Rafael Durand is the founder and CEO of Dxpat Consulting, a firm that helps leaders and organizations to maximize
performance, development, and business results in new and challenging situations. He is a Leadership Development
and Intercultural Coach, Human Resources Consultant, and Leadership Speaker.
As a former corporate lawyer and senior HR executive, Rafael has over thirty-five years of experience developing
both emerging and executive leaders, in Fortune-200 global companies, and non-profit organizations. He has lived
and worked in Mexico, Turkey, Chile, Brazil, and the United States, and he is fluent in Spanish, English, and
Rafael believes in coaching as a co-active conversation targeted at solving problems through discovery, awareness,
action, recovering from mistakes, and learning from experience. Through coaching, Rafael encourages clients to
Rafael received his executive coaching certification from the Columbia University Coaching Certification Program
in 2014. He is also certified in several leadership assessment tools.
Rafael works in Irvine, CA, where he lives with Hanna, his life-long wife. Currently, he enjoys exploring Southern
California, bird watching, listening to music, and reading.
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