Hugo Gonçalves, Portugal

Hugo Gonçalves, Portugal
Founder, Executive Coach, Design Thinker

Emotions, creativity and resourcefulness – from chaos to order
Sunday, May 30 at 12:10 pm – 12:40 pm CEST

Emotions really do Unleash or Lock Creativity! And those are critical in order for us to understand, as project managers, which are the real important outcomes that should provide an “answer” for the pains and gains of people and organizations that will benefict from our work and results. Emotions and Creativity are two of the most impactful expressions of Intelligence and Evolution as Human Beings. So, how can we work with these two together, in a Resourceful way and within the PM Ecosystem? In a more liquid and volatile work, projects should be met with a mix of Caos and Order, so we can tackle the uncertainty, disruption and constant shifting of contexts and ecosystems. Logic and structure alone will not get us there. Emotions and Creativity with Logic and Structure will!

Born, raised and passionate about Porto and the World, Hugo Gonçalves’, personal and professional paths led him to the wonderful world of Coaching and Design Thinking.

As a quiet rebel and neo-generalist, Hugo mix them with other approaches in order to facilitate the metamorphosis of People and Organization Potential and Capabilities into Performance and Impacts.

Hugo is the founder of KNOWMAD VENTURES, a boutique collaborative consulting and facilitation company that helps People and Organizations to transform their knowledge, experience, challenges and opportunities in Solutions, Performance and Profit with a Purpose.

Areas of Expertise
Executive Coaching, Design Thinking for Organizational Innovation&Development, Leadership, Team Development, Organizational Culture & Workflows, Strategy, Customer Development and Value Proposition Design, Agile, Creative Problem Solving, Professional Produtivity&Performance.

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“The conference was very interesting and I got lots of new information. Thank you for this opportunity. I am very much satisfied. Good luck.”

“The keynotes gave me an overall insight of how wonderful the project management career is.”

“Great job! Congratulations for organisation. I had great and inspiring two days!! Bravo from Croatia!”

“Wow. Everything went well. It was a great event and opportunity for everyone to know each other and network. Exposure is the price for exploit. Thank you for Global PM Days Team Organizers.”

“I would say the decision to participate in the conference was a weekend well-spent. I more than appreciate the global know-how and best practices shared on future organizations and talent management topics during the period full of challenges and behavioral changes in our companies. Thank you IPMA Young Crew for organizing such a wonderful and expert conference.”

“A unique experience. Congratulations on the organization of the event. It was very good. Greetings from IPMA PERU.”

“Allow me to congratulate you on huge success – how professionally you did manage two busy days! Thank you very much for PM days online conference. For me, it was a new experience, and I have to admit, it is a pity for me, that I did not spend more time hearing more speakers and did not use more of its features.”

“Keynotes, on how to handle project conflicts and manage people behaviours and attitudes in our organizations during an unexpected crisis at the online IPMA Young Crew conference GLOBAL PM DAYS 2020, were brilliant. Thank you and kudos to the entire event-organizing crew!”

“The whole event seems to have gone very well and I’m impressed with the arrangements and platform that were put in place. Thanks to you and your team for a job very well done!”

“Congratulations, it is truly amazing what a high-level event you are organizing each half year. I wish there would be much more participants to benefit from it, step up the marketing! ;)”

“I just love the part to learn from successful and inspiring people! It was great! I hope next time I can attend it properly, this time work didn’t give me enough time to do it as I wanted but as far as I could, it was great.”

“Thank you for this great event! Congratulations to the organizing team!”

“Kudos to the team that made this event happen. To the moderators and speakers. You’ve been terrific! Until next time.”

“During this time, I attended Global PM Days, I tried to watch all of the seminars online. I got very excited about IPMA because of the professionalism of the speakers.”

“Very pertinent topics delivered with passion and practical insights.”