José brings deep expertise in coaching and leadership development with a specific focus on helping leaders manage the challenges of leading multicultural and global teams, and assisting executives to develop and integrate inclusion and diversity strategies into critical business processes. He is bilingual and bicultural in English and Spanish.
As an executive coach, José is known for helping clients develop strengths in conflict management, managing change, holding difficult conversations, and team development. He utilizes his broad business, consulting, and education background working with individuals and organizations both domestically and internationally, to help his clients successfully navigate and resolve difficult issues resulting in higher employee engagement and productivity.
Facilitating workshops in leadership development, José helps leaders enhance their skills leading diverse teams. Some of the topics include crucial conversations, conflict management, team collaboration, change management, communication across gender and generational differences. His work in inclusion and diversity focuses on leveraging cultural differences to ensure an inclusive work environment for high performance; managing change and resolving conflict for organizational long-term sustainability. He leads strategic planning, assisting work groups to assess and allocate their resources in support of their mission and vision.
As a career transition coach, José helps individuals re-evaluate their career journey — experience and expertise — to pursue their next position or meaningful endeavor. He leverages the leader’s skills set and passion to explore his/her career path and build a strategy leading to desired outcomes.
José spent the early part of his career as a teacher before transitioning into a successful 20-year career in the energy industry where he focused on community relations and public affairs as well as supplier diversity and procurement. In addition to working at some of the largest energy companies in the world, José has consulted with clients that include Fortune 500 companies in manufacturing, banking, retail, food & beverage, communications, finance & accounting, and oil and gas in the U.S.A., Mexico, South America, the Caribbean, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East.
José has a Master of Science in Education from Temple University and a Bachelor of Science in Science Education from the University of Puerto Rico. Additionally, he holds a Certificate in Corporate Community Relations from Boston College, MA, and completed project management courses at the American Management Association and Pennsylvania State University, PA. He is certified as a gender communication facilitator by the Heim Group and holds a certificate in Organizational Development from the National Training Laboratories. He is a Certified Professional Coach from the College of Executive Coaching, Pismo Beach, CA.