“One of 22 Latinas in the US recognized by the National Hispana Leadership Institute in 2005 for her extensive leadership and service to the Latino community”

Marisel Herrera is a high-impact certified coach, author, and sought after speaker whose authentic, bold and power-packed message has inspired and empowered thousands of women and youth to live fierce and fearless lives.

The author of a coaching playbook and a cultural memoir, Marisel’s message affirms the power of education, faith, resiliency, culture, and community to transform one’s life. Drawing on her journey of grit and grace from the housing projects of New York City to the halls of academia, over 2 decades as an educational leader and success coach, she equips and empowers diverse and often standing room only audiences with an arsenal of tangible tools and insights about success.

The founding director of an award-winning success coaching program at the largest public university in the nation, she has mentored and coached thousands of students, women, and professionals. Marisel has a graduate degree in Education and has received advanced leadership and coaching certifications from the Gallup Institute, the National Hispana Leadership Institute, the Coaching & Positive Psychology Institute, and the Harvard University JFK School of Government.

Marisel brings a spirit of excellence to all of her work as an author, coach, educator, and leader and has been recognized locally and nationally.


Arizona Commission for Postsecondary Education “Pathways to Postsecondary Education Integrated Impact Award”


Las Comadres de las Americas International Organization: Top 12 Latina Literature Books of the Year


Phoenix Business Journal, “Top 40 under 40” Leadership Award