Arrate Iraolagoitia has a University degree in Chemistry from UPV/EHU (University of Basque Country). After concluding her final years of study in France, she decided to reside there and specialised in Organisation and Change Management Consultancy in several European countries as a Project Manager.


Based on her first-hand experience observing her male and female work colleagues' complicated efforts to make their professional work and personal/family lives compatible, she decided to further her in-depth training by specialising in Consulting Services for Work-Life Balance by means of the IDE-CESEM Executive Institute and Equality and Gender Impact Evaluation studies in the National University of Distance Education (UNED) within the framework of Corporate Social Responsibility. She is firmly convinced that this is not just a temporary phenomenon but represents a major social policy of the 21st century.


In her constant desire to grow both professionally and personally, Arrate has been trained and certified as:
Executive and team coach by the EEC (European Coaching School) and endorsed by the International Coach Federation (ICF).
Cultural Transformation Tools consultant by Barrett Values Centre.
Systemic coaching and constellations by EMANA and endorsed by Infosyon (International Forum for Systemic Constellations in organisations).


Motivated by her curiosity, adventurous spirit, her years of residence in France and her world-traveller vocation, she speaks 6 languages: Euskera (Basque), Spanish, French, English, Portuguese and Italian.


She loves to converse with people and leisurely enjoys listening to their stories and experiences. She enjoys dancing and she cannot imagine life without good music, good books and interesting trips. She has always dared to follow her dreams and EQUILIA is one of her dreams that have come true!


Prior to joining EQUILIA, Arrate worked for major international consulting firms and managed projects for clients such as:
Vittel-Contrex-Perrier (Nestlé) Group, PSA Group, BTR Automotive, DANZAS-DHL, EDF (Electricité de France), HAYS Logistique and ESSILOR.
As well as Audits for Steelcase Strafor, BTR, PSA Group, DANZAS, Barbosa & Almeida.


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