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Entrepreneur, global speaker and author of “If You Knew You Could Not Fail, What Would You Do?”

Marie Diaz was honored and recognized in 2014 by INC 500 magazine as #1 Top Fastest Growing HR Firm in the Nation#3 Top Fastest Growing Women owned Firm in the Nation and over all ranking of #26 Top Fastest Growing Business in the Nation! She has consistently been recognized by INC 500/5000 for the past decade.

Since 1997, Marie Diaz has owned, operated, and expanded her business – Pursuit of Excellence, into a full scope of human resource offerings, including: HR Risk Management Consulting, Organizational Development and Training, Payroll Processing, and Employee Benefit Administration and Recruiting. She has also expanded her entrepreneurial vision into the retail industry with the opening of Cielo Bistro and soon to come NOVA – fine cuisine restaurant in Dallas, Texas.

Marie is a frequent key note speaker for business and community organizations as a thought leader and is considered an expert in her field. She also is an advocate for young adults in the pursuit of leadership and entrepreneurship. She is inspirational, powerful and dynamic. By combining inspiring keynotes with skills-based training, Marie is able to bring about positive change. 

As an Entrepreneur she lives by a personal motto: “Success doesn’t come to you, you go to it.”

“Although today others may say that I am a shining example of what persistence and dedication can bring, my business accomplishments are intrinsically linked with a long and difficult journey. When the odds were against me, I found myself with only one option—rise to the occasion and make something happen. I became an expert at that skill and placed it at the core of my personal survival and career. No, it’s up to you to build your future and your story as you have the ability just the way you want it to be.”

“My goal is to help you reach your goals through and with your people!” states Marie.