Motivational Speaker on Inclusive Leadership & the Mindset for Success

Torin Perez is on a mission to do inspiring work that uplifts humanity. This mission has led him to work in the service of the ideals of leadership, diversity, equity & inclusion — as a sought-after speaker, bestselling author, 5-star learning facilitator, coach champion of change-makers, and award-winning media talent and producer.

Featured by TED, Forbes, Culture Amp and various outlets as a trailblazer, influencer, anti-racism educator, and DEI leader to follow, his stories and ideas have inspired audiences at leading conferences and organizations including the likes of Convening Leaders, Transform, Inbound, Oslo Pax, Cisco, Microsoft, LinkedIn, Unilever, Johnson & Johnson, and many more.

One of 16 graduates from Lafayette College to be identified as an alumni Changemaker, Torin’s passion for creating change extends far beyond himself. He creates change through other leaders as Fresh Speakers Academy Faculty, where he is recognized as one of the nation’s best experts on public speaking. He works to tell stories and create original content as a prestigious 2x Gold Telly Award-Winning media talent host and producer. He has contributed to an APEX-Award winning Wiley Leader to Leader Journal issue and his book Who Am I to Lead? was described by the late great Frances Hesselbein as a rejuvenating force in the world of leadership.

Prior to starting his own company, Torin was part of an award-winning advertising sales team at Bloomberg LP, and co-led the launch of the company’s first Black employee resource group. Torin also formerly led DreamAfrica’s worldwide marketing efforts as the company’s first global product evangelist for inclusive storytelling, leading to his selection into the inaugural class of the TED Residency, an incubator for breakthrough ideas.

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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