In 2009, a wonderful period of my life came to a close. Having served as priest for nine years, I realized it was time to move on. I packed my bags, left Rome and moved to Barcelona. Uncertain of what I’d do next, I began soul-searching. And at every turn, the same question came up:
How can we do what we do with less effort and more results?
Underlying this question was my passion to help people work together in an effective and fulfilling way. A plan emerged: A master’s in Conflict Resolution, Emotional Intelligence Training and turn passion into profession. At first, I was convinced my past as a priest had little to offer to non-religious environments such as a the workplace.
But the feedback indicated otherwise. My experience leading communities, accompanying terminal patients and assisting prisoners is a valuable resource to help individuals perform as a team. And my academic background in philosophy, theology, psychology and philology lends surprising insight to today’s workplace challenges.
Ever since, I draw on this experience to help organizations improve team performance.
I specialize in tuning the team’s ability to work together, in fixing communication breakdowns and in developing individual growth and well-being. I’m a team mechanic. I believe in the inner power to grow, in fun as a catalyst of growth, and in care as core ingredient of any functioning relationship.
Today, I collaborate with IESE Buisiness School and offer effective team-playing workshops, leadership coaching, keynote speeches and event facilitation in English, Spanish and Portuguese mainly to international brands like Citibank, Ebay, Henkel, HP, King.com and Paypal.
And my book on how to give feedback comes out this year!