We are an international team of leadership facilitators and transformation consultants. We combine our experience as business executives with solid trajectories in organizational development to provide services in business alignment, leadership development, and cultural transformation.
We constantly challenge ourselves and each other to raise the bar as we continue to refine our own leadership qualities.
We value the quality of the relationships within our team.
We love to learn and grow. We too are on a conscious, personal development journey that we share together and reflect upon with our group.
We believe that we can create greater impact – and have more fun doing it – if we work together as a team, rather than try to do things on our own.
We are embarked on a mission to help reshape the reality of business for the better, to achieve business results while allowing people to flourish.
Horacio is Managing Partner of WALK and Partner of Oxford Leadership. He advises CEOs of large corporations and their teams to achieve business results by enhancing their leadership capabilities and improving the alignment of people with strategy.
He has an extensive international management consulting trajectory that combines a strong track record in strategy and operations consulting with broad experience in leadership development, executive coaching, and business mentoring.
Horacio worked at AT Kearney as a Senior Principal. He was member of Iberia’s leadership team, and a member of EMEA’s Organisation and Transformation Practice. With AT Kearney he led multiple large and complex enterprise transformations for blue chip corporations in a range of industries. He began his career with Accenture in Argentina where he was Business Analyst specialised in Operations and Change Management. Horacio was also Project Manager in the Argentine Social Security Administration, where he contributed to a large reorganisation and cultural transformation.
Horacio holds an MBA from Kellogg School of Management (Northwestern University) and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the Universidad Catolica Argentina.
Horacio works in English and Spanish.
Tom Hurley is a Consultant of WALK and Oxford Leadership in the Americas and EMEA. He has a passion for enabling transformation in leaders, teams, and organisations and is a thought leader on collaborative leadership. Tom has worked around the world with leading global corporations in numerous sectors, including telecommunications, professional services, FMCG, technology, chemicals, construction, and others. He has been pioneering new paradigms for business and personal development for over three decades.
Tom specialises in helping leaders build the individual and collective capacity for transformation in their teams, organisations, and cross-sector collaborations. He brings a unique blend of analytical, integrative, and intuitive capacities to this work. He is a master facilitator for ground-breaking projects involving complex issues, diverse stakeholders, and competing interests and an expert in the design and delivery of leadership development programs.
As CEO of the Chaordic Alliance, with VISA founder Dee Hock, Tom consulted widely on the design of purpose-centered, values-based organisations that can thrive in today’s complex, fast-paced world. Prior to that, he served as a long-time member of the Senior Leadership Team for the Institute of Noetic Sciences, a global think tank focused on human potential. As a Board member for Margaret Wheatley’s Berkana Institute and the World Café Community Foundation, Tom worked with a wide range of leaders, change agents, and social entrepreneurs committed to co-creating positive futures.
Tom earned his M.S. in Futures Research from the University of Houston.
Tom works in English.
Hernan Padriali is a Partner of WALK in Latin America and EMEA. Focusing on value-based organizational consulting, he has a great ability to improve client performance. He facilitates seminars and coaching senior executives. He is also corporate meetings facilitator, focused on developing effectiveness.
He has transformed numerous Leadership Teams using diagnostic methodology, conducting coaching and facilitating their business meetings. He has trained more than a thousand people, coached more than 500 clients and almost 100 CXO’s in global firms.
He was Director of Marketing and Branches of Mois Chami, where he worked for 16 years. He also worked at Axialent for 6 years as Senior Principal, where he received the Business Opportunity Creation Award for his contribution to business growth in Mexico.
Hernan has a degree in Psychology from the National University of Buenos Aires, obtained the Master in International Business (MIB) from the University of Belgrano and L’Ecole National de Pont é Chaussés, from France. He also completed a postgraduate degree in Leadership and Coaching at LLC at the University of Belgrano. He attended Doug Silsbee’s Presence-Base Coaching and Mentor Coaching course.
Hernan works in English and Spanish.
Naveen is a consultant of WALK and Oxford Leadership. He has over 20 years of leadership development experience, most of which have been primarily spent consulting across three major organisations. Naveen has the ability to bring focus to individuals and teams, and use his hands-on approach to both generate and execute strategy promptly and effectively.
Naveen has held a number of senior positions including VP at Gallup, COO India & Business Head for Consulting of Successworks, COO India & CEO Gulf Region of PB-Coffman and head of Organisational Development at Abdul Latif Jameel, a primary distributor for Toyota. He is a strong communicator, with a proven ability to manage talent and a knack for uniting cross-functional teams to collaborate closely and deliver shared objectives. His experience covers a broad range of sectors including professional services, banking and financial services, industrial, and telecommunications.
Naveen is specialised in Leadership Development, Performance Management, Customer Engagement, Employee Engagement, Strengths-Based Philosophy, and Change Management.
He holds a B.E. degree in Electrical & Electronics and a Post-Graduation Diploma in Marketing Management from Bangalore University. In addition, he holds a variety of accredited certifications related to business consulting and corporate research and he’s an accredited trainer and certified assessor.
Naveen works in English.
Timothy Altaffer is a consultant of Walk Leadership in the U.S. and Latin America. As a certified coach, senior consultant and facilitator for over 10 years, Tim specializes in providing solutions and coaching to top-level executives in industry-leading companies. Tim’s sweet spots include: Executive Coaching, High-Performance Teams, Organizational Culture and Effectiveness, Strategy and Execution and Managing Change and Turnarounds.
With over 10 years’ experience as a CEO, Tim is an accomplished executive, with a strong history of results-oriented experience around the globe, at Novartis, Bacardi limited, Anheuser-Busch International, Philip Morris International, CPC International and Unilever. He is also a Professor of leadership, strategy and marketing and a dedicated Board member.
He has consulted and facilitated for many organizations covering a wide range of sectors, including Tech, FMCG, O&G, Mining, Financial, Educational, Infrastructure and Utilities, Transport, Telecom and Pharma, within North America and Latin America.
Tim is a certified executive coach – International Coach Federation (ACC), The Hudson Institute of Coaching of Santa Barbara and the Integrated Coaching Institute (ICI). In addition, he is a certified board director from Anderson UCLA.
Tim holds an MBA in Finance / International Business from Stern School of Business (NYU) and a BS in Economics / Operations Management from Lehigh.
Tim works in English and Portuguese.
Pablo Barrientos is a Consultant of WALK and Oxford Leadership in EMEA. Integrating his experience as an executive coach and management consultant, Pablo helps managers to define business objectives and to effectively achieve them, to develop their leadership from the strengths, and to align their behaviours with the values and goals of their company.
Pablo has managed cultural transformation consulting projects and has participated as a facilitator and executive coach in interventions for clients in multiple industries.
Before focusing his career on leadership development and transformation consulting, Pablo acquired extensive experience in management consulting. He worked for The Boston Consulting Group (BCG), Arthur Andersen, and BBDO Consulting, taking part and leading projects in a wide variety of industries and geographies. He also worked in the Global Marketing Department of Telefonica during the implementation of a new global brand strategy.
Pablo is an Executive Coach (IE, Instituto de Empresa), Team Coach (IDDI), NLP Practicioner and certified in MBTI. He is a Forestry Engineer from the Polytechnic University of Madrid.
Pablo works in English and Spanish.
Delfina is Operations Manager at WALK. Among her multiple responsiblities, she provides back-office support to our team of consultants, letting them focus more of their time on adding value to our clients. She is also in charge of managing the administrative interactions with our clients.
Delfina is a very methodical person, with a high attention to detail, and is always focused on providing support to make things happen.
Delfina has developed her career in leading consumer goods companies such as Unilever and Kraft, where she worked in different areas: supply chain, R&D, quality and continuous improvement.
Delfina is a Food Engineer by the Pontificia Universidad Catolica Argentina.
Delfina works in English and Spanish.
Carla Herrero is an Office and Program Manager of WALK. She puts lots of effort on doing things with great enthusiasm, creativity, efficiency and a strong attention to detail.
