Our Team

Goldvarg Consulting Group, Inc.

Ariel Goldvarg, PCC · Senior Executive Consultant


Ariel has ten years of experience as an organizational coach, leadership trainer and facilitator around the world. He has experience in developing executives from Fortune 100 Companies. He is currently a professor of management skills at ADEN, Business School Program for Argentina and Latinamerica and at Universidad Siglo XXI (Córdoba, Argentina). Since 1997, he has been involved in social media communication activities such as radio commentator, (Radio Diez, Mega 98.3, etc), internet media consultant ( and TV programs (Programa Franquicias y Negocios chanel P+E, Magazine TV). He is a Certified Professional Ontological Coach (ICP) by Instituto de Capacitación Profesional (Argentina) and Professional Certified Coach by the International Coach Federation. He also studied art direction, focusing on creativity and innovation (Escuela Superior de Creativos Publicitarios).

Patricia Veliz Macal, PCC · Executive Consultant


Patricia Veliz Macal has been a community educator and motivational speaker for over twenty years. Patricia was born in Guatemala where she studied Communication Science at the prestigious Francisco Marroquín University. Her education, as well as her long-time experience as a communicator and actress, has empowered Patricia to dedicate most of her time to creating educational plays and motivational presentations. For the past twelve years, she has worked with Planned Parenthood Los Angeles as a program supervisor for the Promotoras Comunitarias program. Patricia is a strong group facilitator, trainer, and presenter. Her work has focused mainly on community health, domestic violence, and HIV/AIDS issues. She has done presentations on self-esteem, public speaking, client services, and female leadership. Patricia’s genuine care for the community has taken her to develop important community projects such as the Decision play (La Decisión) and Designing Your Life weekend seminar (Diseñando Tu Vida), among others. In 2007, she was honored as one of thirty outstanding women by La Opinion, one of the largest and most widely circulated Latino newspapers. Currently, Patricia’s tireless work focuses on teaching other individuals how to take better care of themselves and fully develop their potential.

Evelyn Gonzalez-Figueroa, Ph.D., M.P. · Executive Consultant


Dr. Evelyn González-Figueroa has been a consultant, experienced facilitator, trainer, and project manager. She has conducted research projects in the US, Latin America, and Asia, and presented at International Conferences. Her doctoral dissertation focused on Latina Leadership. Her professional, consultant, and teaching activities center on adding the cultural and conceptual relevance necessary for successful programs in communities and in organizations. She combines methodologies to add to the richness of program and organizational development. She offers technical support to organizational leadership and collaborators in psychosocial curriculums and in economic development programs, as well as training healthcare providers. Her objectives are to continue to employ participatory methods, build multilateral linkages, capacity raising, technical assistance, and initiatives in research, program planning and implementation at the national and international level that improve the well-being of individuals, organizations, and communities.

Diana J. Newton, MA, M.Ed. · Executive Consultant


Diana focuses on developing individuals and teams to achieve superior results in the areas of leadership, management, service, and team development. She formerly served as the Director of Product Development for Performance Impact, an organizational learning company where she devoted much of her time to instructional design, assessment, program research and development, as well as the delivery of training. She recently designed and implemented a comprehensive blended learning program for all new managers worldwide for a Fortune 100 company.


Diana specializes in the area of emotional intelligence and integrates related research and applications into the learning events she designs, develops, and facilitates. She has conducted professional training seminars on leadership development, performance management, managing change, team building, and conflict management for corporations, academic institutions, health care organizations, foundations, and governmental organizations.

