Paola Luconi

Paola Luconi

Full-Time MBA Class of 2024


Professional Roles and Achievements


  • ESADE Women Leaders Scholarship
  • Board member, Entrepreneurship
  • Certified Wine Taster
  • Licensed Scuba Diver


-MBA Batch of 2024

-Universidad Veritas, Costa Rica, Design Thinking & Marketing 2017

What is invisible but essential about YOU? or ESADE? or Barcelona?

I could talk about my family background and life stories, but I’ll dig deeper.

As one of the quietest people in the classroom, it’s hard to know what I am feeling, what am I thinking. When I was growing up, I used to think the world was a complex and empty space that would never be aligned with my emotions. Being so sensitive to energies and people around me would keep me isolated from the world regardless of the outcome, almost as if I was trying to protect myself from something that was not even real. I didn’t really understand the meaning of my behavior and emotions until I became older and decided to work on my consciousness and self-awareness as part of my daily life.

By the time I was in college, I realized how easy it was to get distracted and redirected away from your center. Most of us would do life in autopilot without actually trying to understand the reason behind our own triggers, intentions, and desires. I took my first steps in this journey when I decided to study the topic of Neuroscience through Mindful Living. The choice of becoming self-aware is a never-ending process that will show you a whole different perspective of yourself that you didn’t even imagine it was there. I consider this process as a self-awakening practice that involves sacrifices that eventually will add up to a meaningful outcome.

Based on my own experience, I learned how to use what I thought was ‘wrong’ with my personality as a tool to engage with the world around me. For instance, I invested my time in articulating and understanding the why behind my triggers and specific emotions that didn’t made sense in the moment. You train your mind into knowing how and when to pinpoint certain patterns and behaviors that will only give you more insights on your self-awareness mechanisms. I also introduced a writing practice as well as meditation into my routine that supported me in the journey towards understanding my thoughts and emotions. At the beginning its uncomfortable to embrace parts of you that you were used to ignore for most of your life, however, consistency makes you stronger while life starts to pivot towards a whole new perspective without you even noticing it.

Along the way, you’ll notice how real connections around you start to flourish. You become better at filtering, and yes, you will have to let go of people and situations that no longer align with your intentions. It will hurt, but eventually it will make sense. Suddenly you have more space to receive what your destiny has in store for you.

I encourage everyone to choose this path and work towards becoming a more conscious human being. Self-awareness will not only impact your life but also the world around you.

Thank you for reading,

Much Love,


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