For the past few years, he has focused on systemic change processes. These are large scale shifts that are made possible not by having people merely perform more or different actions, but by having people think differently and therefore generate the conversations which result in effective actions. His recent certification in the Holacracy system has provided a breakthrough process for highly functional group conversation, coordination and alignment
Previous experiences include:
As Director of Corporate Quality for an electronic component supplier he designed and implemented a Total Quality program involving extensive integration of the quality function across three countries. His fourteen years with Digital Equipment Corp. included creation and management of quality improvement teams as well as extensive group facilitation. Carlos used his skills to successfully manage a major product introduction across seven manufacturing sites in four countries.
Carlos' uniqueness comes in part from his developmental path. As an engineer from MIT (BSME), he learned and applied highly technical skills. Once he began his transformational development (Est, Insight, Lifespring, Metaphysics…) his whole life took a turn towards the powerful yet unseen world within. His fifteen years as a manager gave him a direct dose of the "reality" many managers live. His eighteen years as an organizational consultant have brought him into such diverse fields as Pharmaceutical Manufacturing, Banking, Electronics, Insurance, Hospitals, Professional Services and Government. Carlos is fluent in Spanish and English and lives in Puerto Rico with his wife Deborah and their three children.
Carlos is committed to people living in dignity and harmony while bringing their best selves forward
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N. José Acevedo is President of our sister company NWC. He is an expert in facilitating the development of leadership skills and the creation of high-performing organizations. José works with a broad range of companies to help them become effective learning teams that function innovatively in pursuit of specific business results.
His years of experience on the front line of leading collaborative creative teams and directing design projects to move beyond their limits and improve their decision-making process serves him well - he’s been there. Not only does he understand the many ways to solve problems and challenges, as also knows that success follows being results-oriented.
Internationally, he has worked on a competency based initiative for one of the largest gold mining companies in the world, with assets in Canada and Mexico, with over 10,000 employees. He was one of the lead trainers for cultural transformation of a national agency within Latin America.
Early in his career, he was an integral part of launching Univision.com as the Creative Director of Univision Online (the online division of the Hispanic media giant). Here he created a team of over 25 digital artists from diverse backgrounds establishing design processes, competencies and standards. He also focused on the effective relationships of his team members and set the cooperative tone for the department within the company for years to come.
Juan holds a BFA from Parsons / The New School for Social Research, where he also served as the Director of Digital Design: Continuing Education. This is a division known for imbuing adults (utilizing an andragogical perspective) with traditional design based education using leading edge technologies.
He has done transformational development work with Landmark Education, having completed the Introduction Leadership Program. This education helped Juan understand how that our thoughts and actions can produce more directed outcomes to serve the individual and any organizations that they serve. He has also translated and converted English content for the Hispanic constituency.
Juan’s commitment to impacting the people with whom he collaborates is to unleash the creative process within them - looking for the new perspectives and actions to produce effective results, where none had previously seemed to exist. This was true when he first started as a junior designer and has developed through the past 25 years as a leader creating other leaders, especially within the Latino community.