Carmen Peter, PCC · Executive Consultant


Carmen Peter holds a Masters in Mathematics, a Degree in Pedagogical Sciences, and a Masters in International Relations from the University of Brussels. She studied Transactional Analysis in Brussels; is a certified coach from the MOZAIK coaching school Paris; is certified in MBTI, FIRO-B, MSCEIT, NEO PI-R, and is a Master Practitioner in NLP, all in the UK. Having lived in different countries, she has worked with about 27 nationalities and is currently working in five languages (English, French, Spanish, Italian and Romanian). She introduces an international aspect to the programs with an enjoyment of sharing knowledge and learning in the development path. Some on her recent clients are London Business School, European Parliament, Lilly, Mobistar, Proximus, UCB, Schindler, Arcelor – Mittal, and Unilever. As for the European Commission she worked with 5 Commissioners, 10 Directors General, 50 Directors, 50 Heads of Unit, meaning more than 100 senior and middle managers. The areas covered are quite a number of what is known as management: personal & professional assessment, interpersonal and communication skills, emotional intelligence, coaching in management and leadership skills, selection, appraisal, interview techniques, career and mobility strategy, personal branding, training of trainers and coaches, training of mentors and mentees, facilitation of the work of teams, executive boards, task forces, brainstorming, and decision making meetings.

Laura Fierro Evans, PCC · Executive Consultant


She is certified as an Ontological Coach as well as a Team Coach by the European School of Coaching. As a coach, she has worked with executives and managers since 2004. As a consultant with experience in the development, implementation and follow-up of training programs, she aims to generate personal and team effectiveness. She focuses mostly in Managerial Skills. She especially likes to work with foreign executives or teams that have the challenge of becoming inter-culturally competent within global organizations. She is a Professional Certified Coach by the International Coach Federation.

Elena Terol, MBA · Executive Consultant


Elena has more than 20 years of experience in Executive Search companies such as Russell Reynolds, Seeleger y Conde and Accord Group. She works for multinational companies and has become a specialist consultant in Financial Services, Consumer Goods, Luxury, Real Estate, Retail Distribution and the Leisure & Entertainment sectors.


Previously, Elena worked for two international banks: Bankers Trust Co. and ANZ Grindlays Bank, where she became Customer Service Officer and Deputy Representative. Elena holds a MBA by the Instituto de Empresa and is a Certificated Coach by the Escuela Europea de Coaching and the International Coach Federation. She speaks Spanish, English and French fluently.

Elizabeth Gama, Ph.D. · Executive Consultant


Elizabeth is a respected and accomplished consultant in Brazil where she conducts individual selection and development assessments for organizations hiring for management positions or seeking to develop their managers and executives. She also works as an executive coach providing training and feedback in areas causing performance limitations or in areas in which people seek development in their careers. With management groups, she works on team development projects, assessing team performance and delivering 360° feedback and training in leadership, coaching and performance management. Dr. Gama received her doctorate in Counseling Psychology from the University of Minnesota in the USA. In 1989 she returned as a Fulbright post-doctoral scholar and pursued studies in the areas of Achievement Motivation and Qualitative Research. A native of Brazil, she spent a large portion of her professional career as a university professor of the Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo in Brazil, where she taught for many years and held several administrative positions. An accomplished researcher, she has published many articles and presented papers in national and international professional meetings in the areas of cross-cultural counseling, women’s achievement and attribution and achievement.


Clients with whom she has worked closely include Ibope, Aços Villares, Hewlett Packard, Royal Dutch Shell, Unilever, The Inter-American Development Bank, Medtronic, Ecolab, Avery Dennison, Coca-Cola, Wal-Mart Brazil, and Bandag, among others.

Amel Karboul, MA · Executive Consultant


Amel has spent eight years leading engagements that require a strong understanding of the interplay of strategy, leadership and culture change in global DAX and Fortune 500 businesses, as well as family enterprises and not-for-profit organizations. She leads classes on leadership, coaches CEOs and executives on long-term culture change, and works with teams to execute strategy. Amel has worked with executives at Deutsche Telekom, Daimler, Chrysler, SAP, Microsoft, BASF, DKV, DuPont, Heidelberger Druck, Lekkerland, Lufthansa, OMV, Plansee, Villeroy & Boch, Deutsche Post, OENB, Rewe, Ergo, KWS, Betaseed and OMV. She began her career as a project leader at Mercedes Benz and manager of knowledge transfer at DaimlerChrysler Corporate University. Then followed her interest in organisational development by becoming a consultant – first at the Boston Consulting Group in Dusseldorf and Cologne, then at the Beratergruppe Neuwaldegg in Vienna. A native Tunisian, Amel holds a Masters degree in mechanical engineering from Karlsruhe University in Germany. She speaks Arabic, English, French, and German.

Damian Goldvarg Ph.D.

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