Failure Is Not Defeat

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Do you need someone to talk about importance of college education?


Feeling stuck in your career  or need some practical advice?


Suggestions on how to achieve more than you could ever imagine


"Thank you so much for taking the time to speak to my class. Your presentation was so powerful and resonated deeply with many of the students. It was exactly what they needed to hear."

- AVID Teacher

"Your speech motivated me to focus on my goals and to reach for them. Thank you!"

- Student

"I would like to thank you for opening my eyes for what the opportunities may hold. You taught me that there are going to be side roads in life but it's up to me to get back on the main road."

- Student

Some organizations that I had the privilege to serve in various aspects such as Public Speaker, Career Coach and Communication Coach


F.I.N.D a career at some of the most distinguished companies in the world!

Everyone wants an awesome career to make a positive impact and earn a great living. Unfortunately, it takes time to make it happen. Using his life as an example, Miguel shows his failures along the way from a job that he hated, to building a successful and sought out career in consulting. Miguel failed in reaching the school of his dreams, he failed in his first job and failed every day growing up learning English as a second language.

He believes that being relentless and taking small steps each day is key towards achieving goals. His practical message inspires his audience to take action towards becoming educated and learning from the good and bad life experiences along the way.

Lessons Learned:

  • Careers are not perfect, it's a roller coaster ride

  • Take action each day and make progress

  • Learn from failures along the way

  • Inspires students to F.I.N.D. a great career

The Latino Dream: How I got into an Ivy League and escaped poverty

Discover Miguel's journey from Mexico to the US as a young  undocumented Latino. He grew up poor and insecure but believed in the sacrifice his family made for him & his siblings. During one fateful day, he met a counselor that mentored and taught him some valuable lessons in life. 


When given the opportunity to visit many Ivy Leagues he realized that he was not qualified to attend and took drastic steps to finally be admitted to Brown University. Defying all odds, he went on to earned a prestigious scholarship for  his master's in business. Learn from his story and how the power of believing in yourself can make a positive impact on your life.  (Disponible en español: El Sueño Latino)

Lessons Learned:

  • Opportunities are all around

  • Proud Latino heritage & diversity

  • Develop a growth mindset

  • Achieve more than possible

Academic Success | Diversity | Latinx | First Gen College Students | Motivation & Inspiration | Career Development | Social Entrepreneurship

Remember that “Failure Is Not Defeat”, so go now and F.I.N.D. your PASSION!



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