As Programme Manager, Carla always pursues to make a positive and meaningful impact on the participants, being sure that everyone make the most of the programme’s experience.
Before joining WALK, Carla worked for Youth Europa, an organization that focuses on non-formal education and is funded by Erasmus Plus frame. There, she had different roles: Human resources, facilitator, project manager and, she was Relationship Manager with the pool organizations around Europe.
Additionally, Carla worked in the field of social entrepreneurship, focusing on mental health and violence prevention. She received awards and internships from companies like Telefónica, Puig, Ashoka, Fundación Más Humano and she obtained certifications and training from companies like IBM and Google. She also did a TED talk and is occasionally invited to participate in Foundations, media interviews and public institutions as a speaker, making professional presentations about personal development, improvement and, resilience. In addition, she volunteered for the United Nations as a Research Data Analyst and was an active member for some years in the European Youth Parliament, Swedish Branch.
Carla has a Psychology degree from UNED and is specialized in Health and Organizational Psychology. She has Human Resources Course Certifications from Hewlett-Packard and IESE and Digital Marketing Certification from Google.
Carla works in Spanish, Catalan and English with occasional adventures in French and Romanian.
Enrique is a Consultant of WALK and Oxford Leadership in EMEA. He is an executive coach, organisational consultant, and recognised speaker and writer in the fields of human resources and corporate development.
Enrique works as senior facilitator and executive coach helping senior managers and their teams meet their personal and professional goals. He has an extensive experience in developing and delivering courses and conferences on leadership, conflict resolution, emotional intelligence, mindfulness, relaxation techniques, counselling and training processes for management teams.
He works with the Institute of Sport Coaching (Incoade). He also leads programs of mindfulness at the University Santiago de Vitoria in Madrid.
Enrique is a certified coach by the International Coaching Federation (ICF). He has received coaching training at The Coaches Training Institute (CTI), and Centre for Right Relationship. He is also trained in Appreciative Inquiry by David Cooperrider, Coaching Across Cultural with Philippe Rosinski and the Global Leadership Profile with Bill Torbert and certified by the Leadership Circle.
He is a teacher of meditation and relaxation techniques with more than 30 years of experience.
Enrique works in English and Spanish.
Carlota is a Program Manager and Consultant at WALK and Oxford Leadership. She has been in charge of managing a wide range of programmes with some of our biggest clients.
She is used to working with C-Level executives from large, multinational organisations and has a deep passion for leadership development in multicultural environments.
As a programme manager, Carlota excels at making the programmes a smooth, flawless experience for the participants and for the client, thanks to her efficiency, empathy, and attention to detail.
As a facilitator and coach, Carlota fosters her clients to their full potential, focusing on helping them develop, transform and succeed in their professional environments.
Carlota loves traveling and working with different nationalities and cultures. She is passionate about organisational transformation through personal development.
Before joining Oxford Leadership, Carlota worked for Amfivia Outdoor Events Management, where she managed the organisation of team building activities, leadership journeys and other incentive activities for all kinds of corporations. Her main role was to design, lead, and manage outward-bounded Leadership Programs, in many cases working for large multinationals.
Carlota works in Spanish, English, German, and Catalan.
Abby is a consultant of WALK. She’s an executive coach and strategic consultant with a strong commercial and leadership background. She gained a broad experience of blue chip companies across many industries as a chartered accountant with PricewaterhouseCoopers.
She deepened her knowledge of business and leadership in roles spanning Commercial Finance, Business Development, Strategy and Transformation at Sainsburys and O2. She also ran O2’s start-up accelerator and built a strong understanding of and network in the start-up ecosystem.
Abby has a combination of a very commercial and strategic mind with strong emotional intelligence and intuition. This enables her to build trust quickly, and coupled with her high energy and challenge, helps her clients get to the heart of issues, explore different perspectives and accelerate the process of change. Her coaching has helped leaders and organisations to improve performance, communication, collaboration, influence and motivation. Her work to help build high performing teams has focused on developing clear strategies, roles and accountabilities; and shared purpose, vision and values. She also has experience bridging the gap between corporates and start-ups and increasing her clients’ agility and pace when it comes to innovation and change.
Abby is based in the UK and works in English.
Teresa is a consultant of WALK. She’s an executive coach and strategic consultant with 27 years of professional experience and is mainly specialized in leadership development, change management and team effectiveness with a strong commercial and leadership background. She gained a broad experience of blue chip companies across many industries as a chartered accountant with PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Teresa has been working as a coach since 2007 and is an Associate Certified Coach (ACC) from International Coaching Federation. She coached over 160 executives aiming the enhancement of their leading skills and team performance. Teresa has designed and facilitated meetings with several groups, in several firms/sectors.
She is a Visiting Lecturer in the Executive Programs at Católica-Lisbon School of Business and Economics in the areas of leadership development, team development and group coaching. She co-coordinates the “Friday Forum-Leadership Development Program” in The Lisbon MBA Católica-Nova/MIT, where she teaches Presentation Skills.
She is a therapist/counsellor trained by Escuela de Terapia Gestalt del IPG. Holds a degree in Sociology, a Master in Human Resources Management and a PhD in Economics of Innovation.
Teresa is based in Lisbon and works in English and Portuguese.
Sylvia Sonnendrucker is a Consultant of WALK in EMEA. She is an executive coach and facilitator with an expertise in developing leadership skills for high performing teams. After 20 years working in the investment banking industry, Sylvia brings a deep understanding of her clients business challenges helping them to develop new skills to achieve better results. Sylvia helps managers to fully align their teams towards their purpose and to pursue long-lasting change. From a strength-based approach, Sylvia offers to international executives new perspectives looking to optimize their effectiveness, their relationship with others and their personal well-being.
Before focusing her career on leadership development and cultural transformation, Sylvia has 20 years of professional experience in leadership roles in the investment banking industry working for international firms as: CHINA ASSET MANAGEMENT, BBVA, BNPPARIBAS, CREDIT AGRICOLE. She has developed her career in multicultural environments managing international teams in Hong Kong, London, Chicago, Paris and Madrid.
Sylvia is an Executive Coach (Certified by Fred Kofman’s Conscious Business Centre and from The Newfield Network Chile), certified in 360 Tools by Human Synergistics Chicago. She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Universidad Pontificia de Comillas, ICADE and she is CFA charterholder (Chartered Financial Analyst).
Sylvia works in English, Spanish and French.
Marcos Santarelli is a consultant of WALK in LATAM. He has over 15 years experience as a consultant, entrepreneur and manager and pioneering projects of cultural transformation and implementation of new ways of working.
He began his career in energy companies, specifically in oil & gas, where he served both production companies and services. After his graduate studies in the United States, Marcos worked as a consultant at the VirtusA strategy consulting firm founded by a group of McKinsey partners, based in Chile. During this time he participated in transformational projects in the shipping, financial industry, entertainment, public and agricultural and livestock sectors. He carried out projects operational efficiency, organizational and cultural changes and corporate governance.
After his experience in consulting, Marcos co-founded SUMO, the first company in Uruguay of cold-pressed juices. He served as General Manager of the company involved in all aspects of the business, including brand and product design, assembly of equipment and operational performance of the company.
Marcos is an Industrial Engineer from Buenos Aires Institute of Technology and holds an MBA from Duke – The FUQUA School of Business.
Marcos works in English and Spanish.
José María is a consultant of WALK. HE worked in a multinational environment in Board and CEO positions in different countries. After more than 25 years of field experience, he is now focused on sharing the learnings acquired to motivate and transform people and organizations for a better and more productive personal and professional performance.
José María played a protagonist role in the cultural transformation of the companies he worked for. He also dared to create and implement successful business model changes to let the organizations keep on developing their future. His capabilities to create a challenging and good atmosphere allowed a remarkable commitment and engagement leap of the teams. Besides that, he has a robust network in the Distribution and Gastronomy sectors.
