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Meet Our Team Talent and Genius

Our team at Talent and Genius is made up of possibility-focused professionals who care  about the mission of our work: to transform individuals and teams by connecting them to their Deep Genius.

We’re creative, people-oriented, diverse, grounded and smart. We know that our work fosters cultures of belonging and inclusion and we are committed to supporting our clients’ growth.


Latina leader

Nancy Marmolejo

Founder, CEO, Principal Consultant

Nancy Marmolejo is passionate about helping individuals and teams uncover their hidden strengths and untapped potential. For over 15 years, her work has impacted small and large organizations alike, including Microsoft, NASA, nonprofits, government agencies, educational institutions and professional leadership institutes.

Formally trained as a coach, Nancy is a lifelong learner who habitually picks up certifications as part of her own growth. She's been called a "professional paradigm shifter" and "the soul mama of personal branding", as her work sparks transformation while developing key skills and mindset shifts for her clients. A former educator, Nancy's love of teaching shows when she thoughtfully creates and delivers trainings, keynotes, and coaching programs.

With over 100 media credits to her name, Nancy's been featured on Univision TV, Latina Magazine, The Orange County Register, Orange Coast Magazine, Bay Area Focus, Smart Money, Redbook and many more.

She lives near San Francisco, CA and is an avid gardener, hiker, mentor, volunteer, and art collector. Nancy speaks English and Spanish and aspires to learn her ancestral indigenous language, Nahuatl.

Thomas Ng headshot. Smiling at camera.

Thomas Ng

Virtual Engagement Lead

Thomas Ng is committed to humanizing virtual meeting spaces so people feel honored and valued as they interact and engage. In his role at Talent and Genius, he ensures that online trainings run smoothly and that participants have a positive and transformational experience.

Besides his work as our Virtual Engagement Lead, Thomas is also a Self Love Coach, founder of an inspirational apparel brand, and a community volunteer.

Thomas is originally from Hong Kong, but now resides in the San Francisco Bay Area, where he enjoys sunshine, mellow weather, and very accessible nature. He is fluent in English, Cantonese, and Mandarin.

headshot Maria Valles, smiling at camera

Maria Valles

Executive Assistant, Client Care

Maria Valles leads our Executive Admin team and devotes her time to ensuring things run smoothly on the back end and that our clients are well taken care of. In her role at Talent and Genius, she's committed to creating a positive and productive environment for our team and clients to thrive in.

Maria is a former lawyer who now works to support visionary business leaders around the globe. She is originally from Venezuela and currently lives in Buenos Aires, Argentina where she enjoys piping hot cups of latte macchiatos all year round. She is fluent in both Spanish and English and is learning Korean, just for fun.

Interested In Joining Our Team?
We are currently expanding our team of Associate Coaches. If you resonate with our mission of Deep Genius and fostering belonging, are experienced working with diverse clientele, and have a coaching/training/facilitation background, please fill out this form. Thank you.