Fernando Lopez is president of Bridgespace Consulting Inc., an executive coaching firm that specializes in helping clients create the space for powerful collaboration. He coaches (in English or Spanish) clients in North America, Latin America, Africa, and Europe.
Fernando’s mission is finding often-surprising solutions to leadership and relationship challenges.
He is well known for his expertise in Organization and Relationship Systems Coaching (ORSC) and is a faculty member of CRR Global (the creators of ORSC). According to Fernando, innovation and creativity live at the margins of our everyday minds, or at the group level, outside mainstream thought. By skillfully bringing to the center that which is at the margins, ORSC allows us to find often-surprising solutions to our toughest challenges.
As a collaborative, calm, and profound listener, he has an ease for understanding the requirements of multiple stakeholders and building trust between groups. Prior to specializing in coaching and facilitation, Fernando was at Medsite Inc. (now part of WebMD) where he bridged technology and business teams. Having lived in Mexico, Toronto, New York, Hawaii, Munich, Brazil, and Chile, Fernando enjoys operating across cultures.
In his community, Fernando is past president of the Toronto Organization Development Network. He is a graduate of the Wharton School and the School of Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania.
Fernando has worked with UNICEF, Microsoft, Sun Life, Bank of Montreal, and other multinational companies, as well as smaller organizations.