Carles Altes

Carles Altès

Location: Barcelona, Spain
Languages: English, Spanish, Italian, Catalan

About Carles

Carles has more than 15 years of experience in leadership and organizational development and a previous professional background in export and international business expansion that brought him to live and work abroad.

As a PCC-ICF certified coach, he has guided executive development processes in numerous large organizations and highly innovative start-ups and SMEs worldwide. His clients include prestigious international organizations and companies.

Fascinated by the way the mind and the brain work and the link between the individual and the team, Carles balances his academic degree in social and political sciences, his extensive business development experience, and his qualifications in coaching and change management to pioneer new ways of understanding leadership and collective development. His motto: “The change you want to see outside, starts inside.”

A firm believer in the importance of critical and analytical thinking to create fact-based narratives within organizations and for oneself, Carles has cultivated a rich toolkit that he offers to his clients to get their expected outcomes. This toolkit includes mindfulness, relationship and team coaching, systems constellations, brainspotting, NLP, agile frameworks, and Red Team Thinking.

He understands that the challenge for today’s leaders is not only to achieve results but to foster a culture and collective intelligence that brings out the best in everyone, a culture that takes care of the quality of informed decisions.

Carles provides his services in Catalan and Spanish (mother language), English and Italian.

Industry Experience

International organizations, bank and insurances, public administration, innovative start-ups, building materials and FMCG. Some references are: World Bank Group, United Nations, European Innovation , Caixabank Group, Barcelona City Hall, Barcelona Province, Roche, World Food Program, Mútua de Propietarios, Barcelona Metropolitan Services, Building Center, Esade Business School, Mediamarkt, Cofidis, Ireks Iberica SA, Standard Hidráulica, …

Degrees & Certifications

  • Ma in Political Science and International Relationships, UAB 1997.
  • PMD, Esade Business School 2006.
  • Professional Certified Coach PCC – ICF 2009
  • Executive Coaching, Esade Business School 2009
  • 360 º Feedback and PAPI Certified, 2009
  • NLP Parctitioner and Ericksonian Hipnosis, 2009
  • Relationships Coaching, 2012
  • DISC certified, 2013
  • Brief Strategic Therapy, 2011-2013
  • U Theory Foundations Program 2014
  • ORSC certified, 2016
  • Appreciative Coaching 2016
  • Systemic Constellations, 2015-2017
  • Neurocoaching 2018
  • Search Inside Yourself, SIYLI, 2019
  • CultureTransformation Tools, Barret Center, 2019
  • Scrum Master and Agile Frameworks, 2020
  • Red Team Thinking Instructor 2023

Carles's Style

Some people describe my style as diplomatic and challenging at the same time. I’m a good listener therefore the ability to get down to the roots of the situation whilst also grounded and providing precise outcomes.

Client Testimonials

“Carles demonstrates a deep understanding of the principles and practices of leadership coaching. His ability to connect with participants, understand their unique challenges, and provide tailored guidance has been invaluable. He is not only a skilled trainer but also a trusted advisor with a long track record in executive coaching who fosters a positive and inclusive learning environment.”

— Michael Bayer

“Carles has consistently achieved impactful reviews from the participants, enhancing the quality and impact of our programs. His ability to engage participants from diverse cultural and professional backgrounds significantly contributed to the positive outcomes we achieved. Carles’s efforts have not only helped participants gain valuable skills but also empowered them to apply these skills in their respective agencies, leading to long-term benefits.”

— Jenny Stisher

“Carles always advocates for sustainable leadership that takes root in collaborators (inspiring others) and that doubles, triples, or quadruples what you could never achieve on your own.”

— Felix
Purchasing Manager

“During the process, we have developed a holistic vision between the personal and professional aspects, which has provided an even more solid foundation for improvement. Without a doubt, my assessment of Carles’ work is outstanding, both in terms of the form and the substance of their guidance.”

— Patricio
Country Manager, Machinery Industry