Before this new approach, he worked for Makro in Spain and The Netherlands as Board Member and in Hungary, Spain and Portugal as CEO. Among other responsibilities on top, José María was the President of the Spanish Cash & Carry Association and is member of the advisory board of several companies and associations.
José María has a degree in Law, MBA (Instituto de Empresa), Accelerated Development Program ADP (London Business School), ADECA (Instituto San Telmo, Sevilla), Programa de Alta Dirección en Internet Business PADIB (ISDI), and is a Certificated Coach (Escuela Europea de Coaching).
José María works in Spanish and English.
Miguel is Managing Partner of WALK and Partner of Oxford Leadership. He supports CEOs and leadership teams from large corporation in their business execution and leadership agenda. In the last 10 years, he has worked with global corporations from all industries across the globe executing successfully a big number of transformation and leadership development projects leading a diverse team of consultants.
Miguel began his career in the commercial area of media and telecommunications. After his MBA, he joined Oxford Leadership where he hold several position until launching their operations in Spain and becoming its Managing Director. He successfully led the acceleration of growth of the business and of its consultant´s community. He also supported the growth of the Latin America region particularly in Mexico, Brazil and Argentina.
Miguel has a degree in industrial engineer at the Technological Institute of Buenos Aires. He was awarded a scholarship from Cranfield School of Management in UK, where he completed his MBA in 2008. He has also an Advanced Management programme (AMP) from Wharton School of Management and ESADE.
Miguel works in English and Spanish.
Sergio Góngora is a Partner of WALK. He has more than 20 years of experience in strategic consultancy and industry advising and giving support to presidents and Management Committees of leading companies in Europe, Latin America, and Asia.
Sergio worked for AT Kearney in the Senior Principal role, specialized in digital and telecommunications practices. He led strategic definition projects as well as the implementation of complex transformations – where the alignment of the organization with the business objectives and the development of the leadership capacities of the key executives was critical.
Previously, he worked in Telefónica where he participated in the creation and development of Adquira in Spain, the subsidiary that manages the negotiations and purchases of the Telefónica Group. He was also a consultant for Deloitte (formerly Arthur Andersen) where he carried out consulting and auditing projects in the financial sector.
Sergio holds an MBA from MIT Sloan (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) and holds a BS in Business Administration from the School of Commercial Engineering (ESIC).
Sergio works in Spanish and English.
Katie is a consultant of WALK in EMEA. She has over 20 years of experience supporting organizations in their leadership development. Her focus has been on aligning business and people strategy for organizational development, cultural shifts and transformations. She has partnered with senior leaders and their teams in Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia and across a wide variety of sectors including Financial Services, Telecom, Pharma, Petrochemical, Manufacturing, Media and Entertainment, as well as FMCG.
Katie started her career in executive education and has built up her expertise with some of the best international business education organizations. She has also worked with an auditing firm in the UK, where she successfully led a remote team of auditors. She moved from Project Manager to Client Director and gained invaluable insight into how large corporations operate while also appreciating the workings of organizational dynamics and challenges.
Additionally, Katie worked as Academic Director for Instituto de Empresa’s Master in Organizational Leadership.
She holds a Masters in Clinical Psychology applied to Organizations from INSEAD (EMCCC) and a B.A. in English and French from University of Cape Town. She is BCC (Board Certified Coach) and a member of ICF (International Coach Federation), currently applying for PCC certification.
Katie works in both Spanish and English.
She holds a Masters in Clinical Psychology applied to Organizations from INSEAD (EMCCC) and a B.A. in English and French from University of Cape Town. She is BCC (Board Certified Coach) and a member of ICF, currently applying for PCC certification.
Katie works in both Spanish and English.
Andrew Hatcher is a Consultant with Walk. He has over 30 years experience working in Europe the USA and in the Far East working in a range of organisations from multinationals to startups. His strategic work has focused on leadership development and culture change working with companies including Statoil, Barclays, BT, BGL, Formula 1 Management and the NHS.
Andrew teaches on a range of management development modules at the Judge Business School in Cambridge and facilitates executive education in strategy and leadership both there and at the London Business School.
Andrew worked for 15 years at Reuters, the global information company, in London and in New York focusing on developing innovation as a core competence and subsequently with its Greenhouse corporate venture capital group across North and South America. Since then he has started and developed a number of companies including Investing for Good and the Working Knowledge Group and advises many others on growth and scaling strategies.
Andrew has published five books to date on innovation, venturing, strategy and marketing.
Andrew holds an MBA in International Business from the Cass Business School and a BSc in Mechanical Engineering from the City University London.
Andrew works in English and Spanish
Manuel Costescu is a Consultant of WALK. He has more than 15 years of experience in Europe, USA and Canada in large commercial companies, banks and public sector and he is focused on business transformation and leadership. His facilitation work, team alignment and reorganization includes corporate clients such as McKinsey, ING, JP Morgan, ArcelorMittal, Novartis, Canon, O2, etc. In addition, Manuel taught modules at Oxford Blavatnik School, London Business School, Maastricht School of Management and Romanian Academy of Economics.
Between 2005 and 2010, he worked for McKinsey and Co. as an Engagement Manager in the New York offices, focusing on strategy, organization and implementation. Prior to joining McKinsey, Manuel worked for The Brattle Group, an electric consulting firm in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Until March 2017, he worked as a member of the Romanian Parliament in the commission of intelligence. Previously, he developed and managed InvestRomania, an investment and foreign trade agency, as Secretary of State in the Ciolos technocratic government. Before entering politics, Manuel worked as an Executive Director at JP Morgan in London.
Manuel holds an MBA from MIT Sloan (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) and a BA in International Development from Harvard Kennedy School. He holds a BA in Economics from Brandeis University.
Manuel works in English, Romanian, Spanish and German and is fluent in French and Italian.
Gonzalo is a Consultant of WALK and Oxford Leadership in EMEA. His expertise is focused in Self Managing Leadership®, Emotional Leadership, High Performing Teams, Leadership Styles, Positive Influence, Emotional Intelligence, The Manager as Leader, and Assertiveness.
He has led companies in the field of advertising, in Yellowstone and Lintas Worldwide, and in the field of optics. His experience in the advertising world, as General Manager and member of the Board of Directors, was developed working for companies of many sectors (Renault, Honda, Bayer, Ato, Gallina Blanca, Royal, Unilever, Sony, Technics, Panasonic, Martini, Roca…).
After a successful career in general management, Gonzalo refocused his career to the field of consulting, executive coaching, and leadership. He has worked in leadership development projects and organizational transformation in national and international companies.
He is an executive coach trained at The Coaches Training Institute (CTI). He is also a Relationships and Team coach by Center for Right Relationships (CRR). He is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) by ICF. He has enriched his tools as a coach and leadership trainer, with training in the fields of Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP), Gestalt Psychotherapy, Bioenergetics, and Personal Development.
Gonzalo works in English and Spanish.
Santiago Tezanos Pinto is a Consultant of WALK. Santiago is an experienced project manager and brings his experience in client relationship to handle complex transformation programs.
Before joining WALK, Santiago worked for URBAN, a Latin American PR agency. He managed several clients from a wide variety of industries, developed the relationship with the press and other audiences, designed strategies for public affairs matters and media trainings for high-ranking speakers. Before Santiago worked at OneLove, a marketing agency specialised in digital communications and design. Santiago started his career at the Marketing Department from Club Boca Juniors, the largest professional football club in Argentina, where he worked with different brands, led the hospitality programme for clients, and participated in the club’s TV show.
Santiago is Licensed in Social Communications from the Austral University of Buenos Aires.
Santiago works in English and in Spanish.
Tana is a Consultant of WALK and Oxford Leadership in EMEA. She works as an executive coach, facilitator, trainer, and management consultant. Tana works with multinational companies to strengthen communication across teams, inspiring and encouraging individuals and organizations to change. Through leading improvements in measurable attitudes, behavior, and skills, Tana is driven to enhance people’s performance. As a coach, she is totally oriented to the individual with a constructive and effective approach to help people develop in their role.
