Adriana Vela

Adriana Vela, Certified Professional Conflict Coach 

‘With over three decades focusing on behaviors and technology trends, I equip leaders with proprietary systems that allow them to optimize leadership and human capital performance to become sought after companies for great talent.’

Named one of the “10 Most Empowering Women Leaders of 2021”, Adriana Vela is a multiple-award-winning entrepreneur, market and technology trends expert, strategist, and certified business and leadership coach.

Specializing in brain science performance optimization, she is a trained and Certified Professional Behaviors Analyst, a Certified Professional in Driving Forces, and a Certified Professional in Emotional Intelligence. She is the creator of the Human-First Performance Systems™, Coaching-as-a- Benefit™ (CaaB) System, Conflict Science Solutions, and The Fix-My-Brain-Adriana™ series.

With three decades of Global Fortune 100 Enterprise and Startup experience, she is an ardent observer and arbiter of the effects of disruptive change and new market paradigms. Headquartered in the state of Washington, USA, she delivers solutions globally.

Adriana is the author of “New Rules For Our VUCA World – 11 Ways Leaders Can Succeed Through Massive Adaptability” which examines the different leadership styles and what it means to develop adaptability to not only survive but thrive in a volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous (VUCA) world.

She is also the author of the upcoming book, “Brain Science for the Soul- Companies and Leaders, Don’t Be Sorry, Be Better!”. In her book, she focuses on her study of cognitive sciences and the scientific research of innovative neuroscientists. She gives meaning to the intersection and relationship between the brain and the soul, which ultimately impacts everyone around us, our workplace, companies, partnerships, and relationships. Adriana reveals how the brain works and how to make it work for you instead of against you.

Her enterprise successes include launching dozens of products, driving industry standards, leading million-dollar initiatives, and defining new markets. As an entrepreneur, she has been quoted or featured in journal publications such as The Milken Institute Report: ‘Minds-to- Market’ and the San Diego Business Journal; in magazines like PM Networks, PharmaTech Europe, SmallTimes, Hispanic Business, San Diego Magazine, and Industry Era Magazine.

Adriana has been at the forefront of innovative technologies in the high-tech, biotech, nanotech, and immersive tech sectors. Her enterprise successes include launching dozens of products, driving industry standards, leading million-dollar initiatives, and defining new markets.

She currently serves on the Design Thinking Advisory Board at Tombolo Institute Bellevue College. She has been an invited speaker nationally and abroad on various disruptive innovations and has served as an advisor for technology conferences, several independent boards, and decision-making committees.

Adriana and her husband are caregivers to her adoring mother-in-law. In her ample spare time outside of business, she enjoys hiking, gardening, travel, movies, and entertaining. Most of all, she treasures family time with her husband, two kids, and grandma.

  • The 10 Most Empowering Women Leaders of 2021
  • Speaker Certificate of Appreciation
  • “10 Years of Service and Dedication” Award
  • Athena Pinnacle Award – Individual in Technology
  • Recognition Speaker Awards – several
  • 30th Annual Bronze Telly Award
  • 2008 Brindis Honoree Award
  • Letter of admiration and thank you from US Senator, Dianne Feinstein
  • NanoBioNexus Visionary Award
  • “You Made It Happen” Recognition Award
  • Outstanding Accomplishments Award
  • Conference Recognition Award
  • STRATEGIC PERSPECTIVES: Tiny particles with big implications: Nanotechnology and the FDA
    Wolters Kluwer Health Law Daily
  • NanoTechnology: A lifeline for drying pharma pipelines?
    Pharmaceutical Technology Europe
  • Venture Funding May Start Returning to Nanotechnology
    San Diego Business Journal
  • Give & Take
    PM Network Magazine- Project Management Institute
  • Best Practices Operations Manual – Centers of Cancer Nanotechnology Excellence
    National Cancer Institute
  • The Experts Debate How Big Nascent Nanotech Industry Will Become
    San Diego Business Journal
  • Minds to Market: A Global Analysis of University Biotechnology Transfer and Commercialization
    Milken Institute
  • IT Meets Life Science
    Hispanic Business Magazine
  • Improving the Human Condition with Brain Science
  • Industry Era Leaders Magazine



Conflict Management


Dispute Resolution


Contract Breaches