Consuelo Castillo Kickbusch

Army Veteran, Author, Motivational Speaker, Educator

Consuelo Castillo Kickbusch is a renowned charismatic, passionate, and influential motivational keynote speaker who carries her powerful message of what it takes to be an effective leader in today’s global marketplace to hundreds of schools, colleges/universities, corporations, and government institutions, both in the U.S. and abroad.

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  • Languages Spoken

    English, Spanish

  • Travels From

    Nevada, USA

  • Consuelo Castillo Kickbusch`s Keynote Speaker Fee This reflects Consuelo Castillo Kickbusch`s U.S. Speaking Fee

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  • Languages Spoken

    English, Spanish

  • Travels From

    Nevada, USA

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Living a Legacy

Are you living your legacy? A legacy is not just something a person leaves behind after they die; rather it is the way in which they live their life. Through an interactive and introspective presentation, Consuelo Castillo Kickbusch guides participants through their vision of ...

Are you living your legacy? A legacy is not just something a person leaves behind after they die; rather it is the way in which they live their life. Through an interactive and introspective presentation, Consuelo Castillo Kickbusch guides participants through their vision of the future and the goals that they want to accomplish for themselves and for their community. She inspires and challenges participants to become living legends in their professional and personal lives. Her unique emotional style of delivery that has the audiences rolling with laughter, attempting to hold back tears and inevitably on their feet in a standing ovation. Through humor and hard-hitting facts she encourages participants to be servant leaders at work and in their community. Participants learn to live their legacy by leading with their soul.

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Going Forward without Forgetting - Avanzando y No Olvidando

This keynote focuses on reflecting on ones traditions and values of times past and their importance in our development and growth today. Appreciation of diverse cultures and their contributions to today’s society is emphasized. We can “go forward without forgetting” what...

This keynote focuses on reflecting on ones traditions and values of times past and their importance in our development and growth today. Appreciation of diverse cultures and their contributions to today’s society is emphasized. We can “go forward without forgetting” what a rich heritage our cultures offer, and apply under-appreciated ethics and values to today’s world. The issues of self-esteem and leadership styles are presented in a context in which the past is melded with the present, and offers alternatives we can use in our personal development that will enhance our leadership styles. This is especially relevant to professionals going into the 21st century with a renewed spirit to meet new challenges, pursue higher educational opportunities, and to cherish the joys of living in today’s world!

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Servant Leadership: A New Call to Duty

Leadership is not about you. Leadership is about serving. This keynote addresses the philosophy of servant leadership and one’s call to duty. Using her life as an example, from barely surviving in the barrio of Laredo, Texas to receiving an award from the President at the ...

Leadership is not about you. Leadership is about serving. This keynote addresses the philosophy of servant leadership and one’s call to duty. Using her life as an example, from barely surviving in the barrio of Laredo, Texas to receiving an award from the President at the White House, Consuelo serves her audience by challenging them to look inwards and rise to the call of action. In this presentation, Consuelo stresses the importance of Preparing Tomorrow’s Leaders Today! The audience will not leave without hearing the message that “leadership” is not just a framed, wall decoration, but it is an action that one must take for the betterment of his community and the generation to follow. Her lectures on Servant Leadership move audiences to standing ovations, and move people to serve.

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Valuing Diversity

This keynote provides participants with the different dimensions of diversity in today’s environment. Learning to accommodate cultural differences is important for managers and employees in order to be successful in the work environment. Moreover, it is important in ...

This keynote provides participants with the different dimensions of diversity in today’s environment. Learning to accommodate cultural differences is important for managers and employees in order to be successful in the work environment. Moreover, it is important in parenting and education as well. Aspects of cultural differences, strengths and challenges will be examined and examples will be provided. LTC Kickbusch will provide her personal story of challenges and triumphs as a child of the “barrio” who succeeded in spite of many cultural, social and educational obstacles. She gently guides her audience to a better understanding of cultural differences and similarities, as she emphasizes that appreciation of diverse cultures and their contributions to today’s society is a very important element of team-building and team-work, which makes for a successful, productive work environment. LTC Kickbusch will provide insights on yet another necessity for successful professional development and personal growth. This introspective keynote will force participants to look inward at themselves, their work environments, and communities and motivate them to take action.

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About Keynote Speaker Consuelo Castillo Kickbusch

Consuelo Castillo Kickbusch is a renowned charismatic, passionate and influential speaker who carries her powerful message of what it takes to be an effective leader in today’s global marketplace to hundreds of schools, colleges/universities, corporations, and government institutions, both in the U.S. and abroad. For the last ten years Consuelo has dedicated her life to empowering a new generation of Hispanic leaders and has worked with over one million children and their parents across the United States through Educational Achievement Services, Inc. (EAS), a company she founded in 1994.

