a)plan coaching

Specializes in:

  • Leadership Mindset
  • Life Alignment & Purpose
  • Personal Growth & Transformation

Mariano brings a 25-year leadership background, ranging from management consulting to being an entrepreneur himself in the service industry.

First introduced to coaching in the early 2000s, he has applied all the learning to designing a life that inspires him.

Mariano’s coaching philosophy is that all transformation starts with small shifts that become entrenched in who we truly are with practice. Those shifts start with exploration conversations and habits that maintain the discovery of what defines us and who we truly are. As leaders, we generate the future we live into by accessing our three intelligence centers.

Through coaching, Mariano has assisted leaders and changemakers from all walks of life –including entrepreneurs, executives, managers, and individuals– to help them gain clarity and purpose with a sense of groundedness that impacts their professional and personal lives.

Mariano is a world citizen, born and raised in Argentina, and has lived in Canada, Mexico, and Scotland. He coaches in English and Spanish and is currently living in Southern California with his wife and their 2-year-old son.

Education & Credentials

  • ACC – ICF, International Coaching Federation
  • Certified Integral Coach – New Ventures West, San Francisco, CA
  • Landmark Education Graduate
    • Curriculum for Living – Landmark Worldwide 
    • Wisdom Unlimited Course 
    • Communication Access to Power
    • Communication Power and Performance 
    • Leadership Training Program
  • BBM, Business Management – Ryerson University (now Toronto Metropolitan University), Toronto, Canada
  • Native/Bilingual in English & Spanish

Client Testimonials

The process I went through with Mariano has taught me that I have power over my thoughts. I get to choose what to do with my emotions and decide and act consciously. His capacity for listening and taking in what is said creates a space for new ways of thinking through trust and respectful interaction. And above it all, it’s the questions he asks and the words he uses that helped me evolve based on my objectives. After our sessions together, I’m left with a sense of fulfillment that makes my journey joyful.”

Luciana, Culinary Operations Manager

“On a professional level, I now see a completely different future for myself. As a manager, I now see my strengths in a tangible way. As a leader, I can’t wait to start my very own restaurant – something I never thought I’d be able to do. And on a personal level, I feel that I can make clearer decisions and have a measured response now. And although I didn’t know it at the time, this is what we’ve been working towards all this time – I had no idea this was where we’d end up.”

Annie, Restaurant Manager

I have this enormous sense of stability right now. Everything feels different after being coached by Mariano. Some things used to matter to me because I was in survival mode, but they have a different meaning now. I can look at things differently now and feel grateful and grounded. One of my worries as I start this new role as Program Manager is that I will run into dead ends when it comes to implementing my ideas and achieving my goals for this project. But now I can distinguish what’s noise and feel fully confident that I’ll be able to handle whatever comes up for me in this new environment.”

Ian, Program Manager

“After going through the coaching process with Mariano, something shifted for me. And I noticed it during a job interview, which I hadn’t experienced before. And it had to do with me tapping into a deeper part of myself. It was about me explaining my value to the company, how I was a good fit, and honestly speaking about myself in a way that felt 100% authentic. Owning that was a huge win for me.”

Marcelo, Independent Contractor

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