Awarded Consultant of the Year in Portugal in the 2007 HR Awards, Ricardo Vargas is the CEO and founder of Consulting House. He is responsible for designing, managing and delivering change management and organizational development projects. His focus on the development of Top Management Teams brought international recognition to his work. He supports Management Teams in Europe and USA.
Guest lecturer at the Faculty of Psychology of the University of Lisbon for the post-graduation course of Psychological Coaching.
Guest lecturer at the Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree of Work, Organizational and Personnel Psychology, created by a consortium of European Universities.
He is pragmatic, assertive, provocative and an excellent communicator. Ricardo uses his experience as a consultant, author, family therapist and martial arts practitioner to provide participants with a memorable experience. Each key-note speech includes good humour and strong messages, inspiring audiences and helping companies to change.
Ricardo wrote a monthly column for the Portuguese magazine Executive Digest for 5 years. He has written four management and self-development books published in Portugal, Spain and Brazil and over 100 articles in the Management Press.
Ricardo holds a degree in Social, Work, Organizational and Personnel Psychology, from the Faculty of Psychology of the University of Lisbon. With a Masters in Systemic Family Therapy from the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Seville. At Consulting House he helps companies change their corporate culture and implement methodologies and processes in the areas of Leadership, Change and Culture Management, Executive Coaching, Effective Management Teams, and Innovation.
Ricardo holds accreditations as: Professional Certified Coach (PCC) by the International Coach Federation (ICF), Certified Management Consultant (CMC) by the Institute of Management Consultants USA, Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) by the Global Speakers Federation National. He is currently the only person in the world with these three globally recognized professional certifications. He is also a certified expert in Work, Organizational and Personnel Psychology, and an advanced expert in Psychological Coaching by the Portuguese Psychologists Association. He was an elected member of the Assembly of Representatives of the Portuguese Psychologists Association – professional license 316 – for 8 years.
Ricardo is a member of the National Speakers Association of the USA. He achieved the international recognition that less than 1% of speakers achieve.
An excellent communicator, pragmatic, assertive and provocative, Ricardo uses his experience as consultant, coach, business author, psychologist and martial arts athlete to touch each participant memorably. Each speech is powered by sense of humor and impactful messages, inspiring audiences and helping companies to achieve the desired change.
The only Portuguese speaker ever to get the globally recognized Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) designation, attributed by the Global Speakers Federation to speakers with a proven successful track record and outstanding platform skills.