Thanks for visiting my website where I am delighted to share a little bit about my experience as consultant, researcher, social entrepreneur, and speaker.
As a consultant, and sometimes as a task manager, I have been working for almost three decades with world class corporations and also with the international development community, governmental agencies and non-profit organizations (NGOs), e.g. United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and several other UN agencies, The World Bank, and Interamerican Development Bank. Being a consultant means to bring together my experience from three other areas of my experience: research, entrepreneurship, and public speaking.
Research has been an ongoing part of my life, which I can´t afford neglecting because of the highly complex issues and challenges that I must deal with as a consultant helping businesses, social ventures, and other organizations to develop strategic plans and effective implementation. With this in mind, I have been focusing in the fields of organizational theory, strategic communication, decision-making processes, and human resources.
My passion to engage with people aiming to set up a provocative dialogue focusing on contemporary burning issues, especially taking into consideration innovation and change, explains why I also wear the hat of a keynote speaker in corporate events.
Ventures, and specially the social ventures, are also part of my life. In the process of getting older I did not lose faith in the idea that we can each be a changemaker and find ways to transform the world into a better place, addressing social, environmental, and ethical issues.
To end this section, I think it is worthwhile to summarize some of the four basic assumptions which I always take deeply into consideration in various circumstances, as a consultant, as a researcher, as a speaker, and as a social entrepreneur:
- The world we live in today is a VUCA world. That means that we must accept and adapt our mindsets to the fact that humans now live in a “new normal” reality defined by increased Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, and Ambiguity.
- Organizations must embrace innovation and deal with ongoing change or otherwise become obsolete.
- Corporations and business ventures must understand that profitability is becoming part of the challenge to survive and prosper.
- Challenges ahead demand strong cooperation internally and the development of more effective dialogue with stakeholders within the external ecosystem. Communication is no longer, a tactical task or tool. Communication is even more strategic than management. Leadership is above all strategic communication.