Senior Profesor and Researcher Institute of Neurology and Neurosurgery, Havana, Cuba
Calixto Machado, MD, PhD, FAAN
🇨🇺 Havana, Cuba
Dr. Calixto Machado graduated as MD in 1976. He continued his medical training to become Specialist in Neurology and Clinical Neurophysiology, First Degree in 1980, and Second Degree in 1984. In 1990 he became the youngest Dr. in Sciences in his country. Dr. Machado received clinical training in specialized neurology centers in Sweden, Italy, and Austria. As senior professor and researcher Dr. Machado has thought several medical students, neurology residents, fellows, and doctorate students in neurosciences from Cuba and the rest of the world. In 1992, he was the first Cuban neurologist who was a member of the American Academy of Neurology (AAN), nominated as a Corresponding Fellow. He has been awarded 10 times by the Best Annual Scientific Medical Research in Cuba. In 2005 he received the American Academy of Neurology “Lawrence McHenry Award”, for the excellence in neurology, and in 2011, he was awarded as the “Researcher of Year” by the International Academy for Child Brain Development (Philadelphia, USA), and by the International Association of Functional Neurology and Rehabilitation (Orlando, USA). These were the first time that a Hispanic neurologist, and a neuroscientist from a developing country, received those recognitions.
Life & Business Coach | Advanced Coaching Practitioner
Rodrigo Aliaga Sazo
🇨🇱 Rancagua, Chile
From an early age, Rodrigo has been a tireless seeker of the Truth of Life and how to express the fullness of his gifts to serve Humanity. Having overcome his own long valley of shadows now he obeys His Inner Call as a Spiritual Channeller and Life & Business Coach for High Impact Leaders, whom he helps with his highly intuitive approach on finding Purpose and put it in practice through their amazing causes, supporting the achievement of their epic goals, keeping committed WITHOUT EXCUSES to their mission to make a difference in the world with their work, taking risks and improving themselves FIRST in order to improve their business and value proposition. He works with EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE OR ASPIRING TO BE ONE. Rodrigo strongly believes in Growth and Contribution as the main strategy to make dreams come true, contributing others with his bold questions and experience while remaining open to learn from any person or circumstance, constantly innovating from the Self. He states that education in the spirit, healthy living and free entrepreneurship are engines for the development of the Human Family towards the Ultimate Goal: Unconditional Love. He also has a background in Computer Sciences, Marketing, NLP, Gestalt, yoga, meditation, Ericksonnian Hypnosis and more than 20 years of entrepreneurship in various industries -mainly as a trip planner specialized in adventure tourism, and he is a lover of nature, travel and discovery along with his wife (also a Life Coach), family and friends.
Director General at Making Ideas | Transformational Coach | Professor and Researcher | International Speaker
Cinthya Virginia Soto Hidalgo
Cinthya has 9-year experience as an entrepreneur and director of Making Ideas, a Peruvian company, dedicated to the design and implementation of training and continuous improvement projects for companies and the general public. She has a degree in Communication Sciences, with a Master of Business Administration (MBA). She currently works as a teacher and Transformational Coach at the Faculty of Administrative Sciences of the Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos. She is a member of the Latin American Studies Network (REDESLAC). She has published and conducted research on topics related to entrepreneurship and pedagogy, oriented towards digital transformation. She has extensive experience as a volunteer in different social projects, in international organizations such as: Amnesty International (AI), Junior Chamber International (JCI), Association Internationale des Étudiants en Sciences Économiques et Commerciales (AIESEC), Friedrich Ebert Stiftung Foundation (FES) and Special Olympics, among others.
Ontological Coach trained by Rafael Echeverría – Newfield Consulting | Corporal Coach trained by Dr. Stuart Heller | Developer and head of Pablo Heinig & Associates
Pablo Guillermo Heinig
My passion is to take the development of human potential to its limits in order to achieve a full life; full of meaning and purpose in pursuit of the construction of a world and of a healthy, happy society that takes advantage of its full potential.
