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Consuelo Castillo Kickbusch

US Army Retired Lieutenant Colonel and Education Advocate

Consuelo Castillo Kickbusch is a renowned, charismatic, passionate and influential speaker with a mission to empower the next generation of leaders. Throughout her career, Consuelo has shared her personal knowledge on becoming an effective leader in today’s global marketplace with hundreds of schools, colleges, universities, corporations, and government institutions both in the U.S. and abroad.…

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Consuelo Castillo Kickbusch is a renowned, charismatic, passionate and influential speaker with a mission to empower the next generation of leaders. Throughout her career, Consuelo has shared her personal knowledge on becoming an effective leader in today’s global marketplace with hundreds of schools, colleges, universities, corporations, and government institutions both in the U.S. and abroad.

Born and raised along the border in a small barrio in Laredo, Texas, Consuelo Castillo Kickbusch is all too familiar with the challenges of poverty, discrimination and illiteracy. Although she grew up without material wealth, Consuelo was taught by her immigrant parents that she was rich in culture, tradition, values and faith.

Consuelo’s Military Career

The values Consuelo Castillo Kickbusch learned as a child were reinforced throughout her career in the United States military.

After graduating from Hardin Simmons University, Consuelo entered the U.S. Army as an officer and served for two decades. During that time, she broke barriers and set records in the military where she became the highest-ranking Hispanic woman in the Combat Support Field of the U.S. Army.

When the opportunity arose to assume a command post, Consuelo shocked the military by deciding to retire. She chose to honor her mother’s dying wish – for her to return to her roots and become a community leader. In 1996, Consuelo Castillo Kickbusch founded the human development company, Educational Achievement Services, Inc. (EAS, Inc.), to fulfill her mission of preparing tomorrow’s leaders.

Consuelo’s Awards & Honors

Consuelo Castillo Kickbusch’s dedication to the youth of America has garnered her numerous awards and citations from educational institutions, government agencies, professional organizations, and the national media.

Consuelo Castillo Kickbusch has been profiled on CNN’s Latino in America, Univision’s Don Francisco Presenta, the Lifetime Network, National Public Radio, the syndicated television program Hispanics Today, and American Latino Television’s Latination program. Consuelo has also been featured in Hispanic Business magazine’s 100 Most Influential Hispanics in America, O Magazine, LatinaStyle, Vanidades, and Glamour magazine.

Works by Consuelo Kickbusch

consuelo's bookConsuelo Castillo Kickbusch has produced several materials as trademarked tools to reinforce her messages. They include two videos titled, ¿Por Que No – Why Not? and Journey to the Future.

As a follow-up, Consuelo produced two audio CD’s titled, Shared Leadership and Mensaje a Mi Gente (Message to My People).

She also published a book titled, Journey to the Future: A Roadmap for Success for Youth, which provides practical techniques for children to develop higher self-esteem and achieve personal goals while establishing a framework for early leadership development.

Consuelo Today

Consuelo Castillo Kickbusch currently shares her story with people of all ages and creeds. She is doing exactly what she preaches – living a legacy. Her strong dedication to saving the youth of America (including those living under similar circumstances as she did during her childhood) has led Consuelo to work with over one million children and their parents across the United States.

Consuelo’s clients include: Wal-Mart, State Farm Insurance, Ford Motor Company, General Motors Corporation, Costco, Sodexho, Dell, Boeing, Nordstrom’s, Lockheed-Martin, National Association of Women in Law Enforcement, the National Football League, Avon, IBM, Verizon, the Cities of Dallas and San Antonio, National Hispana Leadership Institute (NHLI), U.S. Postal Service, U.S Drug Enforcement Agency, National Association of Hispanic Realtors, Department of Education, and NASA-Ames Research.

Consuelo Castillo Kickbusch is the proud mother of five daughters, the proud grandmother of 4, and currently resides in Las Vegas, Nevada with her husband, David.

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Living a Legacy
Are you living your legacy? A legacy is not just something a person leaves behind after they die; rather it is the way in which they live their life. Through an interactive and introspective presentation, Consuelo Castillo Kickbusch guides participants through their vision of the future and the goals that they want to accomplish for themselves and for their community. She inspires and challenges participants to become living legends in their professional and personal lives. Her unique emotional style of delivery that has the audiences rolling with laughter, attempting to hold back tears and inevitably on their feet in a standing ovation. Through humor and hard-hitting facts she encourages participants to be servant leaders at work and in their community. Participants learn to live their legacy by leading with their soul.

Going Forward Without Forgetting—Avanzando Y No Olvidando
This keynote focuses on reflecting on ones traditions and values of times past and their importance in our development and growth today. Appreciation of diverse cultures and their contributions to today’s society is emphasized. We can “go forward without forgetting” what a rich heritage our cultures offer, and apply under-appreciated ethics and values to today’s world. The issues of self-esteem and leadership styles are presented in a context in which the past is melded with the present, and offers alternatives we can use in our personal development that will enhance our leadership styles. This is especially relevant to professionals going into the 21st century with a renewed spirit to meet new challenges, pursue higher educational opportunities, and to cherish the joys of living in today’s world!

Servant Leadership: A New Call To Duty
Leadership is not about you. Leadership is about serving. This keynote addresses the philosophy of servant leadership and one’s call to duty. Using her life as an example, from barely surviving in the barrio of Laredo, Texas to receiving an award from the President at the White House, Consuelo serves her audience by challenging them to look inwards and rise to the call of action. In this presentation, Consuelo stresses the importance of Preparing Tomorrow’s Leaders Today! The audience will not leave without hearing the message that “leadership” is not just a framed, wall decoration, but it is an action that one must take for the betterment of his community and the generation to follow. Her lectures on Servant Leadership move audiences to standing ovations, and move people to serve.

Valuing Diversity
This keynote provides participants with the different dimensions of diversity in today’s environment. Learning to accommodate cultural differences is important for managers and employees in order to be successful in the work environment. Moreover, it is important in parenting and education as well. Aspects of cultural differences, strengths and challenges will be examined and examples will be provided. LTC Kickbusch will provide her personal story of challenges and triumphs as a child of the “barrio” who succeeded in spite of many cultural, social and educational obstacles. She gently guides her audience to a better understanding of cultural differences and similarities, as she emphasizes that appreciation of diverse cultures and their contributions to today’s society is a very important element of team-building and team-work, which makes for a successful, productive work environment. LTC Kickbusch will provide insights on yet another necessity for successful professional development and personal growth. This introspective keynote will force participants to look inward at themselves, their work environments, and communities and motivate them to take action.


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Executive Coaching:
Climbing the Corporate Ladder
Navigating the Corporate Experience
The Importance of Diversity and Inclusion
Empowerment and Guidance
Being a Woman in the Corporate World

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K-12 Education
Motivational Speaking
Diversity and Inclusion
Youth and Family Concerns
Project Management
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Shared Leadership
Take Charge of Your Life
Living a Legacy
Quantitative Leadership Techniques
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Effective Speaking
Planning for Success
Project Management
Image Building
Team Building
Community Service
Staff Development
Goal Setting
Managing Cultural Diversity
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Non-Violent Crisis Intervention
Quality Management
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