I learn fast and I obtain good grades. I am CHEERFUL, CURIOUS and CREATIVE. I love making up stories and drawing my own comics.
I develop an INDEPENDENT MIND and some fear about social rejection. I don’t play football very well, and this is the national sport. I prefer to spend my time with my dad instead of with friends.
I use basketball to build a new personality: COMPETITIVE WINNER. I develop my body and my mind with discipline. I evolve from being a reserve player to become the team captain. My game is INTENSE.
I develop my REBEL SIDE. I discover parties and girls.
I end high school with good grades. Even if I enjoy humanities more, I enrol myself in Industrial Engineering, looking for career opportunities. I study with intensity. I develop my RATIONAL and LOGICAL brain, my ORGANIZATIONAL skills, and my PERSEVERANCE. My creativity fades into the background and parties become less frequent.
I complete my degree. I have become a learning and problem-solving machine. I still DON’T HAVE A CLEAR VOCATION. I do an internship in an automotive factory. I work for 17 years in this industrial world.
I grow and add value to systems and processes. I work in an old-school factory that contrasts with a corporate culture oriented towards growth and innovation. I learn a lot from my mentors, both positively and negatively. I am “the boy” who implements new things. My initiative and proactivity make me quickly gain new responsibilities.
I suffer a sentimental break up. It is the first one of a long series yet to come. I leave the nest and I move to the UK. My mission is to reorganize a factory in crisis. I am the second in command. The risk is high, the company’s situation is dramatic, and my experience is short. I become the WARRIOR OF FIRE.
I learn to lead with ENTHUSIASM.
My energy is overflowing, both at work and in the social arena. It is my epic period and I celebrate without measure. I triumph and I return to Spain as the VICTORIOUS HERO.
My father becomes ill. I accompany him to conquer the illness. We lose. He passes away after an agonizing battle. My energy of Warrior of fire has been insufficient to save him. I lose my best friend and main mentor. I reflect. I MATURE. I gain access to my SPIRITUAL DIMENSION. I wonder about my PURPOSE in life.
I return to Spain and I experience FRUSTRATION regarding the local company, which I judge as complacent and rusting in status quo.
I meet Belén, the woman of my life. I find her intentionally and this time away from the party pubs.
I connect with my CREATIVITY and SENSITIVITY and I give it fully into the relationship. I access my capacity to CREATE THE IMPOSSIBLE and I offer her the wedding of her DREAMS.
I persuade my boss to undertake a deep cultural change. We advance together, slower than I would like. I forge myself as a SOLID LEADER. I galvanize the organization around an inspiring Vision. I apply the S. Covey’s leadership model along with Lean Manufacturing. The project is an internal success and we are awarded the first prize in Excellence.
The company goes through a difficult financial and political crisis. These are tough times. The project is not understood by the Board Management. I get expelled from Spain through the rear door. I experience this as a PERSONAL FAILURE.
I move with my family to North France. My mission is either to rescue or to close a factory that was in a desperate situation. My inner drive is the will to VINDICATE MYSELF.
Now I am the Managing Director. I do things my way and I take big risks. I create a team of authentic and courageous individuals, which complement each other. Together, we create the impossible and we conquer our destiny. We achieve the service and financials goals… and we CREATE a space for the GROWING and FULFILMENT of the PEOPLE.
I engage in DEEP INNER WORK on myself. I receive powerful coaching. I train myself as a powerful coach too. I discover meditation and the practice of mindfulness. I discover my GENIUS: serving people on their paths of personal growing. Soon, my team becomes autonomous and shines with its own light.
MY CYCLE AS A LEADER IS CLOSED. I say my farewells with my heart bursting with GRATITUDE. I am ready for my next ADVENTURE.
I create the “The Sensei Journey” TO SERVE individuals who inspire me. I invite them to DISCOVER themselves, to CREATE their dreams and to SHARE them.
My purpose is BRINGING LOVE and POSSIBILITY to the world, accompanying my clients to feel ALIVE and FULFILLED.
In my own Journey I have gone through different stages of maturity. I have experienced successes and failures. I have laughed and I have cried. I have grown.
I have understood that the present moment is all I have. I choose to LIVE IT FULLY, moment to moment.
I work on my personal growth and I RENEW MYSELF constantly.
I STUDY, I LEARN and I GET INSPIRED by my mentors and role models.
I put my wisdom and my experience AT YOUR SERVICE.
I am deeply grateful to my guides and mentors. Some have supported me face to face, and others have inspired me through their work.
It would be too lengthy to thank them all. They know … BIG THANK YOU!
I will mention those who are best known and who help defining my work:
- Stephen Covey, on leadership
- Frederic Laloux, on the concept of “liberated organization”
- Thich Naht Hanh, on spiritual practice
- Katie and Gay Hendricks, Steven Chandler, Michael Neill, Rich Litvin, Yves Back and Robert Dilts on deep transformational coaching.