She has worked for more than 20 years as a professional in different Human Resources areas (Recruitment, Selection, Training, Communication…) and she is now focused on Leadership, Change Management and Organizational Development. She has developed her professional trajectory in leading multinational companies like Apple Computer, Hewlett-Packard, BDF Nivea, and Winterthur.
Tana has a Psychology Degree and a Master’s Degree in Human Resources Management at EADAs. She also has been trained in coaching with CTI in the Co-active Coaching Training Programme and Organisational and Relations Systems by Center for Right Relationship. She is a certified coach CPCC and PCC by ICF, as well as NLP practitioner.
Tana works in English and Spanish.
Ana Vilaregut Comellas is a Consultant of WALK and Oxford Leadership. With 10 years of experience in strategic consulting for businesses and people, Ana provides advise and support to senior executives in leading organizations in Europe and Latin America.
Before WALK, Ana worked at McKinsey & Company, where she was an Engagement Manager specialized on Organizational topics (Culture and transformations, Talent and HR, Leadership, Capability building). She worked across industries (Financial services, Telecom, Infrastructure, Consumer goods and Retail) and across geographies (Spain, Brazil, Costa Rica, Belgium and Mexico).
It’s worth mentioning that for 3 years Ana managed McKinsey’s Organization Practice, supporting the development of cutting-edge thinking on Organizational topics and best practice sharing at a global level.
In addition to her consulting experience, Ana worked in Amazon as Vendor Manager in Luxembourg and in Lehman Brothers as Analyst of Equity Capital Markets in London.
Ana holds an MBA from Columbia Business School. To complete her MBA, Ana was awarded a full tuition merit-based scholarship from Fundación Ramón Areces. Ana also holds a degree in Business Administration from ESADE and a Master in Strategic and International Management from the University of St. Gallen.
Ana works in English, Spanish, French, Catalan and Portuguese.
Andrew Cohn is a consultant of WALK and Oxford Leadership. He’s the founder and principal of Lighthouse Consulting, LLC. For over 20 years he has worked globally as a counsellor, consultant, and facilitator for businesses and individuals. Andrew’s work improves his clients’ business results and culture and, enhances individual performance and satisfaction.
Andrew has coached and trained senior and mid-level leaders on a variety of issues including team leadership, performance management, interpersonal effectiveness, strategic thinking, diversity and women’s leadership, conflict resolution, and work/life balance. He works with clients to overcome “right v. wrong” thinking in favour of what works, and he supports leaders in expanding their toolkits related to communication and relationships, business strategy development and technical competence. He emphasizes awareness and personal development as foundational to skill development and improved effectiveness.
Andrew also facilitates solutions to workplace disputes and crises. His open-minded and non-judgmental style fosters trust and positive focus, and he helps his clients move through troubled waters quickly and productively. In a very practical manner, Andrew brings clarity to complex problems. He helps focus leaders at all levels on what matters most and how to effectively act on it.
Andrew’s clients include Microsoft, Viacom, Cisco, Johnson & Johnson, and Comcast/NBCU. In addition to serving his own clients, Andrew coaches MBA students and global executives in learning programs at the Wharton School of Business. He has also taught leadership, ethics, conflict resolution, and mindfulness at the MBA and undergraduate levels.
Andrew practised law for seven years prior to founding his own consulting firm. He earned his Juris Doctorate at Loyola Law School, an MA Applied/Spiritual Psychology from the University of Santa Monica, and a Bachelors Degree in International Relations (with emphasis on international business and economics) from Boston University. He also practices and teaches Aikido. He lives in Pennsylvania with his wife and son
Andrew works in English and Spanish.
Marta is a Consultant of WALK and Oxford Leadership in EMEA. As a international executive coach and organisational development consultant, Marta has been involved in a number of organisational change consulting assignments, and in leadership development and effective teamwork programs for large corporations around the world.
She has been involved in several global leadership programs for senior management. She has also been part of the faculty of several corporate universities global leadership programs. Marta also worked as an engineer in Germany and Spain, and led an organization through an internationalization process.
Her experience in change ranges from the diagnosis of the system (organisation and its wider context), to the design of interventions and evaluation, to the facilitation of workshops / group processes combining appreciative inquiry and group relations approaches. She is passionate about her work in cultural transformation, and thrives in integrating the human side of organizational change with the technical aspect of the business.
Marta has a combined degree in Engineering and Management studies at Imperial College London and Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya. She also has a Master in Human Resources Management at the London School of Economics, a Master in Marketing at ESADE Business School, and a Masters in Finance (UPF). She is an Ashridge accredited executive coach (EMCC) and has a Masters in Executive Coaching (Ashridge). She has also developed her analytical coaching skills through the Advanced Analytical-Network Coaching Certificate. She has a certificate on “Organisational Change and Consulting” by the Tavistock Institute (UK). She is accredited in the Leadership Development Framework (LDF), Richard Barrett Cultural Transformation (CTT), Strengths Deployment Inventory (SDI), MBTI.
Marta works in English, Spanish and Catalan. She also has a good knowledge of German and French.
Pedro is a Consultant of WALK and Oxford Leadership in EMEA. Pedro is Mentor and Coach of numerous top executives in large corporations, and he leads career development and talent management projects. As a consultant, he has taken part in complex cultural transformation and leadership development projects for companies in a range of industries.
Pedro was a global executive at Johnson & Johnson Group for more than 15 years, where he became CEO of Spain and Portugal and member of the Management Committee. Throughout his career, he had the opportunity to lead the acquisition and integration of companies, the merger of Spain and Portugal, turnarounds in mature businesses, the development of new markets, and cultural and organizational changes. During his professional career he has held different positions in marketing, sales, communication, and corporate strategy.
He is also the patron of the FIDAH Foundation and the founder of CREAS, a foundation that fosters the development of companies in the field of social entrepreneurship.
Pedro holds a degree in Medicine from the University of Zaragoza, an MBA from IESE, an AMP from Harvard, and a Master’s Degree in Humanities from the Universidad Francisco Vitoria.
Pedro works in English and Spanish.
Joana is a consultant of WALK. She’s an experienced leadership and organizational consultant, and C-level coach. Her areas of expertise include senior team coaching, leadership development, and learning processes.
Joana started her professional career as a management consultant with McKinsey & Company, where she became a global expert in the leadership and organization practice.
She is also an Adjunct Professor in Executive Education Programs and TheLisbonMBA at Católica-Lisbon School of Business and Economics. She has participated in several publications and books about leadership and organizational behaviour.
Joana graduated in Business Administration with Católica-Lisbon and holds an MBA from INSEAD. She is also certified as a Coach (International Coach Federation), a Lead Facilitator (Gita Belin & Associates), and a Conflict Mediator (ADR Group).
Joana works in Portuguese, English, and Spanish.
Leonor is a Consultant of WALK in EMEA. She is passionate about developing people to their full potential and helping organizations face their change and development challenges. Before joining WALK she worked for Metro Cash & Carry group where for 20 years she developed her career from Finance to Sales and Operations in Portugal and other countries from Central and East Europe. She has been an active part of several multi-cultural teams and contributed as an International Trainer and Facilitator in the Metro House of Training. From 2015 to 2017 she was an Executive Board member of Heineken Group in Portugal. She also worked for KPMG in auditing and consulting.
Leonor has over 35 years of professional experience within organizations as a leader, executive board member, change driver, executive coach, and senior consultant. Her present areas of focus are people development, Team Coaching, Executive Coaching and enabling culture change. Her approach is systematic and her focus is on long-term sustainable impact. As a facilitator, she excels in building trust, openness, and depth.
Leonor holds a Bachelor’s degree in Management and an MBA degree from Universidade Catolica Portuguesa. In addition, Leonor holds certificates in Cross-Cultural awareness, Leadership & Team Building, Fundamental Principles of Breakthrough Performance, Crisis Management, Structured Problem Solving and Project Management, and is currently undergoing the final steps of ACC Certification from ICF.
