What I Do
In a world where technology is unstoppable and our brains are changing,
I help you and your teams do what machines cannot.
Our world is changing at an unprecedented rate. We are required to function in an ever demanding environment, led by productivity goals and a fast-paced technology that require immediate feedback and permanent connectivity. Our brains are adapting to answer fast and be reactive. To face the current challenges, corporations expect higher competitiveness and an innovate workforce. Simultaneously, many jobs are threatened by automation.
No wonder many people get paralysed by fear and suffer from stress related illnesses. The paradox is that it is precisely now that both companies and individuals need to be more motivated, engaged and resilient to build their futures. So how do we break this cycle and find opportunities to adapt to the new world?
Innovation does not happen without creativity. People are creative when they can find a strong sense of identity, feel their ideas are respected, and can in turn respect other’s. There are two skills that humans need more than ever, which contain the key to adaptability and machines will have a hard time reproducing: Creativity and Collaboration.
We have been trained for a knowledge-based competitive society that neglected education in these skills. Creative thinking and Collaboration cannot be purchased or downloaded, but can be learned and fostered.
It is time to focus on what really matters: recovering a sense of joy at work and in our private lives and preparing for tomorrow’s needs. We are buidling a future beyond Artificial Intelligence.
The Art of Building Creative Teams
Engagement + Initiative+ Innovation
You will be inspired by the awakening of your own creative potential. We explore the creative process to understand what makes a creative team and what it takes to bring ideas into action. You and your team will experience what fosters creativity and understand what blocks it, broaden your innovation potential, and leave with the tools to keep high energy and have fun. A creative mindset makes for resilient and resourceful teams.
The Art of Developing Collaboration
Negotiation + Conflict Management + Influence
Soft kills are the hardest to learn. That's why computers have a hard time reading emotions! If we believe in creating stimulating working environments where people feel free to be creative, we must also know how to deal with conflict, negotiate and influence in a healthy way. You can see more about my work on interpersonal skills and personal development here http://wisergems.com/
The Art of Being You
Coaching + Life Design + Meaning
Creativity is not something you use only on the drawing table. It's what you make of your life. I can help you reinvent your personal story in a way that reflects your true identity. Imagine your best self, and then act upon your imagination to live a brilliant life!
What People Say
about Mirna's corporate workshops
about Mirna as coach
"After almost 10 years within the same organisation, I acknowledged a professional need of change but couldn't position my thoughts or myself around my own desire and ambitions. I therefore sought the support of a professional coach and met Mirna. Mirna listened carefully to my perspectives without judgment in a relationship of trust and respect. Providing support without removing my own responsibility, she enhanced my self-esteem. Mirna does encourage the process of thinking about thinking and provides resources in this regard. This approach to coaching helped me learn in ways that let me keep growing afterwards. With a constant availability, support and encouragement, Mirna gave me the tools to pave the road I'm now on and I'm enjoying the way as much as the vision of the results to come". Laurent, HR Director
“I have learned to use self-reflection to gain confidence. This is what personal growth is about”, Ana Cristina, Psychologist
about Mirna's art events
I'm on a mission to awaken creativity and foster collaboration
Chief Creative Officer
I've had an unusual career path: I started as a dance teacher and professional Flamenco dancer while I was a law student. I then specialised in International law and Legal Cooperation, and had a 20 years-long career as legal adviser and senior manager in the financial sector, where I led multinational negotiations, lobbying and strategic corporate transactions. In parallel, I always pursued creative interests. When the corporate treadmill made me unhappy, I changed my life to do what I love the most: create and connect. I obtained a coaching certification and then graduated in Fine Arts, Artistic Expression and the Psychology of Creativity. My life today is spread between painting, doing research about creative thinking, training, consulting and coaching. My work integrates corporate experience, deep subject-matter knowledge and creative expression.
Flamenco musicians and dancers experience a state of heightened emotion, authenticity and expression, called "Duende". The Oxford English Dictionary defines duende as ‘a quality of passion and inspiration’. If you know me, you know that I put all my passion in anything I do - whether I'm dancing, advising as a lawyer, painting or coaching. Enthusiasm is contagious.
I love sparking creativity and engagement in teams. When people get in touch with their creative power and connect to each other, the Duende comes out and great things happen...
See my art portfolio here: MirnArt site
The Creative Process
This video from Daniel Cordero explains the act of creation like no other. Enjoy!
Art is Theft
Ideas are everywhere, creativity is an act of destruction - reconstruction - appropiation.
Training - Original Events - Coaching
Learning by Doing
My approach to training is both self reflective and interactive. We learn by doing. We create new ways of understanding each other and bonding. We unblock creativity. All my work is tailor made. I also design follow up that makes learning sustainable and keeps teams motivated and enthusiastic.
Art, Wine and Fun!
We take the same brain everywhere, when we are having fun and trying new things our brain is creating new connections. In these events, we prove that art is for everyone! I guide everyone step by step and show how a relaxed, supportive environment is the best way to develop creative thinking.
Life Design Coaching
A humanist and practical approach
I provide active support, share lots of practical tools and help you develop a growth mindset. You will Know Yourself and Know the Others, leave stronger, enthusiastic and ready to enjoy life as a creative adventure.
Inspiring thoughts -and more