If you ask me who I am, I would tell you that I am an alchemist pilgrim, a teacher, laughter, movement, uncertainty and courage. I am sport and movement. I am the Camino de Santiago, transformation, growth and initiation, guide and professional. I am a partner. I am doubt and intuition. I am a man with an inner child. And I am a man who seeks to live his authenticity. I am a warrior and hero. I am who I am now. And I like it.
I saw the light of the world in 1974, in Madeira - Portugal, in a country that breathed change, hope, and revolution. Although unconsciously, I know that this energy influences me, it is in my matrix. My life is nourished by change, transformation and personal growth - mine and others'.
Always overcoming uncertainty and doubt I find myself doing what no one in my family dared; courageous, coward, pioneer, revolutionary or inconsequential... everyone will tell you something different about me.
Doing the Camino de Santiago in 2004, 30 days of initiatory walking was decisive to connect with who I want to be. I started then a big transformation that made me leave my country, job, possessions, family and friends and land in Spain only 2 months after finishing the Camino and with little more than my clothes and books.
This change inspires my philosophy of life which includes my work and passion - to accompany and facilitate change for people who wish to regain control of their lives, regain inner peace, feel inspired, empowered and live with and out of Self-Love.
More about my academic background
I graduated in Physical Education and Sport in 1997 which I taught and coached for 10 years, besides a diploma in Acupuncture, I am certified in various complementary therapies (various types of massage, foot reflexology, Reiki, PSYCH-K, aromatherapy, phytotherapy and nutrition among others). I worked in the spa, wellness and wellbeing industry as a therapist and manager. I have been involved in the development of various concepts for spa projects working for an international company based in Austria.
I graduated in 2010 as a Life Coach, having completed the International Coach Academy's Certified Professional Coaching Programme (CPCP) - a course accredited by the International Coach Federation (ICF).
I also completed a postgraduate degree in Bioneuroemoción® (accredited by the Universidad Iberoamericana Torreón - Mexico and by the Faculty of Medical Sciences of the University of Rosario - Argentina) - a method developed by the Catalan psychologist Enric Corbera that clarifies how emotions, beliefs, conflicts and the environment affect biology/DNA based on the knowledge provided by epigenetics, NLP, Quantum Physics, transgenerational study among other fields of study.
I studied with Shirzad Chamine, creator of the "Positive Intelligence" coaching method.
Some of the books and authors that left their mark on me
"The Alchemist" and "The Pilgrimage" - Paulo Coelho, "The Celestine Prophecy" - James Redfield, "Conversations with God" - Neal Donald Walsh, "Many Lives, Many Masters" - Brian Weiss, "The Monk Who Sold his Ferrari", "The Leader Who had no Title", "The Everyday Hero Manifesto" - Robin Sharma, "The Power of Now" and "A New World Now" - Heckhart Tolle, "Siddhartha" - Hermann Hesse, "The Prophet" - Khalil Gibran, "The Little Prince" - Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, "Tao Te King" - Lao Tse, "The Man in Search for Meaning" - Viktor Frankl, "The Untethered Soul " - Michael A. Singer, "Letting Go" and "Power vs Force"- Dr David Hawkins, "The 4 Agreements" - D. Miguel Ruiz, "The Mirrors Rule" - Yoshinori Noguchi, "The Disappearance of the Universe " - Gary Renard, "El Soñador del Sueño" - Enric Corbera, "You Can Heal Your Life" - Louise Hay, "The Power of Your Subconscious Mind" - Joseph Murphy, ...
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