Juan Ortiz

Juan Ortiz

Juan Ortiz is a man who has discovered the blessings in adversity. As a child, each day he would face the challenges of his father’s verbal and physical abuse, fueled by the use of drugs and alcohol. As the eldest of six children, Juan became a support for his mother and a father figure to his siblings. Desperate and filled with despair, Juan looked at life as a teenager with no hope for the future. He decided it was not worth going on with life. If it were not for the example of courage and strength of his mother, and the leadership of a few good friends, Juan would not be alive today.

Today Juan is a husband, a father, and a successful businessman who is dedicated to teaching others how to succeed in life. His belief and attitude that “anyone can win in life, if they are willing to change,” is the reason he is a speaker sought after by organizations and companies again and again. Juan’s combination of humor, honesty and compassion is absolutely captivating and life changing. Juan Ortiz shares his personal life journey as an abused child who encountered a Christian place like His House that gave him hope and helped him to succeed. Ortiz leaves a print on many hearts as he explained how love is a choice, a sacrifice and a gift.

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A Lot of Broken Pieces? Just Use More Glue!
Has life given you disappointments? Do the negative experiences seem to outweigh the positive ones? Everybody has baggage, but how you carry that load is what builds character and makes you successful in life. In this moving keynote speech, Juan Ortiz talks about how to overcome life’s obstacles even when the odds are stacked against you. His humor demonstrates how attitudes, clear cut goals and positive role models all play an important part in creating a new vision for your future in both your personal and professional life. Even though there may seem like a lot of reasons to quit, Juan shows how with “more glue” you can put back the pieces and become the person you always dreamed of being.

Run! Don’t Walk to Your Goals!
Have you ever set your sights on a goal so high that it seems impossible to achieve? Where do you start? How do you follow a plan when distractions come from every direction? In this inspiring talk, Juan parallels the physical and mental breaking points he endured while training for the Boston Marathon. With the ups and downs of everyday life, Juan elaborates on the necessity of staying focused on your goals when breaking through the emotional walls that keep so many of us imprisoned in our comfort zone.

Why Can’t You Be More Like…Like Me!
Isn’t it interesting how different (and funny) we all are? Everyday we come in contact with people in our personal and business relationships who are completely different from ourselves. When we communicate with people in a way they truly understand, the relationships blossom. In this talk, Juan explores the humorous behavioral habits of people. Through his outrageous analogies, Juan educates the audience as to what makes different people tick. He will have you laughing (and crying) as you begin to realize those nuances that make each of us unique. With practical tips, Juan equips you to better communicate with others and leaves you with a new appreciation for people “totally opposite” of you.

Full Biography

Juan Ortiz is a man who has discovered the blessings in adversity. As a child, each day he would face the challenges of his father’s verbal and physical abuse, fueled by the use of drugs and alcohol. As the eldest of six children, Juan became a support for his mother and a father figure to his siblings. Desperate and filled with despair, Juan looked at life as a teenager with no hope for the future. He decided it was not worth going on with life. If it were not for the example of courage and strength of his mother, and the leadership of a few good friends, Juan would not be alive today.

Today Juan is a husband, a father, and a successful businessman who is dedicated to teaching others how to succeed in life. His belief and attitude that “anyone can win in life, if they are willing to change,” is the reason he is a speaker sought after by organizations and companies again and again. Juan’s combination of humor, honesty and compassion is absolutely captivating and life changing. Juan Ortiz shares his personal life journey as an abused child who encountered a Christian place like His House that gave him hope and helped him to succeed. Ortiz leaves a print on many hearts as he explained how love is a choice, a sacrifice and a gift.