My name is José Manuel and I have a beautiful family with my wife and two children.
I majored in Business Administration and am currently pursuing a Master’s degree with an emphasis in Finance at the Tecnológico de Costa Rica (TEC).
Before 2016, I have to admit that even though I considered myself to be a committed and responsible professional, I had no clear direction of where or who I wanted to be. Eventually that same year, I got my first opportunity to join a leadership position, and due to that chance, I was able to discover my purpose, which is to be at the service of people and help them achieve their goals.
With my purpose constantly on my mind and doing what I was passionate about, my life changed completely. My interest in learning more about leadership made me get up earlier just to read a book or check out some instructional videos. With the birth of my first child, the schedule got complicated, however, I have always thought that opportunities come unexpectedly and you should be prepared to take them. And that is exactly what I did. I started the day even earlier! An hour made the difference to continue learning on a daily basis, I believe it is the key step to being prepared for future challenges. This part of my life helped me a lot to build my character and be disciplined to always fight for what I want despite maybe not being in my best shape and mood sometimes.
During the climax of the pandemic in 2020, I joined General Accounting & Management Accounting (GAMA) as Team Leader for Canada, in Roche Services & Solutions Costa Rica. At that moment, I was very excited but had not yet grasped the type of organization I had just said yes to.