Motivational Speaker on the Future of Leadership and 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.

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Unlocking the Future of Leadership

What happens when you apply 107 years of leadership wisdom to shape the present and future?

Find out in this unforgettable keynote experience with Torin Perez, the bestselling author of Who Am I to Lead? The World is Waiting for You. Pairing wise lessons from his late great mentor Frances Hesselbein with his signature energetic style, Torin uplifts his audiences to dance, laugh, connect, belong, and be inspired to take their leadership to the next level.


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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