In August of 2002, Hispanic Business magazine named the firm the #1 fastest growing Hispanic company in the U.S. Inc. magazine named it the #8 fastest growing privately held company in the U.S. Three organizations selected Mr. Garcia for the “Entrepreneur of the Year” award. Mr. Garcia’s work in promoting the advancement of Hispanics has been recognized by Hispanic Business, which named him “One of the 100 most influential Hispanics in the United States”. He is profiled in three recent books: Think and Grow Rich: A Latino Choice; Building the Latino Future; and Hispanics in the USA: Making History where he was chosen as one of the 14 Hispanic role models for the nation.
Mr. Garcia serves on the Board of Directors of Winn Dixie Stores, a Fortune 500 company. He is the former Chair of Aetna’s Latino Advisory Council, reporting to senior management on how to increase their Hispanic market share. The Obama Administration appointed him Chairman of the Board of Visitors of the U.S. Air Force Academy. He is on the advisory board of Florida State University’s Hispanic Marketing Communications school. Mr. Garcia has published two bestselling books on leadership and success.
- Thriving in the Business World A Crash Course in Entrepreneurial Success
Even in today's tough economy, you can be a successful entrepreneur. If starting your own business is your passion, then you won't find a better person to show you the ropes than Charles Garcia. In this fast-paced, informative presentation, Garcia pulls from his 15 years of experience starting and growing his own businesses to help audiences avoid obstacles and achieve greatness on their paths to entrepreneurial success. He knows what he's talking about. Garcia started a small company with three people out of the broom closet of another firm and grew it to sixty offices in seven countries. His firm was named by Inc. magazine as the #8 fastest growing, privately held company in the country. He was named Entrepreneur of the Year by three national organizations. You won't find a better mentor for entrepreneurs anywhere else.
- Diversity in Action Making Your Employees "Differences" Work for You
Never has it been more important to capture the ideas, innovations, and energies of every employee in your business. The rapid globalization of business and our nation's own changing demographics are sure to have a profound and growing effect on America's corporations. Those who embrace diversity with a strategic approach and an eye toward economic benefits and return rather than as a socially mandated, "feel-good" directive based on keeping the company politically correct will be able to compete more effectively in the future. In today's economy, companies must take a holistic approach to diversity, one that incorporates employee recruitment, supplier/affiliate relationships, marketing, community involvement and more. Diversity is not just a way to remain competitive in our changing world but can and will give you the competitive edge in seeking out new customers and increasing revenues.
- Catch the Latino Wave How to Reach (and Profit From) The Latino Customer
There are only a handful of speakers who truly understand how to successfully market to the Latino consumer, and Charles Garcia is one of them. In this presentation companies and audiences will learn many of the unique and interesting cultural complexities and nuances of the Latino culture and mind set and how corporations that want to target this booming demographic can do so successfully.
- Awaken the Sleeping Giant Tap into Your Subconscious Mind and Program Yourself to Succeed
As part of this dynamic presentation, Garcia will share the story of Dr. Charles Kelman, the eye surgeon who invented the modern day procedure for cataract surgery. In order to achieve his goals and make his groundbreaking discoveries, Dr. Kelman followed a daily technique that utilized the power of his subconscious mind to drive him to exceptional achievements. "You must write down all your dreams, prioritize the top ten into a life plan, and look at them three times a day," says Dr. Kelman. "This way they become ingrained in both your conscious and subconscious mind." Garcia will reveal how you too can implement Dr. Kelman's techniques to achieve your life goals and he'll share many other examples of individuals that have followed these strategies with extraordinary results.To help audiences create their own life plan, Garcia has created a FREE web-based interactive software program that he provides the audience. Once at the site, individuals will be guided through a series of questions about their future goals in ten areas of their life. Once their top 10 goals are written down, then the software program assists them to develop navigational action steps to achieve each one. To inspire them to take action, they will receive "reminder emails" to their computers three times a day.
- The American Way of Leadership 10 Life-Changing Secrets From Great American Leaders
Garcia imparts 10 timeless tenets of successful leadership derived from over 200 interviews with America's top leaders while researching and writing Leadership Lessons of the White House Fellows: Learn How to Inspire Others, Achieve Greatness, and Find Success in Any Organization. He encourages audiences to challenge their preconceived notions of leadership while helping them absorb the practical, tactical qualities of truly great leaders and apply these principles to their own lives. At the same time, he will illustrate these lessons with personal glimpses into how America's super successful leaders work, how they think, and how they reached ultimate success.