Felipe Gomez Arbelaez is a Business Administrator from the University of Los Andes in Bogota, Colombia with an MBA from IMD, Lausanne, Switzerland. Throughout his career, he has always been an entrepreneur. In 1995, he founded Ink., a pioneering company in Multimedia, Interactivity, and Internet. After several years of success, growth and expansion into Ecuador and Costa Rica, he attracted investors and up-scaled the operation, becoming the first and most successful e-business consultancy in Latin America, with offices in 7 different countries. He was Director for the Central American and the Caribbean region and a Member of the Board of Directors. In 2003, Felipe became the Founding President and Member of the Board of Farmacity Colombia, the first drug store chain in Colombia, where a successful culture of innovation and intra-preneurship was created. Under his guidance, he introduced the chain into Colombia, establishing more than 14 premises in two years. He is currently dedicated to promoting entrepreneurship, innovation, and virtuosity with his keynote presentations and his upcoming book Attitude-E.
Attitude-E introduces six attributes which are essential in building an entrepreneurial attitude. Those
who work diligently and systematically on the six attributes will achieve extraordinary results.
• Envision: The ability to articulate and clearly define the vision and the objectives of any proposed
project, is fundamental in order to achieve its success.
• Energy: A vision without energy is an unobtainable dream. An action without vision is nonsense. A
vision with action can change the world.
• Endurance: The ability to accept difficulties wholeheartedly, is part of the road to success. One
does not have to fear failure but instead, the inability to learn from it.
• Ensemble: No individual has excelled in his/her field on their own. Each outstanding individual,
team or company has experience working in a team.
• Elasticity: On a daily basis, we have to make an effort to think outside of the box, to break down
paradigms and to be innovative in what we do.
• Engagement: Acting with love in the service for others, turns the ordinary to extraordinary.
This keynote can be delivered in English or Spanish.
Felipe explores the way in which individuals, teams and organizations can reach true levels of excellence by embracing the attributes of musical virtuosos.
Method: Great musicians master their instruments, through the use of method. Their discipline and dedication to study, learn and practice, transforms the instrument into almost an extension of their bodies. In the same way and in different contexts, through the use of method we can acquire, in an organized and defined way, the necessary knowledge to “interpret” our tasks with excellence
and master our “instruments”.
By developing routines to help us learn and practice, we are able to perform better in what we do, every time.
Attitude: With the correct attitude, musicians are able to connect with their audiences – a fundamental factor which allows some to reach virtuosity and perform in world-class concerts. For a
musician, it is clear and obvious who their audience is but in the corporate world – who is our audience? Our clients, employees and suppliers? Our Community? Press? In our personal lives – is our partner our audience? Are our children and/or friends our audience?
The ability to define and adopt the correct attitude in order to generate the right connection with our audience is fundamental in becoming true virtuosos in everything we do in life.
Passion: When one hears Ray Charles sing or listens to Itzhac Perlman play the violin; one witnesses the profound passion and love these musicians feel interpreting their music. This passion and love, generates emotions within the audience, establishing an emotional bond with the music they
interpret. In the same way, in our daily lives, if we feel passion and love for what we do in our homes and in our work place, we will be able to establish emotional links with those who interact with us.
“If you are looking for an inspirational speaker to motivate your team, inspire your team, and help your team raise their game…. You MUST bring Felipe Gomez to meet with your team. Our time together has been a gift.
“Felipe represents a very unique blend of a thought leader, a humanist, a true artist, a restless doer, persistent and determined. Felipe is an experienced speaker who conjures an outstanding multimedia experience that brings the audience to their feet, grateful for his simple but powerful message that provides frameworks and insights to orchestrate transformational change starting tomorrow.”
“Outstanding, the messages are so powerful and so relevant and delivered in such a wonderful way”
“Although I acknowledge that your presentation is relevant to any organization, it would have been very difficult for us to find a better match to our specific needs. I appreciate your time and the energy with which you delivered your keynote. I truly congratulate you for the quality of your presentation”
“I had the opportunity to attend one of the best business presentations I have ever seen. Felipe Gomez is the real deal. Great takeaways!”
“This week at Autodesk we had the opportunity to share with a great speaker and outstanding piano performer. His session, besides the great content he delivers its an entirely different experience.”