Graciela G. Meibar
Principal, GGM LLC
Graciela G. Meibar is an executive coach and consultant with 30 years corporate experience, with 20 years in line management and senior management; her expertise is in connecting people, business development, and problem solving. She is a senior executive with a proven record of accomplishments in business development, people management, relationship management and building and launching new initiatives. She had a 30year career at Mattel Inc. and a few key describers of her career include, global, inclusive, people focused, relationship builder, trusted mentor and colleague, advisor, deliverer of results.
Her background provides business insight and unique leverage to leaders experiencing changing conditions within their industry, organization or personally. Graciela’s clients are leaders who are experiencing changing organization circumstances, or are in need of creating new team dynamics for their teams. Areas of specialty include diversity and inclusion, commercial team development, marketing to the Hispanic market and doing business in Latin America.
Graciela began her career at Mattel in 1984 as an Area Manager Analyst in the international division. She was promoted to Manager and later, Director of Sales for the Caribbean. From 1995 to 2003, she served as Vice President of Latin America Export, managing 22 countries. During this time, she doubled the business and changed the business model for Mattel in that region. In 2003, she was appointed to the position of vice president of global sales talent development and global diversity. During her 12year tenure she set a global strategy that was business focuses ensuring that Mattel was seen as a global leader and as a best employer for all.
After emigrating from Cuba at the age of twelve, Meibar moved to Los Angeles. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in international relations from the University of Southern California in 1980 and an M.B.A. in management from Pepperdine University in 1983. Her core belief is that an inclusive culture drives innovation. Her life experiences grounds this belief. As a Cuban immigrant, her parents encouraged her to think as a free person and be authentic to self and celebrate her differences, while including others in the conversations. She is bilingual and bicultural, and she has a global perspective for business and organizations. She is a graduate of Leadership Los Angeles and of the Hudson Institute of Coaching, and she is a sought out speaker on Diversity and Inclusion as well overall inspiration and motivation.
She is recipient of many awards including 2013 Bridge Builder Award Global Organization for Leadership in Diversity (GOLD), Alpha Kappa Alpha (AKA) Sorority 2014 Woman of the Year Los Angeles, Latina Leadership Academy 2014 Latina Leader of the Year Award, and is a published author of many articles regarding diversity and inclusion.
Graciela resides in Los Angeles, California and is the founder and principal at
Graciela Meibar.coaching.consulting.inspiration. Inc.