Leonor works in Portuguese, Spanish, French, and English. She has a good understanding of Italian and Hungarian.
Cecilia Diaz is a consultant of WALK in LATAM, focused on an organizational consultancy focused on people. She is a facilitator in change management programs, talent development and strategic diagnostic processes and implementation of action plans related to the improvement of work environments. Her experience and career have allowed her to facilitate not only programs with participants, but also Train the Trainers programs.
She has led projects for clients such as Grupo Alsea, Sanofi, Laboratorio Baliarda, Banco Supervielle, Nestlé, and others. Also she worked in companies from the Latam region such as Grupo WPP México, Roche, Bosch and the UPC of Peru, achieving cultural transformations, implementations and design of management tools.
She has more than 20 years of experience performing in different roles in Human Resources, such as Talent and Culture Manager in Walmart Arg, Head of Regional Development in Cencosud, HR Coordinator in the Cuyo region in Movistar, as well as in the Consultancy. Achieving leadership with great skill in the execution of multidisciplinary projects, with internal client orientation, with an excellent management of interpersonal relationships and constantly collaborating in the construction of high performance teams.
Cecilia has a degree in Labor Relations, (UBA) and has extensive training in leadership, business coaching, negotiation among others. In institutions like the IAE, School of PNL, Pythagoras, Institute of the Mask.
Cecilia works in Spanish and English.
Judith is a Consultant of WALK and Oxford Leadership in EMEA and Latam. She is a coach, facilitator and consultant specialised in leadership development, cultural change and strategic HR. Judith has built real partnerships and long-term relationships with key clients and always seeks opportunities for collaboration. She is an experienced facilitator that has been helping many of our clients to achieve sustainable transformation, using her intuition, courage, improvisation skills and endless positive energy. She loves to challenge her clients and to help them face and overcome difficult conversations and situations. She believes that trust contribute to better results and healthier relationships.
Judith has over sixteen years of international experience in Human Resources within multinational companies such as FrieslandCampina (Netherlands), Axialent (Argentina) and IBM (Argentina). Starting as an HR Business Partner at FrieslandCampina she was responsible for translating global business needs into HR practices. When she was 25 years old she was promoted to the position of HR Director of the “Ingredients” group, where she was responsible for the entire HR strategy for all the 1,000 employees. She then acquired a significant experience in change management, leadership development, and strategic alignment. Judith gained significant experience in both advising and coaching front-line staff and senior management.
Judith has a Master’s degree in Human Resources from the University of Tilburg (Netherlands) and an MBA from IAE Business School (Argentina). She is a certified Co-Active Coach trained by The Coaches Training Institute (CTI).
Judith works in English, Spanish, Portuguese, and Dutch. In addition, she has a good understanding of German and French.
Juan Rovira is a Partner of WALK and Oxford Leadership. Juan has more than 25 years of experience as a general manager in large companies, as well as with extensive experience in leadership development and business transformation. He is a facilitator and Executive Coach at C-Suite level.
Juan joined Telefónica Group in 1997 as Assistant General Manager for Business Development in Telefonica International. He was highly involved on the definition of the expansion strategy for the Group in certain Latin American and Caribbean countries. He managed the start up of Telefonica in USA. In his last period, Juan was the founder and director of Telefonica’s Corporate University and member of the International Advisory Board of the Said Business School of the University of Oxford
Prior to that, Juan worked in the financial industry, first as International Legal Counsel for Banco de Vizcaya (now BBVA) and afterwards in Banco Santander where he served as VP in the Chairman’s office and later on as Global Manager for Corporate Electronic Banking Services.
Juan is Lecturer of Organizational Behaviour and Leadership at ESADE Business School. He holds a law degree from the University of Barcelona, a PDG from IESE, University of Navarra.
Marcel Szenessy is a Consultant of WALK in Europe. He has been focusing on value-based leadership and conscious culture development for almost 20 years. In that time he has worked at all levels of organizations and in a broad range of industries.
Marcel works with individuals, teams and entire organizations through 1:1 coaching and small group or large group interventions. A constant feedback that he gets is that the level of depth of his work helps leaders and their teams to achieve a lasting transformation towards a much higher impact. One of Marcel’s strengths is to create an inspiring, creative and trustful environment where leaders can come together, share their experiences and learn from each other.
Marcel is working with global top players, e.g. in automotive, aviation, banking, logistics, retail, healthcare, consulting and professional services, giving him an extensive spectrum of experience. Clients value the range of expert know-how that he brings to the table.
Marcel has a degree in Business Administration from the University of Kiel. He worked in HR for a leading global retailer before continuing his career in Leadership Development for Europe’s #1 car manufacturer where he designed and delivered global programs that supported thousands of selected key talents in taking their leadership to the next level and creating inspiring high-performance cultures with their teams.
Marcel is married, has two children and lives in Spain. He works in English and German.
Claudia is a Senior Consultant of WALK and Oxford Leadership. As a Trainer and Facilitator, she delivers leadership development programs for senior executives all over Europe. As a consultant, she specializes in identifying the factors that contribute or hinder leadership performance and designing a roadmap to tackle those factors. Her vast experience inside organizations allows her to guide their clients into an in-depth, yet practical understanding of what works and what doesn’t in their particular organizational system.
A trained psychologist, Claudia started her career in organizational coaching and consulting. She worked for various firms for over 10 years, participating in multidisciplinary teams to help organizations in their strategic planning and alignment journeys, and in the diagnosis and redesign of their people processes. She consulted for more than one hundred organizations covering a wide range of sectors, including the Oil, Mining, Financial, Transportation, Educational, Telecom, Food, Pharmaceutical and Consumer Goods industries in Brazil, Chile, Argentina, Peru and Mexico. As a trainer, she specialized in developing leadership and teamwork skills for high executives.
As an executive, Claudia occupied HR positions of great responsibility in different companies within Latin America, and for many years she was Corporate Director of Talent & Organizational Development for the continent’s major air carrier (LATAM Airlines) with direct reports on over ten countries and accountability for processes affecting 54.000 employees. During that period she led a process of cultural transformation, conducted people integration within a merge process, redesigned HR processes, and was directly in charge of coaching the company’s top 200 executives to support their development.
Claudia is a licensed Clinical Psychologist, and she holds an MSc in Organizational Behaviour by the University of London.
Claudia works in Spanish, English and Brazilian Portuguese.
Monica Carvalho is a Consultant of WALK in EMEA. She is a senior facilitator, having applied behavioral training for almost 20 years to support employees give their best at the workplace. She has extensive experience in Executive Coaching and Leadership development.
She ministers Leaderships Workshops at NOVA School of Business and Economics (Lisbon, Portugal), being a Senior Trainer in the International Master in Management. She also collaborates with Universidade Tecnica de Lisboa.
Monica has worked as a Senior Trainer for Everis (5 years) and Demos Spain (10 years). Also collaborated with McDonalds, Vodafone, Boston Consulting Group and VolksWagen.
She holds a degree in Psychology from Lisbon University and a Master in Neuro-Linguistic Programming, trained by NLP creator Richard Bandler. Other key qualifications of Monica include Emotional Intelligence and Leadership (Chicago University, Antonio Damasio PhD) and Situational Leadership (Ron Campbell, International Certification).
Monica works in English and Portuguese.
Luisa Gowland is a consultant of WALK. She specializes in one on one counselling and group facilitation, by leveraging a broad suit capabilities to help people unleash their full potential. Luisa devotes her extensive professional experience and broad set of capabilities to help people lead a fulfilling and highly productive life.
Luisa initially focus her career on talent acquisition at Valuar, and later, on talent development as HR Strategy director at Aeropuertos Argentina 2000, where she defined the talent strategy and hired all top talent.
