Who Is Ricardo J. Vargas?

Ricardo J. Vargas is the author of Chief Executive Team and CEO of Consulting House, and regularly gives motivational speeches in companies and organizations all over the world. His results-based executive coaching work with CEOs and executive teams helps leaders to maximize their skills and their personal impact.

With over twenty five years of experience as a Team Coach for Management Teams, Ricardo has established an international reputation for developing the effectiveness of management teams in areas as diverse as FMCG, pharma, banking, consumer electronics, and manufacturing.

Creative and provocative in his approach, Ricardo works with executive team members’ reason and emotion, driving a profound reflection on the role that each of them has in the organization. Ricardo considers the individual advancement of careers with the needs of the executive team, integrating how they can all benefit both as a team, and as individuals.

The change of perception, improvement of attitude, and the personal development of the leaders who go through the Chief Executive Team workshops, intensives, and coaching programs have been remarkable.

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Who Is Ricardo J. Vargas?

Ricardo Vargas Portrait 1275x1920

Ricardo J. Vargas is the author of Chief Executive Team and CEO of Consulting House, and regularly gives motivational speeches in companies and organizations all over the world. His results-based executive coaching work with CEOs and executive teams helps leaders to maximize their skills and their personal impact.

With over twenty five years of experience as a Team Coach for Management Teams, Ricardo has established an international reputation for developing the effectiveness of management teams in areas as diverse as FMCG, pharma, banking, consumer electronics, and manufacturing.

Creative and provocative in his approach, Ricardo works with executive team members’ reason and emotion, driving a profound reflection on the role that each of them has in the organization. Ricardo considers the individual advancement of careers with the needs of the executive team, integrating how they can all benefit both as a team, and as individuals.

The change of perception, improvement of attitude, and the personal development of the leaders who go through the Chief Executive Team workshops, intensives, and coaching programs have been remarkable.

“The work of Ricardo J. Vargas at the senior management level was fundamental in aligning our change projects, helping create a shared vision which translated into concrete actions that were visible throughout the organization.”
Afonso Garcia

Head People & Organization Global Medical, Novartis

“I keep bringing Ricardo to work with my teams for 10 years because he is one of the best facilitators. He doesn’t tell you what to do. He just brings the “Beauty” and the “Beast” out of the team, helping us to deal with both. The beauty is the Vision. The beast is the way to get there.”
Kai Schaeffner

President, Thermomix North America

“Coaching with Ricardo was instrumental in getting an external view on several topics for me as a manager and leader. The coaching was methodical, non-emotional, and helped me to put things in perspective to figure out the best approach. Not only to see the options but also to practice them. Insights from the coaching sessions come alive in the relevant situations and change happens.”
Sylvia Lin

Managing Director, Sanofi-Pasteur

“Ricardo J. Vargas’ speeches are just as enthusiastic as they are motivating. They involve us, work with our weak points, force us to question ourselves and lastly, they encourage our team to seek excellence. The impact of the partnership with Vorwerk produced visible benefits both in terms of leadership and motivation. This has been reflected in an unbelievable 300% growth in our company in four years.”
Isabel Padinha

Sales Director, Vorwerk Portugal

Ricardo J. Vargas is the only person in the world to hold these 3 professional certifications:

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Professional Certified Coach®

by the International Coach Federation, with over 4.000 hours of executive coaching delivered for clients in 4 continents.
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Certified Management Consultant®

by the Institute of Management Consultants USA. CMC® designation is the Gold Standard for expertise in consultancy. Recognized in 46 nations across the globe including the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, Canada, China, the Brand represents the highest standards of excellence and ethical practices as a professional consultant.
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Certified Speaking Professional®

by the Global Speakers Federation, an internationally recognized certification that only 12% of professional speakers in the world are able to attain.

He is also certified as a:

  • Work and Organizational Psychology Expert by the Portuguese Psychologists Association.
  • Psychological Coaching Expert by the Portuguese Psychologists Association.

His education includes:

  • A Degree in Social and Organizational Psychology by the University of Lisbon (Portugal).
  • A Masters in Systems and Family Therapy by the Faculty of Medicine of Sevilla University (Spain).
  • He is currently a PhD candidate with research in Self-Leadership as a core competence for individual and organizational performance.

He holds professional membership in the following organizations:

Ricardo J. Vargas is a founding member of the Portuguese Psychologists Association, having served as an elected member of its Assembly of Representatives for two terms.

He was awarded Portuguese Consultant of The Year in Portugal, in 2007.

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