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Dr. Barbara Covarrubias Venegas


Focus: Public Speaking, New Ways of Working and Learning, Hybrid Workplaces and Culture

Barbara is a Senior Consultant for EUNEPA’s different leadership initiatives. She is an international keynote speaker and award-winning entrepreneur.

Throughout her career, Barbara developed a great passion for New Ways of Working & Learning, Positive Leadership & CULTURE overall. She has given numerous keynote speeches and conducted workshops and training globally. Besides, she has written several books, academic articles and practitioner publications, sharing her insights and expertise with a global audience.

Barbara defines herself as a Virtual Enthusiast, researcher by education, speaker by passion, and author by results.

As a researcher, she has been analysing organisations and teams to deepen her understanding of the fundamental pillars of successful companies and hybrid teams since 2015. Besides, she has been leading and working in global virtual teams herself since 2010. The combination of evidence-based tools with highly practical approaches defines Barbara as a speaker and consultant.

She is also the founder of #virtualspacehero, a boutique consultancy dedicated to guiding organisations through the complexities and challenges of remote work environments. The #virtualspacehero team leverages cutting-edge research, practical insights, and a wealth of experience to help organisations build resilient, effective, and connected virtual teams. #virtualspacehero provides the tools, strategies, and support necessary for thriving in today’s digital world.

Barbara works with companies such as Wiener Stadtwerke, ORF Salzburg, WIFI Management Forum, Unicredit, Allianz, WKÖ, Mahle, Suse and many more.

Certified in: Kirkpatrick Silver Level, Workshopper Master by AJ & Smart, Accelerated Learning, Learning Transfer Designer, Positive Leadership, Intercultural Tool Cultural Detective, Life Phase Orientation Generation Management NESTOR GOLD Consultant.

Working languages: German, English, Spanish, and Italian.

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