Born and raised along the border in a small barrio in Laredo, Texas, Consuelo Kickbusch is all too familiar with the challenges of poverty, discrimination and illiteracy. Although she grew up without material wealth, she learned through valuable lessons taught by her immigrant parents that she was rich in culture, tradition, values and faith.

The values she learned as a child were reinforced throughout her career in the U.S. military. After graduating from Hardin Simmons University, Consuelo entered the U.S. Army as an officer and served for two decades. During that time, she broke barriers and set records in the military where she became the highest-ranking Hispanic woman in the Combat Support Field of the U.S. Army. When the opportunity to assume a command post arose, LTC Castillo Kickbusch shocked the military by deciding to retire. She chose to honor her mother’s dying wish to get back to her roots and become a community leader. In 1996, Consuelo Castillo Kickbusch retired from the military and dedicated her time to operating Educational Achievement Services, Inc. and fulfilling her mission of preparing tomorrow’s leaders today.

Because of her strong dedication to saving the youth of America living under similar circumstances as she did as a child, Consuelo has worked with more than one million children, their parents and educators, in the roughest neighborhoods in America, covering 43 states. She inspires these young “diamonds in the rough” by encouraging them to believe that they can all make their dreams come true–to not give up hope, but rather to take charge of their lives and make a real difference in their families and communities by following a disciplined road map to success.

As trademarked tools to reinforce her messages, Consuelo produced two videos titled ” Porque No-Why Not?” and “Journey to the Future.” Additionally, she published a book titled Journey to the Future: A Roadmap for Success for Youth which provides practical techniques for children to develop higher self-esteem, achieve their person goals, as well as provide them with a framework for early leadership development.

In 1998, Consuelo Kickbusch and a team of educators created the Family Leadership Institute (FLI)–a multi-faceted educational program focused on providing immigrant/migrant Hispanic families with knowledge, tools and inspiration to help their first- and second-generation children success in school and in life. In the past four years, the Family Leadership Institute, a branch of EAS, Inc., has graduated approximately 800 Hispanic and multicultural parents in five states.

Consuelo’s dedication to the youth of America has garnered her numerous awards and citations from educational institutions, government agencies, professional organizations, as well as the national media. She is a recipient of the Legion of Merit, the National Defense Service Medal, four-time recipient of the Meritorious Service Medal and the Toastmaster’s Leadership Award. In 2005 she was honored with the prestigious National Mujer Award by the National Hispana Leadership Institute (NHLI). Also in 2005, Consuelo received the Society of Our Wise Women Award from Bennett College and has been appointed to their Board of Trustees. In the national media, Consuelo Kickbusch has been profiled on the Lifetime Network, National Public Radio, O Magazine, the syndicated television program “Hispanics Today,” Hispanic Business magazine’s “100 Most Influential Hispanics in America,” LatinaStyle, Vanidades, and Glamour. Features on Consuelo Kickbusch have also appeared in English and Spanish language newspapers across the country. In the book, “Mustang Sallies: Success Secrets of Women Who Refuse to Run with the Herd,” Fawn Germer lists Consuelo Castillo Kickbusch among other women “who’ve got the brains, the guts, and the drive to change the world…”

In addition to her work with American youth, Consuelo Kickbusch consults and serves as a featured motivational speaker with corporations and government agencies to develop the leadership and peak performance of their employees. She firmly believes that businesses need strong leaders and a talented, diverse workforce in order to compete successfully on the global stage. Her clients include Wal-Mart, State Farm Insurance, Ford Motor Company, General Motors Corporation, Costco, Sodexho, Dell, Boeing, Nordstrom’s, Lockheed-Martin, National Association of Women in Law Enforcement, the National Football League, Avon, IBM, Verizon, the Cities of Dallas and San Antonio, National Hispana Leadership Institute (NHLI), U.S. Postal Service, U.S Drug Enforcement Agency, National Association of Hispanic Realtors, Department of Education, and NASA-Ames Research.

Consuelo Castillo Kickbusch currently resides in Las Vegas, Nevada, where she remains a loving and supportive wife to her husband, LTC (Ret) David Kickbusch and mother to her five daughters.

Testimonials

“She is the most motivational speaker I have ever heard. She has made me feel more positive about myself and about what I do. People are still talking about the speech. She has changed my life. Que Dios Te Bendiga.”

Lucy Faiella

Bridgeport Board of Educational Professionals

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