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Ismael Cala

Life & Business Strategist, Author, and International Speaker 

Ismael Cala is a life and business strategist, best-selling author, and international speaker who specializes in personal development and Mindful Exponential Leadership . Born in Santiago de Cuba, Cala graduated with honors from both the “Universidad de Oriente” and “York University” in Toronto. He has received personalized training from renowned international leaders such as Robin Sharma, John C. Maxwell, Deepak Chopra, Brian Tracy, and Tony Robbins, and completed the Executive Program in Exponential Leadership at one of the most prestigious and advanced universities in the world, Singularity University in Silicon Valley. As the former host of CALA , a CNN en Español primetime talk show that reached more than 46 million households in the United States and Latin America, Cala became one of the most renowned journalist and highest-ranked Hispanic speaker in the region.

The man who The New York Times has identified as “the Latino Larry King” continues to thrive as a writer and thought-provoking leader with articles featured in more than fifty-five publications throughout Latin America and the United States, eight best-selling books, and as the founder and president of CALA Enterprises Corporation, a content production company focused on leadership, mindfulness, productivity, and excellence as a culture. Cala has also become one of the most important contributors for Hispanic-focused projects created by global experts such as John C. Maxwell and Deepak Chopra and one of the most sought-after inspirational speakers in Latin America and the United States, addressing more than 250,000 people each year. Additionally, as a corporate leader, Cala has consulted for more than 400 companies in the U.S. and Latin America region covering a variety of topics, including exponential mindful leadership and emotional intelligence at work. What’s more, Cala is also the president of Ismael Cala Foundation, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote and sponsor vocational training, leadership, and emotional intelligence programs for disadvantaged children and teens throughout Latin America and within the U.S. Hispanic community. Cala’s passion, work, and contributions have led him to make an impact on countless lives in more than twenty-five countries, and he strives to continue to do so through his growing efforts to spread well-being, productivity, and excellence throughout the world.