José Gonzalez, Ed.D
As a Senior Partner, José facilitates leadership development workshops on leading change and developing people. José has two decades of experience in the design and implementation of experiential learning, leadership development, and adventure-based training. Team building has always been at the center of his work, from running experiential training for international banks in Puerto Rico to facilitating Outward Bound Professional programs in Boston to delivering the experiential component of the Google Leadership Lab with NOLS.
For the last decade, José has been practicing in academia, teaching college-level leadership theory and practice, risk management, and assessing how to break barriers for BIPOC communities to participate in outdoor experiences more fully.
José has co-written the Spanish handbook aligned with the Association for Challenge Course Technology (ACCT) operational standards. It is now being used across Latin America. He presents at national conferences on topics regarding effective virtual training, operations, and risk management.
José went to school in Puerto Rico as well as the United States, including the University of New Hampshire on a national student exchange program. He possesses a doctoral degree in education with a focus on curriculum and instruction from the Universidad Interamericana de Puerto Rico. José grew up in Puerto Rico, surfing, sailing, camping, rock climbing, mountain biking, hiking, and exploring every corner of the island. After spending a decade living in Southern California, he now lives in South Carolina with his wife and two children.