From Hero to Villain

Jose’s book, From Hero to Villain: My True Story of the CITGO 6, is one of tragedy, injustice, and perseverance. In November 2017, six American oil executives were arrested by the Venezuelan tyranny and accused of espionage, treason, corruption, and embezzlement.

Despite their innocence, these men were imprisoned for five years without a fair trial. Despite the harsh conditions they faced, the CITGO 6 never lost hope. They used their time in prison to strengthen their spiritual lives, finding comfort in prayer and meditation. They formed a strong bond with one another, supporting each other through the toughest of times. Even when they were subjected to solitary confinement and other forms of torture, they refused to give up.

Finally, in October 2022, after intense negotiations, a Prisoner Swap with two famous Narco Nephews of the Venezuelan President and the CITGO 6 were released from prison and allowed to return to the United States.

From hero to villain

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Leadership & Resilience Coaching

As an Leadership& Resilience Coach and Motivational Speaker at Coach as a survivor LLC, I leverage my unique experience of been during 5 years a former International Hostage and CEO to help CEO's, Business Owners, and Entrepreneurs overcome challenges and thrive in their personal and professional lives.

I have more than 35 years of experience in the oil and gas industry, where I led strategic planning, financial management, and led joint ventures with several International Partners through my leadership expertise in multicultural environments as a CFO and CEO of Citgo Petroleum and another top executive positions.

My coaching program, LPSG, is meticulously designed to cater to the unique needs of CEO' and Business Owners, taking out their unbreakable spirit and empowering their leadership capabilities, promoting growth in management performance, addressing intercommunication obstacles, enhancing employee engagement, resolving teamwork issues, and facilitating tailored one-on-one or group coaching sessions.

I also facilitate CEO's and businesses in assessing and managing the risks involved in overseas business travel and relocation of staff as expatriates, drawing upon my extensive experience in handling expatriates and surviving a hostage situation. 

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