Ed Yates
Kantar Retail Consulting

“I have worked with a lot of talented people in my 30 year-career but few compare with Graciela Meibar.  Her intelligence, enthusiasm, and vision make her one of the rare “big idea” people who also get things done.

I had the good fortune to partner with Graciela as she set out to raise the performance of the global sales community at Mattel.  Over the course of ten years, she took a Sales team that were largely talented deal-makers and helped create a sophisticated, analytically-minded, world-class customer management team.  Graciela built competencies and training, initiated ground-breaking insight projects and coached senior leaders to drive both process and cultural change.

What’s her secret?  Graciela is a highly credible leader who draws on years of experience in both line and staff roles.   And she leads with a touch of humility - her goal is always team success, not individual glory.

Finally--as anyone who has worked with her will tell you--Graciela is an absolute pleasure to work with – she will brighten your day!”

Alma Tilghman
Founder, Paper Planes, LLC

"Graciela is an amazing and inspirational leader. I can wholeheartedly say that if it were not for Graciela, I would not have had the courage to follow through with the necessary steps in starting my own business. Graciela has given me that extra push that I needed and given me the confidence to feel like a true leader. I cannot recommend her services enough and if you are lucky enough to work with her consider yourself truly blessed!"

Nolan Rollins
CEO, Los Angeles Urban League

“As an Executive who has lead Urban Leagues throughout the nation from challenged to success. It is always critical to have experienced, intellectual and competent partners to make turnaround possible. Graciela Meibar's private sector experience, intuition and expertise has been an invaluable asset to making the Los Angeles Urban League once again one of the preeminent nonprofit organizations in the nation."

Eve Waldman
HR Director, Lucky Brands

“When I accepted a new position with new and unique challenges, I chose Graciela to coach me through the transition. She’s challenged me and encouraged me, providing me the tools and resources to ensure success. I wouldn’t be where I am now without Graciela!”

Grace MacArthur
SVP HR Global Brands Mattel, Inc.

Graciela is a true expert on Diversity and Inclusion in the workplace. She is insightful, courageous and passionate on the subject. She is also a terrific Leadership Coach with excellent credentials and 30 years of Corporate experience to draw upon. She is a great listener and empathizer and shows good judgment in providing advice especially in the interpersonal skills/emotional intelligence arena. She has done a lot of work in mentoring others especially younger women in the workforce. She also has a strong business background - having held executive roles in Global Sales for a major FMCG company.

Graciela was also tapped to develop and deliver a Global Sales Training strategy to upgrade global sales skills and the quality of Sales Talent at a Fortune 500 organization. She has served on numerous not for profit boards and has been heavily involved in gender and diversity initiatives in the Los Angeles community.”

Christine Warman
Director of HR-Retail Stores at American Girl Place

"Graciela is am amazing person and one that has influenced my work life. She is insightful and funny. She has brings wisdom and prospective to all my interactions with her."

Mita Crawford
Crawford Consulting - Talent Acquisition and Diversity Leader

"Graciela is truly gifted when it comes to diversity and coaching. Her empathy and compassion coupled with a deep understanding of navigating differences makes her uniquely effective in this work. Graciela listens with compassion and she was great at providing excellent solutions and coaching. A conversation with Graciela left you re-energized and motivated to learn more about yourself and how you could best thrive and contribute to the organization.

Graciela is a unique individual that lights up the room when she enters, her smile, her authentic concern and compassion for others is evident by her presence. Her infectious energy changes the room dynamics instantly. As I would comment to Graciela after working a diversity event (everyone knew her and had great things to say about her) - I felt like I was working with a "Rock Star." I often complimented her for the positive reputation and respect of others she has in the community and the working world for her work. The one word often used to describe her most was what an Awesome person she is! I agree! Graciela is a "rare gem" and anyone that has an opportunity to work with her will be forever changed for the good!"

Peter Bye
President, MDB Group, Inc.

"I have had the pleasure of knowing and working with Graciela Meibar since 2005. As Vice President, Global Sales Talent Development and Global Diversity at Mattel, Graciela was a highly-valued client. More recently Graciela has been a strategic business partner.

As a consultant to Graciela while she was at Mattel, I found her focus on achieving great business results, productivity, and innovation through diversity and inclusion to be unique and remarkable. Graciela's bicultural Cuban and American background informed her work and was a source of strength and insight as we collaborated in developing a global diversity and inclusion strategy for Mattel. I continually found myself learning from each interaction. Graciela is a natural, insightful coach!

More recently I had the pleasure of partnering with Graciela to co-design and co-facilitate intercultural expertise executive development programs. Our complementary insights and styles materially contributed to the programs being a great success.

Graciela is a very rare person who combines knowledge of people and organizations, strong business experience and acumen, and deep intercultural expertise in a uniquely-effective approach to coaching, facilitation, and consulting. Graciela is brilliant, dedicated, persevering, innovative, and caring. It is also a delight to know and work with her.

I continue to recommend wholeheartedly Graciela to people for coaching, facilitation, and strategic consulting work."