Dr. Elena Espinal (PhD) is a Master Certified Coach (MCC) ICF, and has thirty three years of experience in leadership development training and coaching, facilitation, and team building services. She was born in Argentina, moved to Mexico in 1998, leaving behind the foundation of the first School of Coaching acknowledged by the Secretary of Education and a Company, Team Power (México). She has worked with people from different cultures (Indigenous, and people of different social and cultural backgrounds), in more than 30 countries of all continents with individuals and organizations, Governments and NGO´s. In the last 6 years, she has been a committed worker for establishing Diversity and Inclusion in Companies and Governments and has formed the first group of 54 blind coaches creating an organization for generating work for them, called: Coaching con Visión As an educator she founded and manages a Mastery in Organizational Human Development with Coaching training in the University of London (Mexico). Dr. Elena Espinal background is based in Biology and Medicine. She is Licensed In Psychology. She is acknowledged as an outstanding lecturer and has been honored by the Argentine Association of Coaching as a Master Coach and as Honorific Member. She has been honored by the ICF Argentina with an Honorific Acknowledgement for her contribution to the profession, and included in the list of the 50 thinkers influencing Coaches around the world 2022. Dr. Espinal is the author of the book, Crafting the Future.
What inspires you?
I am inspired by everything that I can look at with hope: Hope as confidently waiting, that when it is not in my hands and I can do nothing, being able to believe that something that could be good can happen. I am inspired by the creative force of human beings, and the ability to build together, if a vision gives space to all of us. I am inspired by the possibility of creating peace, increasing the awareness of respect for the different and diverse, as a source of inspiration. I am inspired by a world without political borders, where we also learn together to preserve “the house” that we have within this universe.
What relationship has been most influential in your life?
I don’t have a single relationship that has impacted me in life. I can start with my father: a professional man and artist for whom nothing was impossible. I can speak of a literature teacher who encouraged me to write and be a teacher. Masters in science like Rómulo Luis Cabrini and Fritz Schajowicz, from whom I learned the rigor of science and research. And Jim Selman, Fernando Flores, two great thinkers and philosophers, who brought me closer to coaching, as well as Humberto Maturana, who brought humanity from philosophy to biology and the understanding of the human being. I am also inspired by the leaders who have not been stopped in creating possibility: Nelson Mandela, Gandhi, Muhammad Yunus, and those who have influenced me since reading: Harari, Biung Chul Han…..
What’s on your bookshelf?
The Burnout Society, Biung Chul Han
The Age of Surveillance Capitalism, Shoshana Zuboff
Sapiens, A Brief Story of Humankind, Yuval Noah Harari
21 Lessons for the 21st Century, Yuval Noah Harari
Coach The Person Not the Problem, Marcia Reynolds