Luisa is a Psychologist, graduated from Salvador University in 2005. She has completed post-graduated studies in HR Strategic Management at IDEA and an educations degree at Flacso Management of Educational Institutions. Luisa graduated as an Astrologer at Casa XI in 2012. She also certified in Mindfulness by INECO; in energy techniques with a Barbara Brennan disciple in Argentina and also Bach Flowers Therapies at the Barbara Espeches’s Institute.
She works in Spanish and English.
Daniel Touris is a Consultant of WALK and Oxford Leadership in EMEA and Latin America. He is a strong believer in the power of conversations as a critical tool for leadership development and, ultimately, business transformation. His seniority, experience, and flexibility make him able to facilitate a broad range of programs. He is also a senior executive coach of CEOS and owners at Fortune 500 companies and a professor at various institutes and universities.
Daniel has developed several executive development programmes in business management, leadership development, motivation, team work, crucial conversations, persuasion, sales and negotiation, and customer experience.
He has more than 20 years experience in leadership and transformation consulting, working for companies from different industries. Daniel started his consulting career with Booz Allen & Hamilton.
He has a degree in Agronomical Engineer from the University of the Republic of Uruguay and has a graduate degree in Marketing from the Catholic University of Uruguay. Daniel is a certified Ontological Coach from the Newfield Network, Trainer in Basic and Advanced Harvard Business Project in Boston, and certified Trainer in Appreciative Inquiry at Wetherhead School of Management (Case University, US).
Daniel works in English, Spanish and Portuguese.
Isabel Boada is a Consultant of WALK and Oxford Leadership in EMEA. With 10 years of experience in strategic consulting for businesses and people, Isabel provides advise and support to senior executives in leading organizations.
Before WALK, Isabel worked at Monitor Deloitte, where she was Manager at Deloitte Spain’s Chief Strategy Office Team. She participated in the definition of the Strategic Plan both at Corporate and at Business Level, leading workstreams and coordinating teams to ensure its implementation.
Previously, Isabel worked for A.T. Kearney as Business Analyst and Associate, where she participated in projects addressing top management concerns in topics ranging from strategy to operations and due diligence, across several industries (Financial Institutions, Infrastructure, Transport and Travel industries)
In addition to her consulting experience, Isabel worked in Gaz de France as Electricity trader and in Volvo Powertrain in the logistics department in Lyon (France).
Isabel holds an MBA from IE Business School, where she was included in Dean’s List. She also holds a degree in Industrial Engineering from Polytechnic University of Madrid.
Isabel works in English, Spanish and French.
Bettina Gallego is a Consultant of WALK and Oxford Leadership in EMEA. Integrating her experience as a Coach and Entrepreneur with her experience in Investment Banking, Bettina has refined several methodologies in relation to the development of management skills, motivation and leadership, helping to focus, and recover the vision and purpose of the managers and their organizations, leading effective transformations, and giving meaning to success.
Bettina also has more than 14 years of experience in the financial industry, as an investment fund manager in various top-tier entities in Madrid and London. Before working at Inversis Banco, co-founding Acumen Gestión and managing a European small cap fund at Belgravia Capital, she developed her professional career as an analyst and portfolio manager at Goldman Sachs and at JP Morgan Asset Management. As an entrepreneur Bettina co-founded Samastah, a platform of tools to support personal and professional growth.
She is a Thinking Heads speaker and certified in Neuro-linguistic programming and Coaching at the NLP Academy in London with John Grinder (co-creator of NLP). She runs mindfulness courses for executives, and is a yoga teacher at Sivananda School.
Bettina holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and an MBA from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.
Bettina works in English, Spanish and German, and also is fluent in French and Portuguese.
Maria Alvarez de Mon is a Consultant of WALK and Oxford Leadership in EMEA. She has developed a professional career providing training in subjects related to people development in organisations and advising companies on aspects such as leading high performing teams, talent / careers development, communication, and leadership.
Maria started her professional career in the FMCC and Retail sectors (AC Nielsen, El Corte Ingles, Carrefour, and Coca-Cola) where she held executive positions for +15 years in Sales, Procurement, and Marketing. She had team management responsibilities and launched new projects and business lines.
She is a Professor of Managing People and Human Factor in Organisations at the University of Navarra (Spain), where she was the Director of the MBA program for three years.
Maria has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Alcala de Henares and Master in Business management and Marketing by ESIC (Spain). She is accredited in Benzinger (BST).
Maria works in English and Spanish.
Silvio Raij is a Consultant of WALK and Oxford Leadership in Latin America. His main focus is on Leadership Development, Coaching, Time Management, Teamwork, Self-esteem, Positive Thinking, and Meditation. Silvio has been working with individuals and teams for more than 15 years, delivering programs, seminars, and conferences in America, Europe, and Asia.
For over 10 years, Silvio has been sharing his knowledge as a professor of design and audiovisual production at the School of Communication and Design of the ORT University in Uruguay. He has published two books: “Coaching for the Souls – Discover your life’s purpose“ and “Full Stop – A pause can change our life”.
Silvio is a certified Coach in Newfield Network (Chile) and he is ACC certified coach by International Coaching Federation (ICF).
Silvio works in English and Spanish.
Ana is a Consultant of WALK in EMEA. She has extensive experience working in the fields of organizational development consulting, leadership and career development. She designed and facilitated programs to improve personal, interpersonal and organizational effectiveness for more than 100 companies. In her diverse experience, she worked across all levels of the organizations, from the shop floor to the Board, and with many diverse industries such as retail, banking, pharmaceuticals, automotive, consulting, chemical, and FMCG, amongst others.
She coached and trained people from diverse cultures and countries and participated in leadership development programs in Portugal, Spain, France, UK, Brazil and Angola.
Ana has been working at Universidad Católica Lisbon for the past 18 years as an Adjunct Member of Faculty in the Organizational Behavior area and was a School Board Member for eight years. She has also 13 years of leadership experience, progressing from leading a team of individual contributors to leading five managers, leading two functions of the organization and getting a seat at the Board table.
She has extensive individual and team coaching experience, currently supporting several CEO’s, Board Members and Executives Teams in their efforts to perform better in their current roles and transform their teams and organizations.
She holds a Bachelor’s in Sociology and a Master’s in Human Resources (both from ISCTE, Lisbon) and is an Associate Certified Coach (ACC) from International Coaching Federation.
Ana works in Portuguese, Spanish, and English.
Roberta is a Consultant of WALK. She has more than 25 years of experience in diverse industries such as investment banking, insurance, entertainment, and leadership development. Roberta is specialized in helping companies and executives to better understand and implement their companys’ strategies through customized leadership development programs.
She has a large experience on developing leadership solutions for companies from conceptualization to facilitation, by focusing on developing people in alignment with the organization’s strategy. She has a genuine interest in helping people develop, she has mastered in engaging and motivating people through performing arts and used this background knowledge to help building teams and commitment on the different businesses she worked at or consulted for. Her career was developed in Brazil, United States and Peru, in addition to extensive international business travel.
Roberta holds a degree in Economics from Simmons College (USA), a Masters in Conflict Management and Mediation in Fundaçao Universitaria Iberoamericana, and an MBA on Business management and leadership at Fundação Getulio Vargas. She holds two coaching certifications from ICI and Newfield Institute. She is certified in Immunity to Change (by Harvard Faculty Dr. Keega), MBTI, Facet 5, PRO Development and Influence Style Indicator. Roberta is Accredited Certified Coach by ICF.
Roberta works in English, Portuguese and Spanish
Catia is a Consultant of WALK. She has been coaching Executives and delivering Leadership Development and Cultural Transformation Programs in global organizations in the last 10 years in Brazil, Latin America and the USA.
She developed her career in Marketing & Communication and Retail Auditing, having occupied leadership positions in national and multi national companies from the luxury segment, services and manufacturing. She was born in Brazil but studied and worked in different countries such as England, Switzerland, Germany and Italy. She has leaved in Milan for eight years where she led international projects for organizational and cultural change, established joint ventures, developed and delivered technical and behavioral trainings in a multicultural context.
