Graciela G. Meibar is a consultant and coach with 30 years corporate experience, with 20 years in 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 sales force development, diversity and inclusion, 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. This position was created as the result of a clearly identified strategic need within Mattel for a stronger focus on sales training and diversity worldwide.
After emigrating from Cuba at the age of twelve, Meibar moved to Los Angeles, where she attended Gardena High School. 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. She is bicultural and bilingual in Spanish. She is a graduate of Leadership Los Angeles and is a sought out speaker in Diversity and Inclusion as well as in the Development of Sales and Customer Management functions..
Today, she is both a successful entrepreneur and founder of Graciela Meibar. coaching.consulting.inspiration based in Los Angeles, California.