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Carles Altes

SIY Certified Teacher


  • Barcelona, Spain

Languages Offered

  • Catalan, English, Italian, Spanish


Carles is an experienced facilitator in organizational change and executive coach. A PCC ICF Certified coach, specialized in multinational complexe networks development and multicultural management. He is a senior professional that combines his experience in the social and business development areas with coaching and personal development. Carles is personally comitted to build peace conditions for society and has a personal meditation practise of more than 10 years with several retreats in his background. As a hobby, he also is a certified yoga teacher and an old practitioner.

He has more than 20 years of experience in strategic development and implementation, negotiation, organizational design, change management, training and coaching. Carles has a background as a Sales Director and Export Manager and he has worked in complex multicultural environements for public and private organizations, including multinational companies, high innovation SME’s and government agencies.

Carles works as a leadership coach for the Management Development Program of United Nations, the Coaching Career Program at Caixabank and as an executive coach for a large number of companies. He cooperates with different firms to develop managerial positions and team performance. Carles delivers his
services as a Business Coach in the frame of the H2020 EU program for enterpreneurial innovation SME Instrument managed by the EASME (Executive Agency for Small and Medium Enterprises). He cooperates and partner with other consulting firms on a regular basis to foster organizational changes.

Carles is a PCC Certified Coach by the ICF with more that 3.000 hours of accredited hours. He’s been also trainned in areas of brief strategic therapy and Systems Intelligence. He has been trained in different schools by teachers of renown prestige such as Otto Scharmer or John Witmore. He also belongs to the alumnae association of ESADE Business School in Barcelona.

Key Skills

Executive Coaching and People Development, Change Management, Strategic Planning, Group Thinking, Negotiation, Conflict resolution, Team Development, Team Effectiveness, Emotional Intelligence, Collective Intelligence and Systems Thinking, Apreciative Leadership, Apreciative Inquiry, Learning Orgnizations, Relationships Coaching, Mindfulness.

Official Training

Program for Management Developement - ESADE Business School, Barcelona 2006 Master Political Scienes and Intenrational Relationships, University Autónoma de Barcelona 1994-1997 Leonardo Grant at University Cesare Alfieri de Florencia 1996 Degree in Public Management, University Pompeu Fabra.1991-1994

Complementary Training

Richard Barret Center fo Transformation Tools (CTT) Certification, Barcelona 2019 Certified Teacher of Search Inside Yourself Training Program , SIYLI Institute, Berlin, 2018-2019 Neurocoaching Program, Online Program, 2018 Sistemic Constellations, Instituto Meta Barcelona 2015-2017 Apreciative Coaching, Instituto Ideia, Barcelona 2016 Team Coaching ORSC Fundamentals, Arise, Barcelona 2016 U-Theory, dealing with Emerging Future, Otto Scharmer, MIT, Berlín 2014 Brief Strategic Therapy - Institut Gestalt,Barcelona 2011- 2013 Relationships Coaching Specialist, Instituto Relacional, Barcelona 2012 Relationships Coaching Program, Barcelona, 2009 PNL and Ericksonian Hypnotherapy - Institut Gestalt, Barcelona, 2009 PAPI and 360º Feedback Tools Certified - Leading Change, Madrid, 2009 Coaching and Consulting for Change - ESADE Business School, Barcelona 2009 Coaching Certification Program , ACTP - PCC with Instituto Internacional Olacoach 2008-2009

Working Experience

Relevant Projects in Coaching

Carles works as a business and executive coach since 2009 and it’s currently his job position. Carles has proven track record in many sectors: industry, banking, insurances, IT, Fashion, Energy, Public Administration, Building Materials, etc… He has coached different profiles in the areas of board of managers, sales, directors and other internal departments.

In Leadership and Executive Coaching, Carles has worked for:
Caixabank, United Nations Secretariat, ESCWA, CEPAL, UNEP, FAO, UNFCC, WFP and IFAD, Mútua de Propietarios, Ireks Ibérica, Ireks Gmbh, Progess, Lecta Group, Cofidis, Desigual, MSC Cruises, Almirall Laboratories, IL3-UB, Standard Hidráulica, Banco Santander Geneve.

In Business and Team Coaching, Carles has worked for:
Caixabank, 8wires, Zymvol, Progess, Ireks Iberica, Standard Hidráulica, Desigual, Ateknea, Ayats, Bigas Alsina, Claitec, Ecrowd, Fuelium, Genomcore, Geonumèrics, Hemav, IRIS, LC Paper, Playforapply, PlayMoss, Railsa, Signaturit, Talleres Azuara, The Social Coin, Watchity, Railsa, Tallers Azuara, Ateknea, Zymvol, Place to Plug,…

In Training, Carles has worked for:
Caixabank, Omya, Grupo Siro, Dermofarm, Progess, Esade Business School. Networking

Partnerships with:
EnCompassworld, Quantum, Nexe, Focusinside, ACCIÓ (Catlan Agency for Enterprises Innovation), EASME (Executive Agency for Small and Medium Enterprises of the European Union) and InSynchglobal.

Previous Working Experience:

DORNBRACHT ESPAÑA S.L. 09/06-11/08 Spanish subsidiary of the German company Dornbracht Gmbh. Industry. Barcelona Project Sales Director Impulse, planning and development of the contract business plan for the Spanish market.
• International coordination with the rest of the subsidiaries.
• Structured the sales back-office service.
• Coach and development of the direct sales force team (14 people)
• Reported to General Manager for Spain and International Sales Manager in Germany.

ALTAECO SpA 01/02-07/06 Building Materials. Milano, Italy Export Sales Manager Export Sales Manager for Northern Europe and America: US, Canada, UK, Ireland, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Portugal and Greece.
• Developed and implemented the strategy and business plans in each market.
• Sales Agencies and Distributors Coordination in the different countries.
• Customer Care and Sales Support Coordination.
• Reporting to the General Manager of the Division.

COPCA - ACC10 04/99-12/01 Consultancy for Export Companies. Government Agency. Milan. Market Analyst
• Gave advice, consultancy and support to exporting companies willing to expand their business in Italy by elaborating an insight to the market sector, developing the strategy and setting the trade network in the country.
• Organized exhibition of products and services and promoted the networking and trade exchanges between entrepreneurs.

Catalan and Spanish: Native
English and Italian: Fluent
French and Portuguese: Medium

Barcelona, September 2019.