• Juan Manuel Martín Menéndez

    A bright future does not just happen, it is created

  • Juan Manuel

  • Entrepreneur, keynote speaker and writer. Juan Manuel Martín is the Executive Director of TBDO Group, author of several books, and speaker at many companies and organizations.

    After an extended education in engineering in Spain and the United Kingdom, and in business at the IESE Business School, he held several executive positions that culminated as general manager of the Spanish subsidiary of a North American technology multinational.

    Having obtained the status of highly successful businessman, Juan Manuel took a sabbatical from his career to embark on a personal journey in search of wisdom about life and human nature – two areas which had always been of great interest to him.

    As a result of this journey and the personal transformation that it meant for him, he made the decision to change his career and his work. In 2003 he founded the consultancy company TBDO with the mission to make a positive contribution to the success of companies and the wellbeing of people in their work and life.

    Today, he combines his business and entrepreneurial activity with writing and speaking, enriching the lives of people around the world.

    He is one of the few authors in Spain that has been published in the United States by a well-known New York publisher.

  • Juan Manuel
  • Speaking

    Juan Manuel speaks at companies, conventions and industry meetings, business schools and universities.

    He is an expert in motivation, success, happiness at work, as well as in innovation and innovative culture.

    With a natural and inspiring style, he manages to connect with the hearts and minds of the audience to show the ways and catalyze positive change.

  • Clients

    Juan Manuel ha spoken at conferences, led programs and seminars in prestigious companies,
    organizations and universities in Spain and in the international arena. Amongst them:

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  • Testimonials

    "In the summer course organized by itSMF and the Polytechnic University of Madrid in 2014 about information technology and management practices, we decided to do something different and go deeper and learn about something that was missing in previous years, and that had to do with the human factor. We invited Juan Manuel to do the opening keynote. His presentation was so interesting and welcomed that I want to congratulate him and express our profound gratitude, already inviting him to the next editions of this course."
    Luis Sánchez
    Director of itSMF and professor at University Polytechnic of Madrid (UPM)
    "We invited Juan Manuel to our 2016 Chief Financial Officers annual conference in The Hague, which had the theme "Finance on the Move." From the very beginning he captivated our audience with his story of change and transformation. His storytelling is inspiring as well as practical both for private life and work. During his presentation he gave us some comfort for decisions taken in the past and just enough discomfort to force us to rethink the future."
    Derk-Jan B. Stol
    Corporate Director of finance, control and financial strategy. National Netherlanden (Holland)
    "Very original sessions filled with valuable content that have facilitated very good reflections and have given participants an unforgettable experience. The enormous communication capacity of Juan Manuel, as well as his own experience as corporate executive in various companies is an asset that he uses very well to connect with other professionals."
    Emilio Cortés
    Human Resources Director - BT Spain
    "In our desire to contribute to the success of companies in the Guadalajara region, we invited Juan Manuel Martín to give a keynote at the annual conference of CEOE-CEPYME Guadalajara (Chamber of Commerce, Guadalajara chapter). The subject, in itself suggestive - six keys for happiness and success at work- came alive when, in a fun and dynamic way he showed us not only how employee happiness is a key strategic component of business success, but also gave us the keys to be happier in our work. Thanks a lot Juan Manuel for your enriching contributions to our conference and our life."
    Javier Arriola
    General Secretary - CEOE (Spanish Confederation of Business Organizations)
  • Books

    35 Reflexiones para Ser Feliz

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  • Initiatives

    In his commitment to society, Juan Manuel leads initiatives that contribute greatly to people’s wellbeing.

  • In the Media

    Seen and interviewd in prestigious media in Spain and international.