ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Organizational Change Management: Genaro Torres is the founder of GTC Consulting, a leadership and change-management organization focused on talent management. He is a bicultural executive coach and business consultant collaborating with leaders in organizations in the United States and Latin America. Genaro holds an MS in Systems Thinking Engineering and Planning, a BS in Industrial Engineering, and professional certifications from the International Coach Federation, the Center for Coaching Certification, and the University of San Diego. He has taught at the San Diego Community College District, collaborated with the San Diego Organization Development Network (SDODN), and is currently chair of the Association for Talent Development Mentorship Program. For his volunteer efforts, he earned the Distinguished Service Award from the American Society for Training and Development.
Japanese Martial Arts: Sensei Torres committed to the practice of karatedo (the art of the empty hand) when he was four years old in Mexico City at Casa Del Sol Dojo with Sensei Antonio Belmont and Sensei Juan Leonel Sierra in 1983. At the age of thirteen, Sensei Belmont recruited him as senpai, starting Torres’s career as an assistant instructor in all classes. He earned recognition in several tournaments, became a fourth-rank black belt in karatedo, became a first-rank black belt in iaido (the way of the sword), and continued to teach karatedo for the next twenty-five years. He has been recognized with the title Renshi (“polished expert”) by the International Seishinkai Karate Union, and is an active member of Dai Nippon Butoku Sai, the most prestigious organization in traditional Japanese martial arts, based in Kyoto, Japan. Sensei Torres has devoted his life to sharing the same gift that was given to him from his sensei–using karate to live with justice, camaraderie, respect, and honorability. In 2007, he opened a dojo in San Diego, where he enthusiastically shares his knowledge of karate and Japanese self-defense with students of all ages.
The Path of Continuous Growth
Truly enjoy your Do (“doh”), your path, your truth. With this book, you will:
– Uncover your gifts, purpose, and passions, and embrace a higher personal responsibility to achieve your goals.
– Develop a martial mindset by learning profound and practical concepts from budo, traditional Japanese martial arts.
– Work through each of the daily challenges in this system and discover your Do.
– Create and implement your own Personal Strategy Canvas (PSC)TM for long-term sustainability.
Commit to your own path, and see amazing things happening in your life!