I am a Professor of Leadership at IE Business School in Madrid (Spain). Prior to IE, I was a Fulbright scholar at Harvard University and have taught at some of the world´s leading business schools. I was previously Professor of International Management at the Richard Ivey School of Business in Canada, and a Visiting Professor at Lancaster University Management School in the UK, Concordia University in Canada and ESMT -the European School of Management and Technology in Berlin.
My life changing event was being the recipient of a Fulbright Scholarship to complete my graduate studies at Harvard University. This was an inflexion point in my life in many ways – from a modest background to an elite backdrop, from psychology to business, and from a local community to an international context. Ten years later, I addressed new Fulbrighters to share experiences and build an international network.
My work bridges psychology and business with a focus on authentic leadership. Througth this lens I aim to understand how the world’s great leaders reinvent themselves and their organizations for better future.
I offer insights and practical strategies to improve leadership effectiveness, increasing employee wellbeing while enhancing companies growth and innovation.
Looking a variety of leaders, from executives of multinational firms, to start up founders, from political leaders, to sport leaders, I have developed research-based frameworks, business cases and tools to help executives develop their authentic self.