The loneliness of the entrepreneur or executive

It is a concept that you may have heard or experienced many times. A leader must make decisions, maintain calm, overcome adversity, have courage, and is responsible for the successes and failures of a team. Many fail to succeed, not because they are not valid, but because that responsibility causes fears, loneliness, insecurities and is an obstacle in the way.

I know these feelings

because throughout my career I have experienced them and I have had to learn to overcome them.

The resilience is the ability to overcome with flexibility extreme situations, traumatic and overcome them

Mentor and coach

of senior managers and executives who feel they need a change or who can move forward but do not know how or where. I accompany them in motivating employees, to be resilient, to develop leadership skills and, ultimately, to discover and strengthen their own resources so that they give their best and find their own answers to achieve their goals. As Socrates said: “I can not teach anyone anything, I can only make you think”.

 

David Talvy

I was born in Barcelona, ​​in the bosom of a family from several countries and who had to flee from different wars. Although I was born during the Franco regime, this family environment made me have an open and privileged education, with more freedom than any child at that time. In my house, I spoke French and Spanish, later I learned Catalan, English and Italian.

In the first years of my professional career I can say that I was lucky. Being in the right place and time made it possible to be one of the first PC programmers. It was a privilege for me to be able to computerize several companies, learning their operation from many points of view. I worked on my own, for private companies and for Public Administration in the Department of Justice of the Generalitat de Catalunya, with which I had the opportunity to access the facilities of the Modelo prison, whose work experience impacted me at the same time Enriched, helping me to change the vision of life.

In 1989 I started working at Toshiba, participating in the start-up in Spain and being responsible for the development of innovative products. One of my milestones in the company was to think that laptops could be a communicative tool and I searched all over the world for a company that would manufacture a special modem for me. The invention was a great success and thanks to that, Toshiba, sponsor of the Olympics of Barcelona in 1992, put 1200 laptops at the disposal of journalists, being the first time that some JJ OO were followed telematically.

Experience

I thought that laptops could be a communicative tool and I searched all over the world for a company that would manufacture a special modem for me. Thanks to that, the 1992 JJ OO were the first in history to be followed telematically.

In 1992 I was hired by Logitech, a small company of Swiss mice at that time unknown, to open the market of Spain and Portugal alone and, later, to take care of Italy. The beginnings were hard but years later, Spain and Portugal managed to have the highest level of global penetration of the brand. I was awarded three times as the best general manager in the world.

When I was at the height of my career, life put me to the test and I was on the verge of death twice. Do you know the term resilience? It is about the ability to overcome adversity and adapt to stress. On both occasions I went ahead and left them more reinforced than ever. And in 2002, I was appointed general manager of Logitech for southern Europe.

I am an expert in marketing techniques, product positioning, POS improvement and branding. I have developed activities with the biggest buyers of supermarkets in Europe such as MediaMarkt, Auchan, Carrefour, Sonae, Worten, El Corte Ingles, Fnac and also with pan-European distributors such as Tech Data and Ingram Micro. In 2016 I took over, as CEO, the launch of the largest Café del Mar in the world at the Port Fòrum in Barcelona.

Milestones

I was one of the first PC programmers, a privilege that allowed me to computerize companies and learn their operation from many points of view.

I was awarded three times as the best general manager in the world.

I thought that laptops could be a communicative tool and I searched all over the world for a company that would manufacture a special modem for me. Thanks to that, the 1992 JJ OO were the first in history to be followed telematically.