Cristina Da Costa
Senior Managing Consultant
CDC Consulting Partners
Cristina Da Costa is a Culture and Leadership Consultant, a Career & Executive Coach and a Inspirational Leadership Trainer, with extensive experience as a Senior Executive in the Banking industry in Europe. Her background includes driving successful and diverse strategic projects for business performance both through risk management and business development while improving business performance and developing resilience to every day-to-day impacts. Cristina has focused her entire professional life on developing key executive relationships, building strong and motivated teams and engaging organizations in newly defined roadmaps for success.
Cristina, throughout her extensive experience in the corporate world, has built a very strong belief in how the culture in an organization and employee engagement can positively impact a company´s bottom line. This led Cristina to dedicate her work to measuring companies’ culture and leaders’ performance while delivering tools and recommendations to organizations in order to embrace change for sustainable growth and profits. As a CTT – Cultural Transformation Tools Certified Consultant she uses the tools and resources from Barrett´s Values Center to support clients in their leadership and cultural transformation efforts. The CTT tools have been used to measure the values over 6,000 organizations and 3,000 leaders in 80 countries. They help foster the transformation of corporations, NGO´s, government and municipal agencies and the instruments are available in over 50 languages.
Cristina is also a Certified Coach by the International Coach Federation (ICF). Additionally, she has a degree in Economics from the Universidade Nova de Lisboa and attended the Advanced Finance Program for Executives at Universidade Catolica Portuguesa (UCP) in Lisbon. Cristina is also a certified eLearning Trainer by ISQ and a Certified Trainer by the IEPP.
Carlos Perea – PARTNER
President & CEO
CGP Organizational Consulting LLC
With nearly four decades of senior-level executive career experience in Human Resources and Business Operations, Atlanta-based Carlos Perea is using his experience to help organizations leverage their most critical asset, people. As Founder & President of CGP Organizational Consulting, his specialties include Change Leadership, Business Strategy, HR Strategy Alignment, Talent Management and Executive Coaching.
As a seasoned executive, Carolos has served as the Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resource Officer for BJC, as well as the Executive Vice President of Human Resources at BellSouth Corporation in Atlanta. Additional Human Resources career stops include Aeroquip-Vickers, Werner Co, and Alfa Laval Separation.
Carlos launched his HR career with 14 years at GE, progressing from an entry-level position to integral senior management roles in Human Resources and Community Relations throughout numerous divisions, including Aerospace, Power and Aircraft Engines. He also gained extensive experience through his participation in key change initiatives employed by GE to transform itself during the renowned Jack Welch era, while earning certification in Work Out, the Change Acceleration Program and Six Sigma.
Born in Mexico City, Carlos moved to the U.S. at age 11. Now a U.S. citizen, he earned his Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Sociology from Philadelphia’s Temple University. He is married, with two sons.
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