Award-Winnng journalist,
motivational speaker,
best-selling author
& founder of GoLike.


Mariana Atencio took the world by storm in 2017 when her TEDx talk “What makes YOU special?” went viral. To date, it has over 17 million views and has been translated into 13 languages.

Focused on the power of authenticity, her book “Perfectly You” was an Amazon Best Seller and selected by Audible and AppleBooks.

As a former anchor at Univision and national correspondent at NBC News, she has traveled the world to report on some of the most volatile conflicts of our times, in both English and Spanish, for over a decade, specializing in the Latino experience across the Americas.

Now, she’s quickly become one of the most sought-after motivational speakers, founding her own media company, “GoLike”, and teaming up with Microsoft, Pepsico, P&G, YouTube, Citi, the World Health Organization and the United Nations, among others, to represent and empower our communities.

Mariana’s story is featured on the award-winning HBO special “Habla Now” and her work has been honored with a Peabody Award, 3 Emmy nominations and the National Association of Hispanic Journalists Presidential Award.

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Mariana has established herself as the next generation top motivational speaker, a trailblazer with a fresh, global perspective on how to get what you want in life through resilience, innovation, authenticity and a proven formula to increase productivity, well-being and success in your own terms. She spent the last decade studying the key questions on what it means to achieve balance, happiness and true D&I in the 21st century.

She develops and crafts every keynote to create a transformational experience for each client, whether it’s virtually or live. Her services include one-on-one coaching, consulting, Master of Ceremonies, and bootcamp style sessions.

Some of the world’s leading companies and institutions have hired Mariana to share her transformative message with their workforce, such as: Deloitte, YouTube, Pepsico, P&G, Nasdaq, Airbnb, UBS, Spotify, Citi Private Bank, LinkedIn, the World Health Organization and The United Nations.

As our world has changed, in 2021 Mariana launched a digital series with Microsoft interviewing though leaders from business, technology, entertainment and sports to explore today’s critical business and technology topics and help a diverse worldwide audience make everyday decisions.

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Mariana came to the U.S. on a scholarship to study journalism at Columbia University. After working at the nation’s oldest Spanish newspaper, El Diario, in New York City; she got her big break anchoring and reporting at Univision and Fusion, where she also filed for the Documentaries and Investigative Unit; hosted a morning show and co-anchored the 2016 Democratic Debate. 

She made “the cross over” from Spanish to English-speaking television as a national correspondent for NBC News. Her work was awarded the National Association of Hispanic Journalists Presidential Award, Columbia University’s First Decade Award, a Hillman Prize and three national Emmy nominations.

Described by The Huffington Post as one of the “Top Young Voices in American Newsrooms”, she has covered many of the most important stories of the last decade.

Mariana has appeared on The BBC, The Today Show; Good Morning America and The Daily Show and is currently featured on the award-winning HBO series “Habla Now” as one of the leaders defining the Latin Experience in America. She has interviewed Pope Francis, President Joe Biden and the King of Spain, among others.

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Published in 2019, Mariana’s first book “Perfectly You: Embracing the Power of Being Real” is a call to action to unlock the magic of both our personal and professional authenticity. Mariana’s first-book deal with Harper Collins included writing the Spanish version titled: “Perfectamente Tú: El Poder de lo Auténtico”.

The memoir was announced exclusively on Refiney29 and became an instant Amazon Best Seller selected by the American Library Association where Mariana was invited to keynote at their annual conference.

It’s audio version, recorded by the author in both English and Spanish, was selected by AppleBooks and Audible’s Editor Picks.

The Today Show did a profile on the book’s success with young readers at Girl Up and Forbes reviewed it and said it was a book to “challenge you to live your full potential”.

And People Magazine wrote “Mariana tells her readers not to get discouraged and to keep pursuing their dreams— without forgetting who they are in the process,” while actress Eva Longoria called it a “must read” for women everywhere.

The “Perfectly You” book tour included sold out stops in Miami, New York, Washington, D.C., Dallas, Austin, Los Angeles, Seattle and Barcelona, Spain.

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A premium multimedia production company co-founded by Mariana and Mirna Couto specializing in motivational storytelling for TV, literary, speaking and social platforms.

Mirna has over 25 years of broadcast and advertising experience creating live shows, scripted programming, documentaries, entertainment programs, and investigative specials. Her recognitions include The Peabody, Emmy, Cronkite and Murrow, among other awards.

GoLike has secured successful deals with HBO, Clinique, AT&T, Wells Fargo, McDonalds, National Geographic, the U.S. Census Bureau and many more to create content that is inclusive, diverse and positive.

The company was named among Hello Magazine’s ‘100 most powerful Latina businesses’ and entered into high-level partnerships with the American Latino Museum and Voto Latino to encourage Latinx representation, voter registration and participation.

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“GoLike in on a mission to lift our communities through speaking and storytelling”

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