Passion with Purpose

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 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 in both Student Affairs and Academic Affairs, 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.

                What is SoulVision?​

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 responsiblity, 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.


Boston College, B.S. Political Science

Oklahoma State University, M.S. Counseling & Student Personnel

Syracuse University, Ph.D. Management (Business Administration - Management, Strategy & Organizational Behavior)


To find out more about Dr. Lebrón's motivational speaking services, use our contact form.

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