Past speaking engagements

The Prison Inside My Head

This powerful signature keynote explores my incredible life story – from growing up in poverty to becoming an illegal drug manufacturer to going to prison to having a successful career in the technology sector. My prison experience became a catalyst for change and compelled me to transform my life in an extraordinary manner. This entertaining and deeply insightful speech will inspire people and companies to identify their self-limiting behaviors, take massive action, and begin reaching their full potential.


  • The different types of mental prisons that affect people and companies
  • How mental prisons stop people and companies from growing, adapting, and becoming the best that they can be
  • How to overcome adversity and turn tragedy into success
  • How to escape from these damaging mental prisons
  • Improve leadership, authenticity, and self-awareness
  • Improve your employees’ performance, clarity, health, and fulfillment both at work and at home

Building Bridges of Acceptance

Despite the fact that companies are spending a lot of money on diversity education, anti-discrimination training, and other ways to combat bias and discrimination, they still exist at some level at virtually all companies. Bias and discrimination have a very devastating effect on businesses – they stop companies from retaining talent, create toxic work environments, destroy reputations, and create expensive litigation costs. This entertaining and insightful speech features masterful storytelling, current research in neuroscience and psychology, and insight into how to recognize and stop these destructive forces.


  • How unconscious bias has an unseen, but damaging effect on employees, teams, and companies
  • An invisible bias that’s destructive, yet cloaked in kindness
  • How to overcome bias and discrimination
  • Improve employee engagement and culture, boost productivity, and stand out among your competitors
  • Improve leadership, employee retention, and inclusion

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Social Responsibility: the New Path to Social Value, Happiness & Business Growth

After watching countless companies engage in greed, scandals, and corruption for many decades, consumers, employees and shareholders are now expecting more from companies and holding them to a higher standard. That standard is social responsibility. This speech begins with my journey to social responsibility—starting with my days as an illegal drug manufacturer to working in technology to finally becoming socially responsible by doing life-changing volunteer work. It also addresses the economic benefits of social responsibility and why it’s critical to employee engagement, business growth, and the creation of a better world.


  • The different types of social responsibility
  • The rise of a new form of capitalism that generates money but also has a deep social purpose
  • Why social responsibility is critical for business growth and employee engagement
  • How being socially conscious creates happier employees, leaders and consumers