Senior Consultant, Facilitator, Speaker

Ernesto is Ecuadorian and he recognizes himself as a global citizen. He has developed his international career as a Facilitator, Lecturer / Speaker, Coach & Mentor since March 1985, with a 39-year career (2024).

CEO of Ernesto Yturralde Worldwide Inc. is passionate about the Experiential Learning methodology in training and transformation processes and a promoter of Intrategy. He works as Senior Consultant in the area of Organizational Development and Facilitator for several institutions, commercial, industrial and service companies in 21 countries and in various projects among them, United Nations Agencies, Microsoft, Unilever, Concorde Group, Merck, Epson, Halliburton, DELL, among other large, medium and small companies. He designed the ACP Values Program Design | Panama Canal Authority for the period 2014 - 2018.

“At school we learn the lesson and then we are put to the test; in life, we are first put to the test and then, only if we are vigilant, do we learn the lesson.”

Professional Guilds

Founder & Past President of IFS | Sociedad Internacional de Facilitadores, Member AEE | Association for Experiential Education, ICF | International Coach Federation, ACCT | Association for Challenge Course Technology, IMA | International Mentoring Association, TWCC | The World Café Community, The Foundation for Critical Thinking, member of Wikinamics Community.

Development Focus

Certificate in Open Cards methodology with OpenMind, Horse Assisted Leadership - EGE Equine Guided Education with Pacagua Argentina, Certificate in Coaching-PlayColombia, Certificate in POY "Points Of You" at Points Of You Academy in Ecuador; Certificate in the Trainer of Trainers registry of SETEC Ecuador, participant in the Critical Thinking Training for Trainers and Advance Academy in Bentonville, AK - Foundation for Critical Thinking.

Professional Contributions

He is the creator of the OTC Outdoor Training Certification and the Online program: MASTERCLASS LIVE, Training of Trainers. Creator of the Debriefing Cards ® and Debriefing Balls ® system to enhance processing in processes of learning. Author of the “Vademecum of the Facilitator” and “Inspiring Leaders: The New GEFE: Manager of Happiness”. Author of the Yturralde Matrix on Excellence in Service. Author of the "Yturralde's Debriefing Model": Model of the 4 Elements, a practical model to provoke reflections and learning, a model presented successfully in 2012 in Boston, Massachusetts before the ACCT | Association for Challenge Course Technology for the Anglo-Saxon Experiential Facilitators Guild, for the Latin American Facilitators Guild at AEE | Association for Experiential Education in Jacksonville-USA, and in Medellín-Colombia; and in Guanajuato-Mexico, before ALFA | Latin American Association of Facilitators.


He has received from the IFS the "Platinum Triskel 2019" Award in Bogota, Colombia; "International Speaker Of The Year" by CIC | International Chamber of Speakers in Lima, Peru; "EMAR Emeritus | High Performance Mental Strategist" in Puebla, Mexico; "Ambassador" and "Master Speaker" by the CIC in Quito, Ecuador; the "Recognition of the trajectory in the field of Experiential Learning" in CUMLAF | Latin American Summit of Facilitators in Cusco, Peru and the "Recognition of Experience" by Coaching-Play in Cartagena, Colombia; among other mentions as "International Speaker of the Year" in 2013 and 2015.

He is a Trainer of Trainers, Mentor / Executive Coach, Facilitator and International Speaker of topics related to Soft Skills for the installation and development of labor competencies: Leadership, Teamwork, Communication, Coaching, Organizational Development, Capital Development and Human Talent, Conflict Management, Excellence in Customer Service and Sales. He interacts virtually and in person with his conferences, seminars and workshops in 21 countries at universities and organizations.

He leads several Training Processes and Certification of Competencies in Transformational Leadership, Experiential Facilitators, Masterclass Training of Trainers and Outdoor Trainers for Applicants of 25 nationalities.