Catia has coached and developed many Leadership teams and more than 4,000 Executives from 20 nationalities in global companies such as: Astra Zeneca, Ball, Bayer, Cisco, Danone, Facebook, Givaudan, Grupo Telefónica, Henkel, Mars, Microsoft, Nestlé, Nokia, Roche Pharma and Diagnostics, Scania, SC Johnson, Syngenta, Subsea7, Unilever, W/Mccann.
Currently she is a Professor for Leadership at Insper, one of the most prestigious institutions of Higher Education and Research in Brazil. Since 2013, she has been collaborating as a facilitator with the Centre for Creative Leadership, recognized worldwide for its expertise in Leadership. Graduated in Public Administration at FGV, she has a post-graduation in Career Consulting at the University of São Paulo and holds a Master Degree in Marketing & Sales from the Centre of Management of Milan, Italy. She is constantly taking care of her own Education and has been undertaking courses in different locations, holding certifications as a Coach by Erickson College, (Canada); as a facilitator for the Immunity to Change methodology with the Harvard Professors Robert Kegan and Lisa Lahey (USA); LSI (Life Style Inventory) certified by Human Synergistics, Hogan Assessment and 360 By Design (CCL). Certified by Barry Oshry in the Organization Workshop and When Cultures Meet, a systemic approach to the organizational life (USA).
Catia works in Portuguese and she is also fluent in English, Spanish, Italian, French and has a good knowledge of German.
Constança Monteiro is a Consultant of WALK and Oxford Leadership in EMEA. Her areas of expertise are strategy consulting, problem solving, communication, self/team leadership. She combines the “hard” business skills and language with the “deep” self-awareness and mindfulness skills in order to assist leadership and management learning and development.
She is Professor at NOVA School of Business Economics (Lisbon, Portugal), where she is also Head of Consulting Labs and Programme Manager of Master in Management.
Constança developed a consulting career at top management consulting firms like McKinsey, AT Kearney, and Monitor. She also worked at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development.
She holds a degree in Economics from the Universidade Nova de Lisboa and an MBA from INSEAD. She is certified coach by Expertise Coaching International Training (ECIT) and Certified Coaches Federation (CCF). She is also Neuro Linguistic Programmer, trained by NLP creator Richard Bandler.
Constança works in English, Portuguese, and Spanish.
Maria Jose is a Strategic Partner of WALK and a Consultant of Oxford Leadership in EMEA. She is an experienced cultural transformation consultant and C-level coach. Her areas of expertise include leadership development, high performing teams, cultural transformation, talent management, and learning processes.
Maria Jose started her professional career in the telecommunications and media sectors. She was Operations Director at Sogecable and Engineer in Research & Development in Telefonica and later within Sogecable.
She is a postgraduate teacher at the University Francisco de Vitoria, and was a researcher and contributor of IESE in the area of “Managing People”. She has participated in various publications and books about leadership and human behaviour.
Maria Jose is graduated as Superior Engineer of Telecommunications at the Universidad Politecnica of Madrid, Master in Psychology at UNED, PhD in Philosophy at University Francisco de Vitoria and Leadership Development Programme at IESE.
Maria Jose works in English and Spanish.
Natalie is a Consultant of WALK. She has over 15 years of experience in marketing and sales and is specialised in executive coaching and strategic consultancy. She has held various executive positions across different industries, as Head of Marketing at Segafredo Zanetti Germany and with her last position as Marketing Director at Telefonica O2 Germany. She has a proven track record in result oriented business management as well as P&L responsibility.
She has a clear understanding of the leader’s business challenges and helps individuals and teams on developing clear strategies, roles and accountabilities based on their purpose, values and visions. Her high energy and her strategic mindset brings clarity to difficult and complex situations and sets the basis for sustainable implementation. Her curiosity for human and organisational behaviour helps clients to go deeper, explore different perspectives and understand why and how teams collaborate better together. During her coaching sessions, she is focused on personal and organisational development, improving team performance, team collaboration and developing and implementing strategies.
Natalie has consulted and facilitated companies in telecom, plant engineering construction and in the retail & food service area.
Natalie holds a Master in Business Administration from Ludwig-Maximilians University Munich with focus on Marketing and Intercultural Management.ñ She is a systemic business coach and strategic consultant and an experienced facilitator. Natalie works in English and German.
Angel Cruz is a Consultant of WALK and Oxford Leadership in EMEA. He focuses on helping leaders develop relationships that bring practical solutions. He teaches in several business and coaching schools in the areas of Human Relations, Executive Coaching and Management Skills.
Angel has more than 20 years of experience as member of Executive Committees for several companies. He worked for IBM, Siemens, Danone, Thales and Altran. He was Human Resources Director and Operations and IT Director.
Angel holds a B.A. Economics and Business Management, a Master in Organisational Development from Institute GR of Tel-Aviv, a Master in Coaching and Mentoring from Oxford School, and he is Coach of Teams and Relationship (OSRC – Organization and Relationship System Coaching) from CRR (Center for Right Relationship).
He is certified for the use of several development tools including Personal Development Analysis (PDA), MBTI, FIRO-B, TLC, and he is a practitioner from PNL.
Angel works in English and Spanish.
Andres Chong is a Consultant of WALK in EMEA. He brings value by combining his coaching and facilitation skills together with a solid international business experience in the areas of negotiation, project management, sales, relationship building, and intercultural management.
His work primarily focuses on the development and delivery of programs in the areas of leadership, team development, change management and executive coaching.
Andres has over 20 years of experience in sectors such as energy distribution, commodities, automotive and retail, consisting of large projects and international tenders resulting in strong revenue and profit gains in highly competitive markets in Asia, Latin America, and Israel.
Andres has a BA in Economics and International Trade from the University of International Business and Economics (UIBE) – Beijing, is a certified Co- Active Professional Coach from CTI, Accredited Certified Coach by the ICF. Andres is trained to use ORSC and MBTI accredited.
Andres works in English, Portuguese, Spanish, and Mandarin Chinese.
Sergio Sanz is a Program Manager of WALK and Oxford Leadership. He has been in charge of managing a wide range of programmes with some of our biggest clients. He is very efficient, with a strong attention to detail, and is always looking for ways to improve the participant’s experience and programme’s impact.
He is a strong believer in the responsibility of individuals to lead their lives and to be agents for positive change in their environment and in the society as a whole. He is co-founder of Creas, a project dedicated to promote social entrepreneurship through investment in business projects that solve real problems of today’s society; he is member of the board of directors, Project Analyst and Responsible for the area of entrepreneurship. He has also directed the training program for enterpreneurs within the Think Big Project, an initiative developed by Fundacion Telefonica.
Sergio started his professional career in the sales field: at Raxon Informatica, as head of key accounts, and at Loxanet Directo, as sales Director.
He has an international certification in Generative Coaching by Robert Dilts and Stephen Gilligan. He is also NLP Practicioner, endorsed by the Spanish Association of NLP (AEPNL) and is also certified in Organizational Coaching, by AECOP.
Sergio works in Spanish.
Alexandra Martín de Cabiedes is a Consultant of WALK in EMEA. She combines her business management background with her experience as a coach and facilitator, to help business leaders execute strategy and address their challenges through creativity and passion.
Alexandra has acquired extensive experience in market strategy and business development, working for more than 10 years in top multinational corporations including Acciona and Energias de Portugal (EDP), where she has taken part and led a wide range of projects in multiple geographies.
She holds an MBA from INSEAD (France and Singapore) and a degree in Industrial Engineer from the Polytechnic University of Madrid and Ecole Centrale de Lille. Alexandra is a Co-Active Coach (The Coaching Training Institute) and holds a Master in Counseling Psychology (PRH – Personality and Human Relationships).
Alexandra works in English, French, and Spanish.