If I had to define my work, I would say I am an Engineer that processes the soft contents of Psychology, Philosophy, Art, Anthropology, etc. with the tough structures of engineering. I present them using my acting skills and then the engineer´s pragmatism comes in to turn knowledge into action, practical skills and consistent and sustainable changes over time.
I consider this as a competitive advantage in my own development. In the union of worlds that apparently fall apart, I found a unique richness and a great potential for development.
This led me to develop mobile apps for each metacompetence in such a way that participants in my programs can measure their current status, design improvement programs, and activate an alarm system that reminds them several times a day to do specific actions. If we can get the user to go through this process for a period of 30, 60 or 90 days, we guarantee the person´s real change.
The other forgotten element in traditional training is corporality. Neurobiology has shown us that body postures release substances that are capable of inducing specific emotionality’s in us and therefore, ways of thinking.
Linking this with Stuart Heller´s and David Sheepard Surrenda´s development, we worked on 16 bodily strategies to induce in us the emotionality and rationality that our actions demand. The interesting thing is that since we all have mirror neurons, if I can induce the necessary emotion in myself, I will be able to generate that emotion in others. Notice the power of this concept applied to leadership.
I have worked with this disruptive approach with over 80 national and multinational companies in all Latin America, the US and Spain.
I am a Guest professor at ESADE Business School since 2003, and I teach seminars as a visiting lecturer at 12 Universities in Latin America.
Individual Life Insurance Consultant for Metlife Chile
Juan Carlos Oetiker-Luchsinger De Craene
🇨🇱 Santiago, Región Metropolitana, Chile
Once graduated as a teacher I devoted myself to teaching for almost 25 years in private schools and was part of some directive teams, designing and implementing strategies for the optimizing of learning resources in a comprehensive way.
Unexpectedly, I assumed a family business, related to the agricultural area, pistachio farming and ostriches breeding which I transformed in a rural ecotourism proposal complementing education with tourism.
Later, I worked as a consultant for schools of high vulnerability, located in different regions of our country, orienting directive committees in the development of action plans for the improvement of their learning outcomes.
Likewise, I worked for four years developing the Montessori Methodology which gave me a new perspective on Education, which later would complement with the possibility of implementing the Universal Design For Learning (UDL).
Based on the above experiences, I taught in higher education in topics such as Leadership Workshops, Undertaking, Soft Skills, Job training in different degrees. At the same time, I did Commercial Consulting and transformational processes in companies of different sectors, with a strong focus in the processes of change in people.
At present, I develop protection and savings consultancies adequate to the context and in accordance with the needs of people. This allows me to carry out an educational task, be a helping support, accompany during the different stages of life and lead them to times of reflection, giving them a purpose and the tranquillity that some parts of their concerns are solved.
My main passions are related to education, the transformation of people and giving infinitpossibilities to all those who wish to defy themselves. I am convinced that a cooperative spirit allows the development of synergies which have no boundaries. I want to be the principal actor of that process now and I want to help to lay the foundations of for the future.
Alvaro Ramirez Bonilla is the managing and founding partner of BR Latin America. He has more than 15 years of experience working in intellectual property and international business law in Colombia, as well as throughout Latin America via an extensive network of associates. His strong academic credentials coupled with years of government experience have provided him with the unique ability to integrate public policy issues with business strategy and corporate development.
He is particularly skilled in internet issues, having worked in areas such as cybercrime, domain name disputes, software and anti-spam. In 2000, he became the first lawyer in Colombia to win a domain name dispute. He has acted as an advisor to the Colombian Software Federation, prepared the Colombian Cybercrime Act for the Colombian Bank Association, and was a member at large of ICANN. His representative clients have included NASA, Huawei, Boehringer Ingelheim, Avianca and Colombian Central Bank.
