MARLA TEYOLIA | Culture shift Facilitator


ABOUT MARLA (she/her/hers)

Marla Teyolia, M.S., is a transformational coach and personal guide with over 20 years of experience working with executives, activists, artists, and change-makers. Her holistic coaching style empowers individuals and teams to fully assess the ways they think, behave, and work, to make lasting impact in their personal and professional lives.

Marla’s incredible talent lies in her ability to help others to unlock their individual power and voice, while transforming limiting mindsets. She specializes in working with individuals who want to develop their executive presence, improve communication goals, navigate career advancement, and grow and scale teams while identifying and maintaining their personal authenticity and values. She uses a Conversational Intelligence® (C-IQ) framework to support individuals and teams to leverage the power of neuroscience and language to establish high levels of trust that trigger growth and innovation, overcoming limiting conversational patterns and gracefully navigating difficult conversations.

She integrates decades of experience with mindfulness, meditation, and yoga to support clients in building resiliency while bringing their BEST selves to the workplace.

Marla started her career working in the field of domestic violence in the early 90’s. The first women’s group she every facilitated was at a shelter for survivors who had risked everything… their home, personal belongings, and physical safety, to carve out a new life for themselves and their children. This experience taught her that sustainable change is possible when people are deeply supported over a period of time to bring forth the best parts of themselves while healing and releasing aspects that have kept them small.

Transformation is sustainable when it is embodied, holistic, and calls forth the most powerful versions of who we really are.

Marla holds a Master of Science in Social Work from Columbia University where she served as a diversity trainer for incoming students. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from the University of California at Berkeley where she graduated magna cum laude. Marla has worked with executives, teams, and individuals at Facebook, McDermott, Will & Emory, Columbia University, Bard College, Mount Holyoke College, Southern Methodist University, MTV, NYC Department of Education, C. Moore Media International Public Relations, and the Youth Development Institute, among many others. Marla is also a Certified Empowerment Workshop Facilitator and a registered yoga teacher.