Areas of Expertise

  • Team Development
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Communications Skills Training
  • Conflict Management & Resolution
  • Organization Culture Change and the Human Side of Transition
  • Executive and Life Coaching

A dynamic coach, organizational consultant, facilitator, and trainer, Dr. Marrero draws on more than 25 years of experience as an organizational development and diversity consultant to help individuals, teams and organizations propel to the next level. Her broad range of competencies and her fluency in Spanish and bi-cultural status have naturally led her to successfully facilitate and train on leadership and diversity and inclusion issues in Brazil, Venezuela, and Mexico.

Prior to launching SM Consulting in 1993, Dr. Marrero held several internal consulting positions, including Organizational Development for the Oakland Fire Department for four years, Manager of Training & Development for Avantek/Hewlett-Packard for four years and Director of Staff, Management and Team Development for Stanford Medical Center for fourteen years, and Human Resources and College Relations at Bell Laboratories for four years and Counselor and Academic Advisor at Rutgers University for seven years. Dr. Marrero is frequently called upon for consulting projects ranging from organization to individual development.

She is a highly sought after speaker and an author. Her website is:

Santalynda earned her Ed.D. degree in Counseling Psychology from Rutgers University in New Jersey.