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I enjoyed a nice amount of business coaching and a bit of personal coaching in 2021 from Antonio and his company Growthride. He has been the best coach I've worked with in my whole career. Somebody who is used to work on international board level in High Tech and Consumer Goods and has a deep understanding of the challenges technology companies and their leadership have whilst working in a fast changing environment. This definitely contributed to the quality of his advice. Last but not least he's also a very pleasant person to work with.
I have known Antonio for quite some time and most recently he engaged with us to provide hands-on guidance on how to best approach innovation as an end-to-end, cross-functional discipline. His ability to listen and understand fast the challenges and organisational context, coupled with his vast experience on innovation topics across a number of industries, makes Antonio a rather unique and valuable advisor. His functional expertise ranges from R&D to Marketing & Brand, from product management to board level, which provides him with a comprehensive view of the inner-workings of organisations and the challenges faced when driving digital transformation and innovation acceleration. I highly recommend Antonio for any company looking to create a step-function change in growth through innovation.
I have worked with Antonio between 2018-2020, as a head of Amadeus Research and Innovation team when we asked Growthride to help us drive more impact. Today, I can say "mission accomplished": we have become a bigger, stronger, business-driven innovation team, incubating few, yet promising businesses recognized by Amadeus as its future relays of growth. Antonio's work has been absolutely instrumental to this success: he helped establish solid foundations, by driving the creation of a sound strategy, fully supporting the corporate strategy of Amadeus, while ensuring we would engage all business units and stakeholders along the way. Today, 3 years after, the strategy we defined together is still the north star of my organisation, it has helped us navigate and come out stronger from the severe crisis our company and industry had to face. Antonio has been a trusted advisor and personal coach to me as a leader the whole time, and we are still in touch. I recommend Antonio and Growthride wholeheartedly, to any company willing to bring their innovation capability to the next level.
I have known Antonio since 2009, first professionally as my direct manager, when he was the EVP and Chief of Innovation, Marketing and Strategy for Philips and subsequently as advisor and mentor. Antonio has the capability of look into very complex paradigms and structure them in such a way that the path forward towards efficiency seems simple. When we talk about innovation, marketing or strategy there are always multiple layers and dimensions to consider before making a decision. Here is where an end-to-end approach will help you to be more thorough, and Antonio is a master of this. I have learned enormously from him in this area. More often than not I run into Biotech R&D scientists who are geniuses in their fields, yet chaotic in their approach; Antonio’s expertise in applying a structured approach to innovation with the end vision in mind is the perfect complement in those settings. Last, and probably the most important for me, is the soft skills and human side which has to be taken into consideration in every change management. Antonio instills a management with care, a servant leadership, which makes an organization galvanize around his direction, with all team members being ready to go the extra mile out of commitment to him.
Over the past two years, Antonio has supported me in two multi-month programs executed in both corporate and mid-sized growth business contexts. In both cases, the objective was to accelerate growth through transformational change by improving the full system spanning across all aspects of business execution including strategy, culture, people, product and processes. Antonio's mix of multi-decade executive leadership experience and highly business-centric coaching made him uniquely impactful in these settings. I would recommend Antonio to all C-Level executives seeking to accelerate their businesses in a non-incremental way.
AJ is no usual consultant that passively moves from one project to another, one client to another client. AJ puts his energy, his commitment, fully to the client and the project. Throughout the project, as a client, you start to realize he has the experience, the authority, the knowledge to facilitate and drive progress forward. He does this by drawing out the strengths across individual team-members, always connecting to a market-backed strategy, and through positive challenging of thinking. His global experience in various corporate leadership roles is evident, as is his care as a leader, through recognizing cultural differences to be leveraged in global teams and instilling trust in his facilitation, leadership, mentoring. I found I gained a 'colleague' along the way. I highly recommend AJ for projects where you need the structure, yet creativity and innovation to take your company or team to the next level.