Mariana Lobato

Mariana Lobato

Location: Brazil


Mariana Lobato is a certified executive coach and Human Resources Director with experience coaching leaders from several industries. Mariana has a psychology degree and has been working with people for about 20 years. She combines her psychology education, human resources background, coaching certification, neuro-linguistic programming knowledge, and assessment tools to help clients gain greater self-awareness and grow in the direction of their goals. Mariana’s experience as a consultant has given her keen business acumen and depth of knowledge regarding the unique challenges posed by various corporate settings. This informs her coaching work, as she supports leaders in navigating their own paths to career fulfillment.

Mariana first entered the coaching field while she was working as a Human Resources Director at a multinational consulting firm. She has a global generalist HR profile and has developed her career with multinational companies and consultancies. In addition to her role in Brazil, she has had the opportunity to be exposed to many cultures through her work with leaders in the US, Europe, Norway, Canada, and several Latin American countries, including Chile, Argentina, Peru, and Colombia. In her Human Resources career, Mariana has specialized in recruitment, starting as a Headhunter at Robert Half with a successful track record in executive search projects. At Pacifica Continental, she combined her global HR role with a consulting position, focusing on supporting her clients in the areas of recruitment and assessment. Mariana has strong experience in Leadership Development, starting at Equinor, where she developed the first mentoring program for the executive team. Her success in working with leaders as a corporate consultant inspired her to invest in her commitment to coaching. Mariana has been in a leadership role herself for nearly 8 years, which allows her to connect with clients and understand their scenarios, challenges, and opportunities.

Niche Areas of Expertise

  • Career Development
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Entrepreneurship
  • HR Advisory
  • Leaders in Transition

Industry Experience

  • Automotive & Assembly
  • Education
  • High Tech
  • Nonprofit
  • Oil & Gas
  • Pharmaceuticals & Medical Products
  • Professional Services
  • Startups
  • Travel, Transport & Logistics


  • English
  • Portuguese


  • Ibmec - MBA, Business Administration & Management
  • Fundação Cefet - MBA, Human Resources
  • Universidade Santa Úrsula - BA, Psychology


  • Hogan
  • DiSC
  • MBTI
  • AIIR Coaching Mindset Index
  • AIIR Team Effectiveness Survey

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