Name:

Natalia Gironella

Academic Area:

Human Resources

How and when did you get to IE?

I don´t remember exactly but I think six years ago.  I was contacted by Custodia Cavana because they needed people to cover the area of communication training and started testing with an elective in Intercultural Communication came out pretty well and started to work and in the MBAP.

What sport do you practice?

Go to the gym, I love spinning and  the paddle.

What is your favorite book?

The old siren, Jose Luis Sampedro and One Hundred Years of Solitude by García Márquez.

Where were you born?

In Madrid.

What is your favorite dish?

Rice in almost all types and croquettes that my mother did.

A memorable moment:

History? The birth of Christ.

What does it mean for you to be a good professor?

The one who gets to make interesting what counts, even if financial engineering.

How do you keep up-to-date?

Reading, assisting me in my turn to classes, courses, conferences, researching my thesis, in constant contact with students.

What is your secret for your classes or presentations?

Listen to those who speak, think about them.

A ritual before teaching:

Close the door of the room where you are. I cannot teach with the door open.
A story in the classroom:

In the last class with my first students  from MBAP charged me a huge bouquet of flowers sent to me in the middle of the session and I thought at first it was for a girl in class … a surprise … but seeing it was for me excited. Manuel, one of the students, went to pick it up and handed it to me on behalf of all. It was a really wonderful time because everyone got up and started clapping. I’ll never forget.  I can never forget that day because I had a different boot to another and in the middle class and I realized I told all the truth we could not help laughing … at least the two were black . I’m still going to the weddings of some guys from the Master. Do not forget any of them.None.

What is your favorite quote or motto of life?

“If you try, perhaps, if not ever,” Gandhi.

What has been your worst experience in the classroom?

I’ve been lucky in this respect and the truth they have been very few bad experiences. I can count with one hand. Are quite positive and the few bad experiences I’ve taken an apprenticeship so good, so rich that I think are much more valuable than good experiences.