Charles P. Garcia, one of the nation’s top entrepreneurs, a best selling author, and leading Latino motivational speaker, got to where he is today by refusing to take a backseat. He took risks. He was determined. He followed his passion. And he motivates his audiences to do the same.
For Garcia, success in life means finding your passion and following it. Using motivational tools and valuable takeaways presented with an energetic style, he encourages his audiences to look within themselves to discover their life’s passion. Doing so, he teaches, will help them improve themselves, their client and personal relationships, and their work and home lives.
His lessons stay with audiences long after they’ve left. Bold, provocative, and inspiring, Garcia’s message serves as a catalyst to help people dream big, set written goals, and take action.
Speaking on a wide variety of topics from leadership to diversity to parenting to entrepreneurship, Garcia appeals to many different groups. To ensure he provides the right, perfectly customized message, he consults with his clients to understand the goals of the speaking event and to assess the demographic and psychographic elements of the audience.
A true speaking sensation, Garcia enlightens, empowers, and energizes every audience, every time.
Why Choose Charles Garcia for your audience?
Supercharging audiences with positive energy, Charles P. Garcia provides invaluable takeaways for individuals, which will help them break through their perceived limitations and pursue extraordinary success.
Unlike many motivational speakers, Charles P. Garcia speaks from true experience. His life story is eclectic and inspiring. He grew up in the Republic of Panama , graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy, founded an investment banking firm that grew from three people into 60 offices in 7 countries, and serves as one of the youngest members of a Fortune 500 board, among other accomplishments. Today he is an established leader in the business, Hispanic, military and government worlds.
This highly decorated military officer is also a Columbia Law School graduate, a former White House Fellow, and a bestselling author. Garcia is a living example of the philosophy he preaches and the lessons he teaches. Hailed as one of 14 Latino role models for the nation in the book Hispanics in the USA: Making History and as one of the nation’s 100 most influential Hispanics by Hispanic Business magazine, Garcia’s leadership abilities have earned him a role in the administration of four U.S. Presidents.
Garcia encourages and motivates audiences nationwide to apply his “success strategies” to their own lives. The most unique part of his rousing presentation is the free interactive web based software program that he provides audiences as an invaluable takeaway to guide them to create a written life plan with action steps to accomplishing their ten most important goals. These concrete steps translate into extraordinary performance in all areas of their lives, greater productivity, and career fulfillment in their chosen field. Individuals can even receive action “reminder emails” to their computers three times a day to keep them on track
Charles P. Garcia is the bestselling author of “A Message from Garcia”. His personal story is as dynamic and inspiring as his books. Whether he’s serving as a key advisor to some of the world’s most important business, military, and political leaders, founding his own highly successful company, surfing a towering wave off the Hawaiian coast, or racing his Dodge Viper, he does it with a refreshing blend of gusto, style, and down-to-earth approachability.
Since graduating from the U.S. Air Force Academy and earning a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Oklahoma as well as a law degree from Columbia Law School, Garcia has made a mark in business, government, the military, and education—and as a role model to the Hispanic community. In 1997, at the age of 36, he founded a global business that was ranked eighth on the Inc 500 list of fastest-growing privately held companies in the country. Hispanic Business identified Garcia as one of the 100 most influential Hispanics in the United States, and Univision Television selected him for their series Orgullo Hispano(HispanicPride), which spotlights Hispanics who have made an exceptional impact on the culture and life of American society.
In 1988 at age 27, Garcia was selected as one of 14 White House Fellows that year. He later received two more presidential appointments: the first was to serve on a national education commission, and the next was to serve as chairman of the U.S. Air Force Academy Board of Visitors, which oversees all operations at the military academy. Additionally, the governor of Florida appointed him to serve as the only Hispanic member of the state’s Board of Education. Garcia has worked in three presidential administrations and has advised a Cabinet secretary, a governor, and a former NATO Supreme Allied Commander on diverse issues ranging from education, drug interdiction, Latin American politics, counter insurgency training, and more. A highly decorated military officer, Garcia was tapped to be the behind-the-desk military analyst for Telemundo during the Iraq War and has appeared as a commentator on Crossfire, Fox News, CNN,CBS, Univision, CNN en Español, and The Cristina Show.
Garcia has attended corporate governance courses at Harvard Business School, the Wharton School, Columbia Business School, and Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. He currently serves on two Fortune 500 company boards—the board of directors of the WinnDixie Stores, Inc. and an advisory board of Aetna—and has become a highly sought-after speaker, presenting talks on leadership at Fortune 500 companies, professional associations, government agencies, and other organizations worldwide. By using anecdotes to illustrate character-building lessons learned throughout his lifetime—from his childhood growing up in Latin America to his thrilling years in Washington, D.C., working along-side the world’s most respected leaders, to launching his own successful global firm from an empty broom closet—Garcia shares inspiring stories of leadership, public service, entrepreneurship and family life that motivate and energize audiences in powerful ways. His deep sense of peace, his commitment to public service, and his infectious zest for life have inspired thousands of people around the world—his trademark takeaways can change your life or transform your organization.