I am passionate aboutI am passionate social entrepreneur obsessed creating a major impact and
change in the educational system in Latin America. Our region is full of
amazing resources that are constantly unexploited because our people are not
ready to take them. I firmly believe that empowered people will be better
suited for discovering and making the most out of opportunities. Education is
power and is also the best tool to jumpstart the economic growth of my
My contribution is based on the idea that receiving high quality, real world
applicable and skill-oriented education is the best way to generate personal,
social and economic development. I am a psychologist, certified trainer in
Neuro Linguistic Programming and expert in triune brain, and have devoted my
knowledge and experience create a methodology that will make education more
meaningful and accessible to every person in Latin America.
I vision a system that empowers young people to adopt a positive lifestyle by
building a strong character, a desire to succeed in life, and the capacity to
generate financial resources at an early age. I dream to create a worldwide
movement. My strategy is to make young people job creators rather than job
seekers.I want to install an entrepreneurial culture in tomorrow’s leaders
and avoid a continuation of this problem in future generations through the
development of productive skills.
The Biz Nation is the program with which we (my sisters and me) develop
different projects to accomplish the goal described before. In addition to
the entrepreneurial focus, our methodology emphasizes in recognizing the
different types of learning so that every person can learn at the same level.
We include NLP techniques in order to increase the likelihood of content
being received by people`s brain. We also bring experiential learning to the
mixture and motivation. Finally we include one of our main allies to make
this model available and accessible: technology.
ActionsIn order for you to understand the impact that I have been able to create
during the last 14 years I want to share with you a little bit about myself.
I am a young Colombian entrepreneur, author, trainer, motivational speaker. I
started doing business with my sisters with $15 when I was 8 years old and
founded Chococar, a home-based chocolate company. 3 years after, I grew my
business and expanded it to different cities in Colombia. When I was 10 years
old, I gave my first lecture in a private university and started my career as
motivational speaker. I discovered a strong passion for fostering
entrepreneurial spirit in young people and energizing individuals to achieve
their best potential.
Today, I have been able to impact parents through my training programs as
well as my book. At age 14, I published Parents and Coaches along with my
sisters. With the book I aim to close the entrepreneurial education gap by
providing parents with an effective model of entrepreneurship education at
We have been able to educate and impact more than 500,000 individuals
including corporations, students, parents and entrepreneurs in almost every
country of LATAM with our message of success, leadership and
entrepreneurship. A few years ago we decided to change our focus to youth and
created The Biz Nation. We came up with a scalable way that allows us to
reach more people faster and more effectively through the use of technology.
On the other hand, I lead a non-profit organization called Fundación Yo
Emprendo. This non-profit supports parents of vulnerable communities in
Bolivar, Colombia by giving them hope, motivation and providing them with
education, tools and resources to create their own business. We have worked
with more than 160 low-income families and over 400 teen moms, ex guerrilla
members and victims of natural disasters. Yo Emprendo projects have been
replicated in other towns of our state and their results are helping hundreds
of families permanently.