Alicia E. Kaufmann

Alicia E. Kaufmann is Tenure  in Sociology of Organizations at Universidad de Alcalá de Henares and Executive Coach, by Aecop.  She also holds a doctor’s degree in Sociology from École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales in Paris and Universidad Complutense in Madrid. She is currently Academic Director at Alcalá de Henares and also teaches at Instituto de Empresa.


She was a Fulbright scholar twice, once at Yale University and Salzburg Seminar , she specialized in leadership issues.
Her multicultural background (European parents, born in Argentina, Spanish children) opened up a range of interests and a curiosity for life that has led her to explore several different paths.

In 1984 she was part of the executive team of the first Escuela de Gerencia Hospitalaria (Hospital Management School) in Madrid.

Before that, between 1980 and 1983, she was on the first team to train Barcelona police officers on issues of social deviation and deviated conduct.

From 1997 to 2000 she trained in London as a Tavistock Model consultant. She has also worked as a facilitator for Stephen Covey, author of “The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People”.


Her scientific work includes  22 books and 75 articles such as
"Líder global: en la vida y en la empresa" (Global Leader in Life and at Work), published by Universidad de Alcalá de Henares in 1999, and "Construir equipos de trabajo en la era de la conexión" (Building work teams in the connected age), published by Universidad de Alcalá and Caja Madrid in 2003, with a foreword by Amparo Moraleda, president of IBM Spain).

Her research about women’s transition to upper management, “Mujeres directivas: transición hacia la alta dirección”  published in Opiniones y Actitudes, No. 56, March 2007. (British version Woman in management and life cycle. London, Palgrave, 2008.)

Kaufmann  was an active member of FEDEPE, a federation of women in business. She has two children who are “fortunately” no longer teenagers,  she collaborates in the firm Alika Nueva Vision Formación SL, which specializes in innovative training techniques. Kaufmann is currently also teaching short courses on Tools for effectiveness among female executives.

A short version of her last research has already been published in Spanish under the name Alt@ Dirección. Editorial Lid, Madrid , 2009. In Ispso, intenational Congress in Denmark she will present a paper on Money as a hidden way of dependency in woman. 14.20 June 2010 Elsinore, Denmark.