The Evolutionary Leadership of Men – with Sergio Montiel & Manuel Manga

Tune into a captivating exploration of leadership with my guests Sergio Montiel and Manuel Manga, two trailblazers in the realm of evolutionary leadership.

With over two decades of experience, Sergio Montiel has not only led top Latin American operations for a Canadian firm but also dedicated his life to nurturing leaders and movements that envision a responsible future. As a Senior Vice President and an esteemed educator, his work spans continents, fostering strategic foresight and authentic leadership.

Meanwhile, Manuel Manga, the director of the Center for Evolutionary Leadership, brings a wealth of knowledge from working with global powerhouses like The World Bank and UNDP. His commitment to creating a just and thriving world is rooted in his expertise in humanistic and social psychology.

Together, we will discuss the intricacies of male leadership, from the impact of cultural evolution to the role of ontological design in shaping sustainable leaders.

This episode is a must-listen for anyone keen to understand the transformative paths men can embark upon to meet the demands of an ever-changing world with integrity, innovation, and a deep sense of global stewardship.

This episode will be airing live on 8th March 2024 at 8am(PT)/11am(EST)/4pm(GMT). To listen live or later from the archive please visit

More about Sergio Montiel & Manuel Manga:

Sergio Montiel is in service of developing leaders, organizations and movements to become better stewards for our future.

Sergio was Senior Vice President for Latin America for one of Canada’s top leadership development firms. He managed and lead the LATAM operations, growth and internationalization of the firm in the US, Chile and Mexico.

He has been a faculty member and teacher for the Masters of Design in Strategic Foresight at the Ontario College of Arts and Design University, for the Melbourne Business School, and Universidad del Medio Ambiente in Mexico (UMA).

Sergio has participated as a speaker at the Iberoamerican Coaching Congress in Argentina and has also collaborated in the facilitation team for the Authentic Leadership in Action Institute (ALIA) in Nova Scotia, Halifax, and facilitated dialogue processes for the Professional Coaching Association of Venezuela, Ryerson University in Toronto, and Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City, amongst others.

For the last twenty plus years Sergio has volunteered with OraWorldMandala, a non-profit organisation that promotes the study, development, and production of art objects and events with the aim of spreading peace and non-violence on a global level. Projects have taken place in India, Mexico and Italy. Sergio has participated in the areas of networking, facilitation, coaching and the development of funding criteria for this social endeavour, and has also conducted related research in conjunction with Princeton University.

Manuel Manga is the director of the Center for Evolutionary Leadership based in Oakland, California, whose purpose is to contribute toward a just, sustainable, and flourishing world.

He is a consultant, and executive coach. He has worked in the United States, Africa, Asia, Canada, Latin America, Europe and India. Mr. Manga offers his knowledge of human and organisational learning, innovation, ontological design, systems thinking, cultural evolution, sustainability, and evolutionary leadership to the adaptive challenges facing leaders, organisations and societies.

He has worked with Anglo American, CARE, Conoco, Cemex, The World Bank, The UNDP, EPA, USAID, Oxfam, Plan International, ENAP, TeckChile. Chase, and many others. Mr. Manga worked at DEC, Digital Equipment Corporation, for 12 years as a human resource manager and as a management consultant to manufacturing and engineering plants worldwide.

He was awarded best management education consultant award. Mr. Manga has degrees in Humanistic Psychology from the University of Massachusetts and Masters in Social Psychology, from Boston University. He was adjunct professor with Boston College in the leadership for change program.

He was a founding member of the Society for Organizational Learning founded by Peter Senge. He studied Ontological Design and Ontological coaching with Fernando Flores.

This episode will be airing live on 8th March 2024 at 8am(PT)/11am(EST)/4pm(GMT). To listen live or later from the archive please visit

More about host Chris Cooper:

Chris Cooper is a leadership and business elevation consultant, speaker, coach, broadcaster, connector and author, with a career spanning three decades. 

Passionate about people, his business transformation company ‘Chris Cooper Business Elevation’ has helped organisations, from prominent international brands like Diageo, Carlsberg and Barclays to over 20 companies in the insurance and financial services sectors, SME’s and University MBA’s. He’s renowned for his ability to develop leaders, teams, and build energised high performing cultures.

Since 2011, Chris has hosted  The Business Elevation Show on Voice America recording over 550 interviews with thought leaders and experts from across the globe. 

Chris is co-author of “The Power to Get Things Done (Whether You Feel Like It or Not)”, published by Penguin Random House New York. He also contributed to the 2021 international bestseller “Play the Game, and recently a book about mystical poet Rumi entitled ‘Rumi  – Power of Love’. He is quoted in many published works and is a regular media contributor. 

Chris founded the Elevation Collective, a community of exceptional leaders making a positive difference in today’s challenging world.

Chris is based in Leicestershire, UK with his wife and two teenage sons, he loves the outdoors, travel and is a rock guitarist. In 2019, he tackled Scotland’s most challenging one-day endurance event for charity.

He is an Ambassador for Siobhan’s Trust which is providing 5000 free meals per day and hope to the people of Ukraine and international charity Global Angels.

This episode will be airing live on 8th March 2024 at 8am(PT)/11am(EST)/4pm(GMT). To listen live or later from the archive please visit

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