Business is more than numbers, it is about people and the planet.
Edgar R. Olivo, Business Educator, Writer, Economic Empowerment Advocate
As a first-generation American of Hispanic descent, I feel personally connected to causes that help raise the boats and point the sails of the communities I work with. While there is no rule that says you have to study business to be a success in business, I can tell you from personal experience that drive, creativity, and determination are crucial to achieving your goals.
I launched my entrepreneurial career in 2011, in the midst of the 2008 recession recovery efforts. Like countless others, I had experienced the realities of financial struggles while holding on to a toxic job that sucked my energy. With an understanding of my purpose in my back pocket, I decided to join the business world to learn as much as I could about the economy and commit to my personal growth. My work has allowed me to create a new path in economic empowerment efforts for countless multicultural, entrepreneurial communities in my home state of Arizona.
Throughout my journey, I discovered a widespread need for the principles of self-discovery, personal and professional growth, and sought to bring these ideas to the workplace and kitchen tables through my articles, books and live stream programs. As COVID-19 reveals the damage it caused in our homes and work lives, I am committed now more than ever to use my voice in bold ways, share my lessons, and create solutions that make a difference to my clients and community.
Today, I am a developer of high-impact skills programs that advance economic empowerment, environmental sustainability, and executive diversity initiatives at top private organizations, state and local government, and leading community organizations.
In addition, I write and produce business and entrepreneurial content for the largest Hispanic television network in the US, Univision, Posible, and UniMas. I am also editor for the bilingual section of InBusiness Magazine, En Negocios, geared for multicultural executive audiences in the greater Phoenix area. I have also written how-to books on goal setting and small business start-ups.
As a non-profit executive volunteer at statewide and federally funded organizations, I fully support humanities education, social and racial justice, LGBTQ and cultural enrichment programs.
Born in Phoenix, Arizona, my academic destiny led me to Arizona State University, where I earned a degree in business communication and a certificate in business data analytics.
I thoroughly enjoy ranching, reading about the Southwest, writing, and helping others where I can.
Thank you for supporting my efforts and following my page!
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