Who is Miguel – A – Rodriguez?
I am a Spanish entrepreneur who loves management and accompanying people. I started working in my family business in 1997 and have more than 20 years of experience in the business world.
I began from scratch, and step by step I was covering positions with more responsibilities until I became the manager of the company. Three years ago, I overtook a new business line related to real estate industry, and although I was raised with the company since I was a child. It was when I discovered the magic of creating something from zero.
I also realized that transforming experience -that was a turning point for me- worth sharing. So, I am currently combining my entrepreneurial activity with training, teaching Sales Management and Marketing in a Business School.
In addition, I help other entrepreneurs to reach their goals, through personalized mentoring based on coaching and processes implementation.
My personal side
I was born in Velez de Benaudalla 39 years ago -a little town in the coast of Granada-. Ten years ago I moved to the capital for work reasons, and since then I have been living here. I am married with a wonderful woman Tania and we have a beautiful daughter Maria.
One of my passions is music. In fact, when I was 18 I played in a rock band that did not work out, but it is a period that I will always remember. Currently I play the guitar and the harmonica in my room, it is still one of my favourite hobbies. I also love motorbikes and enjoy a good book, especially management books. I study them.
My favourite meal is pizza, and I love spicy food. Saturday night, we have a whole ritual at home of “movie and pizzas”. Without doubt, the best moment of my week.
If I could choose a person for having a conversation with, I would choose Steve Jobs. I´ve read his biography, and I was impressed by his “lateral thinking” and how he saw beyond the predefined.
My favourite quote is one by Walt Disney that says: “Ask yourself if what you are doing today is getting you closer to where you want to be tomorrow”. Without doubts, for me this is a real life philosophy.