Motivational Speaker on Inclusive Leadership & the Mindset for Success

Torin Perez is a Diversity, Equity & Inclusion consultant on a mission to inspire authenticity and inclusive leadership in the workplace. Featured by Culture Amp as a D&I Influencer You Should Know and in Forbes as an Anti-Racism Educator Your Company Needs Now, Torin has facilitated transformative learning and development experiences and spoken at more than fifty colleges, conferences, organizations, and Fortune 100 companies. His stories and ideas have inspired audiences at leading conferences including PBWC’s Annual Conference, Culture First, and INBOUND -- academic institutions including Harvard, Stanford, and Cornell Johnson -- and iconic corporate institutions including Cisco, Microsoft, and Liberty Mutual.

Torin is the author of ​Who Am I to Lead? The World Is Waiting for You,​ and his writing has been featured in leading publications like Wiley’s award-winning ​Leader to Leader Journal,​ and IHRIM’s ​Workforce Solutions Review​. His leadership journey began early when the Posse Foundation identified him for its prestigious leadership scholarship in 2005, and has continued with selections into the One Young World Ambassador program, and StartingBloc’s Social Innovation Fellowship.

Prior to starting his own company, Torin was part of an award-winning advertising sales team at Bloomberg LP, where he also co-led the launch of the company’s first Black employee resource group. Recognized by the Head of Diversity & Inclusion for significant contributions to the organization in this capacity, Torin felt moved to inspire inclusion within companies far and wide. ​He also formerly led DreamAfrica's worldwide marketing efforts as the company's first global product evangelist, leading to his selection into the ​inaugural class of the TED Residency, an incubator for breakthrough ideas.

Torin is a graduate of Lafayette College where he studied Psychology, Economics & Business.

Speech topics

Inclusive Leadership Alive

This keynote is an invitation to come alive on your leadership journey with one of the most trusted and sought-after speakers on the topic of inclusive leadership. Featured in media outlets as a trailblazer, influencer, and top DEI leader to follow, Torin delivers a fresh perspective, a touch of optimism, and a penchant for making moments — that will spark you on the path to an inclusive future for all.

Thriving With Authentic Leadership in Modern Times

Authentic leadership can be the difference between success and failure for today’s companies that need to navigate the major shifts in employee expectations about work, and the leaders they choose to work for. In this compelling keynote with Torin, the bestselling author of Who Am I to Lead?, you will explore what it means to embrace authenticity as you build a modern company where authenticity can thrive.

Speaker Secrets for Anyone to Inspire on Any Stage

A former TED Resident who successfully coached his peers to receive over 30 million video views on, Torin now coaches leaders and global change-makers from some of the world’s most recognizable brands through the FRESH Speakers Academy. In this talk, Torin shares some of his top secrets for public speaking success — that you too can use to break through your fears, seize the stage, share your message, and inspire.

Virtual Talks

All of Torin's keynotes are available as virtual talks/seminars...


Who Am I to Lead?: The World Is Waiting for You

More than ever, today’s world needs leaders to solve problems and impact positive change. If you have ever asked yourself the question, “Who am I to lead?”, this book is for you.

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