José Antonio is a Consultant of WALK. His main objective is to reduce the loneliness of leaders, walking and talking with them in order to provide an effective and efficient advice in their operative and strategic business decisions. He has also an extensive experience in projects related to the cultural and business transformation of companies.
In addition, he is International Business Partner of Renaissance Executive Forums, whose objective is to form trust circles of the CEOs to evolve personally and professionally in a safe and transparent environment.
For more than 10 years (2000 – 2011), José Antonio has developed his career in Spain, assuming executive management and business development functions in the telecommunications and strategic consulting industries. His last position in this professional stage was as Managing Director of B! Digital, a marketing agency specializing in digital (web and mobile).
In Peru, he worked for 2 years in the public sector (in the Commission for the Promotion of Foreign Investment – Promperú) and 4 years in investment banking.
He holds an MBA from The Wharton School (specialization in Strategy and Finance) and a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Lima. He is a Co-Active Coach, Certified by CTI (The Coaching Training Institute) and ICF (International Coach Federation).
José Antonio works in English and Spanish.
Ana is a Consultant of WALK, member of Oxford Leadership. She has more than 20 years of experience, including a large trajectory of individual and group leadership development.
Ana applies her knowledge of Positive Psychology to develop leadership and management capabilities of corporate executives.
Ana has appreciative inquiry and “World Café” training and an extensive experience in applying these methodologies to improve the performance of people and teams through the use of collective intelligence.
In addition, her experience in Psychology allows Ana to understand people’s attitudes, behaviours, and strategies to develop them.
Ana holds a degree in Psychology from the University of Lisbon and also, she has An Executive Master in Applied Positive Psychology, an area she has applied during her time in the area of organizations and training.
Also, Ana has an innovation and creativity course in ISPA. During her free time, she volunteers at ACA (Conversa Amiga Association) and Refood. In addition, she has worked in several areas of community support with different audiences. For example, to contribute to the reintegration of unemployed women to the working life as a part of the team of Family Health Unit
Ana works in English and Portuguese.
Rodrigo Martinez is a Consultant of WALK in Latin America. He is a young entrepreneur, scholar and project manager. He combines these ingredients to study, manage and foster innovation in organizational development interventions that seek to unleash human potential, as the main lever to reach desired strategic results.
In the last 7 years, he has participated in more than 25 leadership development and cultural transformation projects in mayor public and private organizations, as content developer, report writer, facilitator, partnership builder and team manager.
As a scholar he has been visiting fellow at the Institute for Social and Economic Change in Bangalore, India; research assistant of professors from the London School of Economics and El Colegio de Mexico; and action-researcher at the United Nations Development Program and International Transparency. He has also served as Project Manager in Oxford Leadership Mexico and, R&D Coordinator at c-Growth.
As an entrepreneur, he founded “Politics from the Self”, to promote the study, application and promotion of Higher Consciousness Politics, to build social trust, inclusive governance and civic empowerment.
He holds a BA in International Relations from El Colegio de Mexico, an International Baccalaureate from Europole, at Grenoble, France, and completed the “The Art of Professional Coaching” program from Newfield Network. He is certified in the “Lead with Conversations”, “Heart of Effective Leadership” and “Being at Full Potential” methodologies.
He works in Spanish, English and French.
Pedro Langre is Consultant of WALK and Oxford Leadership in Latin America. He is a consultant, coach, and advisor to high-level politicians, public servants and top management of multinational companies. Pedro’s expertise combines professional training, consulting, and coaching with innovation and quality strategies for the public and private sectors.
He has been speaker in different forums and conferences, organized by the United Nations Department for Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA), the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s Public Governance Committee (OCDE-PGC), Latin-American Centre for Development Management (CLAD), and the Asia Pacific for Economic Cooperation (APEC), and the Ash Centre for Democratic Governance and Innovation of Harvard University’s Kennedy School.
Pedro has worked as Technical Secretary of the Innovation Programme for the Government of Mexico (5 years), he was one of the leading drivers of the most important government transformation that Mexico has done in recent years, where he coordinated the network that brought more than 200 government agencies into compliance with a successful Innovation and Quality Strategic Model. He also worked and as a Managing Director for AENOR. For more than 5 years Pedro was the Managing Director of Oxford Leadership at Mexico.
Pedro works in English and Spanish.
Wim Focquet is a Consultant of WALK in EMEA. He concentrates on helping leaders and organizations in areas like strategy development, leadership development and organizational change.
He mentors and coaches leaders to improve the conversation with the environment and encourages them to tap into their authentic self in a wide variety of industries across Europe and the Middle East.
Wim is recognized for his ability to connect people cross culturally and his relationship building based on mutual trust. He delivers direct feedback, invites leaders to show vulnerability and openness, with empathy and a sense of humor, including challenging invitations for reflection and options to change. Key areas of interventions: Culture and Behavioral Change, Talent Management, Leadership Development, Senior Leadership Team Building and Strategic Alignment.
In these areas he includes the learnings of positive leadership, behavioral judgment and decision making. He helps to improve the conversations and develop the behaviors and attitudes necessary for success in the digital workplace.
Wim is Academic Director HR and Talent Management at the IE Business School of Human Science and Technology in Madrid.
He is holding a master degree in Germanic Philology from Ghent University. He complemented this with a masters degree in Management and Commercial Communications and an MBA in Marketing Management at Vlerick Management School.
He works in English, Spanish, French and Dutch.
Madalena Paiva is a Consultant of WALK. She has extensive experience in the areas of leadership and career development in Portugal and Angola.
Madalena started her career in the Career Development Office at Católica-Lisbon School of Business and Economics. She later became the Department Head, assuming the area of employer relations and career development services. She designed and facilitated university programs to improve student’s career management skills, on a group and individual setting.
Madalena also collaborated with McKinsey & Company as a Talent Attraction external Consultant for the Angolan office. She was later Manager of the Corporate Academy of Unitel, the largest private telecom company in Angola. She was responsible for planning and implementing technical and leadership development programs.
She holds a degree in Law from the Catholic University of Portugal and has completed executive programs in Business Administration and HR Management at Católica-Lisbon SBE.
Madalena completed the Executive Coaching Certification Program and Team Coaching at EEC-Escola Europeia de Coaching, where she also collaborates as a Project Manager and as an Executive Coach.
Madalena works in English and Portuguese.
Santiago is a Senior Consultant of WALK. He is a facilitator and trainer of trainers in processes of personal and organizational transformation during the last 16 years. Professionally trained as a Chemical Engineer, he worked in multinational companies in production areas until he decided to move into the entertainment business leading his own video editor, film distributor and television production company.
In 2002 he returned to the companies from HR management, having specialized in Coaching and in Conscious Business in Axialent, by Fred Kofman. He was trained in Appreciative Inquiry with the creator of the methodology, Dr. David Cooperrider, at Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, USA, and with Miriam Subirana Vilanova, at IDeIA Barcelona. He has a diploma in Positive Psychology and is a facilitator of the “Living Values in Organizations” Program of Ken O’Donnell. In the area of leadership he is a facilitator of the Self Management and Leadership program, and was trained by Brian Bacon (Oxford Leadership), creator of the program.
He has worked as a facilitator of leadership development processes, cultural transformation, and coaching, executive and team, in various companies and institutions: Ministry of Modernization, BASF, Nissan, Repsol-YPF, Telefonica, Movistar, Brinks, Givaudan, City Bank , Cencosud, Alsea, Banco Credicoop, Banco Hipotecario Nacional, Citi Bank, University of BA, University of Belgrano, Raffo, Nissan, Unión Industrial Argentina, Union UATRE, among others.
He was Director of Training (Ad Honorem) in Appreciative Dialogues of the non-profit Civil Association Despierta Argentina. Currently he provides service (ad honorem) as a coach in INICIA, Community of Entrepreneurs. He has coordinated and led personal growth trips to various destinations: India, Peru, Brazil, Spain, France, Portugal, England, Scotland.
Santiago works in English and Spanish.
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