Santalynda Marrero


Dr. Santalynda Marrero is an executive coaching expert, consultant, speaker and author of The Diversity Calling; Building Community One Story at a Time.  She received her doctorate from Rutgers University in Counseling Psychology and applies her academic and career experience to facilitate organizational, team and individual leadership development in an inclusive way that seeks to engage, expand and transform.

Over the years Santalynda has worked both nationally and internationally and is fluent in Spanish. During the past 25 years she has worked as an internal and external consultant in an array of environments, healthcare, government, academia, finance and technology.

Santalynda has helped her clients with:

  • Collaborative strategy planning
  • Vision framework
  • Culture change
  • Team and leadership development
  • Diversity and inclusion training
  • Individual and team coaching

To enhance organizational alignments she has facilitated:

  • Retreats
  • Team building exercises
  • Development of high performance teams
  • Conflict resolution

Being bicultural, bi-literate and bilingual in Spanish has afforded Santalynda the opportunity to work internationally. Diversity and inclusion, in addition to cultural engagement, are core to all her work. Her curiosity and love for cultures engages her in world travel and in a faculty role at the Summer Institute for Intercultural Communications (SIIC).

Santalynda was born and raised in New Jersey. She and her son currently live in the San Francisco Bay Area.