Rocío Abarca

Coaching, mentoring y counselling
Liderazgo consciente, comunicación y bienestar


Transpersonal coaching
Conscious leadership, communication and wellbeing 

Professional Career

I am a Law graduate from Granada University and have trained at other institutions such as K.U. Leuven (Belgium), Comillas Pontifical University (ICADE) and Alcalá de Henares University (Madrid).

After 7 years, in 2013 I left a managerial position at Banco Santander in Madrid and pivoted towards a new professional pathway, training as a coach and specialising in Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP), Ericksonian hypnosis and other disciplines in the field of personal development. This change led me to work in the Chinese football SuperLeague, as a sports coach in Gregorio Manzano’s technical staff at Beijing and Shanghai football clubs for 3 seasons.

Over the following 7 years I combined my work as personal and sports coach with the position of Head of Communication and Publicist for Gregorio Manzano, in Spain and China.

In 2019 I founded Twinkling, a strategic consultancy for leadership, communication and wellness, to help companies, organizations and sports clubs to implement the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN’s 2030 Agenda. Specifically, the SDGs related to sustainable leadership, empowerment of women, gender equality, high-quality and inclusive education and wellbeing for everyone.

I have spent more than 10 years accompanying leaders, athletes and people like you as they levelled up their professional careers and personal lives. I also give talks and conferences and provide individual coaching, counselling and mentoring sessions.

You can find out more about me in my Linkedin profile.

Life philosophy

“It is only a silent mind that can see, not a mind that strains to graps it”

Peace, wellbeing and freedom are our natural conditions. Once we let go of the mental noise and learn to manage our emotions, disengaging from them and their history, then we can truly connect with our inner silence and the state of presence that constitutes our true self. It is in that state of presence that all of our creativity, intuition and inner wisdom can flourish.

In this regard, Einstein once said that: “Problems cannot be solved at the same level that they were created.” And that is because our rational and logical mind can’t resolve our “problems.” Instead, we need to look beyond and broaden our awareness in order to transcend those problems. This requires us to access moments of stillness and silence, where the deepest and most creative responses we seek will eventually emerge.

I am a firm believer in human beings and their enormous potential, and consider myself a spiritual, proactive and entrepreneurial woman, with a great zest for life and always pursuing my dreams. I love the special moments and spaces of silence through which our potential and creativity are awakened.

Contact with nature, meditation and sport are essential parts of my life. I practice several disciplines, such as yoga, chi-kung and meditation and also enjoy sports like tennis, jogging and sailing.

My purpose in life is to alleviate human suffering, and accompany you to discover that inner place of peace, balance and happiness that you seek reside.

Only in total silence can we begin to hear

Colloquium talk at the Instituto Cervantes in Beijing, China
Opening of a Spanish restaurant in Beijing, China
Chinese Super League football players
Photo session for the talk
"The Game on your Mind"
Chinese Super League Soccer Gala
Chinese Super League Soccer Gala
Opening of the Spanish restaurant Puerta20 in Beijing, China
Interview with CCTV5