Alvaro holds an M.A. in Public Administration from the prestigious French Ecole Nationale d’Administration -ENA- and has lived and worked in France, Germany, Spain, Italy and Colombia. He earned his Baccalaureate in Economics and Social Sciences from the French Lycee; his J.D. from los Andes University in Bogota; a diploma in International & European Law from Université Robert Schuman (Strasbourg III), France; an M.A. in International Business Law from Los Andes University, and a certificate in International Development Law from the International Development Law Organization in Rome, Italy. He regularly lectures at the postgraduate level in major Colombian universities – including the University of los Andes, Rosario Law School , Javeriana University and University of la Sabana – on topics such as intellectual property, information technology and international business.
CEO & Co-founder aCredu (EdTech start-up) and ESCALA Agency (Digital and product experiences for Health, Wellness & Education)
Lourdes Uzuriaga Valverde
🇵🇪 Lima, Perú
8 years of working experience in Marketing, Sales and Product Design for corporate companies in Peru and Panama, since 2015 she started different companies related to software and digital in education, real estate, health, B2B services and wellness.
Description of what you do: As a human she attends to Brahma Kumaris for meditation and personal growth, she´s also explored biodecoding, Bach Flowers and Akashic records, now she´s exploring new ways to eat, live and thrive as part of a clinic that promotes functional medicine.
Main unique points in interests and passions: jazz music, watching old classic movies, country-side of Peru, attending to live events related to music and theater.
My name is Mauricio Chinchilla Acosta, I am a Neurologist and
researcher at the Institute of Neurology and Neurosurgery in Havana,
Cuba. I graduated in Medicine from the Latin American School of
Medicine in Havana Cuba, I did the medical internship at the Hospital
Manuel Fajardo 2005, graduating with Honors. I have a postgraduate
degree in Family Medicine at the Latin American School of Medicine
2008 and a postgraduate degree in Neurology at the Hermanos Ameijeiras
Hospital 2013. I am co-author of more than 60 publications in
top-level journals, winner as co-author on three occasions of the
"National Health Award en Cuba ", winner as co-author on two occasions
of the" Prize of the Cuban Academy of Sciences ".
Isabela Ramos serves as an adjunct professor of Graduation in the Physical Education
Department at the Catholic University of Brasilia, Brazil. She is best known for her work on
how physical exercise thru play and games could improve children learning, focused in
particular on executive functions, neuroelectric measures, and cognitive parameters.
She earned her graduation from Physical Education in 2010. During that time Isabela
spent three years teaching at sports social programs attending to children with social
vulnerabilities, giving swimming, soccer, tennis, athletics, and dance classes. As well, she
worked in seventeen summer camp editions with recreational activities for nine years.
Isabela takes eight years working on research projects that have involved its focus on
type, intensity, and duration of physical exercise influence on children executive functions,
learning, and academic achievement, she also investigated how to play through learn could help
children to learn better. During master's and doctoral degrees, she has served as an academic
editor for scientific Brazilian journals and fellow agencies, also in children population themes.
In her final years at doctor degree Isabela visited the Department of Kinesiology at the
University of Illinois, where she was involved in participant testing and developed skills in
cognitive and neuroelectric measurement at FITKIDS program (Fitness improves Thinking).
For seven years like an undergraduate teacher, she worked with a ground of children's
growth and development topics related to nutrition, social, emotional, and physical activity,
including psychomotricity and motor learning. She was named Innovative pedagogical Educator
of the Year by the students at Estácio de Sá University in 2017, place where she spent two years
teaching health courses.
Her Ph.D. dissertation was excellence award-winning at the Movement conference in
Harvard Medical School in 2018. The same research awarded in Brazilian Congress twice
between the top 5 oral presentations. It was about three months of interdisciplinary physical
education program improvements in selective attention, at social vulnerability children. After
completing her Ph.D., Isabela engaged a guest speaker at seven elementary Brazilian schools
and universities, to lead the "play is good for your brain" workshop.
In addition, Isabela was a semifinalist of FameLab Brazil 2018/2020, and finalist of
Science Slam EURAXESS Brazil 2018, both scientific communication competitions.