NAME: Maria Fontecha
BACKGROUND: Administrations and Business Management
My Background and Career
After graduating in Administration and Business Management from the City University of Seattle, I worked from 2001 running the personnel department of a company of over 300 employees.
In 2009 there was a radical change, after which I started to manage the family business Marjaliza dedicated to cattle farming, encouraging the breeding and improvement of the Manchego sheep breed, and the cultivation of almonds and ecological olives, as well as the production of ecological olive oil in the oil mill of the company.
Problems: The biggest problems I faced in the workplace have been familial, since generational changes within a company are not easy.
Success factors: the key to the development of the business was to invest in the company. It is also very important having the support of your loved ones to succeed
Sources of inspiration: The inspiration came from my parents.
Competences: I think I have the ability of bringing peace in cases of conflict. I can coordinate and motivate the staff and people close to me. I consider myself a person who plans easily. Besides, I like to set goals and objectives, and I believe I am humble enough to not hesitate in asking for advice, and for using the experience and the advice of others. I consider myself an empathetic and enthusiastic person.
Qualities: I am a very active and persistent person. I am optimistic, flexible and practical. I am also very patient, creative and organized.