• 7 Questions for Enlightened Entrepreneurs: Mercedes Maidana


    Interview for

    Welcome to the first installment of 7 Questions for Enlightened Entrepreneurs. This week I’d like you to meet Mercedes Maidana who is an abundance coach, motivational speaker and a surf ambassador for Patagonia. She’s rocking the online world with her unique style and beautiful perspective about how to create a life you love. It was my pleasure to ask her the following questions…

    Tell us what you do + what you’re passionate about…

    I am an Abundance Coach, Motivational Speaker and a Surf Ambassador for Patagonia.

    I help people live their dreams. I am living mine right now! I get to travel the world surfing amazing waves, while inspiring others to go for their best life!

    I teach Abundance tools and share spiritual principles, combined with a great deal of taking ACTION so we can all accomplish our heart’s desires.

    I share through Breakthrough Coaching Sessions, giving motivational talks and writing blog posts (and a book that is in the making). I am passionate about living life to the fullest and inspiring others to do so as well.

    What is your biggest dream, something on your bucket list or something that you’d love to manifest/achieve in the next 5 years? Read More

  • Boards, Booty Shaking and Beating the Odds with Mercedes Maidana



    Interview for It’s Wild and

    By Erin Lane

    Ok guys- so I’m pretty sure I just met literally the coolest chick on the planet. No, scratch that- the most awesome person alive. Seriously.
    Confession: I have the biggest, mushiest girl crush on Mercedes Maidana.

    Not only is Mercedes a killer big wave surfer (um, she was nominated for the Billabong XXL Awards big wave ride of the year three times), but she is also just a downright incredible human being. Mercedes never even set foot on a surfboard until her early twenties, but she fell in love with it so much that she decided to turn herself into a pro surfer even though she was years behind the other pros in the game. And not just a pro surfer- a professional big wave surfer; that means she charges the most dangerous waves in the game.

    Through sheer determination and a focus on manifesting Mercedes made her dreams come true a mere five years after setting her goal. She is now a representative for everyone’s favorite adventure brand, the one and only Patagonia, and spends her life exploring the best breaks in the world with her handsome hubby.
    As if that’s not enough to make you as obsessed with her as I am, Mercedes has dedicated her life to helping others reach their dreams just like she did. As an abundance coach and an expert on manifesting, she is solidly doing her part to make this world a better place. Positivity practically radiates out of her eyeballs, but she definitely knows what it’s like to have the odds stacked against you. I sat down with the bombshell blonde surf goddess to talk beating the odds, hell yeah moments, hot husbands, booty shaking, and beauty essentials. Read More

  • Inspirational Interview: Mercedes Maidana

    Interview for  Your Super Awesome

    This is one of our Inspirational Interviews in which we talk to people who have imagined big dreams, made them a reality, and are living a life they love. Today we are talking to Mercedes Maidana, a Motivational Speaker, Abundance Coach and Patagonia Surf Ambassador. Find her at:

    1. Tell us a little about yourself!

    I help people accomplish their dreams and goals. I do this through my writing, coaching and speaking. I am a Motivational Speaker, Abundance Coach and a Surf Ambassador for the clothing company Patagonia.

    2. What does living a “super awesome life” look like for you?

    My “super awesome life” is about surfing amazing waves all over the world, sharing what I know with others and inspire them to live to the fullest. It  is about freedom: creating our reality the way we want to.

    3. Five years after starting surfing, you decided to go after your next big dream and become one of the female big wave surfers in the world, which is incredible. What was that journey like for you? Read More

  • Interview for Cronista, Argentina


    This is for the Spanish speaking in the house! Here is an interview I did on my recent trip to Argentina for Clase Ejecutiva. We talked about visualizing, goal setting, empowering oneself, surfing and loving! Read More

  • Interview for the Uncaged Life



    Here’s an interview I did for the Uncaged Life. I really enjoyed the conversation with Rebecca Tracey.

    Here it goes:

    “I think what drew me to Mercedes was the fact that she’s just plain badass. Like, ACTUALLY badass. Not only is she a pro big-wave surfer, she’s sponsored by Patagonia. She’s kind of a big deal.  I really love Mercedes’ story about how she created her dream life – she literally travels around the world surfing (isn’t that EVERYONE’S dream life!? Or at least, traveling around the world watching all the hot surfers?), and has recently started her own dream business.

    Mercedes is a pretty rockin’ chick. I mean just check out this photo”

     Uncaged Lifestyles: Mercedes Maidana

    In 10 words or less, tell us what you do.

    I help people live their dream life.


     And for years, you just travelled the world and surfed. Holy hell girl! That’s living the dream. How did you make that happen for yourself?  Read More

  • Interview for Harper’s Baazar, Argentina

    Here’s an interview I did for Harper’s Baazar Argentina. Click on the photo to read it bigger! It’s in Spanish!

    I shared my thoughts on living an abundant life daily, and “giving ourselves a break”.

    Hope you enjoy it!