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Mariana J. Lebron, PhD

Associate Professor of Leadership & Management

President-Elect, Eastern Academy of Management

Towson University


As #GenZ and diverse voices transform business environments, gamification is growing as a unique leadership strategy to engage employees more effectively in recruitment, training, and retention. As an expert in power and influence, Dr Lebron motivates power in voices for innovative high performance.

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SoulVision was founded by ​Dr. Mar in honor of her mother Mary A. Lebrón, a compassionate teacher, who believed that each person has the potential to impact society in ways beyond their imagination. Dr. Mar's mom taught her to embrace her own story  in overcoming adversity to stand proudly as a self-determined woman and  member of the LGBTQ and Latino communities with a strong sense of faith, the power to dream, and the courage to use her voice when so many said not to.



SoulVision is a leadership consulting business, specializing in workshops and motivational speeches designed to motivate, inspire, and stimulate critical thought, personal responsibIlity, and action.  We promote leadership development based on five main principles, which are the foundation and keys to our success: 


  1. Effective leaders facilitate positive social change.

  2. Effective leaders take risks and personal responsibility.

  3. Effective leaders move through failure to success.

  4. Effective leaders understand they are only as successful as their team.

  5. Effective leaders value strength in our diversity.

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What is Dr. Mar's #SassyDreamingTour?

Join Dr. Mar's #SassyDreamingTour as we together inspire life's greatest dreamers to make the impossible...possible.  Through real-life anecdotes and inspiring story-telling, she passes the Olympic torch she carried as we together ignite your passion and spirit to stand strong, always believing in the power of your matter what anyone else says.  During this journey, she works with you and your organization to meet your specific needs. She can bring the torch to share and pass, or she can motivate your team with inspirational stories and lessons that Sassy Dreamers of all ages have shared with her. Since 2005, she has spoken with 1000s and listened to 100s one-on-one share courageous, uplifting, and hopeful stories of determination, struggle, and success. Thousands  of people have now passed the torch you see here- igniting the power in our leadership voices.


        Dr. Mariana Lebrón is a motivational speaker, management professor, social change advocate and leadership consultant. She has been recognized nationally by the American College Personnel Association (ACPA), National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA), the National Center for the First Year Experience (FYE), the Association of College and University Housing Officials – International (ACUHO-I), the Southwest Association of College and University Residence Halls (SWACURH),the Eastern Academy of Management (EAM),  the National Association of College  and University Residence Halls (NACURH), and internationally by the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC). Dr. Lebrón credits the PhD Project for giving her the opportunity to pursue her dream. She is one of 7,500 individuals selected from over 210,000 nominees to carry the Olympic Torch in Coca-Cola’s Inspirational Torch Relay for the 2002 Olympic Games in Salt Lake City Utah.


Having more than 20 years experience working with universities and businesses, Dr Lebrón combines knowledge based in research with practical experience as a leadership consultant, administrator, and professor to help both for-profit and non-profit organizations enhance performance effectiveness. Having served as a motivational speaker for  groups as small as 5 and as large as 1,500, Dr. Lebrón motivates by owning and sharing her own story. Dr. Lebrón is the 1st Hispanic-American to receive her Ph.D. from the Whitman School of Management at  Syracuse University and is the 39th Hispanic-American, female, management business professor in the U.S.

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