"To inspire 1 million youth and families to excel in leadership, education, and community impact—in partnership with educators and leaders."
An engaging Keynote Speaker trusted by thousands.
Universities, schools, and corporations.
Ovi Vásquez is a National Keynote Speaker who emerges today as one of the most engaging, sought-after young leadership luminaries of our time. He has worked for global corporations such as Apple, Tesla, Salesforce, Uber, and General Motors. As the author of six books, including a #1 Bestseller on Amazon™, and a TEDx Speaker on Self-Leadership, he has also been a recurrent guest on Univision.
Vásquez educates and connects by sharing his remarkable story and insights on how youth can succeed in education and life. He released a mobile app with over $4MM in scholarships, offering unique perspective and invaluable guidance as a role model for first-generation students.
Raised in a farm village in the sugarcane fields of Central America without electricity until the age of 8, he attended five different schools before the sixth grade. Arriving in the U.S. as a teen with a sixth-grade education, he was mislabeled as 'truant' and 'at-risk,' nearly leading to him dropping out.
Nevertheless, he overcame these obstacles, graduating from high school in three short years and earning his B.A. in Management in just two years. Later, he was accepted to Harvard Business School Online.
A father of two, Vásquez is bilingual, biliterate, and culturally attuned, bringing a wealth of relevant experience and understanding to his audiences.
"I learned to wield a machete in the sugarcane fields at the tender age of eight, and continued working in the fields until I turned fifteen. When I moved to the U.S. in 2006 unaccompanied, my life changed forever. Soon after, my mother had to return home to care for my dying grandmother. Left alone, with zero support, I did the only thing I could do—survive..."