Isabel is the Communications Director at Teamlabs. Her challenge is to make the work of Teamlabs and the international Mondragon Team Academy network more visible and showcase it in society.
She has a Bachelor’ s degree in Journalism and a University Expert degree in Communication in Companies and Institutions from the Complutense University of Madrid, a Master’s in Corporate and Institutional Communication Digital Web 2.0 from the University of Alcalá.
She’s been working in communications for 20 years, first with the media and later in the offices of public and private corporations associated with culture, creativity, education, and the information society. In 2010 she got started in the entrepreneurial world by launching her own communication agency, I Am Visibility, where she has worked for brands and organizations such as Microsoft, Aquarius, Iberostar, ING Direct, Vodafone, Smart, Nokia, NGO Plan International, Red.es, Club de Creativos de España, among others. She’s also taught and given talks on public relations, visibility, brands and social networks, and has presented events related to technology, entrepreneurship and innovation, such as Microsoft Talk and Foro Emprende.
Beatriz is the director of content and the manager of projects. She has more than 10 years of experience in different fields related to culture, creativity and innovation. She’s been responsible for content in Zinc Shower in its first three editions and the director of projects at different companies such as e-culture, e- burbulla and Micelios, where she developed more than 50 social, economic and cultural innovation projects for public and private entities.
She’s greatly skilled at directing multidisciplinary work teams with the mix of curiosity, passion and technical rigour necessary to put ideas to work. After taking Masteryourself, she joined the Teamlabs community, where she is exploring how to implement team learning communities and develop the each person’s experience within them.
Suleika is an (intrapreneur) entrepreneur at Teamlabs and Community Host of her basecamp in Madrid. A marketing and publicity professional, she’s worked in the world of events showcasing the brands of large corporations from different advertising agencies. After her time in the Department of Marketing at the University of Cambridge, she decided to make a drastic change in her career and put her skills to use in the production and logistics of projects which serve to build a different type of educational community where she was responsible for making sure everything was working properly on a daily basis.
She firmly believes that the goal of education should be to prepare young people to face the professional and personal challenges that they will deal with throughout their lives, creating new methodologies based on creativity and learning through work.
Change, learning, and combining subtlety with drive and energy are some of her most loyal friends. That’s why it was easier for her to join the TEAMLABS/ universe and the world of MASTERYOURSELF/ and now be involved in finding people that also identify with this place, conveying this connection to others and helping to strengthen the TL/ community. What motivates her is staying curious, sensory and committed to imagining as well as creating poetic, intelligent and explorative projects. In Brazil she worked in urbanism and with a social theater in the favelas, fighting against public sector corruption and through the strategic consulting and management of projects. She’s the co-author of a book on Brazilian Institutional and Cultural Training relating to the colonial Portuguese influence. She’s an International Relations graduate, in Public Policy Management, and is now studying drama in Estudio Corazza para el Actor in Madrid.
Max is our most passionate international entrepreneur. More than 15 years ago he started his first international entrepreneurial venture, connecting young people all over the world with Nobel Prize winners, scientists, social entrepreneurs and more than 200 Heads of State to find solutions to the global challenges of the 21 st century. Since then his passion for exploring glocal projects has taken him on learning journeys around Antarctica with young people and scientists to help fight climate change, and even co-found the most impactful entrepreneurship network in the world, Impact Hub. Born in Mexico, Max has lived in four countries and has travelled through more than 60, having developed projects, taught classes and workshops in more than 20 countries with organizations such as AIESEC, Team Academy, KaosPilot, Stanford d.school, St. Gallen University, and Mondragón Coop. among others. Max is a professor at the IE Business School, and has a postgraduate education from Stanford GSB, IE Business.
Started the TEAMLABS/ venture because of her concern about alternative education methods and her experience with young people in active citizenship processes. Works with the first generation of LEINN/ in Madrid doing the hard work of being the pioneers of a company, a community, a project and a dream. She applies Collaborative Design techniques in the framework of the City and in public space projects with the company that she started in 2011, Ph+ Citizen Urbanism, where she progressed her career in the world of architecture and landscapes. Researcher at the Technical University of Madrid. Masters in Urban Design from the University of Berkeley, Architect and Landscapist for ETSAUN. These qualifications and the development of strategic projects in Spain and the United States demonstrate a continuous interest in projects which transform the physical, social, cultural and economic environment. For Berta, LEINN/’s business projects and MASTERYOURSELF/ are now the tools to make this transformation happen.
Félix is a founding partner and CEO of Teamlabs. He defines himself as creative, a serial entrepreneur and a learning addict. A member of the international community Mondragón Team Academy (MTA) and Careholder Partner for Impact HUB Madrid. He has been a consultant and cultural entrepreneur for more than 30 years, searching for new perspectives for his experiences in Business Management: Social and Cooperative Economy (University of Deusto, Bilbao) and Strategic Management in the Information Age (MIT, Boston). Entrepreneurial Master Program (MIT, Boston). He has had several stays at Stanford University (USA), taking part in the movement “design thinking to tackle social problems”; and in the European Centre for the Experience Economy in Amsterdam. Collaborates with the Global Startup Workshop (MIT), SmartCamp (IBM), 10x10 Public (La Fábrica), Zinc Shower (Utopic_US) and Iniciador. He has participated in more than 200 multidisciplinary innovation projects for public and private organizations. Felix’s dream is to bring all of this experience to life with TEAMLABS/.
