Alicia Maciel, Founder and CEO of BeingWell.life
President-Elect of the IPPA's Work and Organizations Division
Alicia Maciel is founder and CEO of BeingWell.life, LLC. She supports healthcare and related organizations to improve safety, quality of care and the patient experience. Alicia works with physicians and other lead care providers and administrators to prevent burnout, optimize their performance and develop an inclusive workplace climate of trust and wellbeing for all.
Alicia has over 25 years’ experience as an entrepreneur, top executive, educator, executive coach, and consultant. She has worked in nonprofit and for-profit organizations in all aspects of individual and organizational change and development. She has expertise and skills in the areas of business strategy, transformational change processes, leadership development, and employee engagement.
Alicia received a bachelor’s degree in finance and accounting from University of California, Berkeley, and a master of business administration from Harvard Business School. She is an ICF-certified coach. Prior to launching BeingWell.life, Alicia was Executive Director of The Prentice School. She served as faculty at California State University, Fullerton, teaching management courses related to entrepreneurial leadership. She began her professional career at The Chevron Corporation, then The Walt Disney Company and has consulted for companies such as, Kraft Foods and UCI Medical Center.
Alicia serves as President-Elect of the International Positive Psychology Association’s Work and Organizations Division. From 2013-2015 she served as a Trustee of the Brea Olinda Unified School District. In 2017 she was recognized as Business Woman of the Year by the National Hispanic Business Women Association. Alicia is bilingual / bicultural from Mexico. She enjoys gardening, nature walks and volunteering with nonprofit organizations that focus on education and social/emotional intelligence in youth. Alicia lives in Southern California with her husband, two sons and adorable dog, Oliver.