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On Life and Meaning

Jul 18, 2017

Carlos is a leadership performance strategist.  He applies what he learned as a sports psychologist in the elite competitive world of international tennis to help business leaders and peak performers 'go beyond their personal best.'  Carlos creates immersive experiences and hosts conferences that blend art and science to shift insight into our identity and the value we create.  He has led many lives: student, coach, immigrant, playwright, consultant, world traveler and mind explorer.  He believes the quality of our lives depends on the quality of our thinking.

This episode is perfect for anyone interested in how mindsets shape performance and one person's journey to coach business leaders and peak performers throughout the world. 


  • Carlos explains his work producing theaters of purpose to help business leaders achieve insight.
  • He shares his understanding of the global and missionary mind.
  • He discusses the influence of Richard Saul Wurman, founder of the TED conference and a self-described information architect.
  • Carlos discusses his life as a student in Argentina during the 'disappearances' and how it impacted his life and career.
  • He talks about the privileges and legacy of how he was raised.
  • Carlos tells of a play he wrote in memory of an infamous massacre in Argentina.
  • He shares how he left the study of literature, law and medicine to become a tennis coach to elite athletes.
  • He talks about his work with Jim Loehr, a legendary sports psychologist, and their work with tennis star Gabriel Sabatini and the athletes who followed.
  • He shares who inspired him to coach corporate athletes.
  • Carlos explains what true leaders really do.  

After the conversation, host Mark Peres shares a personal word that begins this way, "When I hear Carlos speak and reveal his own hummingbird mind, I'm reminded of the great free thinkers of the Enlightenment who dared to know..."

For more about this podcast, visit On Life and Meaning.