and web design, social media integration and event based promotions.
Carole has a passion for market research to accelerate business growth. She performs comprehensive competitive analysis and then translates these insights into concrete client actions and projects. She applies her knowledge and experience in project management, asset allocation, forecasting, budgeting, ROI tracking, and benchmarking.
Her clients include MacroLabs Consulting, Silicon Valley Network Cabling, Play for Position Golf Training, Quality Security Systems, All-Stars, Wilco Communications, and IQV Construction. Caroline earned a BA in Business Management from Saint May’s College and a BS in Web Design and Interactive Media from The Art Institute of California.
Ramon is a San Francisco-based drummer. For over 11 years he has performed and recorded with bands such as Dogcatcher, East of Western, and The Highway Community Worship Band. He has also performed with large ensembles such as the Santa Clara Vanguard Cadets and San Jose Wind Symphony.