After working as a software developer for over a decade, Rafa realised that despite the knowledge he had about machines and computers, he lacked the skills to empower and support other people. To overcome this challenge, he went on a learning journey into the realms of Psychology, Expressive Arts and Professional Coaching.
Today, Rafa works as an Agile Coach and Professional Coach with organisations, teams, and individuals, helping them discover and become aware of their goals, reflect on their behaviours, and support their growth. He has extensive experience working with co-located, distributed, and fully remote teams, and enjoys helping software teams connect logic reasoning with creative thinking and human-centered design.
Rafa is a design thinker, software architect, and Professional, Team, and Enterprise Certified Agile Coach (EneaCoaching, ICP-ACC, ICP-ATF, ICP-ENT, ICP-CAT, ICE-AC), as well as an ICAgile Authorised Trainer for the AWA Agile Team Coach and Agile Team Facilitator training courses. He recently became a certified Surf Instructor, making use of the Ocean as a medium to unlock the instinctive, emotional and cognitive intelligence of his clients.