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Dr. Barbara Covarrubias Venegas

🎤Keynote Speaker | Executive Coach & Passionate Dancer 💃🏼

Dr. Barbara Covarrubias Venegas is an international keynote speaker and award-winning entrepreneur. With a rich blend of academic rigor and practical expertise, Barbara stands at the forefront of pioneering New Ways of Working and Digital Leadership. Her journey as a Virtual Enthusiast is underpinned by a solid foundation in research, a fiery passion for speaking, and a proven track record as an author.

Barbara is deeply committed to exploring and shaping the future of work and learning, with a particular focus on Positive Leadership and cultivating vibrant organizational cultures. Since 2010, she has been an active figure in the global intercultural community. Her roles have spanned from being a researcher and seasoned professional to leading and participating in virtual teams across diverse cultural landscapes.

She is also the founder of #virtualspacehero, a boutique consultancy dedicated to guiding organizations through the complexities and challenges of remote work environments. The #virtualspacehero team leverages cutting-edge research, practical insights, and a wealth of experience to help organisations build resilient, effective, and connected virtual teams. #virtualspacehero provides the tools, strategies, and support necessary for thriving in today’s digital world.

As a facilitator, Barbara has been designing virtual learning journeys for the past years: her signature #virtualexchange project is the Global Case Study Challenge guiding more than 600 students from +20 countries from across the globe through global virtual teamwork. 

She works in English, Spanish, Italian and German. Besides, she is a passionate dancer (13+ dancing styles) and developed a unique concept with the title “Dance your way into leadership”.


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