Hello, ImaginAction community! My name is Débora Barrientos, and I want to introduce myself to all of you. First, I want to say that I am incredibly happy to be part of this great community and looking forward to this adventure that it is starting.
For more than 11 years now, I have been collaborating with the strategic areas of talent and development of different organisations in Latin America and Europe, through consultancy, training and development sessions. I am passionate about people and individual and organisational transformation processes. I believe that higher levels of consciousness generate greater happiness and unfold people’s potential. Creating networks as the base for promoting change and improvement is one of my favourite activities. I am also a university professor, and I work with different NGOs. I love what I do.
Since I remember, I have been exploring different approaches to get closer to human development, mine, and others. I dedicate my life, in all areas, to live it in a profound and meaningful way. I am incredibly interested in psychoanalysis, emotional intelligence, and astrology, as a frame to self-awareness. I study and practise all of them also.
I love making origami, reading, writing, photography and recently, I started painting.
I participated in some meditation training retreats of the Vipassana technique, which I practise today and since then.
I am a yoga teacher, Social Presencing Theater (SPT) practitioner, and facilitator and I believe embodiment to be a great source of wisdom. You can read about my experience with SPT during the lockdown here. Together with Marina Seghetti and Uri Noy Meir, I am holding space for “Unfolding the invisible”, a Social Arts practice group, which meets weekly. Furthermore, I co-facilitate with Uri the upcoming In-Bodied Memories presentation to co-sense how embodied practices and social art can lead to greater organisational well-being.
I am looking forward to meeting and connecting with all of you!
With love and metta,