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During this webinar, Michelle Maldonado and SIYLI CEO Rich Fernandez engage in a powerful discussion about systemic racism, using emotional intelligence to address racism, and how to build A Bridge to Better.

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Michelle Maldonado is Founder & CEO of Lucenscia, a human potential and mindful business transformation firm dedicated to developing leaders and organizations with positive impact in the world. A former corporate and technology attorney turned business development and operations professional with more than 20 years of leadership experience and over 35 years of contemplative practice, Michelle now dedicates her time to helping leaders and their teams do their inner work to create outer impact. She is a Search Inside Yourself Level 2 Certified Teacher® with the Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute, and a Certified Mindfulness Teacher-Professional Level (CMT-P) with the International Mindfulness Teachers Association.

When not working with clients or spending time with family, Michelle serves as a Teaching Fellow with the True North Leadership Program, faculty for 1440 Multiversity’s Leadership Center and faculty and Meta-Coach for Dan Goleman’s inaugural Emotional Intelligence Coaching Certification program. She also is a Certified Genos International Emotional Intelligence Practitioner® and a Founding Member of’s Mindful Women Meditate.

Michelle is a graduate of Barnard College at Columbia University, The George Washington University Law School and currently resides in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.