Eduardo is our expert in positive emotions, an optimistic attitude, sense of humor and fun at work- very important issues for innovation and the challenges of entrepreneurial projects. As multi-talented as they come, he’s been a human resources technician in Madrid, a professor at a university in Missouri, a web consultant in London, and a yoga master in Sicily. Among his work you’ll find a doctoral thesis on laughing, more than 80 articles in the press and academic journals, three educational books, two adult fables, a number of tales for children, a Goya winning short film and a web series about a geeky superhero. In 2004 he started the consulting initiative Humor Positivo, given hundreds of courses and conferences for companies like Sony, IKEA, La Caixa and Sanitas. When I grow up, I want to be an astronaut.
Siham is an educational psychologist and passionate about the world of education. Before starting her adventure as a team coach for LEINN she combined work on social and associative projects with business experience. Her work on social projects has ranged from the cultural integration of the Roma, to the linguistic rehabilitation of children, to going to schools for parents in disadvantaged areas. She has chaired the Granada node of the international youth network AIESEC and has been vice president at the national level. Over the last two years she has worked and developed an innovative consulting project with the company Creative Society. She has also collaborated with the IE Business School as an expert in Design Thinking methodology.
Leads the LEINN/ program in Madrid and Barcelona. He loves to learn new things on an ongoing basis and to apply new trends to advance educational, academic and corporate learning methods. An innovation and teamwork lover, he’s developed more than 20 projects in the industrial, technological and education sectors. At 18 years old he co-founded Akkua and developed projects in Spain, Finland, Silicon Valley, China and India. A graduate in Leadership, Entrepreneurship and Innovation (LEINN), specialized in biotechnology, he has done a masters in team entrepreneur coaching, understanding the fundamentals of the Team Academy education model (Finland). These are the reasons he speaks English, Spanish and Basque, and now Chinese as well.
Ainhoa Zamora Peralta
At TEAMLABS/, concretely at MASTERYOURSELF/ , Ainhoa is in charge of how everything operates. A passionate political scientist and international relations and human rights defence enthusiast; leading and managing projects comes naturally to her: from a very young age she started to participate and lead social organizations. She’s coordinated projects in a variety of countries in Latin America on active citizenry, gender equality and empowering young people. She has been an international election observer and has led student organizations, union initiatives and NGOs. Her last adventure before TEAMLABS/ was leading the Program Young Changemakers of ASHOKA Spain. She also forms part of the 1 st Generation of MASTERYOURSELF/: BetaProjects.
Marta Lago Arenas
Marta does cross-cutting work at TEAMLABS/. On one hand, she collaborates on the design and deployment of MASTERYOURSELF/. On the other, she intervenes in processes with a wider scope for the development of TEAMLABS/, providing a people centered design perspective. She’s involved in how the projects are prepared. As another aspect of her professional activity, Marta is a consultant for innovation and service design. Her projects deal with diverse areas: banking, health, publishing, industrial infrastructure, etc. Marta collaborates regularly with creative agencies internationally and has participated in academic programs with different universities in Europe. Marta was a part of the design and innovation agency IDEO for several years, and that’s where design thinking came from as the backbone of her working process. Marta is a mechanical engineer for both the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology and ETSI of Bilbao, and is a industrial designer for the Royal College of Art in London.
Thibaut is the Belgian member of our extensively international team. A coach for first year teams, his challenge is to the rouse the ‘maker’ that lies inside every Leinner and get them to continuously push themselves beyond their own limits, beginning a learning process that will last for their whole lives. He has worked as a lawyer in Brussels and Paris. He got started in the entrepreneurial world by launching his own marketing and management consulting firm for law firms. He started Valioo, a startup that wanted to convert the economic value of personal data into a new source of funding for NGOs. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Law from the Université Catholique de Louvain, a Masters in Arbitration and Alternative Conflict Resolution Methods from the University of Paris II and a Master in Marketing & Management from the IE Business School, he loves to learn, discover, teach and share.
Pablo has been involved in entrepreneurial endeavors since 2004. Born in Mexico City, he moved to Madrid in 2010. Upon completion of his MBA at IE Business School in Madrid, Pablo joined Emzingo, later becoming a managing partner. Since 2011, he has helped manage over 95 social projects, supporting NGOs, social enterprises, and community-based organizations in Brazil, South Africa, Peru, the U.S. and Spain. One of his current interests is the intersection of Social Entrepreneurship - as an economic driver – and Altruistic Capital - as a business strategy. In addition to his role as Teamcoach of the Masteryourself program, Pablo is part of IDEO's Social Impact House and Spain's Aspen Institute technology working group, and board member of Elisa Sednaoui Foundation and Play Africa Children's Museum.
In 2001 Giulia leaves her native Italy and begins her adventure in Spanish lands. Studing Hispanic Philology she finds her ideal way to combine her two great passions: literature and languages, in this case Spanish and Catalan. She is specifically trained as a teacher of Spanish language and literature for High School. Later, her professional career leads her to the university field, focusing on advising young graduates and professionals searching for a program that would allow them to specialize, reorient their careers and, like her, to see life as a long way of lifelong learning. In our Base camp in Barcelona she leads the process of selection and admission to LEINN, advising and guiding all the brave ones who want to start this adventure.
She also volunteers in programs to accompany the immigrants’ social integration and people at social risk exclusion by teaching Spanish classes.
Enthusiastic about learning, a non-conformist, and truly convinced that innovation is the perfect ally of change. She is a coach of the LEINN Degree. With a multidisciplinary background for more than 18 years, her professional challenges have always been characterised by the pursuit of excellence. Motivated, with a critical and creative spirit, she doesn't forget the necessary effort to do her job, as well as work discipline and a focus on effectiveness and strategy.
Passionate about literature, art and any other human, ethical and aesthetic manifestation of beauty, she is a tireless advocate of people’s uniqueness and humanity. She believes that education is the way to promote the positive change that our socio-economic environment needs for personal development while understanding that nothing in this world is indifferent to us.
"... Two roads diverged in a wood, and I, I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference" (Robert Frost)